Memory of a Shadow (2012)

Memory of a Shadow is a 50 minute work / performance for musician and dancer. The project was created by the artists Jean-François (composer, musician, and instrument inventor) and Siôned Watkins (choreographer and dancer).

In Memory of a Shadow, the basis for the work of the two protagonists is the use of movement, body space, borders and shadows. One is captivated by two soloists, two disciplines who meet dynamically in a dance stripped of superfluous movement.

Totem Dance series invites choreographers / dancers to create new works using our unique musical instruments. These works are first presented in Montréal, often at Espace Totem and then go on tour.

“Memory of a Shadow” was presented on May 18, 2012 at “Espace Totem” (Montréal).
Thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Montreal Arts Council.

Memory of a Shadow : Music & Dance project
Music Composer / Musician : Jean-François Laporte
Choreographer / Dancer : Siôned Watkins
Created : May 18 2012 during the Totem Dance #3 at Espace Totem (Montreal)

Siôned Watkins
Dancer, choreographer and teacher,Siôned is a vibrant member of the Canadian dance community. Since graduating from Les Ateliers de Danse de Montréal in 1993, she has performed in over 11 countries and choreographed a number of dance films including the award winning (ADF festival) Ghostworld. As well as dancing for a number of independents such as Tammy Forsythe and Sarah Williams, Siôned danced for Danièle Desnoyers’ company, Le Carré Des Lombes for over 9 years.

Most recently, she has performed for Dana Gingras (Holy Body Tattoo / Animals of Distinction) and Bandes Interdites. Now based in Ottawa, Siôned is teaching movement at Ottawa University and working on her next creation during an upcoming Ottawa Dance Directive residence (summer 2013). She is also working on a new creation for Theatre Director Daniel Mroz of Les Ateliers du corps.

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