the company

Belinda McGuire - Artistic Director

Sky Fairchild-Waller - Artistic Associate

Sky Fairchild-Waller is an American-Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. His work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Die Schweizerische Post, and exhibited in Assisi, Beijing, Boston, Brooklyn, Cairo, Calgary, Cologne, Montréal, New Delhi, São Paulo, Toronto, Turin, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Zürich. A former student of the National Ballet School of Canada, he completed his formal education at York University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Sky has performed professionally for over a decade, appearing in work by James Kudelka, Daniela Kurz, Tino Sehgal, Twyla Tharp, and in world premieres by Diane Borsato, Brendan Fernandes, David Frankovich, John Greyson, Will Kwan, Derek Liddington, Heather Nicol, Tracey Norman, and Lucy Rupert. He is an alum of the Jeux de Canada Games National Artist Program, Metcalf Foundation Performing Arts Program, Canadian Stage R oyal Bank of Canada  Emerging Artist Program, and is a 3-time recipient of the Koerner Foundation's Award in Performing Arts. In 2013, he was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography and later served as a Juror in the Dance Division during the 2015/16 awards season.

Sky has worked in higher education administration and arts management for the Canadian National Exhibition, Canadian Opera Company, Dancer Transition Resource Centre, Harbourfront Centre, The Harriet Tubman Institute, and York University. Research contributions include A Playful Proposal: Remixing Neurochemistry and Queering Consciousness in the Social Sphere with Anna Gallagher-Ross, presented at Rutgers University; How To Be When We See: Social Codes, Spatial Domestication, and the Performance of Viewing with Cara Spooner, presented at Association des Commissaires des Arts du Québec, and Sexwork(s): Permutations of Explicit Satire and Catharsis with Jessica Thalmann, presented at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Solomon Weisbard - Design Supervisor

Solomon Weisbard is based in New York City and works in dance, dance/theatre, and avant-garde music, leading him to create original full-length pieces with Alethea Adsitt, Jennifer Archibald, Maria Chavez, Ximena Garnica / Leimay, Lane Gifford, Martha Graham Dance Company, Invisible Anatomy, Ofelia Loret de Mola, Patrick Lovejoy, Stefanie Nelson, The Nerve Tank (as resident designer), Waxfactory, and four major works as associate set designer with Bill T Jones. Selected theater credits include Macbeth, Equivocation (Arden); Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb); Luis Alfaro's This Golden State: Delano (Magic); The Soldier’s Tale (Yale / Carnegie Hall); Stones in his Pockets (Yale Repertory Theatre); The Coronation of Poppea (Princeton Opera); Cherry Smoke (Working Theater); The Film Society (Keen / Theatre Row); I Came to Look for You on Tuesday (La Mama); White’s Lies (New World Stages); Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots (Public Theatre - Under the Radar); The Homecoming, Cedars, Lion in Winter, A Class Act (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Jitney, A Christmas Carol (Drammy Nomination, Portland Playhouse); Faust, The Barber of Seville (Tri-Cities Opera); and Frank London’s A Night in the Old Marketplace (international tour). As an educator and guest artist, Solomon has taught and worked with students at Bard College, Barnard College, Connecticut College, City College, Columbia University, DeSales University, East Stroudsburg University, New York University/Tisch School of the Arts, Princeton University, University of Rochester (where he was visiting adjunct faculty), and Yale University. Weisbard received his BFA from Ithaca College and his MFA from the Yale School of Drama. 

Neil Sochasky - Rehearsal Director

Neil Sochasky is a dance artist based in Montreal. His career wearing various hats as performer, rehearsal director, œil exterior, choreographer, teacher and coach has spanned four continents working for dance and theatre companies in both Canada and France.  He has performed for some of Canada’s most renowned dance companies including O Vertigo, Toronto Dance Theatre, Dancemakers and Sylvain Émard Danse. His choreographies and installations for theatre troupes Transborder and La Compagnie Pavlov have been presented in Paris and in Los Angeles. 

“I hold that the subject of dance is not the body, nor movement, but humanity. As an artist working in media where we observe action, I hope to remind people of the potential wealth of physical experience and of the importance of empathy in the nurturing of civilization — our common experiment.” - Sochasky

COLLABORATORS

Jubal Battisti www.jubalbattisti.com

Jerome Begin www.music.jeromebegin.com

Chamber Music Society of Mississauga www.chambermusicmississauga.org

Sylvain Émard www.sylvainemard.com

Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten www.ickamsterdam.com

The José Limòn Dance Company www.limon.org

New Dialect www.newdialect.org

MADboots www.madbootsdance.com

Andrea Miller/Gallim Dance www.gallimdance.com

Sharon Moore www.sharonmoore.org

Troy Ogilvie www.troyogilvie.com

Gabriel Prynn www.gabrielprynn.blogspot.ca

Idan Sharabi www.idansharabi.com

Philippe Tremblay-Berberi www.philippetremblayberberi.squarespace.com

Zoë Scofield www.zoejuniper.com

Neil Sochasky www.edcmtl.com

Doug Varone and Dancers www.dougvaroneanddancers.org

Gothamfotografia www.gothamfotografia.com

 

from Sharon B. Moore's Anthem for the Living.  Still from film by Philippe Tremblay-Berberi.