Deanna Peters | Mutable Subject | Dance Bio | email

2016

I'm subbing Emmalena Fredriksson's class Dec 15 & Jan 5, 10–11:30am @ Harbour Dance Centre. Come spread out, pour and be porous with me.

Come party (dance & get sweaty) with us Dec 9, 9pm @ Gold Saucer Studio; $10 cover, $5 drinks, great DJ's...

I'm producer, curator and stage manager for Interplay Oct 14 & 15 @ Moberly Studio Theatre. Featuring multidisciplinary approaches to performance by Dave Biddle & Patrick Blenkarn; Alex Mah; Robert Abubo; Kelly McInnes & Roxanne Nesbitt and Lara A. Abadir, Stefan Smulovitz, Catherine Falkner & Luis G. Canton.

It's a pleasure to participate in Roxanne Nesbitt's Mutual Instruments project.

I'm kicking off Working Class' 7th season, teaching Sep 12, 14 & 16, 10–11:30am.

It lives! This August we take NEW RAW on an indie dance tour to Toronto. Click here to see a webpage I've created documenting this project over the past 3 years...

I just joined Gold Saucer. Looking forward to hosting you all in the space soon...

I'm working as outside eye to Jeanette Kotowich during her residency at SFU Woodward's and supporting her creation process for her new solo Valley.

I'm collaborating with dance artist and writer Alexa Mardon on an online project called DANCE HOLE. We wonder how statistics, strategies, science and politics garnered from a broader scope of culture can help dance artists navigate our roles in society, and empower us as artists.

I'm teaching Working Class May 9, 11, 13, 16, 18 & 20, 10–11:30am. I've been analyzing movement pathways that are very familiar to me and that I do a lot; What do I know about them? Are they serving me? Do I take them for granted? What are their applications? Come deconstruct some of these actions with me and we'll try to learn them anew.

Composer, installation artist and electroacoustic instrument builder Paul Paroczai and I are collaborating on Mossy Computer Break, a short work that I was commissioned to create for BC Buds May 6 & 7, 8:45pm @ Firehall Arts Centre's outdoor stage.

As a part of FUSE Apr 15 Ahmed Khalil (aka Kareem Abdul Jabaastard & A-Train) and me, DP are hosting a Music & Dance Room. This is not a performance! It is an invitation to join us for a dance party in the Vancouver Art Gallery! Featuring dance-primers Elissa Hanson, Jeanette Kotowich, Tyler Layton-Olson and Kristina Lemieux and musical mashups curated by KAJ: HERE's A TASTE FOR YOUR EARS

With The Stunt Man and Dj Ai, I'm hosting Sask Social #3, a FREE dance party inspired by prairie socials: Apr 9, 10pm–late @ Unit/Pitt Projects. Please join us for dancing, vinyl and drinks: no cover; cash bar. We'll be wrapping up the 2nd edition of the month-long An Exact Vertigo.

I'm playing records from my collection at Made In BC's Pitch Day Party Mar 30 @ Opus Hotel Bar. It will be a casual setup: bring your records, play some of mine & dance! Featuring 'dance-priming' by Elissa Hanson & Jeanette Kotowich.

I'm honoured to be a part of I Just Want to Talk About How I Just Want to Dance with You, a series of 4 pamphlets on dance and criticism by Jacquelyn Ross. Our correspondence is featured in Comfily Clad in Adidas Sweats and Jackets. Also featuring conversations w/ Brynn Catherine McNab, Alexa Solveig Mardon & Jane Ellison. Snag one at the panel discussion on dance and poetics Mar 16 @ Unit/Pitt Projects (the launch of An Exact Vertigo 2016).

The Body Talk posters I created for The Dance Centre are going to become permanent residents of the building. If anyone is interested in purchasing a newly printed one for their home, office or... please contact me.

I'm running a Performing Arts Curation Meetup in Vancouver. If this sort of activity interests you, or you're in town and you'd like to join us, please contact me.

Small Itch receives an award from Fiver in Spain. The $$$ goes towards my and Aya Garcia's next production...

I'm grateful to be invited, as outside eye, into two interdisciplinary processes for the Talking Stick Festival's Indian Acts: Jeanette Kotowich (dance artist) & Sharon Jinkerson Brass (film, community artist); and Taran Kootenhayoo (theatre, spoken word artist) & Tiffany Moses (vocalist, audio engineer). See the Full Circle Aboriginal Ensemble in collaboration with other local artists creating short new works in a limited time: Feb 21, 7pm @ Roundhouse.

Small Itch, the short dance video I made with filmmaker Aya Garcia, performer Ashley Whitehead and composer Paul Finlay, screens @ Fiver in Spain, Cinedans in Holland and Tiny Dance Film Festival in San Francisco.

I'm one of the outside eyes for A Very Deep And Meaningful Directorial research project led by Diego Romero. Open studio Feb 19 & 26, 11am-1pm @ Vancouver's Hop Bop Shop.

I'm performing in The Party's XXXX TOPOGRAPHY Jan 29 & 30 @ SFU-W in Vancouver.