Justine A. Chambers’ interests lie in collaborative creation and re-imagining dance performance. She is drawn to the movement of all bodies, and is focused on the dances that are already there: the social choreographies present in the everyday. Her recent choreographic projects include: Family Dinner, Enters and Exits, COPY, On Any Given Day, and Caesura.
Chambers’ work has been presented by: Dances for a Small Stage, Dance Saskatchewan, Dancing on the Edge Festival, New Dance Horizons, The Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, Vancouver Art Gallery: FUSE and the Western Front.
Chambers is a founding member of projet bk.
Justine is currently artist in residence and associate artist to The Dance Centre.
Justine has collaborated on projects with:
Digital video artist Josh Hite: COPY: a movement based installation, Incoming, Green Boot Print (The Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, Code Lab and 350.org)
Contemporary Gamelan Composer Michael Tenzer: Sphinx (Tour of Bali 2013)
Visual artist Jen Weih: Stack of Moves (Wrong Waves Festival 2013)
Visual artists Marilou Lemmens and Richard Ibghy: Is there anything at all left to do be done at all (Trinity Square Video)
Dance artist Deanna Peters: One + the Other (The Cultch and New Dance Horizons)
Upcoming collaborations include projects with:
Claudia Fancello: Light was the Night: Night Shifting (Circuit-Est residency, December 2014)
Ben Brown: We’re Making a Band
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.
As a dancer, she has worked with a number of choreographers both nationally and abroad. Including: battery opera, adelheid dance projects, The 605 Collective, Tara Cheyenne Performance, Oded Graf and Yossi Berg, Science Friction, Wen Wei Dance, Mascall Dance.
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 Ballet BC. Justine works actively as a rehearsal director with Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Tara Cheyenne Performance and Ballet BC.