ORIGINS One of the activities that I felt was necessary to the development of both UKnadian, and my voice as a choreographer, was to learn dance from the region my Baba is from in the Ukraine. Through this process I have been lucky enough to find access through contacts and friends to help me understand… Continue reading UKnadian Summer – Choreographer’s log
A lot has happened with UKnadian since we last checked in! Last July was spent focusing on the nurturing of the work's themes and movement, expanding on accompanied text, and the learning and integrating of Ukrainian dance. The following four blog posts are to give you a peek into the second stage of creative process… Continue reading UKnadian Summer – The Beginning
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. 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 Baba (Grandmother). The impulse for the… Continue reading Introducing: UKnadian CREATION PHASE 2
FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS Greetings! I'm surprised at being at Week 5 already, 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 Week 5 – Choreographer’s log
I'm writing this with immense joy and gratitude in my heart! If you've been keeping up with this blog, you'll know that I have been working away at this solo alone, and while I have enjoyed and learned a lot from this process thus far, I'm at a point where I need some external eyes.… Continue reading Introducing: Artistic Advisor Team!
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
GESTURE PHRASE The past few weeks have been hectic in other areas of my life and career, it was a bit of 'n'importe quoi', as my t-shirt suggests! My remedy at that time was to keep-it-moving. Now after a break, it seems letting-it-rest is the necessary next step. Because of that rest I came to rehearsals… Continue reading Week 4 – Choreographer’s log