The following are artists who have collaborated with Solo Chicken Productions in our shows and programs.
Sylvie Bouchard – Co-Created & Performed in Feather & Bill
Dusk Dances Curator and Festival Director Sylvie Bouchard is originally from Montréal and began her training there before moving to Toronto in 1983 to study at the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre. She subsequently joined the company in 1985 and performed nationally and internationally with them for 5 years. Sylvie has also performed with Kaeja d'Dance, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and Dancemakers as well as many other independent choreographers. She presented her solo Cassiopeia created by Peggy Baker, Serge Bennathan, Roger Sinha and Karen Kaeja at the DuMaurier Theatre in 1999 and was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore award for best performance. In 1997, Sylvie Bouchard formed the company CORPUS with artistic partner David Danzon and co-created and performed in 8 works (A Flock of Flyers, Carousel, Rendez-Vous, Feet in the Air Head on the Ground, Les Moutons, Nuit Blanche, Two is Company and Bridge of sighs/Peep Show) that have toured extensively in Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Bouchard was co-artistic-director of CORPUS from 1997 until 2008. She co-choreographed and starred in the children TV Series Four-Square on Treehouse TV. She created Dusk Dances in 1993 as an offsite event for the fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists (fFIDA). She presented her work The Landing at the inaugural event, has since created four works with Mr. Danzon specifically for the Dusk Dances, – A Flock of Flyers, Carousel, Rendez-Vous and Les moutons as well as choreographed La gigue en souvenirs for the 2008 Ontario tour. She has curated and co-produced the event for the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa; the Dancing on the Edge Festival in Ottawa, and programmed the highly successful 10th anniversary season in 2004, which visited 6 regional Ontario communities. In 2005 Bouchard introduced the event to Toronto’s Jane/Finch neighborhood, working with local artists and community members, and in 2006, Dusk Dances embarked in a new touring venture, supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, deepening its ties with communities throughout Ontario. Ms. Bouchard is also the recipient of the 2009 KM hunter award for dance, and is artistic director of BoucharDanse, a new company that serves as an umbrella for Ms. Bouchard’s artistic endeavors.