Jocelyn Todd 

 jocelyn.claire.todd@hotmail.com 

 www.lawlessdance.com 

 www.darkhorsedanceprojects.com 

Choreography (Ottawa, Canada)

 

A-Team, a relational piece created on 13 students of the professional contemporary dance training program at The School of Dance, 20 min. (August 2017)

 

pouring soul over bones, a female trio that reflects on feminine/spiritual liberation, inspired by the La Loba figure from Mexican folklore, 30 min. (June 2016)

 

Stockholm Syndrome a contemporary pas de deux-style Pavlov experiment created under the mentorship of Peter Boneham – 20 min., created March 2015

  • Presented at: Floorplay - Ottawa Dance Directive (November 2015), Dark Horse Dance Projects (July 2015), Ottawa Fringe Festival as part of the double bill Damaged Goods (June 2015), Festival de Danse en Milieu Scolaire (April 2015), Brut Show (April 2015)

Scraps a twisted tale, touching on aspects of survival, instinct and greed – 25 min., created Feb. 2015

  • Presented at: Arts Court Theatre (November 2015), Ottawa Fringe Festival as part of the double bill Damaged Goods (June 2015)

 

Projet Brut choreographer for a two week period of creation mentored by Peter Boneham, funded by the Trillium Foundation and DORSALE Danse (creation completed March 2015)

 

Choreography (London, UK)

 

Time+Light a duet for two souls intertwined through time and light, 21 min., created January 2017

 

Corridors made in collaboration with composer Benjamin Graves (Sounding Motion) – 8 min., created February 2013

  • Presented at: Lawrence Batley Theatre (Young Composers Project), Huddersfield, UK (March 2013), High Tide Festival, Suffolk, UK (May 2013)

 

Open Spaces created in collaboration with composer Emma Lovell – 5 min., created March 2014

  • Presented at: Lawrence Batley Theatre (Young Composers Project), Huddersfield, UK (March 2013)

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Performance and Process (Ottawa, Canada)

 

A Perte De Vue (https://www.lafabriqueculturelle.tv/capsules/10038/a-perte-de-vue-noemie-lafrance)

  • director Peter Jacobs, choreographer Noémie Lafrance, 120 hour creation process for large scale installation work, 2 public performances (July/August 2017)

 

Creative Process with choreographer Dan Wild

  • 40-hour creation process with choreographer Dan Wild funded by the Ontario Arts Council (November 2015)

 

Nuit Blanche Ottawa Gatineau

  • The Recesses (7 hours) a self-choreographed solo of improvised movement and projection art in collaboration with Jason Cobill regarding innocence and curiosity, 7 hrs., (August 2015)

 

Outdoor performances at Dusk Dances

  • The Teacup (10 minutes), Strathcona Park, choreography by Chantale MacLeod (June 2011)

 

Dancing in the Streets 

  • improvised dance performances at various locations in downtown Ottawa and surrounding areas (2009-2012) 

 

Performance and Process (London, UK)

 

Performances with Sounding Motion, London, UK  

  • dancer in Folk Song (15 minutes, live music from Caleigh Hough and Stephen Upshaw) at the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham (October 2016)

  • dancer in OpenLab (30 minutes, live music from Caleigh Hough and Stephen Upshaw) at the Barbican’s Pit Theatre in London: performances combined live, improvised music and dance (February - March 2013)

  • dancer and choreography for two solos: corridors (8 minutes), Open Spaces (5 minutes, music by Emma Lovell), and the duet The Evolution of Communication (5 minutes, music by Leyla Cevik) as part of the Young Composers Project at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, UK (March 2013)

  • dancer and choreographer for the solo corridors, (8 minutes) and Three Taghs (10 minutes) for the High Tide Festival, Suffolk, UK (May 2013).

 

Outreach work with Sounding Motion, London, UK

  • co-created and co-directed three four-hour long workshops with Sounding Motion for young composers at Huddersfield University, Huddersfield, UK (March 2013)

Select workshops and masterclasses attended in Ottawa, Montreal, and London (2012-2018) 

Ultima Vez with Iñaki Azpillaga

Sore for Punching You – Field Trip

Lost Dog with Ben Duke

Peeping Tom Company with Jos Baker

Jasmin Vardimon Company

Gaga  in choreography with Chisato Ohno

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with Navala Chaudari

Hofesh Shechter Company - the art of not looking back and Uprising

AHA improvisation workshop

Akram Khan Company - Vertical Road

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Bouffon with Massimo Agostinelli

Rubberbandance with Victor Quijada

Random Dance

 

Grants and funding awarded

 

July 2017 & 2018 - City of Ottawa, Arts Organisation funding for Dark Horse Dance Projects, $10,000

February 2017 - Community Foundation of Ottawa, Community Grant for Dark Horse Dance Projects, $6,445

January 2017 - Ontario Arts Council, Festival/Series Grant for Dark Horse Dance Projects, $15,000

January 2016 - Ontario Arts Council, Festival/Series Grant for Dark Horse Dance Projects, $15,000

December 2015 - Community Foundation of Ottawa, Community Grant for Dark Horse Dance Projects (2016), $5,000

May 2015 - Ottawa Arts Council, Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts for Dark Horse Dance Projects, $500

April 2015 - Ontario Arts Council, Creation Grant for new work commissioning choreographer Dan Wild, $4,860

December 2014 - City of Ottawa, Creation Grant for new work, “pouring soul over bones” - $4,000

Producing

 

Co-Director and Founder of Dark Horse Dance Projects: an annual Ottawa-based contemporary dance platform offering subsidised performance opportunities and residencies to artists strongly linked to the Ottawa dance community. Supported by Ottawa Dance Directive, The School of Dance, Ottawa Arts Council, Community Foundation of Ottawa, and the Ontario Arts Council we have been running since 

July 2015.

Professional training 

 

The School of Dance, Ottawa, Diploma in Contemporary Dance (2009-2012)