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ABOUT

The Full Body Exhibit is a dance photography initiative touring the GTA from September to November 2022. It provides a platform for dance photographers to focus their lenses on the grace and power of diverse bodies, celebrating intersectional identities. 

 

The Full Body Exhibit places 12 dance photographs in unusual locations, inspiring viewers to reimagine their City. The exhibit encourages broader ways of knowing each other; celebrating movement as a joyful, social, shared human experience.

 

It's free to experience! Full Body will "pop up" at different sites like dance studios, arts facilities, coffee shops, restaurants and retail locations, in partnership with local community and businesses. 

 

Want to view the exhibit? Check the confirmed locations and dates below. We recommend you check with the venue before you visit, to confirm business hours and availability.

 

Keep checking back here for updates as the exhibit unfolds!

Celebrate the exhibit with us at the Studio Paint Bar in Port Credit!

CONFIRMED LOCATIONS & DATES

Rapier Wit

575 Wellington Street West, Toronto

September 27 - October 3

Canadian Dance Company - Burlington

3410 Mainway Unit 5, Burlington, ON L7M 1A8

October 3 - 7

Sampradaya Dance Creations

3250 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga

October 11 - 16

Studio Paint Bar

80 Port Street East, Unit C, Port Credit

October 20 - 23

Unitarian Congregation

84 South Service Road, Mississauga

October 24 - 31

TBD

November 1-4

TBD

November 7-13

Blueheel Dance Studio

34 Lakeshore Road East Unit 30, Port Credit

November 13 - 20 

Cawthra Park Secondary School

1305 Cawthra Road, Mississauga

November 21 - 30

PHOTOGRAPHERS (more to be added)

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Jasmine Liaw @jasmineliaw_ @shotlucid

Jasmine Liaw is a queer emerging Chinese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist in dance performance, new media art, and film. Bicoastal, she is based in so-called Toronto and Vancouver. Her practice focuses on the interconnections of conceptual realms of dance and digital/new media landscapes. As an emerging artist, Jasmine is compelled to explore her contemporary views of Asian diaspora. She is a member of Chimerik 似不像 Collective, working in interdisciplinary research and creation. In 2020, she graduated with Distinction at the Conteur Academy in Toronto, under the artistic direction of Eryn Waltman. Her work has been presented and commissioned across so-called Canada and internationally, and often integrates her original choreography, performance, film direction, projection design, editing, installation design, photography @shotlucid, multi-media printmaking, and poetry. Her recent collaborations and presentations include adelheid dance projects (dance/motion capture, production), Chimerik/Theatre Passe Muraille: Digital Creators Lab (VJ/projection design), Gallery TPW's The Parkettes Projects with Ronnie Clarke (dance), Rumble Theatre (video installation), Dawson City International Film Festival (outdoor film projection), Florence Contemporary Art Gallery, Italy (video stills & interview), The Holy Art Gallery, UK (virtual art gallery finalist), IGNITE Youth Festival Short Films at the Cultch (short film), NextFest Edmonton (short film), Green Mountain Film Festival, USA (short film), Festival del Cinema di Cefalù, Italy (short film), The Garage (short film), Chimerik/Aeris Körper with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (projection design), and Quarantine Qapsule partnered with Emily Carr University Library, Lonely Artists Productions, and Myseum of Toronto (multi-media printmaking). She is a 2022 Artworkx Toronto Spotlight Artist. This fall 2022, she is currently in residency with F-O-R-M Recorded Movement Society in their Technology and Interaction Program and working on her latest commissioned short film with RT Collective in partnership with Toronto Dance Theatre, in conjunction with Chimerik's project "Ritual Spective." Jasmine is incredibly grateful and excited to be a part of Frog in Hand's Full Body Exhibit, as this is her first photography exhibition.

