Rebecca Margolick/Kate Franklin & Jeremy O’Neill
Bunker + Vault | Rebecca Margolick
Foam | Kate Franklin & Jeremy O'Neill
Firehall Arts Centre Theatre
Bunker + Vault Duration: 35 mins
Foam Duration: 23 mins
Bunker + Vault
Bunker + Vault is about the resilience, strength, and relentless pressure on the female body over generations and my experience within. The work was partly influenced by the archival research I did on the women residing at the The Clara de Hirsch home for Working Girls from 1899-1950 in New York City.
Rebecca Margolick is a Canadian dancer and choreographer living in New York. Her multi-disciplinary and solo works have been presented in Costa Rica, France, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Israel, and across the U.S and Canada. She was named one of Dance Magazines Top 25 to Watch in 2021. Her solo Bunker + Vault won the Jury Prize for “best indoor choreographic work” at the 2019 Festival Quartiers Danse in Montreal. She was a Dance Artist in Residence at The Banff Centre for the Arts in December 2019 and a 2020 New Directions Choreography Lab Fellowship at the Ailey School under the mentorship of Gus Solomons Jr. She was a 2017 GPS Fund Movement Research Artist in Residence at Derida Dance Center in Sofia Bulgaria, and a 2015/16 LABA Fellow at the 14th St Y in NYC.
She has been commissioned to create works on UNA Danza Joven at La Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Ballet B.C.’s Performance Project, Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Michiyaya Dance, and DancePORT Derida.
Rebecca is currently a dancer and rehearsal director of Chuck Wilt’s UNA Productions. She was a member of Sidra Bell Dance New York from 2012-2016. As a freelance dancer she has worked with a number of artists including Kayla Farrish, Allen Kaeja, Patricia Norowol, Jerome Bel (The Show Must Go On), Derrick Belcham, Emily Terndrup, Maya Orchin, Shay Kuebler, Donald Sales and Barak Marshall, among others. Rebecca trained at Arts Umbrella in Vancouver and graduated from NYU – Tisch School of the Arts, with a BFA in Dance.
Working with precision and spontaneity, Foam uses virtuosic physicality and vocal work to explore themes of struggle, transformation and being caught in time.
Jeremy O’Neill is an interdisciplinary performing artist, musician and composer based in Vancouver, BC. Recognized as a highly engaging and idiosyncratic performer, he has performed locally and internationally as an ensemble member and soloist. Concurrently with his career as a dancer, Jeremy earned a BFA in music composition from Simon Fraser University. His compositions have been performed by prominent ensembles including Quatuor Bozzini (Montreal) Array Ensemble (Toronto) and Chor Flammae (Vancouver). His work explores the boundaries between performative disciplines and the virtuosity of the human body. His practice as a vocalist originates in his musical theatre training and makes use of specialized and extended techniques. The breadth of his expertise has led him to work as a dramaturg and artistic advisor on inter- and multi-disciplinary projects ranging from opera to experimental theatre.
Kate Franklin lives on the unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She collaborates frequently with Company 605, Justine A. Chambers, Tara Cheyenne Performance, Ne. Sans (Idan Cohen), Company Vice Versa and Jamie Robinson. She is Associate Director of Modus Operandi; alongside Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond, she receives daily inspiration from the young artists of MO and MO Link. Her own work has most recently been shown in the EDAM Choreographic Series.