Other Arts Life

Every artist needs an arsenal of tools to work with… here is a sampling of some artistic adventures when I’m not choreographing, writing, acting, or dancing!

Teaching / Workshops

Imagination in Motion – Theatricality in dance

Imagination in Motion is designed to deepen connections between the mind and body in order to give both experienced and novice movers new vantage points from which to view their practice. Participants will find themselves freed through a daring combination of textual, musical and visual exercises all building upon each other and intertwining as part of the dance. This workshop will draw upon existing skills while challenging abilities of each participant. An enlightening opportunity for anyone with an adventurous spirit and desire to move.

Facia in communication – Contact Improv

Muscle memory has nothing to do with muscles, and everything to do with facia. In this workshop, dancers will activate facial networks to examine the connections available under the skin through a progression of awareness of touch sensitivity. Discover connections within the body, and between one another to enhance physical awareness through space.

Unseen Possibilities – Instant Choreography tools

Beginning with simple movement phrases, participants will be guided through a process of examining choreographic choices. The endless combination of a few fundamental factors result in vastly different meanings in the eyes of the audience. Building on years of outside eye and dance dramaturgy practices, Mark Kunji Ikeda helps uncover the possibilities that are just beyond your reach.

University of Calgary – Sessional Instructor Movement 2015
Rosebud School of the Arts – Sessional Instructor Movement 2014
Rocky Mountain College – Guest Instructor Movement 2014
Quest Theatre – Artist in Residence 2009-present
Trickster Theatre – Artist in Residence 2010-present
Arts Commons – Independant Contractor Physical Theatre
Imagination in Motion – Independant Workshop series (U of C, Good Women, NEXGENdance)

Dance Dramaturge 
Outside Eye Consultant – Dancers’ Studio West (ongoing)
Outside Eye – Dance Montage 2015 (2 works)
Outside Eye – Alberta Dance Festival 2014-2015 (4 works)
Outside Eye – Cross Fertilization DSW/Pulse 2015

Baby Clown with John Turner
The House Project – Swallow a Bicycle

Stage Manager
White Noise – a multi-disciplinary stage play by Devon Dubnyk
Cross Currents 2015 – collaboration of dance artists
Fully Functional – Inside Out Theatre / MoMo Dance Theatre
ProArts@Noon – MoMo Dance Theatre
Body Language – MoMo Dance Theatre

Taryn and the Little Yohos – Guitar / Vocals

Sound Engineer

Graphic Design


Stilt Performer

Human Statue