Season 2022

After being absent on stage for 3 years, ProArteDanza returns with its annual fall season. With an increased sense of loneliness experienced by many, ProArteDanza reconnects with a mixed program. Only Who’s Left by Lesley Telford weaves together contemporary dance and conceptual narrative to explore human connections and how we experience and respond to that connectivity. Roberto Campanella’s emotionally resonant Fearful Symmetries (2016), with the movement motif of running, poses the question: is the ensemble on stage getting anywhere or merely struggling to keep up with an ever-changing world? Beast A La Mode by Syreeta Hector explores the primary threat to human thriving, which is the chaos of human and social relations. Human beings have a desire to control, to put order into chaos that surrounds us, but what happens when that process fails? Chantelle Good ‘s outstanding new duet originally created for ProArteDanza’s annual ChoreoLab is now part of the fall season 2022.

On November 2th, 3th, 4th, and 5th, ProArteDanza reconnects to the stage and its audience for the 2022 Fall Season with a thrilling mixed programme.

Lesley Telford "Only Who's Left"

Choreographer, 2022 Fall Season

Only Who’s Left by Lesley Telford is inspired by the quote by Bertrand Russell: ‘War does not determine who is right – only who is left.’ Set to music by Michael Gordon, Beethoven, and Mozart, the piece explores the heroism and beauty of plugging on, the futile sensation of the fight and the acceptance of where we end up.

Lesley Telford is a choreographer, educator, and the Artistic Director of Inverso Productions, based in her hometown, Vancouver, on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. Following her first job with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, she worked in Europe for 20 years as a dancer with Compañia Nacional de Danza and Netherlands Dans Theater 1, where she initiated her choreographic career. She has choreographed for Ballet BC, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Netherlands Dans Theater 1, Hubbard Street Dance Company 2, Compañia Nacional de Danza 2, Ballet Vorpommern, International Project for Dance in Rome- DAF, Butler Ballet, University of Utah, and Arts Umbrella Dance Company, among others. Through Inverso Productions, she has developed projects at the intersection of dance, visual art, text, film and science, including three fulllength works: Brittle Failure, Spooky Action, and Gem-like. Inverso also leads initiatives for emerging professional dance artists. Lesley has a Master of Arts in Cultural Production from the University of Salzburg and the Mozarteum.

Lesley Telford is a choreographer, educator, and the Artistic Director of Inverso Producttions, based in her hometown, Vancouver, on the unceded territory of the Musquem, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. Following her first job with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, she worked in Europe for 20 years as a dancer with Compañia Nacional de Danza and Netherlands Dans Theater 1, where she initiated her choreographic career. She has choreographed for Ballet BC, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Netherlands Dans Theater 1, Hubbard Street Dance Company 2, Compañia Nacional de Danza 2, Ballet Vorpommern, International Project for Dance in Rome- DAF, Butler Ballet, University of Utah, and Arts Umbrella Dance Company, among others. Through Inverso Productions, she has developed projects at the intersection of dance, visual art, text, film and science, including three fulllength works: Brittle Failure, Spooky Action, and Gem-like. Inverso also leads initiatives for emerging professional dance artists. Lesley has a Master of Arts in Cultural Production from the University of Salzburg and the Mozarteum.

Syreeta Hector "Beast a la Mode"

Choreographer, 2022 Fall Season

Beast A La Mode by Syreeta Hector examines the powerful influence the environment has over identity, aspects of ourselves that are revealed or concealed depending on different locales and social context. Beast A La Mode investigates the uneasy contradictions of character we develop in order to survive everyday life, and highlights our essential need to compete depending on circumstance.

 Syreeta Hector is a dance artist and educator in Toronto, Ontario. Most recently, she has performed with internationally recognized companies like Adelheid Dance Projects, and Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Her solo work “Black Ballerina” won the Stratford Festival Lab Award for Research and Creation, and was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award in Outstanding Performance by an Individual. Syreeta is currently supported by the Canada Council for the Arts to create a new work which will act as the second chapter in her “Black Ballerina” series. This season Syreeta is a part of the Creative Incubator Program at the Citadel + Compagnie, and a newly appointed Assistant Professor in Dance at York University.

