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RANDY GLYNN, FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Choreographer, dancer, teacher and Founding Artistic Director of Company of Angels and Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal,  Randy Glynn has been a recognized figure in the world of Canadian Contemporary Dance for almost 40 years. A critically acclaimed principal dancer with the legendary Danny Grossman Company for a decade, Randy began choreographing in the early 1980s. In 1987 he formed his own company, The Randy Glynn Dance Project, which toured across Canada and presented four seasons at Toronto’s prestigious Premiere Dance Theatre. Works among his critically acclaimed choreography include: ‘Mr. Pinhead’, ‘After Godot’ and  ‘Dancing in the Third Act’. In 2008 he was invited to Berlin to direct the Circus Cabaret Show ‘MyLife’ at the Chamaeleon Theatre in the heart of the city. The show ran  for a year and was seen by  over 100,000 people.

Randy’s choreography has been produced and presented by major companies in Canada, Ireland and the US. A Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee, he is also a recipient of the prestigious Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award. In recognition of his work Dancing in the Third Act, Mr. Glynn was selected as one of five finalists for the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. This was the first time since the inception of the award that dance was named to the Masterworks shortlist.

In addition to his position as Artistic Director of Company of Angels and FODAR, Randy is also the Artistic Director of Live Art Dance Productions. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Live Art Dance is the only dance presenter in Atlantic Canada programming a full-season contemporary dance series featuring international calibre artists.

 

MICHAEL CALDWELL, ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Michael Caldwell is a Toronto-based choreographer, performer, curator, and arts advocate.  He has performed/collaborated with over 50 of Canada’s esteemed dance creators/companies, including Peggy Baker, Sylvie Bouchard, Emmanuel Jouthe, James Kudelka, 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 and, in Canada, his work on stage has earned him two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for ‘outstanding performance in dance’.

Michael’s more recent choreography explores the intersection of movement, sound, and visual art in contemporary performance. His work has been commissioned/presented at Citadel + Compagnie’s Bright Nights, dance: made in Canada, 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.  He is a two-time K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation Artist Award finalist.

Michael is the festival producer for Dusk Dances and was guest curator for Withrow Park 2018. As artistic producer for the Fall for Dance North Festival and co-curator for Kaeja d’Dance’s Wind Down Dance and his previous work as producer/guest curator with Older & Reckless, Michael seeks to contribute to Canada’s cultural landscape with curated dance programming of the highest artistic quality.  He sits on the artistic advisory committee at Dancemakers, and the board of directors at the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.