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HEATHER STEWART is a Canadian choreographer and dance artist currently based in Boston, MA. She has been creating and presenting original work for performance in Montreal, London, and Boston since 2012. In the past Heather’s work has been shortlisted for The Deustche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises and she has received funding and awards from the Boston Foundation, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Somerville Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. The development of her choreographic work has been supported by organizations and residencies including Espace Marie Chouinard, The Place, Centre de Création O Vertigo (CCOV), Earthdance, and Tanzzentrale der region Nürnberg. Most recently Heather received a 2018 Live Arts Boston Award for a new creation with composer dull. She is developing this work at the Boston Center for the Arts where she is a 2018/19 Dancemaker in residence. Fueled by physicality, her work offers intricate and complex meetings between movement and sound. In addition to her choreographic work Heather is currently adjunct faculty at Boston Arts Academy. In the spring of 2014 she completed her MA in Advanced Dance Studies at The London Contemporary Dance School with a strong focus in choreography. She develops her work in collaboration with composer dull.
photos of Heather by Nicole Tomaselli
d u l l
The relationship between movement and music is a fundamental aspect of Heather’s creative process and choreographic tone. She has been collaborating with Montreal based composer dull since 2012. Their process is defined by a generous, reciprocal collaboration in which the music and choreography are given equal space and importance.
Born in Provence in the early nineties, dull moved to Montreal in 2009 to study Film Production at Concordia University. His interest for the endless wirings between sound and image pushed him to study jazz piano and sound design along his cinema studies, building on the small foundation of his childhood musical practice. Today, his focus is mainly musical as he navigates between scoring, live performance and djing. His style blends sensual, dusty, vivid yet unfamiliar acoustics and has led to presentations in a variety of contexts ranging from contemporary dance showings and movie screenings to music festival line-ups in France, the U.K, Sweden, Canada, the U.S.A, Panama and Mexico.