Syreeta Hector is a dance artist and educator in Toronto, Ontario. Most recently, she has performed with internationally recognized companies like Adelheid Dance Projects, and Peggy Baker Dance Projects. Her solo work “Black Ballerina” won the Stratford Festival Lab Award for Research and Creation, and was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award in Outstanding Performance by an Individual. Syreeta is currently supported by the Canada Council for the Arts to create a new work which will act as the second chapter in her “Black Ballerina” series. This season Syreeta is a part of the Creative Incubator Program at the Citadel + Compagnie, and a newly appointed Assistant Professor in Dance at York University.

Chantelle Good "Tethered to Your Palms"

Choreographer, 2022 Fall Season

Chantelle Good ‘s new duet, Tethered To Your Palms, originally created for ProArteDanza’s annual ChoreoLab is a look into the act of preserving memories both within ourselves and with others. How can we take care of the sacred moments that stay with us while honouring the truth of the initial experience? How can we hold someone’s memory of a shared encounter, even when it is different from our own?

Chantelle Good, originally from Toronto, Canada, moved to New York to study at Marymount Manhattan College, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in choreography. She has performed works by Alexandra Damiani, Ohad Naharin, Stijn Celis, Jo Strømgren, Loni Landon, Adam Barruch, Al Blackstone, Stacey Tookey, Emma Portner, and Kate Harpootlian. Chantelle has also danced for recording artists including Jennifer Lopez, H.E.R, Daddy Yankee, Haai, iskwē, and Snoop Dogg. Most recently, she can be seen in Rothy’s “That’s More Like It” Campaign, choreographed by Amy Gardner. In addition to performance work, Chantelle works in the non-profit sector as an Artistic Associate with TOES FOR DANCE and the Programs Director of Share the Movement.

Chantelle Good, originally from Toronto, Canada, moved to New York to study at Marymount Manhattan College, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in choreography. She has performed works by Alexandra Damiani, Ohad Naharin, Stijn Celis, Jo Strømgren, Loni Landon, Adam Barruch, Al Blackstone, Stacey Tookey, Emma Portner, and Kate Harpootlian. Chantelle has also danced for recording artists including Jennifer Lopez, H.E.R, Daddy Yankee, Haai, iskwē, and Snoop Dogg. Most recently, she can be seen in Rothy’s “That’s More Like It” Campaign, choreographed by Amy Gardner. In addition to performance work, Chantelle works in the non-profit sector as an Artistic Associate with TOES FOR DANCE and the Programs Director of Share the Movement.

Roberto Campanella "Fearful Symmetries"

Choreographer, 2022 Fall Season

Roberto Campanella’s emotionally resonant Fearful Symmetries (2016), with the movement motif of running, poses the question: is the ensemble on stage getting anywhere or merely struggling to keep up with an ever-changing world?

Roberto was born, raised, trained and started his professional dance career in Rome, Italy. He danced with renowned companies such as Aterballeto and National Ballet Of Canada. Since 2004 Roberto has been the founding Artistic Director of ProArteDanza. Award winning choreographer, Roberto is the recipient of the Fellowship Initiative Award from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of the New York City Ballet, the Chalmers Professional Development, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography with co-choreographer, Robert Glumbek, for …in between… which premiered at ProArteDanza’s Season 2010. Roberto is also an award-winning choreographer for film and tv. Most recently Campanella was awarded the Dance Spirit Magazine and the Empire Community Award from the Italian Contemporary Film Festival for his work on the Oscar winner film “The Shape Of Water”.

Roberto was born, raised, trained and started his professional dance career in Rome, Italy. He danced with renowned companies such as Aterballeto and National Ballet Of Canada. Since 2004 Roberto has been the founding Artistic Director of ProArteDanza. Award winning choreographer, Roberto is the recipient of the Fellowship Initiative Award from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of the New York City Ballet, the Chalmers Professional Development, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography with co-choreographer, Robert Glumbek, for …in between… which premiered at ProArteDanza’s Season 2010. Roberto is also an award-winning choreographer for film and tv. Most recently Campanella was awarded the Dance Spirit Magazine and the Empire Community Award from the Italian Contemporary Film Festival for his work on the Oscar winner film “The Shape Of Water”.

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