Meghan’s online CV

PROFILE:

Originally from Toronto, Meghan Goodman is an interdisciplinary dance artist and Iyengar yoga instructor. Graduating from Simon Fraser University with a BFA in dance, and minor in mathematics in 2003, Meghan has been performing, choreographing and teaching in Vancouver for the past 12 years. Her experience creating interdisciplinary and site-specific work led Meghan to join the Body Narratives Collective (BNC) in 2008, co-directing with dance artist Julia Carr, and the IMP Collective in 2013 with multimedia artist Igor Santizo and composer Phil Thomson.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE:

Interdisciplinary Performances with Body Narratives Collective (BNC), co-director Julia Carr:

2016

 

* Performances of Here on the Ground, commission by Sarah Chase at the Dancing on the Edge Festival, mixed program, Edge 1, July 7 and 8, 2016

* Premiere of Ties That Bind, featuring Sarah Chase’s Here on the Ground performed by BNC co- directors Meghan and Julia, and With you for the Long Haul, choreography by BNC, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, April 20-23, 2016

* Bloom 1, excerpts from With You for the Long Haul, Mascall Dance, Feb 16, 23 and March 1

2015

* Project CPR 6.1 (Choreographic Practice and Research) with BNC and Claire French, Phase 1 rehearsals February-March, 2015, Phase 2 rehearsals July/August and public showing September, 2015

* BNC facilitated workshops dance/photography at the Anvil Centre, October 2015

 

2014    

* Choreographic research phase 1 with Sarah Chase, Hornby Island, November

* A Journey of Dance in Flight, ongoing wind tunnel training project with BNC

* Be Graceful in the Wind solo choreographed by Meghan Goodman performed by Julia Carr for the BC Buds Spring Arts Festival, Firehall Arts Centre, May. Choreographed and performed in the commission from the Dancing on the Edge Festival to develop Be Graceful in the Wind for Dusk Dances, Portside Park, July.

2013

* Dark Room: the realm of symbols, science and memories, production and premiere in partnership with the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, The Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre and support through the British Columbia Arts Council, December. Project support through Residency at SFU Woodwards, May 2013, DanceLab recipients, Scotiabank Dance Centre (SBDC), 2011-2012,  and Artist in Residence at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 2011-2012

*In the House Festival performance collaboration with CR Avery, June

2012  

*Do you remember the moment? Premiere at 7, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, September

*Habitat: A Community Performance Project in collaboration with puppet artist Maggie Winston Artists in Communities Program 2012, Kensington Community Centre, January-June

2011 

*Tracing Trace BNC collaboration with Even Oldridge and Siobhan Sloane- Seale. Presented at The Anderson Street Space, January 2011, BC Buds Spring Arts Fair,  Firehall, May 2010, and In the House Festival, June 2010

2010  

* Xenoglossy  a new trio commissioned by the collective from Rob Kitsos with a granting assistance from BCAC, project creation October-November, showing at SFU May 2011.

2009

*Drink Sand in the Desert with Johanna Chapman-Smith (music) and April Martin (poetry). Presented at BC Buds Spring Arts Festival, Firehall, May, and Dusk Dances, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Queen Elizabeth Park, July

Aerial Dance Performances with Aeriosa Dance Society, choreography by Julia Taffe:

2009-2016

* Pseudotsuga – Earth to Sky, Orchid Ensembe collaboration with Aeriosa, performances in Stanley Park,  as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival, July 13 and 14, 2016

 

* Orchid Ensemble and Aeriosa performances in the Tofino Botanical Gardens, May 2015

* Offleashed, SPCA Gala Fundraiser, Roundhouse Community Arts and Rec Centre, November 2014

* Filming of Itte Q, aired on Japanese Nippon Television, Scotiabank Dance Centre, September 2014

 

* Tofino Botanical Gardens residency and performances, September 2014

* UBC Botanical Gardens aerial Dancing With the Grand Firs, June and August 2014

* Residency at The Banff Centre and residency/performance at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre through Made in BC, January-February 2014.

