Discover the joint creation of choreographer Daina Ashbee and composer Alejandra Odgers. Danced by Benjamin Kamino and music performed by Caroline Séguin.
Daina Ashbee, Performer/Choreographer
Daina Ashbee is an artist, performer and choreographer based in Montreal, known for her radical works at the edge of dance and performance. At the young age of 26, she had already won two awards for her choreographies. She was a double prizewinner at the Prix de la danse de Montréal, winning both the Prix du CALQ for Best Choreography of 2015-2016 for her choreographic installation When the Ice Melts, Will We Drink the Water?, and the Prix Découverte de la danse, presented by Agora de la danse and Tangente, for Unrelated, her first choreography. Also Daina was named by the prestigious German TANZ magazine as one of 30 promising artists for the year 2017 and named one of 25 to watch by the American publication, Dance Magazine, in 2018. In 2019, she won a New York Dance and Performance Award, Bessie, for Outstanding Choreographer.
Artist Website: dainaashbee.com
Alejandre Odgers, Composer
A Mexican-Canadian composer, Alejandra Odgers holds a double bachelor's degree in oboe and composition from the National School of Music in Mexico. She subsequently obtained a master's and doctorate in composition from the Université de Montréal. Her teachers include Mario Lavista, Arturo Márquez, Paul Barker, José Evangelista, Alan Belkin, Jean-Jacques Nattiez and Francisco Viesca. Odgers has composed over fifty works, including a dozen for orchestra. Her compositions have been played by several orchestras in Mexico (OSN, OFCM, OSX, OSCCH, OSIPN, etc.), the Orchestra of North University (Paraguay), Montreal’s University Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra MUSAIC (Manitoba), the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil and the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal), the latter commissioning a piece as part of the festivities surrounding the 375 th anniversary of the city of Montreal, and a second one for the inauguration of Espace 67, which was premiered on June 2019, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Artist Website: aleodgers.com
This work is provided by the Regina Public Library Film Theatre