Robert Abubo. Photo Jeremy Mimnagh.
Robert Abubo has been a member of Dancemakers since September 2008. Abubo worked with Le Groupe Dance Lab from 1994 to 2006, under artistic director Peter Boneham. As an independent dance artists, he has worked with Tedd Robinson, Louise Lecavalier, Sylvain Emard, Lynda Gaudreau, Shannon Cooney, Bill James, Luc Dunberry, Winnpeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Heidi Strauss, Kate Hilliard and Dana Gingras. Abubo’s own choreographic works have been presented by the Canada Dance Festival, Tangente, Dancer’s Studio West, Kaeja d’Dance, Nuit Blanche (Toronto), CanAsian Dance Festival and The Toronto Love-In. Abubo graduated from David Moroni’s class of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School’s professional division.
Transmitting Trio A (1966) with Sara Wookey
Led by Sara Wookey, a group of dance and performance artists learn Yvonne Rainer’s seminal work, Trio A (1966). The starting point for this project is the shared conversation between dance and performance artists around the distinctions between repertoire and reenactment, in particular consideration of how these modes of archiving in live art relate to the increasing interest in presenting performance art and choreography in the museum.