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: Dance in Vancouver, 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 project bk and 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)
Visual artist Evann Siebens on Homemade Again.
Dance artist Claudia Fancello on Light Was The Night: Night Shifting.
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)
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, Wen Wei Dance, Mascall Dance.
Chambers teaches contemporary dance technique and creation strategies/tactics and has shared this work with Arts Umbrella, Working Class, Toronto Community Love-In, Modus Operandi Training Program, Kidd Pivot and Ballet BC. Justine works actively as a rehearsal director with Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Tara Cheyenne Performance and Ballet BC.