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Jillian Groening

Jillian Groening

Editorial and Production Coordinator

Jillian Groening is a Winnipeg-based dancer, performer and writer. She has worked with Jolene Bailie and Gearshifting Performance Works on Happyland (2016), Hybrid Human (2016), performed at in/future, (Toronto), and Myriad Beings (2015). She is currently in process with Marie-Josée Chartier for the work petite danses (2017). Groening is a contributor to Dance International Magazine and just dance! Magazine, as well as The Dance Current. Groening holds a BA(Hons) in dance from the School of Contemporary Dancers in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg.
 
Jillian was an intern with The Dance Current from September 2014 to December 2016. 

Jillian Groening's Work

A Driving Force

By Jillian Groening

Dancer and choreographer Casimiro Nhussi is a pioneer of contemporary African dance in Canada. Writer Jillian Groening details his journey from his Makonde community, to New York City, to Winnipeg – where he established NAfro Dance Productions in 2002.

 

Reflections from Karen Kain

As The National Ballet of Canada prepares for their international tour, Karen Kain reflects on her twelfth year as artistic director.

Inspire

Video Feedback By Jillian Groening

How DIY screen dance is changing the way we create

Healing as Performative Practice

By Jillian Groening

The Young Lungs Dance Exchange Research Series in Winnipeg, featuring Jaime Black, Brenda McLean and Kristy Janvier, focuses on exploration and idea generation. Photographer Leif Norman and writer Jillian Groening collected fragments of this shared creative ground.

Wake

Wake explores the isolation created by technology and how we can rebuild and reconnect with the people around us.

Influences

The Tools of the Trade By Jillian Groening

Dancers from across Canada share what makes some of their favourite local dance stores so memorable.

 

What We Talk About When We Talk About Death

A discussion of Andrew Henderson and Eroca Nichols’ Taking it to the Grave By Jillian Groening

Promoted as a living funeral, Taking it to the Grave was artist, performer and stage manager Andrew Henderson aka Glamdrew’s parting party, a defiant reclaiming of death and a lesson in letting go.

 

Remembering Phillip H. Cole Jr.

Born in 1945, Phillip H. Cole Jr. led a life full of performance and adventure, set on sharing his talents with the world.

 

Remembering Sonia Fabian

Sonia Fabian was the first person to establish a dance school in the northern city of Prince George, BC, offering classes in styles ranging from ballet to jazz to tap.

Tethered

Created during Dancers’ Studio West’s Dance Action Lab 2016, Catherine Hayward’s new work Tethered explores a heavy, unifying eternity.

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