Aidan Tooth @aidan.tooth

Aidan Tooth is a freelance Dancer, Teacher and Photographer in

Toronto, Ontario. She trained as a full-time competitive dancer for 11

years. Aidan continued her post-secondary dance education at The

Ailey School, in NYC training in Ballet, Horton and Graham styles.

Aidan additionally trained in workshops such as SpringBoardX, Axis

Connect, and VIM VIGOR, learning from artists such as Jermaine

Spivey and Peter Chu. Aidan was selected to part take in the

Springboard Danse Montreal 2019 edition. There she performed works

by VIMVIGOR Dance Company and Parts+Labour Danse while also

training under internationally acclaimed teachers and choreographers

such as Alexandra Wells, Bobbie Jene Smith, and Victor Quijada. Aidan

has had the pleasure of teaching at numerous studios and teams

around the GTA including Intrepid Dance Company’s post-secondary

training program, AB Dance, JJ Dance Arts, Turning Pointe and Karpov

Ballet Academy. In March 2020 Aidan showcased “How Dare You” at

Melanie Old’s Works in Progress: Energy Exchange, a piece

commissioned for the Ryerson Dance Pak’s 2020 competitive season.

Post-pandemic, Aidan has built her own business as a freelance

Photographer in Toronto. Her photography work has brought her to

cities and countries such as Utah, Vancouver, and Costa Rica. Aidan

has had the pleasure of photographing and working with The School of

Toronto Dance Theatre, No Bad Press agency, MUA Mei Pang, and

Hallowed Grounds production company. Aidan recently had her work

featured in Dance Life Magazine and CAN Kids Magazine.

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Jason Sunio @jsun31

Jason Sunio is a Filipino-Canadian Accountant and Photographer from London, Ontario. Although he is not a trained dancer, Jason grew up in a family with a rich appreciation for dancing and photography has allowed him to explore the gracefulness, passion, and creativity of dancers. Jason has photographed numerous dance companies in London, including O.N.E. Dance Centre, the London Dance Festival, Sound in Motion, and Breath in Mvmt. Recently, Jason worked with BradBeard Studio and frequent collaborator La Compagnie de Danse as an assistant videographer on the upcoming docuseries “More Than Dance: La Compagnie de Danse”. He is driven to help dancers express and share their stories through photography.

Maxim Luca Bortnowski @maximalbstudio

Maxim Luca Bortnowski is a professional photographer and filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada. He is a graduate from the Toronto Metropolitan University’s (formerly Ryerson) School of Performance Production Program where he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts.

 

In school he explored many aspects of theatre production from lighting to marketing concentrating his efforts on portrait, theatre, and dance photography, approaching the medium with a theatre production perspective.

 

At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, unable to take photos indoors in close proximity, he focused his attention on filmmaking, capturing dance on video outside, where social distancing was easier and mask wearing was not required. This global crisis has unexpectedly allowed him to deepen his domains of artistic exploration and pushed him to transform this painful period for so many into a new way of expressing ideas through movement.

 

Recents works include a premiere of his short film M (choreographed by Melanie Old) at DanceWeekend2021 and he will soon start the creation process on a film project titled "cerv(OIS)eau" with Barbadian choreographer and dancer Liam Woodvine, a frequent collaborator and friend. 

 

Maxim was also recently nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for his Projection Design work on VideoCabaret’s latest remounting of Michael Hollingsworth’s The Cold War. 

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Audrianna Martin Del Campo

@audriannamartindelcampo

Audrianna Martin Del Campo (she/they) is a dance artist and photographer passionate about crafting worlds rich with surrealism, mysticism and elemental influences. She is inspired by radical authenticity and collaborative creation amongst her peers across artistic mediums. Audrianna strives to capture stories and concepts in a unique and compelling light that lends a new perspective to the viewers imagination. She is thrilled to be presenting her work alongside such talented artists for Frog In Hand's Full Body Exhibit. 

