“Wonderfully absurd”Globe and Mail

“Ingenious Charm”National Post

“Irrestistible Humour”Ottawa Citizen

“Meticulous Choreography”Toronto Star

FRANÇAIS

CORPUS' Performers

MICHAEL CALDWELL

Michael Caldwell is a Toronto-based choreographer, performer, curator, and arts advocate. An 'intense dynamo on stage' (Scene4) with 'exceptional interpretive skills' (Globe & Mail), Caldwell has performed/collaborated with over 45 of Canada's esteemed dance creators/companies, including Peggy Baker, Sylvie Bouchard, David Danzon, Emmanuel Jouthe, James Kudelka, Louis Laberge-Côté, Laurence Lemieux, Tedd Robinson, Santee Smith, Heidi Strauss, and William Yong, among others, and has worked internationally with Antony Hamilton (Australia), Tomeo Vergés (France), and Sacha Steenks (Netherlands). He has performed across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His performances have earned him two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for outstanding performance.
Caldwell’s more recent choreographic work explores the intersection of movement, sound, and visual art in contemporary performance. Caldwell is quickly garnering critical acclaim for his 'daring and powerful' (Bateman Reviews) choreography. His work has been commissioned/presented at Citadel + Compagnie’s Bright Nights, dance:made in Canada Festival, Dusk Dances, the CanAsian Dance Festival, Dance Matters, Series 8:08 (resident artist), Porch View Dances, Nuit Blanche, Nuit Rose, and the Toronto Fringe Festival. Caldwell is a 2017 K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation Artist Award finalist.
In his current role as artistic producer for the Fall for Dance North Festival and Kaeja d’Dance’s ‘Wind Down Dance’ and his previous work with Older & Reckless, Caldwell seeks to contribute to Canada’s cultural landscape with curated dance programming of the highest artistic quality.
With a bachelor’s degree in film/art history from Syracuse University, Caldwell sits on the artistic advisory committee at Dancemakers.

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JOLYANE LANGLOIS

Jolyane Langlois is an emerging dance artist based in Toronto. She started her dance training at L'UQAM in Montreal where she is originally from. She graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2012 and participated in EDAP, a Dancemakers initiative for two consecutive years. She performed with the company in Around (2014) and was part of Night Shift, a durational work created by Michael Trent and Brendan Fernandes.
Independently, she has performed and developed works with Amanda Acorn, Allison Cummings, Jennifer Dallas, Aria Evans, Brendan Fernandes, Antony Hamilton, Emmanuel Jouthe, Viv Moore, Eroca Nicols, Jillian Peever, Simon Renaud, visual artist Thom Sokoloski and Doris Uhlich. She has participated in various workshops and professional development projects in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Tokyo and Vienna and continues to seek new experiences and training.
Jolyane is a company member of Social Growl Dance under the artistic direction of Riley Sims and tours internationally with CORPUS. She is one of the four founders of Open Fortress, an all-female powered Toronto dance collective focusing on immersive site-specific performances.

jolyane langlois

ANIKA JOHNSON

Anika Johnson received a BFA in acting from Ryerson Theatre School, and has spent seasons at the Stratford Festival, Huron Country Playhouse, Mercury Theatre, and Salon Theatre. She has worked with Corpus since 2008 and toured with them to over 15 countries; when at home in Toronto, she writes musicals with Barbara Johnston (their work has been presented by Summerworks and Stratford's Springworks Festival) and is a proud member of 'Wannabe: The Spice Girls Tribute Band'

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INDRIT KASAPI

Born in Tirana, Albania, Indrit moved to Toronto, Canada in his early teens. He has worked as a dancer, actor, director, producer, writer and choreographer. Indrit has had the pleasure of being an ensemble member of award winning company CORPUS since 2008, performing and touring (North America, Asia, Europe) in Les Moutons, Flock of Flyers, Nuit Blanche, Machina Nuptialis. He's honoured to be a part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations for such an important artistic institution in his career with the Premiere of House Guests.
Indrit is also the Artistic Producer for lemonTree creations and Associate Artistic Producer for Cahoots Theatre Company. With lemonTree creations Indrit most recently choreographed and directed MSM [men seeking men], (6 Broadway World Nominations) which toured the West Coast in summer of 2017. As well he helmed the development and production of the Dora Award winning play, Body Politic by Nick Green, as a co-production with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.
Indrit also launched the lemonTree {studio} in 2012, a rehearsal space in downtown Toronto, that serves as a creative hub for the independent artistic community with various programs in place, including the RESIDENCY PROGRAM. Indrit is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Upcoming: The Blood Cycle workshop (Writer/Performer; lemonTree creations in residency at TPM) ; LILIES workshop (Performer; lemonTree creations); THE EFFEMINATES workshop (Director; Cahoots Theatre). www.lemonTreecreations.ca

indrit kasapi

MATT O´CONNOR

Since graduating from Ryerson University's Theatre Acting Program, Matt has worked for various theatre companies across Ontario, acting in plays ranging from Shakespeare to new contemporary works. In addition to writing and producing his own plays, Matt also has been a guest artist acting teacher for a number of performing arts highschools. Matt has been touring with CORPUS since 2011.

