Archive for ‘Performances’

May 26, 2016

Findings / Trouvailles video @ Link 2016

January 7, 2016

Findings / Trouvailles at Solstice 2015, photos by Yvonne Chew


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March 8, 2015

Embody (In My Body) Performance and Talkback

The long version of our performance presented at the Embody (In my body) Conference is posted here. You can also watch the talkback. Email me your comments!

November 24, 2014

Embody (in My Body) Video Invitation

June 27, 2014

Hello Hello (performance) July 6 from 12-2pm at the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza: FREE


July 6 from 12-2pm at the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza: FREE

You are invited to Hello Hello, my latest work, in collaboration with:

  • Anne Cooper, Meredith Kalaman, Miriam Colvin and Mirae Rosner (dance);
  • Mark Haney (double base), Alison Gorman (Trumpet), Ellen Marple (trombone), Sam Davidson (clarinet)
  • The Roundhouse Community Dancers.

Location: Roundhouse Community Centre: 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver 

Hello Hello

Hello Hello connects architecture, audience, four musicians, four professional dancers and the Roundhouse Community Dancers. It is free, in an accessible location and suitable for all ages. Bring a picnic and come to see this performance! We will be performing in the Roundhouse Theatre in case of rain, at 1pm.

In Hello Hello, dancers and musicians are often close to the public for a rich experience of each instruments’ sound and the details of the dance. In the past 4 years, ‘joy’ became the focus of my attention in its power to increase embodiment, presence and attention. I find the spectrum of joy fascinating. It is the basic foundation of why most of us dance.

Dance Traces

The work is set in he Dance Trace installation, an activity for all ages. Before and after the performance, you are are invited to trace the footprints of your own choreography for others to try. This playful installation animates the public space with bodies moving in unusual ways: turning, jumping, moving backwards, etc.

Process and Partners

Hello Hello’s process and choreography is influenced by my two mentors, Karen Jamieson  and Nina Martin. I have grown a lot under Karen’s mentorship in my investigation of the connection between community engaged and professional practices. Since 2005, I have been taking every opportunity to study with Nina Martin to explore Ensemble Thinking, a set of tools for dance making. In Hello Hello’s process I am exploring more opportunities to connect community dancers with professional dancers and musicians using Ensemble Thinking.

Thank you to Justine Chambers, Jane Osborne and Hailey McCloskey for their contribution in the early phase of the process.

This project is supported by the British-Columbia Arts Council and the province of British-Columbia.






Many thanks to the partners: the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, Made in BC Dance on Tour, Conseil Culturel et Artistique Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique and Moberly Arts and Culture.

May 23, 2014

Foolish Operations Ensemble (Link Performance 2014)

May 22, 2014

Roundhouse Community Dancers Link Performance May 2014

June 16, 2013

Performance at Trout Lake Day

June 23rd at 3:30pm just east of the new Trout Lake Community Centre’s playground. Free!

Consider coming to Trout Lake Day to witness our latest work. We will be performing a 20 minute piece along many other great performances and events. After two years of steady practice, our ensemble of parents and children is excited to show what we’ve been working on: contact improvisation, ensemble improvisation, patience, listening, joy, play… For more information or videos about the Foolish Operations Ensemble and Dancing the Parenting click here.

  • Music by double bassist Mark Haney.
  • A dance score by Julie Lebel with the input of all participants.
  • Performance by Erin Robertson and Isabelle, Nissa Howard, Peggy Leung, Julie Lebel with June and Léonie, Madoka Hara and Cosmo, Michele Andersen with Aden and Mateo, Janet Walker, Steve with Martine and Philippe, Anne Cooper and Meredtih Kalaman.

Trout Lake Community Centre  is located at : 3360 Victoria Drive

We need volunteers, are you available to help? See info:

  • public members needed for dress rehearsal on Saturday June 22 from 10 to 11 am;
  • photographers for the performance;
  • videographers for the performance;
  • space set up on June 23rd.

Email Julie Lebel at foolishoperations at for more details. Thank you!

April 3, 2013

Dancing the Parenting performance on April 10 at Moberly Arts and Culture

Dancing the Parenting is the research I am conducting with parents who wish to dance with their children. We practice improvisation in dance and music. I would love to have you witness our new work at Link. The performance is at 7:30pm on April 10 at Moberly Arts and Culture. For more information on Link and all other groups performing visit Link 2013.

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March 29, 2012

Link studio exchange and performance

Link is a yearly event to connect communities through dance in Vancouver. The Foolish Operations Ensemble performed in it on April 12 2012 at the Roundhouse in Vancouver. Photos taken by Mike Fellows can be viewed here, and photos taken by Chris Randle can be viewed below!

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