- Vancouver based dance artist
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CV

Performance

2017 “Ing” Open Showing, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, March 2017 Sasha Kleinplatz

2017 “Semi-precious: the faceting of a gemstone only appears complete and critical” Vancouver Art Gallery, presented at Re-Fuse event, Vancouver, BC, March 2017 Justine Chambers

2017 “Dancers Playing Basketball” Woodwards Atrium, presented by Vancouver International Dance Festival, Vancouver, BC  March, 2017 Deanna Peters/Mutable Subject

2017 "Faroucious" The Russian Hall, Blink Fundraiser performance, Vancouver, BC February 2017 Farouche Collective

2016 “How will  we be together?”  Scotiabank Dance Center, Open Showing/Critique in conjunction with Simon Fraser University MFA program, Vancouver, BC, November 2016 Sasha Kleinplatz

2016 “8bitself” Roundhouse Community Center, presented by Dance Allsorts, Vancouver, BC November 2016 Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien

2016 “Farouche” Gold Saucer Studio, an evening of work presented by Farouche Collective, Vancouver, BC November 2016 Farouche Collective

2016 “5 Tableaux (It Bounces Back)” Or Gallery, curated in conjunction with SWARM, Vancouver, BC September 2016 Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau

2016 Premiere “For the time being” Roundhouse Community Center, presented by Dance Allsorts, Vancouver, BC January 2016 Mahaila Patterson -O’Brien

2015 Premiere “Saudade” Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC December 2015 Robert Kitsos

2015 Premiere “Dance Work / Work Dance” Audian Gallery, Vancouver, BC May 2015 Emmalena Fredriksson

2015 “Two Great Truths” Scotiabank Dance Center, International Dance Day Presentation, Vancouver, BC April 2015 Katie DeVries

2015 “With & Against” Scotiabank Dance Center, International Dance Day Presentation, Vancouver, BC April 2015 Daisy Thompson

2014 Premiere “20.20.20.” Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC September 2014 Judith Garay/Dancers Dancing

2014 Premiere “what belongs to you” Simon Fraser University, Dancing On The Edge Festival Vancouver, BC July 2014 Vanessa Goodman/The Contingency Plan

2014 Excerpt “this hallow space has a corridor” Scotiabank Dance Center, 12 Minutes Max Choreographic Showcase, Vancouver, BC June 2014 Michael Kong

2013 Expert “what belongs to you” Dance In Vancouver Festival, Vancouver, BC November 2013 Vanessa Goodman/The Contingency Plan

2013 “Remarks on Source Material” Simon Fraser University, MFA Theseus, Vancouver, BC July 2013 Daisy Thompson

2013 Excerpt “what belongs to you”  Roundhouse Community Center, presented by Dance Allsorts Vancouver, BC February 2013 Vanessa Goodman/The Contingency Plan

2012 “Peeling Away Like A Bubble In Wallpaper” Dancing on the Edge Festival Vancouver,  July 2012 Vanessa Goodman/The Contingency Plan

2012 “Gong” Dance for Film Vancouver, BC May 2014 Clancey Dennehy and Carolyn Chan/Metal Dog

Choreography & Collaborations

 

2017  Artists in Residence, two week choreographic residency and workshop with Mardon + Mitsuhashi: Alexa Mardon and Erika Mitsuhashi under mentorship of Christopher House and Ame Henderson, research and development of new work, December 2017, Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto, ON

2017 Artists in Residence, process based artistic residency with Farouche Collective, research and development of a new work involving contemporary dance and new media projections, September 2017, Anvil Centre, New Westminster, BC

2017 Dance Alumni Lab, School for the Contemporary Arts, process based artistic residency lead by Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, Farouche Collective, remount of “LILAC” contemporary dance work with new media projections, collaborators: Felicia Lau, Mahaila Patterson O’Brien, Erika Mitsuhashi, mentorship: Remy Sui May, June 2017, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

2017 “Score for a New You” contemporary dance work with new media projections, choreography by: Mardon + Mitsuhashi: Erika Mitsuhashi and Alexa Mardon, presented by Arts Assembly, April 2017, VIVO Media Arts Center, Vancouver, BC

“The Saddest Girl at the Party” contemporary dance work, choreography collaboration Erika Mitsuhashi and  Francesca Frewer, presented by Shooting Gallery Performance Series, March 2017, Dusty Flowershop Cabaret, Vancouver, BC and presented by New Works: Season Opener, curated by Justine A. Chambers, September 2017, Orpheum Annex, Vancouver, BC

