a creative collaboration by
Margaret Grenier and Karen Jamieson
March 30 – April 1, 2017
Peeling back the layers of the unknown, and forging a path to understanding, light breaking broken (formerly Light Breaking Through BROKEN) is the personal journey of two artists reconnecting with language, culture, and identity. With different cultural perspectives and individual histories, Grenier and Jamieson use their distinct dance styles to push each other’s boundaries and find an opening to the light.
Margaret is of Gitxsan and Cree ancestry and the Executive and Artistic Director for the Dancers of Damelahamid, a dance company dedicated to reviving Gitxsan dance traditions and presenting Aboriginal dance. Margaret choreographed and produced Setting the Path (2004), Sharing the Spirit (2007) which toured to New Zealand and the Cook Islands (2008) and the World Expo in Shanghai, China (2010), Visitors Who Never Left (2009) as a site-specific work, Dancing our Stories, Spirit and Tradition (2010) and Spirit Transforming (2012). Margaret holds a MA in Arts Education at Simon Fraser University, a B.Sc. from McGill University, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Dance Centre.
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After receiving a BA in Philosophy and Anthropology from the University of British Columbia, Karen Jamieson established Karen Jamieson Dance in 1983 as a vehicle for the creation and production of works exploring dance as a mytho-poetic language, engaging in cross-cultural dialogue with Indigenous artists, addressing the spirit of place. She is acknowledged nationally for her groundbreaking work in community engaged and cross-cultural dance. She is a recipient of the Chalmers award for choreography and her work Sisyphus is recognized as one of the top 10 Canadian Choreographic Masterworks of the 20th Century. The company has toured nationally and internationally. More About Karen
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