Ame Henderson

Ame Henderson. Photo Liam Maloney.

© Ame Henderson. Photo Liam Maloney.


Ame Henderson grew up on Vancouver Island and now lives in Toronto where she stewards Public Recordings, a collaboratively run operation dedicated to choreographic research and performance. Committed to collaborative working structures both aesthetically and politically, Henderson’s recent projects focus on the political implications of the synchronous gesture and its potential as a collaboratively authored improvisatory practice of togetherness. Her projects, which continue to be researched and performed at home, across Canada and internationally, include /Dance/Songs/ (2006), The Most Together We’ve Ever Been (2009), relay (2010), 300 TAPES (2010) and what we are saying (2013) as well as commissions for Dancemakers and Toronto Dance Theatre. Most recently, Henderson was an artist-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario where her project rehearsal/performance explored the gallery’s history of live performance culminating in a 12-hour durational rehearsal for Nuit Blanche 2014. Henderson is an associate dance artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre. 







Books & Ephemera

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed