Anna Blewchamp

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Anna Blewchamp

MFA (York)

Professor Emerita
Department of Dance

Professor Blewchamp has worked extensively as a choreographer, performer and teacher in Canada, England and the United States. She has choreographed for Dancemakers, the Danny Grossman Company, Contemporary Dancers Winnipeg, Toronto Dance Theatre, Ottawa Dance Theatre, Ann Ditchburn Dances, Concert Dance Company (Boston), and Junction Dance Theatre (UK). She has also presented works with Danceworks, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Fifteen Dance Lab, Pavlychenko Studio, A SPACE and Premiere Dance Theatre in Toronto. She is the recipient of numerous choreographic awards from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. Other honours include a Judy Jarvis Dance Foundation Award and a Chalmers Award for Choreography.

Anna Blewchamp has lectured extensively on the work of Royal Winnipeg Ballet co-founder Gweneth Lloyd. In 1992 she completed a major reconstruction of The Wise Virgins, a ballet choreographed in 1942 which had been lost for nearly forty years. This project in dance reconstruction led to further enquiry into embodied memory, and to her current research interest in cultural memory. Her specializations include creative process, dance ethnology, dance analysis, dance reconstruction, and urban dance practices.

Areas of Research and Teaching: Modern Technique, Choreography, Dance History, Analysis, Repertory, Reconstruction and Dance Ethnology