Kylie Thompson @kyliethompsoncreative

Kylie Thompson (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary performer, creator and educator residing in Toronto, Ontario (Treaty 13 territory).  She considers herself an ally to the BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities and is committed to ongoing education, conversation and action towards equality and decolonisation of Western Dance practices.  She believes that dance is simply movement language; and holds a unique perspective in the dance industry as she continues to train in street dance forms as well as contemporary theatre/ballet based techniques.  Her body of work and practice is physical, collaborative and bridges between stage and screen.  She shoots, produces, choreographs, edits, curates, writes and acts; some of her credits include TIFF, Danceworks, Fringe Festival, Barenaked Ladies, Airplane Boys, Kiesza, Gadfly Dance Company, Dance: Made in Canada Festival and more.  She believes that play and experimentation are crucial; and is dedicated to a life of learning and creating.  She is delighted to have her photography presented live for the first time as part of the “Full Body” exhibit!  www.kyliethompsoncreative.com

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Alvin Collantes @alvincollantesdance

Alvin is a dance performer, dance educator, and photographer. Alvin started his taking recreational ballet and modern classes at Laurie-Ann's School of Dance at the age of 18 during his undergraduate studies at Western University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management & Organizational Studies specializing in Finance and Administration.

Alvin started his work as dance artist achieving Top 40 finalist of “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” Seasons 3 and 4. From there, he was fortunate to perform in numerous shows including International Dance Day (2012), Nuit Blanche Toronto (2012) and Toronto’s Original Choreographer’s Ball (2012). As a guest artist, he has performed with Toes For Dance (2014), Frog In Hand’s “Creature” (2017) & “The Fall” (2018) as well as TranscenDance Project’s “Eve of St George” (2019). He has worked with choreographers Robert Kingsbury, Colleen Snell, Julia Cratchley, Scott Fordham, Shameka Blake and many more. Alvin also facilitates a dance floor meditation session called “Dose of Pleasure” that empowers humans to make impactful change by harnessing the power of groove and cultivating the pleasure body, streaming online and gathering a community of dancers all over the world.

As a photographer, he has been fortunate to have photographed over 150+ dancers, choreographers and companies in Toronto and all over the world to help develop promotional materials and branding content. Some of the highlights include photographing Batsheva Dance Company (TLV), and Batsheva Youth Ensemble (TLV), Maslool Professional Dance Training (TLV), Hasadna Dance Workshop (TLV), Sidra Bell Dance New York (NY), Bridge To Artists (TO), Transcendance Project (TO), and Toes for Dance (TO). His recent work "Evelyn Hart Photo Essay" was featured in The Dance Current's October 2016 issue.

Photographers not pictured

Praveen D Rao @tablapraveen

Kendra Epik @kendraepikphotography

Michael Scholz @mscholz.photos

MEET THE CURATORIAL TEAM

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MEET THE SUPPORT TEAM

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Jessica Cen - Business Manager

Jessica (she/her) is a second-generation settler of Chinese descent and a multidisciplinary artist from Scarborough, based in Tkarón:to. She is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University's School of Performance with a BFA major in Theatre Production and minor in Acting & Dance. From this foundation, Jess works across disciplines in stage and production management, arts administration, marketing, public relations, creation, and design. Her collaborations have led her to work across the GTA - working with Jaberi Dance Theatre, Flato Markham Theatre, and the Female Eye Film Festival. 


Jess is passionate about creating safe, dynamic spaces for artists, supporting both creative processes and performance. Her attention to detail, capacity to multitask, and interdisciplinary team skills enable her to create intersectional immersive spaces that transcend the ‘ordinary’ - often going beyond the confines of traditional performance venues, and hierarchical managerial models.

For the past four years, Jess’s portfolio of work with Frog in Hand include: Heart of Matter (Toronto Fringe 2019), Summer Company youth program (2019-22), Stories in the Woods (2019/2021), War of the Worlds Reimagined (radio play 2020 & live production 2022).

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