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Faculty Update: March 2019

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Photo: Bartosz Kruk

Sarah Kenny has been featured as 1 of 10 alumni that has received research funding from the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. As an institute, ACHRI is celebrating 10 years and as such, is highlighting 10 of their alumni.
Kenny sat on a panel for a Dance Careers Fair at Crossings Dance Studio. The fair aimed to provide education for young dancers and their parents about how you can continue dancing through high schools, university and on through varied professions.
On March 1, she will present a workshop on Neuromuscular Training for the Prevention of Sport/Dance Injury in Youth as part of CBE's Teacher Convention.

Wojciech Mochniej and Melissa Monteros traveled to Poland to work on Mochniej’s new work Intercepted with the 23 dancers of Kielce Dance Theatre.The work will premiere in April 2019.
Mochniej and Monteros are currently hard at work on Mainstage Dance, which opens on March 14 in the University Theatre. This year's production celebrates 30 years of Monteros’ work—presented in two different programs— and includes guest artists from Japan, Toronto and Montreal as well as alumni and current students.
In addition, they are working on the storyboard for the film version of We_selle, which was presented as a work in progress last year in Dance ProSeries. The film version will be made in cooperation with the Polish filmmaker Michal Sosna, M7 Productions and W&M Physical Theatre in the historic manor and museum RydlówkaWe_selle was selected for the Polish Dance Network, guaranteeing it 30 performances across Poland starting spring 2019. It was also submitted as a work for the Polish Dance Platform. If selected, the work will continue to tour across Europe. 

Michèle Moss (on sabbatical) recently completed a BodyWeather Workshop as part of a week-long residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. This workshop was offered as an Indigenous Arts program.
In April, Moss will be traveling to Senegal, West Africa, to participate in a two-week intensive dance program at l'Ecole des Sables, guided by Alesandra Seutin | Vocab Dance (UK), where she will be teaching vernacular jazz dance. She will return through NYC, where she'll spend some time at the NYC library to finalize some research and movement ideas for a 2020 concert.

Rod Squance will tour southern Ontario, including presentations at the University of Toronto, Carleton University, as well as a concert at the Glebe-St.John’s United Church in Ottawa. He will be performing classical Indian Raga music on the marimba that he designed and built for this music, playing alongside Toronto based tabla player, Abbas Janmohamed.