Cara Spooner is a choreographer, caregiver and caretaker who makes performances, maps and gardens in relation to the moving body and site. Her performance work has been presented at the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), The PuSh International Performance Festival (Vancouver), Canadian Stage (Toronto), The Goethe Institut (Toronto), Stromereien 11 (Zürich), Theatre Der Welt (Düsseldorf) and her Audience Handbook has been translated and printed internationally. She worked in Public Programming at Workman Arts from 2015-2020 and is currently the Artistic Producer at Dancemakers. She is of Belgian, Scottish, Ukranian and Russian Jewish ancestry based in Tkaranto under Treaty 13.
On the Table Off the Table
Aspiring to aesthetic neutrality or demanding attention as a chosen object, the table reappears throughout the history of performance, at times taking center stage, at other times hiding in plain sight.
Joe Culpepper (USA)
Claudia Edwards (Toronto)
Vanessa Dion Fletcher (Toronto)
Nadège Grebmeier Forget (MTL)
Marcin Kedzior (Toronto)
Mathieu Lacroix (MTL)
Mani Mazinani (Toronto)
Sue Murad (USA)
Jehan Roberson (USA)
Cara Spooner (Toronto)
Film: Rope by Francesco Gagliardi
Film: Rope explores the relationship between cinematic space and the space of live performance, and our ways of interpreting and recollecting the experience of movement within the film frame.
Performed by Cara Spooner, Francesco Gagliardi, Marcin Kedzior and Michael Caldwell.