Sharon B. Moore
Presenting as a part of the session: City as Generator - Friday, November 5 at 1:30 pm
Sharon B. Moore is known for her highly magnetic worlds of movement. She creates as a choreographer, movement coach, dancer and filmmaker for both stage and screen. Moore graduated from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre as a full scholarship student and danced as a company member of Contemporary Dancers of Canada under the artistic direction of Tedd Robinson. While in Winnipeg she enjoyed a flourishing career dancing solo work for Rachel Browne and numerous Canadian choreographers.
Over 100 dances grace the body of her work including six full evening shows. Sharon is the first Canadian recipient of the Bessie Schonberg Commission Award from “The Yard” on Marthaʼs Vineyard and an Associate Artist Residency award at The Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. Her recent full evening works “Humanity on Display” and “Descension,” commissioned by Winnipegʼs Contemporary Dancers, have been critically acclaimed as well as her recent work “BLISS,” commissioned by Forcier Stageworks in Toronto. “BLISS” was recently nominated for A Dora Mavor Moore award for outstanding new choreography.
Mooreʼs company, Cinetic Creations, which she runs with composer/director Derek Aasland, serves the film industry as a specialty movement/choreography design and direction unit creating large-scale, picture-wide movement worlds, as well as dance sequences and individual characterizations. Cinetic Creations is the designer behind the world of the undead in the Sony Pictures/Impact Films/Davies films release of Resident Evil; Apocalypse.
Mooreʼs next full evening work, “The Great Farini Project” will premiere in Toronto in September 2010. On this new work she is aided by her longtime colleague, Derek Aasland, as the showʼs dramaturge and co-producer. In 2011, Mooreʼs work will take to the stage in NYC by acclaimed solo artist and Julliard graduate Belinda McGuire, and to England where Sharon will create a new work for Transitions Dance Co.
Humanity on Display
Sharon will share her experience in creating “Humanity on Display” a full evening promenade style work for Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. The work was set in the city’s beautiful historic exchange district. Its initial springboard was to explore our human nature; characteristics and behaviors through the forms in which we display ourselves in public; in formal art settings, galleries, athletic events, social stages. The roles of player and the spectator in life were accentuated through this artistic examination and in performance of the work through the act of experiencing these concepts in the abstracted form of modern dance on the stage of the city street. Through this process a richer history and human experience was revealed to the artists and viewers in coming to know the architecture and connecting into the rich history of the many comings and goings of people on these streets for decades. A real and present time relationship emerged between the artists, residents and architecture, erasing old ideas and alarming hearsay regarding people and culture of this particular geographical location and replacing it with a playful and interactive interest in growing the vitality of this unique district. www.farini.org