The anchors of Justine A. Chambers movement based practice are found in collaborative creation, close observation, and the idea of choreography as living archive. She is concerned with a choreography of the everyday; with the unintentional dances, as she describes them “that are already there.” Her recent choreographic projects include: ten thousand times and one hundred more, Family Dinner, Family Dinner: The Lexicon, Semi-precious: the faceting of a gemstone only appears complete and critical; Enters and Exits, COPY, .
Chambers’ work has been hosted at: Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Mile Zero Dance Society, Festival of New Dance, Agora de la danse, Canada Dance Festival, Dance in Vancouver, Dance Saskatchewan, Dancing on the Edge Festival, New Dance Horizons, The Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, Vancouver Art Gallery and the Western Front.
Chambers is a founding member of project bk, artist in residence at artist run centre 221A (2017), one of three choreographer’s in the Yulanda Faris Choreographer’s Program (2017-2018), associate artist and artist in residence to The Dance Centre (2015-2017),
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)
Sound artist Elisa Ferrari: EMF Movement Studies.
Visual artist Evann Siebens: Homemade Again.
Dance artist Claudia Fancello: 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, Company 605, Tara Cheyenne Performance, Oded Graf and Yossi Berg, Wen Wei Dance, Mascall Dance.
Chambers teaches contemporary dance technique at 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.