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Tedd Robinson

Tedd Robinson is a Canadian choreographer, performer and educator, best known for his idiosyncratic solo works, including the Chalmers’ award-winning Rokudo: six destinies in three steps. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University and studying at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and with eminent British visual theatre artist Lindsay Kemp, his career trajectory first took him to Winnipeg, where he created highly theatrical ensemble works as artistic director of Contemporary Dancers from 1984-1990. Having returned to Ottawa in 1990 to study with Peter Boneham and pursue a solo career, his critically acclaimed works soon won him a multitude of commissions and an international schedule of teaching and touring. In 1998, he formed 10 Gates Dancing Inc. to promote the development and performance of contemporary dance creations. As artistic director, he has created repertoire for some of the most renowned dance artists in Canada alongside establishing choreographic consulting services for the milieu that have benefitted over 40 choreographers. From 2005-2012, Robinson took up residence in the Pontiac Region of Quebec, where he created La B.A.R.N., a rural venue for creation, residencies and performance. In 2013, he established Centre Q: A Centre for Questioning, a research space for dance and music in Canada’s national capital region which he co-directs with Charles Quevillon. His collaborations have included creation with dance artists Louise Lecavalier (2003-2006), Margie Gillis (2003-2004 and 2012), Ame Henderson (2011-2013), and composer/performer Charles Quevillon (2010-present), Tedd Robinson is a founding member of Projet bk and a National Arts Centre Associate Dance Artist. His work is influenced by his six years of study as a monk in the Hakukaze soto zen monastery in Ottawa.

Performances

Ottawa Dance Directive

Ottawa Dance Directive

Old Men Dancing: The Formative Years (what’s wrong with these guys)

Old Men Dancing: The Formative Years (what’s wrong with these guys)

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