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Denise Fujiwara Denise Fujiwara

Denise is a choreographer, dancer, dance impresario and dance teacher with over 30 years of professional experience.  She began her interesting career in childhood, as a gymnast and competed internationally on the Canadian Modern Gymnastics team.  Upon completing an Honours B.F.A. in Dance at York University (1974-1979), she became one of the founders of T.I.D.E. (Toronto Independent Dance Enterprise).  Here she was instrumental in the creation of a diverse body of work for the now-defunct but still notorious company that danced across Canada for 10 years. More


Terrill MaguireTerrill Maguire

Terrill Maguire has been called an innovator, instigator, and an inspiration.  She is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, artistic director; and a pioneer of the Independent Dance movement in Canada. Among other things, she teaches part-time in the Dance Department of York University; has initiated and directed the Inde Festivals of New Dance and Music; done extensive Artists-in-Schools residencies all over Ontario, including in remote northern communities; produced community arts events, and has received choreography commissions and awards, including the Chalmers Award in choreography. More

Brian QuirtBrian Quirt

Brian is a dramaturg, director and playwright. He is the founding Artistic Director of Nightswimming, a Toronto-based dramaturgical company that commissions and develops new works of theatre, dance and music, and conducts theatrical research through its unique Pure Research program. With Nightswimming, Brian has commissioned more than two dozen new works of dance and drama, many of which have gone on to acclaimed productions in Toronto and elsewhere. More