I’m really glad that Performance Mix #34: Remotely Yours turned out to be so productive for me. I was able to wrap my head around the ideas that were all circling in my head.
Toronto-based choreographer Jenn Goodwin brings her latest work, To do. To don’t, a duet with a blanket and hair. Through comfort, protection, hostility, and weight, the work touches on “being enough.” Trying to get out of bed, take it in, keep it out, change, or make change. There is a lot to do. And a lot to don’t.
Jenn Goodwin is a recent graduate of the Master of Visual Studies – Curatorial Studies program at the University of Toronto. Previously, she received a BFA from Concordia University in Contemporary Dance with a minor in video. She is a dance artist, curator, producer, and filmmaker. Over the last 20 years her dance work and short films have been shown across Canada and internationally from St. John’s Newfoundland, The Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa, Tangente and Studio 303 in Montreal, The Next Wave in Melbourne, Australia, Brussels, Amsterdam, New York City, Vancouver and extensively in Toronto. Goodwin is one half of the art band MORTIFIED with Camilla Singh which is a band that uses choreography, drum kits, tap dancing, and cheerleading as its instruments. Goodwin has worked with Toronto’s Nuit Blanche since its inception in 2006 and has curated performance and exhibitions for Summerworks Festival (2016), The Drake Hotel, and Harbourfront Centre. She has written for the Journal for Curatorial Studies, and The Dance Current. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their two sons.