Jamie Robinson earns Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award

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      The Dance Centre has announced that Jamie Robinson is receiving this year's biennial Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award.

      The prize grants her $5,000 and allows her to debut her first full-length creation in the 2019-20 season at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.

      The contemporary artist has studied at Modus Operandi and EDAM, with work shown at Dance Victoria, Boombox, Left of Main, Hop Bop Shop, and Gold Saucer Studio.

      She created a movement-based short film as a commission for the Festival of Recorded Movement in 2016, and it's gone on to screenings in Vancouver, Jersey City, Miami, and Chicago.

      Robinson has taken part in Dance Victoria’s 2018 Choreographic Lab and Adelheid Company’s 2019 re:research program in Toronto.

      Previous recipients include Amber Funk Barton, Chengxin Wei, Vanessa Goodman, Deanna Peters, and Julianne Chapple.

      The Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award was established in memory of the pioneering educator who developed Simon Fraser University’s dance program.