Ame Henderson considers reading and writing as embodied, social and performative acts. In her current research, Ame will use archival and other textual documents reconstituting these as a score for a performance. Considering choreography as writing and dancing as reading, an improvisatory dancing practice reads and writes simultaneously offering new intertextual openings and escape routes.
At Critical Path, she will continue her investigations from previous works including the ongoing hybrid writing project performance encyclopaedia and rehearsal/performance, a durational set of public rehearsals created during a research residency at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In re-performing text as gesture, the dancer elucidates how historiography is a choreographic matter – and how dance can remember.
During her residency at Critical Path Ame invites the participation of local artists as responders and participants.
If you are interested in joining Ame during her studio research please contact:
Past works + more information:
performance encyclopaedia (2013) – with Evan Webber
Ame Henderson is an independent artist, facilitator and mentor based in Toronto. She is an associate artist with the innovative collaborative company Public Recordings and has a longstanding relationship with Toronto Dance Theatre. Her internationally acclaimed work, taking shape as performance, publication and exhibition, has been developed and presented at home and abroad in a range of contexts.