A new solo created by Tavia Christina will be premiering this spring (April 10th) at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, Ontario at the Flow exhibition curated by @virginiaeichhorn. Christina will explore the topography of Womxn’s menstruation cycles. She will be cycling through a physical score that will showcase the integral balance between normality and abnormality, ultimately transforming the perception of how we conceptualize a period. Photography by Francesca Chudnoff. Original music by Paul Ciuriea. Outside Mentorship by Lauren Runions
CANADIAN ART MAGAZINE ARTICLE HERE
Power Moves (2019)
Description coming soon
Premiered Summer of 2017 in Kibbutz Ga'aton, Israel, this intimate solo was created in order to research the absence of love. Auto; is primarily based on the themes of intimacy and consent. My research in the beginning phase of the work included physical task work revolving around questions such as: What does it means to actively give to or restrain from someone? Are we being vocal? What happens when one gives in? Through physical movement, I explored these concepts/questions and constructed a body map. This work was adapted and shown at Naked State Residency apart of Teresa Ascenato’s Arts Unfold
Noise Floor (2017)
How does noise constrict or free you in certain situations, Where are the different ranges on your body that can initiate sound, How does pace affect sound, Where was sound first developed in the body and lastly, can we create new sound or frequencies. These leading questions will aid the dancer’s vocal and textual based research and will become a blend of the soundtrack and movement within the piece. Throughout the piece, there will be obstacles ie. tape, microphones, water and tubes that the dancer will use. These objects can either hinder or enhance the vocal/text based movement.
It Shouldn't Happen (2016)
Testing physical boundaries, It Shouldn't Happen is a duet based on curiosity of the unknown. Through trial and error, physical restrictions hinder the capability to move outside a constructed and confined space.