Author: Jessica Runge

Welcome!

Welcome! Bienvenue! 2017-18 season brought so many blessings: I was honoured to receive Dora nominations for my performances of dances by Peggy Baker, Michelle Silagy, and Lynda Hill; I was able to work with students in six downtown Toronto Schools through the Ontario Arts Council’s…

“Flying Hearts” at the 2018 Wee Festival

“Flying Hearts”–a wonderfully fun imaginary trip through a day two friends spend together–met with a warm reception from full houses at the 2018 WEEFesival. This new movement theatre piece for young and special needs audiences, was created at Theatre Direct with choreographer Michelle Silagy, Director Lynda…

“Collide-O-Scope” at Nuit Blanche 2017

The joint was jumping…from the moment the first guests arrived at 7:00pm ’till I couldn’t keep my eyes open and had to close up at 3:00am, guests were delighted to play with the Collide-O-Scope installation created by Arthur Cormack and myself, and featuring choreography by…

Possible Dances

Possible Dances began in 2010, when I created the The Possibility Dance. In this original solo, the physical metaphors of presence and absence were used to explore the experiences of loss and hope. Both initial and subsequent stagings of this dance used different costumes, settings,…

To Live is to Fly

Choreography and Video: Susie Burpee with Jessica Runge …a nod to the things we carry with us and the things that don’tmake the journey ~ Susie Burpee photo: Dallard Runge