02 Nov Pam Tzeng (She/Her)
In 2011, very early in my career, I was blessed with my first choreographic residency DSW AIR. A lucky eight years later I am humbled to once again have time and space to reimagine my practice through DSW AIR reincarnate.
Time + Space to incubate.
Time + Space to delight in experimentation.
Time + Space to embrace a more tender approach.
Time + Space to nourish a new artistic collaboration.
Time + Space to revel in the crafting of all the movement, song and scenic materials imagined.
Time + Space to discover what I would create in the absence of otherness.
Time + Space to figure out what that could actually mean and if it‘s even possible.
Pam Tzeng is a choreographer, performer, curator and producer of the live and contemporary. She is a born and raised Calgarian who proudly continues to play and create on the land where the Bow River and Elbow River meet – Mohkinstsis in Treaty 7 Territory. Pam’s work is an evolving collection of honest and visceral reflections on the politics of the body. Led by her embodied curiosities and lens as a Canadian born Taiwanese woman, Pam graciously traverses charged thematic territories in her work. She invites discomfort and discovery in her process and through the exploration of extremes aims to animate and expose unseen truths. Pam’s practice and aesthetic imagination is coloured by her training in contemporary dance, mask, clown and puppetry. Known for crafting humorous, poignant and urgent dances, her work has been presented across Canada and through the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Recent and upcoming works include: By Jo-Lee (2017-19), That ch*nk in y/our armour (2018) commissioned by CanAsian Dance (Toronto) and a new full evening commission for Good Women Dance Collective (Edmonton) premiering in November 2019 titled Cheer & Tears: A Journey Into Whiteness.
Pam works as a performer, collaborating with independent choreographers and performing arts companies. She has interpreted and contributed to works by Tania Alvarado, Sara Angius, Denise Clarke, Amelia Ehrhardt, Noam Gagnon, Helen Husak, Nicole Mion, Gerry Morita, Robin Poitras, Kenji Takagi, Stephen Thompson, Making Treaty 7 and The Old Trouts Puppet Workshop. Pam is the co-director of To The AWE – a recurring risk-based performance series in Calgary, the Artistic Associate Producer of Springboard Performance, sits on the board of the Alberta Dance Alliance and is an arts equity advocate.