Photo by Andi Mcleish
The Body Orchestra is a collection of independent dance artists based mostly in Vancouver, BC. The company officially formed in 2016 to create Jenn Edward’s Conduit. Two more works have been created to date: Other Creatures (Edwards) and Viewer Discretion (Aoki). As a triple bill, these works were presented at the 2017 Calgary Fringe Festival and the Winnipeg Fringe in 2018. The Body Orchestra will be hitting the Vancouver Fringe Festival from Sept 5th- 15th, 2019 with a new work by Edward’s Imposter Syndrome alongside Other Creatures and Conduit.
Artistic Directors: Jen Aoki and Jenn Edwards
Performers: Jen Aoki, David Clennin, Kayla Devos, Jenn Edwards, Erin Lequereux, Mary Jane Paquette, Samantha Presley and Silene Razo.
Past Collaborators: Jonothan Kim (lighting designer), Mary Jane Paquette (Composer), Jakob Liljenwall (composer), Marc Arboleda (dramaturgy), Cody Cox (dancer), James Amzin-Nahirnic (dancer), Jess Ames (dancer), Clare Twiddy (dancer), Marcelle Lemos (dancer) and Carolyn Schmidt (dancer).
Winnipeg Fringe Festival (Winnipeg – July, 2018) Calgary Fringe Festival (Calgary – Aug, 2017)
CONDUIT at the Gold Saucer (Vancouver – Oct, 2016)
Parade of Lost Souls (Vancouver – Oct, 2016)
Dusty Flowerpot Third Thursday Cabaret (Vancouver – Sept, 2016)