Welcome back to 'UKnadian'!* If this is your first time connecting with 'UKnadian' - WELCOME! Please feel free to peruse this blog to find information on the first stage of development!  To recap: the first stage of development of 'UKnadian' focused on choreographer & performer Amelia Griffin's female family; her British Grandmother and mother, and her Ukrainian… Continue reading INTRODUCING: UKnadian CREATION PHASE 2


Rehearsal week 5 – further developments

Greetings! Somehow this project is already at Week 5! I'm surprised, but also encouraged at the steady rate of development of the work. Yesterday I had a rehearsal alone at the Ottawa Dance Directive to further develop the movement. It gave me some time to review existing material (big phrase, gesture phrase) play with some footwork… Continue reading Rehearsal week 5 – further developments


Gillie + Millie: Text Workshop Weekend

      I have to start this post by saying that I love my Mum. So, so much. Not only is she an incredible physiologist and scientist who writes guidelines for ethical and humane treatment of animals in Canada, she's also a published poet who has a sensitive and unique artistic voice. Her book of… Continue reading Gillie + Millie: Text Workshop Weekend

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Dear followers and friends!       I am over-the-moon-excited to announce that 'UKnadian' will be presented in TACTICS - Theatre Arts Collective: The Independent Series 2017 season as a work-in-progress showing at Arts Court Theatre. SHOWS: Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30-7:30pm + Friday, May 5th, 6:30-7:30pm A big thank you to the folks behind TACTICS,… Continue reading SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Rehearsal week 2 + 3 – keep it moving

SO the past two weeks of rehearsal I was honestly swimming in a pool of history, movement, and what seemed like too many ideas, and too much to say. I feel bathed and soaked in my female ancestors, but also drowning in information. It has been time to reflect, to keep moving, and to sit… Continue reading Rehearsal week 2 + 3 – keep it moving