MEET THE ARTIST: Justine Chambers
Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club member Justine Chambers is a Vancouver-based contemporary dance artist, who is currently one of five artists-in-residence at ten fifteen maple (http://tenfifteenmaple.org). Her choreographic projects have been presented by Dances for a Small Stage, Dance Saskatchewan, Dancing on the Edge Festival, New Dance Horizons, The Roundhouse Community Arts Centre and the Western Front.
Chambers is a founding member of projet bk. She has collaborated with digital video artist Josh Hite on the creation of ’COPY: a movement based installation‘, ‘Incoming‘ for Codelab, and the ‘Green Boot Print’ for 350.org. In December of 2012 she collaborated with visual artist, Brendan Fernandes, on the creation and performance of The Working Move.
In July of 2013, Chambers toured Bali with Gamelan Gita Asmara performing,Sphinx, a solo created in collaboration with contemporary gamelan composer, Michael Tenzer.
Chambers and battery opera’s Su Feh Lee co-facilitate the monthly forum The Talking Thinking Dancing Body; a conversation about aesthetics, context and artistic processes. http://www.batteryopera.com/classes/
As an interpreter, she has worked with a number of choreographers both nationally and abroad. Upcoming projects include: battery opera, adelheid dance projects, The 605 Collective/Theatre Replacement, Nicole Mion, Jennifer Mascall and Out Innerspace Dance Theatre. She previously performed in MascallDance’s The White Spider.
As a teacher of contemporary dance technique and creation strategies/tactics, she works with Arts Umbrella, Working Class, Toronto Community Love-In, Modus Operandi Training Program, and Ryerson University. Justine works actively as a rehearsal director with Out Innerspace Dance Theatre and Tara Cheyenne Performance. Justine advocates for the art of dance and is a past member of the Mascall Dance Society Board of Directors.