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EMILY POIRIER

Emily Poirier is a Toronto-based dancer, teacher and choreographer.

Born and raised in London, Ontario, she trained under the direction of Jennifer Swan as a member of Children’s Dance Project and is a graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She is a regular guest teacher and choreographer in London, as well as with Scarborough Musical Theatre and most recently Toronto Youth Theatre. With CORPUS since 2009, Emily has performed numerous works in festivals throughout North America, Europe and Asia as well as appearing in the 2011 world premiere of Machina Nuptialis.

Continuing to work as an independent artist, in Fall, 2012, Emily began her pursuit of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. She is attending classes at York University as a part of their affiliated program with The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.

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TAKAKO SEGAWA

Takako Segawa is originally from Kochi, Japan. Takako has graduated from Nippon Sport Science University (pEBA) and has completed a One year certificate course at the London Contemporary Dance School (U.K.). Takako has worked with many different choreographers and has performed with leading companies throughout Europe.
Takako was recognized as “soloist of great mastery” at the Stuttgart International Solo Dance Festival 2005 and a Two-Times honoree by the Kobe Japan national dance awards when she was in University.
In Canada, Takako was recognized as “outstanding female dancer of 2014-2015” at the Dora Mavor Moor awards in Toronto. Most recently, thanks to the support of the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council, Takako has worked on Kabuki – an inspired contemporary dance.
Takako also had worked with Maxine Heppner, Susan Lee, Limitless production, H. Miyamoto & others and continues a distinguished career in Europe & Japan. Takako has been working with CORPUS since joining her first international tour with the company in the summer of 2011..

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KAITLIN TORRANCE

Kaitlin Torrance is a Toronto based dancer, singer and actor. She has a BFA in dance from Ryerson University, where she trained with choreographers Vicki St. Denys, Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbek, Darryl Tracy, and Malgorzata Nowacka. Since graduating she continued to expand her artistic practise through training across North America and in Europe, having the privilege of working with such artists as Sidra Bell(NYC), Daniele Desnoyers(QC), Helene Blackburn(QC) Adam Barruch(NYC) and Kathleen Hermesdorff(CA). In Toronto she has performed the works of Karen Kaeja (Stable Dances 2008) Lacey Smith (Flux 2010) and Siona Jackson (Time 2011). She danced for Typecast Dance Company in Laserblade (2009) Synthetica (2010) and in Missed Connections (2011). Since 2012 she has been touring across Canada, Europe and Asia with CORPUS in Les Moutons, A Flock of Flyers and Camping Royale. Kaitlin is also a member of Afro Brazilian dance company the Dance Migration, appearing first at Toronto’s Luminato Festival in 2008, and in the years following in works Terra Brasil (2009) Os Elementos (2011) and Faces of Samba (2013) as well as touring to Ecuador, the US and Europe. Kaitlin also has found ways to marry her passion for art and social justice by choreographing dance installations at events for Project:Humanity, a Toronto collective of dance and theatre artists devoted to using art as a vehicle for social change.

takako segawa

ROB FEETHAM

Rob Feetham is a Dora nominated (What Dream it Was, Ahuri Theatre) actor, dancer, and comedian. He is one half of the comedy duo, Tastey Sandwich, the creators of such gems as Rob and Edwin Go to Space and Rob and Edwin Go to the Bottom of the Sea. Stay tuned for Rob and Edwin Go Through Time (In the Soil Arts Festival 2018).
Rob has been performing and touring with CORPUS Dance Projects since 2013 (A Flock of Flyers, Nuit blanche, Camping Royale, Les Moutons). Rob is now very excited to welcome you to House Guests.
Other selected credits include: Tale of a Town (Fixt Point), Italian Mime Suicide/Three Red Days (Bad New Days), SplasH20 (Edge of the Woods Theatre), Voix de Ville Extravagonzo (Niagara Arts Centre).

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CAROLIN LINDNER

Born in Mirow, Germany, Carolin Lindner has a degree in Graphic Design (BEP, Hamburg) and graduated from Theakademie Berlin with a degree in Theatre Pedagogics. She works for theatre, visual and social arts projects. She has led theatre educational projects for youth in Germany (Kulturkosmos), Canada (Goethe-Institut Toronto), Mexico (nica.productions), Cambodia and Toronto (CORPUS). Carolin has worked as an artistic director and programmer for international theatre festivals in Germany, initiated an annual European youth camp in Germany and led theatre workshops in schools and retirement homes. She co-founded the performance group “nica.productions” for which she created several performances including “Camping Royale”, later produced with CORPUS.

Carolin Lindner

LINNEA SWAN

Linnea Swan has had the pleasure of working with many of Canada’s esteemed dance/theatre companies and artists in a career spanning twenty years. A recent highlight was Road Trip - the duet she co-created and performed with Susie Burpee, for which they received the 2013 Dora Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance. Also a prolific filmmaker, she has created dance films, a feature length documentary, two web series, and is passionately devoted to performance documentation. Linnea is the 2015 recipient of The K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Dance. www.vimeo.com/linneaswan

Linnea Swan