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Great News 

Donations made to Stand Up Dance via Theatre SKAM are now tax deductible.
More about that later.
If you don’t want to wait go straight to:
and choose STAND UP DANCE to Apply Your Donation To A Specific Fund drop-down menu and/or write STAND UP DANCE in the message box.

Thank you


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To Be Announced by Léxico Project

We are in the thick of it. The phase where we doubt and don’t know but must trust. Trust the work, trust each other, trust ourselves. This is where the alchemy of the project happens.

Andábamos sin buscarnos pero sabiendo que andábamos para encontrarnos.
(We went without looking but we knew we were going to meet.)

Over the next month we’ll be featuring the collaborators of Léxico.
Dance collaborator Reinaldo Ribeiro and sound designer Laura Tack.

Reinaldo Ribeiro


Reinaldo Reibeiro was born in Rio de Janeiro. He begins his career as an actor in different theatre projects on stage and for the Brazilian TV. He moved to Argentina in 2000 and has a  degree in contemporary dance at the Contemporary school at the Teatro San Martín (Buenos Aires.) Granted by Julio Bocca Foundation between 2001 and 2003. He has worked for renowned choreographers Oscar Araíz, Mauricio WAinrot, Anna Maria Stelkelman, Brenda Angiel, among others. In 2006, after a working period in France under stage director Alfredo Arias, Reinaldo began dancing for the Spanish company Transit Danza with choreographer Maria Rovira. Now he runs the Colectivo Lamajara with Daniel Rosado. He also collaborates as choreographer and performer for different projects and works as movement coach for commercials and as a teacher.

Laura Tack
Okay - okay - I am a Belgian female painter and sound artist
I am home in Morocco and Iceland 
queer crossing noise-voice brushes between north and south
There is Flemish, English and French in me
I listen to Darija notes and rhythms and play with them with the kids
and the vendors in the derbs - 
I am painting, I am sound 
there is no difference -
they are scapes, landscapes, soundscapes
A lifescape.


photos: 1. Tristán Pérez-Martín of Léxico dance-film concept here; 2. Reinaldo Ribeiro at Faber; 3. Laura Tack by Ruth Elizabeth Barry; 4. Meagan O'Shea, Daniel Rosado, Reinaldo Ribeiro, Lior Lazarof by Anna Apergi

To Be Announced by Léxico Project 

Sismògraf Festival Opening
April 25, 21.00
Teatre Principal, Olot
Catalunia, Spain

If you find yourself nearby, please come.

We are grateful for the support from Canada Council for the Arts, Generalitat de Catalunia & Sismògraf Festival, as well as our patrons and donors. 

If you want to support Léxico, please go HERE to make a tax deductible donation.

photo of Meagan O'Shea, Penny Chivas, Julia Male

Upcoming and Ongoing  

Stand Up Dance is thrilled to announce that we will be performing
‘dance like no one is watching’ at SKAMpede in Victoria BC this summer.
We are reassembling some of the cast from our Grassroots ~ Remix 2017 edition in St. John’s, Newfoundland. We will be joined by Victoria based performers and dancers and graduating dancers from School for Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg. This is the third project that we’ve collaborated on with the school and we are delighted to be continuing this relationship.
It is also our third time being presented by Theatre SKAM and it’s a charm. Theatre SKAM is accepting donations to Stand Up Dance this season. We are beyond thrilled for this partnership.
The projects Stand Up Dance engages in are not possible without additional help from donors and patrons. I’m writing an article for The Dance Current about how art/work is valued and how the structures at play affect it. In Canada there is a culture of patronage presumed by the funding bodies. Project based companies and independent artists rarely have the resources to cultivate significant patronage within the population at large. I am extremely grateful for the patronage and support Stand Up Dance receives from individual donors. You make the work possible.
Please consider supporting Stand Up Dance this season. Go to Theatre SKAM, choose STAND UP DANCE in the drop-down menu. 

Thank you so much. We can't do it without you.

Release your Shoulders & Pelvic Power workshop:

Franklin Method teacher and my old friend Katie Ward teaches
workshop in TORONTO on April 7 at Dovercourt House.

If I weren't in Spain, I would be at this workshop.
Who doesn't want to release their shoulders and have more Pelvic Power.
Pelvic Power might be the key to the future. That with released shoulders.
I am serious. I think it could be. 

The workshop is only $45. 
You should go.
All the info HERE


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Thanks for reading, see you on the dance floor!


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