Only 11 days until DanceWeekend 25th Anniversary Edition!
Catch a performance by Avinoam Silverman Dance on Friday January 19 at 7:25pm!
Learn more about Avinoam and his work:
1. Can you tell us little bit about your company/collective/school?
I have a project based company. My first project was a short dance film which I created in 2015 with 5 artists. In July 2017, I premiered my first self-produced show at the Dancemakers Centre for Creation. I am only beginning to establish my company and I am looking forward to more works in the future.
2. What will you be showing at DanceWeekend?
I will be showing 20 minute section from my work ‘Anvil 18’ which originally premiered in July 2017. The work is an exploration of the ballet world from my own perspective, looking at different aspects of it such as camaraderie, obsession, military like training, its dogmatic nature, and more…
3. Can you talk about your creative process? What inspires you?
My creative process is a combination of a few things. I find an idea that interests me, I sit on it for a bit, I do a lot of improvisation on my own to come up with some movement phrases and go from there in the studio. Sometimes I am inspired by the movements of random people while I’m out and about, which triggers an idea that is connected to what I feel about things that are happening around us in the world. At times it’s simply just music that inspires me to create new movement vocabulary and develop it into a dance.
4. What is one thing you love most about your dance community?
The variety of different dance forms makes for a very dynamic community!
5. What does performing at the 25th Annual DanceWeekend mean to you?
It means a lot to me to be a part of DanceWeekend. To be able to share my work with a larger audience and to meet other dance artists in the community is such a wonderful opportunity. I’m deeply grateful to everyone that is involved in making this weekend happen.
6. What is one surprising/interesting fact about your company/collective/school?
Half of the cast are Ryerson University graduates.
Photo by: Marlowe Porter