Since 2007, Tara Cheyenne Performance (TCP) has been creating kinetic theatrical expressions through exquisitely realized characters, crafted choreography, a healthy dose of comedy, and lashings of tragedy.
Since 2007, Tara Cheyenne Performance (TCP) has been creating kinetic theatrical expressions through exquisitely realized characters, crafted choreography, a healthy dose of comedy, and lashings of tragedy. Through the use of physical comedy, we deal with difficult themes and to uncover challenging questions. TCP has become a leader in the field of dance-theatre innovating form by working between, within, and outside the “discipline” of dance. Our work has been described as “a gateway drug to dance” - the use of text and unapologetic comedy open doors to people not familiar with contemporary dance.
Tara is an award winning creator, choreographer, performer, educator and Artistic Director of Tara Cheyenne Performance. Based in Vancouver, she has been creating and performing her unique brand of hybrid dance-theatre for the past decade and is known for her expert blending of comedy, dynamic physicality and exciting character invention. Tara's full-length solos I can’t remember the word for I can’t remember (2018), Porno Death Cult (2014), Goggles (2009), Nick & Juanita (2008), and bANGER (2006) have all received critical and audience acclaim, and continue to tour nationally and internationally (highlights: DanceBase/Edinburgh, South Bank Centre/London, On the Boards/Seattle USA, High Performance Rodeo/Calgary etc.). Tara's ensemble creation and comic creep fest, Highgate premiered at the Cultch (2013 Vancouver, Canada) and has been bringing Victorian funerary fun to communities across the country. Recent work includes empty.swimming.pool a duet with Italian artist, Silvia Gribaudi and the premiere of Tara's latest ensemble work, How to Be, at The Cultch April 2017. Tara has been nominated for several Jessie and Ovation awards for her theatrical choreography and is a 2014 recipient of the Chrystal Dance Prize. Tara Cheyenne is a leader in choreography for theatre, community engagement and creation and is in demand throughout Canada. www.taracheyenne.com
A 20-minute presentation of The Body Project, followed by a discussion exploring the external and internal pressures that surround female bodies.