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June 2021

Dance film created for and presented at Nextfest 2021. Official selection of the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival and the MIVSC São Carlos Videodance Festival 2021. We are growing apart, movements contrasting between us, carving out our territory. We attempt to convert one another, our differences get in the way. More information


November 2021

An experiment in artistic translation  - a sort of exquisite corpse or broken telephone played between different artists. A collaboration with visual artist, Chris "Bucko" Binkowski, and mutidciplinary artist Maria-Hélèna Pacelli resulting in a digital painting, dance video, and spoken and written text. More information

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August 2019 / October 2021

We are curious about the other, suspicious about the other, we converse with the other, attempt to convert the other. This 20-minute group choreography is the result of an ORez residency project generously offered by the Ottawa Dance Directive. The first creation phase in the summer of 2019 and the second creation phase took place in the fall of 2021. The extension was completed thanks to funding by the City of Ottawa. Photo by Trung Le, courtesy of TAKE UP SPACE. More information

Life Cycle of a Malignant Debate

June 2020

A short, solo dance film created in the early days of the pandemic in reaction to a new normal. Commissioned by the 2020 Bouge d’ici/This is Not a Fringe online festival. Screened as a part of both the 2021 Bouge d'ici Dance Festival and as FringeMTL Encore Programming. Watch now

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You're Never Fully Dressed

August 2019

…without a smile. A contemporary dance solo exploring the phenomenon of people (mostly women) smiling at the people (mostly men) who sexually harass them. Smiling as a defence mechanism. This solo performed by Alya Graham premiered at inaugural edition of the Uproar Arts Festival. Photo by Stéphanie Houle. More information


June 2019

The sequel to The Key to Time Travel (see below), Love Locks is a dive into the memories of a lost relationship, both joyful and heartbreaking. This contemporary dance trio was created thanks to the support of the City of Ottawa. Photo by Jake Morrison. More information


September 2018

A trio of witches. Created for and presented at the 27th Alberta Dance Festival in Calgary, Alberta. The collaborating performers are Sarah Curts, Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson, and Heather Thomson. The piece was choreographed to music by the Canadian composer Nicole Lizée. Photo courtesy of photographer Andre Goulet and Dancers’ Studio West. More information

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September 2017

The Key to Time Travel explores tangible concepts of time travel through a theatrical contemporary dance duet. The original piece was created for and presented as a part of the Dark Horse Dance Projects showcase. The extension, Love Locks (see above) was created in 2019 thanks to the financial support of the City of Ottawa. Photo by Marianne Duval. More information

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June 2017

“It’s unusual to walk into a room and experience beauty, but Do You Want To Live Forever? is an exercise in the sublime [...] I was captivated.” - David Currie, Apt613. A love story about immortality told through dance, poetry, and magic. This work premiered at the 2017 Ottawa Fringe Festival. More information

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Faster Presents


A collaboration with the band, FASTER, Allison Elizabeth Burns worked as a choreographer, dancer, clown and puppeteer to create a full-length production, FASTER Presents: The Elephant in the Room. The work has been presented in a variety of different manifestations and performances in Montreal, Toronto, New York and Edmonton.

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