Justine A. Chambers

Female Choreographers

an installation by Justine A. Chambers and Deanna Peters
inspired by The Names of Dancers, an anonymous online dance of proper names choreographed by La calq

Many female choreographers have been at the forefront of major movements in dance. However, we see a growing trend in the already limited media about dance/choreography where female choreographers are rarely being mentioned or their contributions to dance history are being excluded entirely.

As female choreographers we feel the need to be vigilant by creating a physical space to name our colleagues, mentors and peers (past and present). This binder, installed in the lobby of the Faris Theatre at Vancouver’s The Dance Centre, is an invitation for the public to account for, broadcast, show reverence for and observe the work of these women.