Photo by Yuula Benivolski

Photo by Yuula Benivolski

Amelia Ehrhardt

 

Amelia is a choreographer, performer, curator, and obsessive organizer. Her work interrogates the specificities and parameters of contemporary dance; through both creation and curation she seeks to tilt the frame around the viewing of this form to feed curiosity in watching. She shows work predominantly in artist-run/DIY settings and contexts and includes in her practice making situations that fill a lack or offer this perspective. She has worked in residence at HATCH/Harbourfront CentreToronto Dance Theatre, and Studio 303, and has been commissioned by the Nomadic Curatorial Collective. Amelia has performed in works by Carol Anderson, Susie Burpee, and Julia Sasso, and has worked extensively with multimedia artist Zeesy Powers. In 2014 Amelia reanimated Suzy Lake’s Choreographed Puppet at the Art Gallery of Ontario‘s First Thursdays event. She holds an honours BA in Dance Studies from York University and has trained independently in Toronto, Montréal, Berlin and Vienna.

Amelia is the Curator at Dancemakers Centre for Creation. She is the founder of Flowchart: a Series of Performance, was on the creative team of the Toronto Dance Community Love-In from 2013-2015, and was the Curator of the inaugural dance series at Summerworks Performance Festival in 2015.

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