Colleen Snell: On Artistic Collaboration & the Importance of Embodiment
April 17, 2020 - The Movers & The Makers (Soundcloud)
Frog in Hand's director Colleen Snell sat down to speak with KP Jackson (of Movement Blog UK). Colleen and KP met in London England - this was their first conversation in 7 years! The interview focussed on Frog in Hand's creative work, Colleen's creative practise, and ways movers and makers are responding to the ongoing covid crisis.
This video shares Colleen's creative process with the Ryerson School of Performance for Springworks 2019. This show featured new choreography by guest artists Ryan Lee & Colleen Snell, as well as a curated selection of new works by the next generation of emerging choreographers.
Read review by theatre critic Carly Maga on "Eve of St. George" by TranscenDance Project that was fight choreographed by Frog in Hand's Colleen Snell.
Cratchley’s choreography acts as a storytelling device, going for action and mood over inventiveness. It’s slow and intimate and broody — until Snell’s fight choreography kicks in — enhanced by Owen Belton’s music, which draws naturally from the human heartbeat.
Colleen Snell has devised an ensemble dance that begins with a dreamy voiceover narrative about falling asleep at the wheel. In the opening scenes a group of 15 dancers work with a large blue crash pad, jumping on it or tilting it to create a monolith that falls over with an echoing bang...
At the edge of the abyss, do we fly or do we fall? Do we land or crash? The body hurtles through space, collapses, gives in to gravity. This is the choreographic language of The Fall, an original, site-specific dance by Frog in Hand, presented at the Toronto Fringe Festival.
Review: The Eve of St. George (TranscenDance Project)
January 16, 2018 - Mooney on Theatre
Wayne Leung of Mooney on Theatre reviews The Eve of St. George by TranscenDance Project, fight choreographed by Frog in Hand's Colleen Snell.
The choreography of the larger group scenes is particularly impressive for their scale and complexity. So too is the fight choreography by Colleen Snell; the show’s combat scenes are intense, highly physical and brutal—made even more so by the close proximity the audience is afforded to the action.
October 25, 2016 - The Dance Current profiles Creature at In Situ Festival.
Mississauga-based artist Colleen Snell is known for her highly theatrical and site-specific dance work, and her newest creation, Creature, will be no exception. “This is one of the most audacious and exciting works I’ve ever choreographed and collaboratively devised with Frog in Hand,” Snell tells The Dance Current.
Watch a video of Off The Wall at the Living Arts Centre.
Off the Wall 2015 was an ambitious, high profile creative event involving 23 artists and 6,000 audience members. Building on its successful 2014 edition, Off the Wall was free to the public and fully integrated into the Living Arts Centre’s Canada Day programming...
On left: Dancers Julia Consentino and Andrew McCormack
Members of Mississauga's Frog In Hand dance company perform their piece Café Noisette in Exhibition Park Saturday. The performance was part of the Guelph Dance Festival's In the Park offerings and drew a large and enthusiastic crowd on a gorgeous sunny day.
Artists plan to fill City Hall with balloons on Canada Day
June 26, 2014 - Mississauga.com
Article by David Paterson.
A forest of balloons will sprout up in the main entrance hall of Mississauga Civic Centre on Canada Day. Around 120 helium balloons, some up to three feet in diameter, will fill the cavernous space as musicians play and dancers and actors flit about encouraging visitors to write their thoughts about Canada on notes attached to the balloons.
Colleen and Noelle had a great conversation with Ted Fox at Evi-dance Radio. They discussed the role of gender in art and how contemporary art compares with contemporary dance. They also shared a bit about their multidisciplinary work, Wall, which was performed at the Art Gallery of Mississauga on September 26, 2013.