* International Dance Day performance of Refugia at SFU Woodwards with Aeriosa, April 2014

* Rendez-vous Canada performance at the Vancouver Convention Centre, May 2014

* Refugia, SFU Woodwards Atrium, residency/performance, November 2013

* 13th Annual Tofino Lantern Festival, Botanical Garden residency/performance, August 2013

* Loose Yourself to Dance IFSC World Youth Climbing Championship Opening Ceremony, Sannich, Aug 2013

* The Chief Film Shoot in Squamish, July 2013

* Shadbolt Centre for the Arts except of Being residency/performance of Refugia, June 2013

* Mountain Climbing Skills Development Workshop, Red Rocks, April 2013

* Father Daughter Ball,  Hollyburn Country Club, November 2012

* Topping Off Celebration, L Tower, Toronto, October 2012

* Discover Dance Noon Show,  SBDC, September 2012

* Rock Climbing Wall Opening Ceremony, Richmond Olympic Oval, May 2012

* Excerpt from Being, Boulders Climbing Gym Opening Ceremony, Saanich, December 2011

* Being at the SBDC’s 10th Anniversary, September 2011

* Thunderbird at Illuminaries, Canada Place and Dancing on the Edge Festival in Library Square in collaboration with the Eagle Song Dancers, July 2011

* Pop Up Dances at the Winterruption Festival on Granville Island, February 2011

* ReImagine Art Festival in Penticton, September 2010

* Serendipity at the Vancouver Block Building on Granville Street, September 2010

* Opening Ceremonies  residency and performance for the Kinnear building at the Banff Centre, July 2010

* In Situ at The 2010 Paralympics at Library Square choreography by Amelia Rudolph of Project Bandaloop, showing in May 2009, premiere in March 2010

* Cachoeira at the SBDC’s Open House, September 2009

* Inspired by Place at the Cultural Olympiad, Whistler residency/performance, January-February 2009

Performances with IMP Collective (Igor Santizo multimedia artist & Phil Thomson composer):

2014

* Filled with Light collaboration at the Aberthau mansion with support from the Vancouver Park Board, West Point Grey Community Centre and Loco Moto Art Collective; creation residency and performance, March.

Performances with Public Dreams Society:

2002-2011

* Thriller at the Secret Souls Walk choreography by Katherine Single-Dain.

* Roving character performances at: Yaletown LiveCity Site for the Olympics, Lunar Fest, Parade of Lost Souls, Wandering Angles Lantern Festival, Illuminaries, Mountain Mardi Gras Festival, Winter Solstice Celebration, Salmon Festival, and the North Vancouver Lantern Festival

Performances with Choom Hanna Dance Company, choreography by Hanna Kiel:

2006-2007

* The Truth in Information, Scotiabank Dance Centre (SBDC)

* Chrysanthemum and Speak to Me, Speak to You at the Centre A Gallery with visual arts exhibit by Yoko Ono

* Giving Birth in Dreams with Jung Ah-Chung for  Dance Works at the Lynda Raino Studio in Victoria and at Pulse, SBDC

The Society for Public Spontaneity (Directors Mirae Rosner, Shannon Fitzgerald, Meghan Goodman):

2006-2007

* Illusions of Speed and/or Grandeur presented at BC Buds, Gallery Gachet, and the Meme Lab

* CAMP: A small, simply constructed temporary dwelling for recreational and seasonal use, workshop and community performance project in partnership with Main Dance and the Secret Lantern Society,  13th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration.

Independent Performance Contracts:

2014 

* Sculpture model for visual artist Colleen Barlow, April-May

* Performed Silver Fan Dance, Firebelly Production Society,  Vancouver Convention Centre, May

* Motion Capture model, for SFU’s study LOTE, at Emily Carr University, May

2013    

* Moving Stories, film shoot with the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) and The  School of Contemporary Arts (SCA) of SFU  Choreography by Thecla Schiphorst.

