ROBIN POITRAS

is one of Saskatchewan’s most prolific dance and performance creators. Creating dance, performance and installation works, she has been actively engaged in contemporary dance practice since the early 80s.

For many years Robin has traversed the formal worlds of dance and performance art. She co-founded New Dance Horizons in 1986, where she continues to act as Artistic Director. With an interest in research into diverse fields of artistic and somatic practice she has developed a unique interdisciplinary approach.

Robin’s works have been presented across Canada, in Spain, France, Germany, Mongolia and Mexico. She is the recipient of the 2016 Lieutenant Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2006 Regina Mayor’s Awards for Business & The Arts’ Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Regina, YWCA 2004 Women of Distinction Award for the Arts.

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RON STEWART

At one time, I thought my performing career would continue until I was 37. I’m not sure where that number came from, but at 55 I’m happy to have opportunities to be on stage, exploring physicality, expressing ideas.

Training started in Montreal and a 4 year gig in Toronto (TDT) helped me find my legs in the Canadian dance scene. Most of my career has been Vancouver-based, working in the fabulously diverse pool that exists on Canada’s west coast. Vancouver’s Dance Centre awarded me an Isadora for excellence in performance (2006).

In recent years, I have been using my improvisational/movement/ creative skills as a Somatic Sex Educator, working with people of all genders who seek to find pleasure in their bodies.

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BENJAMIN KAMINO 

is a dancer. Active touring works include a solo-dance, Nudity. Desire, and a duet, m/Other. Most recently, Kamino has been working with Lars Jan, Clara Furey, Virgil Baruchal, and Peggy Baker Dance Projects.

As a teacher Kamino hosts classes on dance technique, composition, and further study towards other radical and experimental perspectives on dance, choreography and performance.

Kamino was one of the inaugural curators at Dancemakers (Toronto) alongside Emi Forster. He is the 2016 recipient of the TAF Emerging Artist Award.

Kamino is currently pursuing his MA in Choreography at DAS Graduate School (Amsterdam).

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EOWYNN PENNY-HUGUET

is a contemporary dance artist completing her BFA at Simon Fraser University. Eowynn's involvement with MascallDance is now in its' second season, apprenticing as an administrative intern, as a performer, and joining the company's Board of Directors.  

Eowynn is the grateful recipient of the The Amir Alaghband Award in Contemporary Art and scholarships to 605 Collectives Winter Intensive 2015, Modus Operandi Spring Intensive 2016, and Arts Umbrella’s International Summer Dance Intensive 2016.  

Her SFU studies (2013-2015) has included the opportunity to work with choreographers Rob Kitsos, Lesley Telford, Judith Garay, Heather Myers, Sarah Chase, Gioconda Barbuda, Wen Wei Wang, Vanessa Goodman, Katie DeVries, and Crystal Pite/ Kidd Pivot. 

In addition to her performance in MascallDance's 2016 home season (Dancing on the Edge), and in BLOOM. last season she performed in the work of Linnea Gwiazda, and Body Narratives Collective’s Ties That Bind.  Eowynn is delighted to be on tour with MascallDance.  

STEFAN SMULOVITZ  (violist, composer)

is a frequent MascallDance collaborator, award-winning technologist, composer, violist, and laptop artist who has performed with leading improvisers around the world and created more than 50 live film scores. He is known for his groundbreaking interactive work with Radix Theatre, and often composes for dance. Kenaxis — Stefan’s game-changing music software — is used around the world and his Mad Scientist Machine LED light cueing system has opened new possibilities for global collaborations. stefansmulovitz.ca