2016 “Farouche” an evening of work presented by Farouche Collective, three solo movement studies, duet “For the time being” choreography by Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, trio “Farouche” work in progress, performed by Farouche Collective: Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, Erika Mitsuhashi, Felicia Lau November 2016, Gold Saucer Studio, Vancouver, BC

2016 “New Beginnings” contemporary dance work, choreography collaboration Erika Mitsuhashi and Alexa Mardon, excerpt presented by The Toronto Community Love-In series ps:we are all here July 2015 Geary Lane, Toronto, ON 

2016 Dance Alumni Lab, School for Contemporary Art, proccess based artistic residency Erika Mitsuhashi, collaborators: Alexa Mardon, Felica Lau, Robert Azevedo May, June 2016 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

2016 “A Full Circle - Movement #3” dance film, choreography collaboration Erika Mitsuhashi and Michael Kong, direction Rodrigo Rocha-Campos, Vancouver, BC

2014 “This room has curved edges” contemporary dance work, solo, choreography and musical arrangement  Erika Mitsuhashi, premiered in the Powell Street Festival August 2014 Firehall Arts Center, Vancouver, BC

2014 “A Full Circle - Movement #1” -Official Selection San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2014, dance film, choreography collaboration Erika Mitsuhashi and Lisa Ho, direction Rodrigo Rocha-Campos, Vancouver, BC 

2012 “Blush Tones”contemporary dance work for 8 dancers, choreography Erika Mitsuhashi, musical collaboration/arrangement Sammy Chien premiered in The December Projects December 2012 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

2012 “Flares” contemporary dance work with projections, collaboration with Media artist Sammy Chien and composer Alex Mah premiered in ASCENSION concert dance and string quintet October 2012 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

2012 “M81”contemporary dance work, collaboration with composer Jeremy Hartman premiered in ASCENSION  October 2012 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

2012 “I fell, and maya held me in this oblivion” site specific contemporary dance work, collaboration with media artist Sammy Chien and Dissonant Disco Collective October 2012 Parade of Lost Souls Festival, Vancouver, BC 

2011 “Feels like burning..” contemporary dance work created for Simon Fraser Dance Grad Class May 2011 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC 

Education/Training

2016 Toronto Community Love-in summer intensive, 2 week workshop series, instructors included: Christopher House (TO), Jamie Wright (MTL),  Jenn Goodwin (TO), Alleyne Dance (UK), Susan  Rethorst (USA) and Claire Reid (TO) Dovercourt House, Toronto, ON

2015 Hofesh Shechter Company intensive, 1 week training under direction of Hofesh Shechter Company members in choreographic repertoire of Hofesh Shechter (UK) The Banff Center, Banff, AB

2015 Tara Cheyenne Performance Talking & Dancing workshop, text and movment workshop under direction of artistic director Tara Cheyenne Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

2014 605 Collective winter intensive, 1 week training under direction of artistic directors Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley in collective repertoire and choreographic methodologies Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

2014 Gaga winter intensive, 1 week training in gaga under direction of Ohad Naharin and Batsheva Dance Company members, training in gaga and gaga methodologies Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, USA

2011 Open training program 3 months training in gaga, contemporary, modern, ballet techniques Peridance Center, New York USA

2007 - 2012  Simon Fraser University B.F.A.Contemporary Dance training contemporary, modern technique, dance composition performed repertoire from choreographers: Judith Garay, Cheryl Prophet, Serge Benethan, Desiree Dunbar, Mui Cheuk-yin, Joe Laughlin, Karen Jamieson, Rob Kitsos, Shae  Zukiwsky, Katie DeVries, Jennifer Mascall, Mark Haim, Marla Eist, Alison, Denham Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

2002 - 2007 training in RAD ballet, ISTD ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, hip hop Vancouver Academy of Dance, Richmond, BC

Teaching

2017 Instructor, Training Society of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, professional “working class” contemporary technique

2007-2010 Instructor, Vancouver Academy of Dance, pre-school level ballet of RAD syllabus, developed parent and tot syllabus

Positions

2017-present

Co-artistic director Francesca Frewer & Erika Mitsuhashi  

2016-present

Co-artistic director Farouche Collective

2016-present

Co-artistic director Mardon + Mitsuhashi

Board & Volunteering

2012-present Board member of Training Society of Vancouver, administration and programming professional contemporary dance training, Vancouver, BC