* Tea: A Mirror of Soul,Vancouver Opera, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, May

* The Magic Flute, choreography by Michelle Olson, Vancouver Opera, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, March

2011

* IBEW Convention, The Underground Circus,  Vancouver Convention Centre, September

* Taking Your Experience for Mine, choreographed by Sara Coffin, premiering on International Dance Day at the SBDC in April, and excerpts for Dance in Vancouver, December

2010  

*ANU 8: Hunger, interdisciplinary collaborative performance directed by Tanya Evanson of Mother  Tongue Media, Roundhouse Community Centre, October

* Blissful Living with Padma (11 episodes) and Modern Meditations with Padma (16 episodes) yoga television series,  Joy TV, May-September.

* COPY, choreographer Justine Chamber’s and video artist Josh Hite. Studio showing and at SBDC, December 2008, Residency at the SBDC, January 2010, and premiere at Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre, July

*Athlete’s Village Opening Ceremonies choreographed by Kira Shaffer, Firebelly, February

2009  

*Push by Rob Kitsos, duet with Vanessa Goodman presented at 12 Minutes Max, the Firehall, December 2008 Dancing on the Edge Festival, Firehall, July and Submerged at the Roundhouse, October

* Costume design assistant for Raven Spirit Dance’s, Gathering Light, SBDC, September

* The“What If” Dance choreographed by Katherine Single-Dain, 12 Minutes Max, Dancing on the Edge Festival,  and The Work Less Party Masquerade Ball

*Trinket created by Caroline Liffman and Chris O’Connor, In the House Festival, June

*Humongous Church Volunteer #23,  choreographed by Jennifer Clarke, DanceLab, SBDC, January

2008

*Do It choreographed by Lydia Wagerer’s in Exchanges with Company Erasga, SBDC, November

*Created/Performed A Disappearing Act, The Yoga Space, 10th Anniversary Celebration

*Highly Unlikely but Very Serious choreographed by Jennifer Clarke, performed at the Dancing on the Edge Festival and Time Lapse production at EDAM, September 2007

*Co-created/performed Listening In Halves with Vanessa Goodman in FLING, Moberly Arts and Culture Centre (MACC), June

*BODYGlass excerpt from Alvin Tolentino and Peter Chin’s full work, three site-specific locations for International Dance Week, April, apprenticeship, April-July 2007.

*Choreographed for stART dance, Chutzpah Festival, March

*Good-Natured Pandemonium in collaboration with Vanessa Goodman and visual artist Travis  Jones, Dances for a Small Stage 18, January

2007

*Line #1 research with choreographer Justine Chambers for Dances for a Small Stage 16, May.

2006

*Island Vogue, Granville Island fashion/dance event, November

*The Journey, the Art Institute of Vancouver’s Fashion show, River Rock Casino, September

*In the Deep, Mutya Macatumpag, The Meeting of Terpsichore & Penelope, Ayden Gallery, March

2005

*Co-created/performed Innerhouse with Vanessa Goodman, Rebound, MACC Studio Theatre, October

*A Disappearing Act collaboration with designer Bobby Clark, Brief Encounters #1, November

*Move at Jay Senetchko’s gallery show and fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation, September

*Co-created/performed with Aretha Aoki and Chris O’Connor presented at Bloom, May, Mascall Dance and Powell Street Festival, Firehall, July

*Co-created/performed “_____ Space” with Siobhan Sloane-Seale presented at Nextfest Emerging Artist Festival, Edmonton, June, 12 Minutes Max, Firehall, November 2004, and Bloom, Mascall Dance, May 2004

2004

*Apprenticed with Tara Cheyenne for Life Signs at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, April

*Performed Shannon Fitzgerald’s choreography at Bloom, Mascall Dance, March

2003

*Co-created/performed Webbing with Siobhan Sloane-Seale, in West, MACC, June

*Co-created/performed in UN/STUCK, In the House Festival, NextFest in Edmonton

*Performed in Density choreographed by Desirée Dunbar in Full at the MACC and the Noon Show Series at Simon Fraser University, March

2002 

*(Hers) For the Taking, choreography by Monica Strehlke. Looking for Space, Roundhouse, June

DANCE AND MOVEMENT TEACHING:

* Co-facilitated a BNC Movement and Long Exposure Photography Workshop for;
-Arts Fundamentals for teachers and art educators through ArtStarts, January 10th, 2015
-The Frog Hallow Neighbourhood House, Staff Retreat at Loon Lake, June 1st, 2013
-Partnership at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, April 26, 2012.

* Co-facilitated Imaginal Movement Play, public workshop on creative process with IMP Collective, West Point Grey Community Centre, Feb 22, 2014

* Co-facilitated and artists Urban Creative Retreat: Light Your Creative Fire with April Martin-Ko, Full Circle Studio, October 2014

*Co-facilitated a choreographic workshop open to professional performers at SFU Woodwards as part of BNC’s residency and development for Dark Room, May 14, 2013.

*Co-facilitated “playshops”, scenic design, puppet crafting, and swimming pool dance workshops at Kensington Community Centre during January-June 2012 residency

* Facilitator-in-training for the Joe Ink Move It workshop. Assisted at the Surrey Arts Centre, August 2008 and at the Roundhouse Community Centre March 19-23, 2007.

* Teaching Modern Fusion dance class at Drive Dance Centre, September 07-March 08

* Instructor and Rehearsal Director for the stART Dance Company, January-May 2007

* Teaching the senior and intermediate level modern dance classes at the Richmond Academy of Dance, January 2005-June 2008

* Teaching children’s classes at Dunbar Community Centre; Ballet, Modern, Creative Movement, Jazz and Dance Fusion, July 2005-July 2006.

* Guest teacher for secondary school students at Victoria Performing Arts School in Edmonton, June

* Job sharing with Desirée Dunbar teaching pre-professional contemporary dance classes at the Vanleena Dance Academy, September-December 2004

* Noon hour Jazz and Hip Hop dance classes to public school children for D’Hersey Dance Co., January-April 2004

* Guest teacher for senior students at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, Toronto, 2003

* Kinder-dance classes at Mt. Pleasant Community Centre, January-April 2004

* Strength and conditioning classes to dancers aged14-16 at the Pacific Ballet Institute, Vancouver January-June 2003

YOGA CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS:

* From the Ground Up, month-long progressive Iyengar Yoga Workshop, Ocean and Crow, January 2015, May 2014,& October 2013

* Bandhas and Breath, 1-day Iyengar Yoga Workshop, East Side Yoga, October 2014

* An Introduction to Yoga in the Ropes, 1-day yoga workshop co-facilitated with Siobhan Sloane-Seale,  Yoga on 7th, February 2015, October 2014 & June 2014

* Yoga for Seasonal Allergies, 1-day yoga workshop, East Side Yoga, May 2013

* Special Practice for Women, 1-day yoga workshop, East Side Yoga, April 2012 & Staff Research and Development workshop at Yyoga Burrard Street, November 2011

* Headstand and Shoulderstand: Preparations and Personal Set-Ups, 1-day yoga workshop, Green Room Yoga, February 2011

* Introduction to Iyengar Yoga, 1-day workshop, Green Room Yoga, November 2011

* Teaching Iyengar Yoga progressive courses at The Yoga Space, September 2013-present

* Teaching progressive yoga courses at Green Room Yoga Studio, November 2008-present

* Teaching Slow Yoga at East Side Yoga re-named Ocean and Crow March 2007-present

* Teaching studio Flow classes at Flow Yoga, September 2006-December 2012

* Teaching Vinyasa Flow classes at Unityoga, August 2006-September 2011

EDUCATION, AWARDS AND GRANTS:

* Occupational First Aid Level 1 certification, August 2014

* Iyengar Yoga certification, January 2010-April 2013, with Retraining Grant from the Dancer Transition Resource Centre

* BCAC Creation and Performance Grant for Dark Room with BNC, 2013

* 200-hour Teacher Certification Program at Flow Yoga, 2006

* BFA Degree in Dance and a Minor in Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, 1998-2003

* Scholarship to Exchanges Workshop hosted by Co. Erasga with artist Lydia Wagerer in 2008, and Rafaële Giovanola in 2012

* BC Arts Council Professional Performing Arts Grant to create Xenoglossy with BNC, 2011

* Emerging Artist Award for Karine Pointes’ choreographic workshop, SBDC, 2007

* Open Undergraduate Scholarship at SFU, from 1999-2003

* Dance Major at Etobicoke School of the Arts, 1993-1998

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