Tomorrow Collective Arts: Vancouver, BC


September 27-29, 2012: Brief Encounters 18, Performance Works, Granville Island. Guest Programmer Joy Mullen with Kristina Lemieux.

July 19-21, 2012: Brief Encounters at THAL, The Cultch. Programmed by Kristina Lemieux

April 15, 2012: Brief Encounters at Dance Allsorts, Roundhouse Community Centre

August 31-September 2, 2011: Brief Encounters 17, Performance Works, Granville Island. Guest Programmers Laura Barron and Josh McNorton.

April 14th-16th, 2011: Brief Encounters 16, Performance Works, Granville Island;Guest Programmers Heather Lindsay and Cris Derksen.

March 6, 2011: "Grandmere" screened as part of the 6th Annual Women in Film Festival at the Vancity Theatre.  This short dance film was created in the summer of 2010.  The creative team is Chick Snipper, Claudia Medina, Owen Belton, Mara Branscombe and Katy Harris-McLeod.

Sept. 30th-Oct 2nd, 2010: Brief Encounters #15,   Performance Works, Granville Island.

April 18th, 2010: "Evelyn's Farm" screens at the Vancouver Women in Film Festival.  VanCity Theatre.

April 15th-17th, 2010: Brief Encounters 14.  Performance Works, Granville Island.

February 11th, 2010: Drum and Light Festival with the Hard Rubber Orchestra.  Cultural Olympiad event.

February 12th-28th, 2010: "Evelyn's Farm" screens at ContainR

Oct 8th-9th, 2009: Brief Encounters 13: The Remix.  Performance Works, Granville Island.

Sept/Oct, 2009: Creation of a new dance film by The Tomorrow Collective, filmmaker Brian Johnson and sound designer Andrea Young.  Screened at Brief Encounters 13.

June 6th, 2009: Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival: The Tomorrow Collective performs lunar rouge choreographed by Chick Snipper. Guelph, Ontario.

May 19th-21st, 2009: Brief Encounters 12.  The Anza Club.

April 9th, 2009: "Tomorrow Tonight", A fundraiser for the Tomorrow Collective Arts Society.  Location: a fabulous penthouse loft in gastown.  Music, visuals, live performances, on-site chef, silent auction and chocolate sculpture.  All money raised used for the remount of "lunar rouge".

February 5th-7th, 2009: Drum and Light Festival. The Tomorrow Collective performed at these three evenings of sonic and visual extravagance featuring percussion, improvised and jazz music, electronica, and visual projections.  Part of the Cultural Olympiad.

December 3rd-5th, 2008: Brief Encounter 11. The Anza Club. Listen to a radio piece about the show by Emelia Symington-Fedy:

November 8th: Infringing Dance Festival Nanaimo: Here Today a mixed-bill dance show with the premiere of a new solo by Mara and a new solo by Katy. In the same evening: Brief Encounters Nanaimo Featuring 10 Nanaimo-based artists. Currated by Holly Bright, produced and hosted by Mara and Katy.  check out the Nanimo crew on the blog:

October 7th-9th, 2008
Brief Encounters 10. The Anza Club.  Read the preview and watch a video clip.  Arts section Oct 4th

July 9th and 10th, 2008
Dancing on the Edge Festival - TEN FOR 20 PROJECT.  The Tomorrow Collective was commissioned by The Dancing on the Edge Festival and The Arts Partners in Creative Development for the festival's 20th anniversary celebration.  For this new work, we gathered a cast of exceptional creators. Choreography: Chick Snipper, Sound Design: Jesse Zubot, Lighting: Itai Erdal Costumes: Lindsay Keegan.
read review:

May 1st and 2nd, 2008
Performances in Kamloops, BC by Katy Harris-McLeod and Mara Branscombe presented by Living Arts

April 22nd-24th, 2008
Brief Encounters #9, The Anza Club

 March 28th and 29th, 2008 PULSE showcase at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.  Featuring choreography by Susan Elliott, daelik, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg and Mara Branscombe Read the Georgia Straight Review

March 19th-20th, 2008
Performances at the Vancouver International Dance Festival with cellist Cris Derkson (from Brief Encounters 8). Cabaret Stage, Roundhouse Community Centre.

Feb. 25th-March 9th, 2008
Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts.  Purpose was to rework "You are Here" with choreographer Susan Elliott.  Added a film component created by Brian Johnson.  The new work premiered at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, March 28th and 29th.

January 25th-26th, 2008
Mixed Motions at the Heritage Theatre in Gibsons.  Choreography by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Jennifer McLeish-Lewis, Mara Branscombe and Alison Denham.
Show shared with dancer/choreographer Alison Denham

December 5th – 7th, 2007
Brief Encounters #8
The Anza Club
Premier of a film created with Flick Harrison

September 25th – 27th, 2007
Brief Encounters #7
The Anza Club

July 12th and 14th, 2007
The Rules: a series of solos choreographed and performed by Collective members
Dancing on the Edge Festival

June 19th and 20th, 2007
Brief Encounters #6
The Anza Club
Premiere film created with Amy Kazymerchyk

March 9-10, 2007
You Are Here (duet version featuring Mara and Katy)
Vancouver International Dance Festival
Roundhouse Community Centre

February 28 – March 1st, 2007
Brief Encounters #5
The Anza Club
Premiere film created with Sebnem Ozpeta

February 7th, 2007
Roving performance (based on With a Girl) by TTC
Salon Rouge, a fundraising event for the Vancouver International Dance Festival
Uber Lounge at Steamworks (375 Water St.)

January 18th, 2007
The Thursday Night Dance Jam is revamped into The InterArts Jam
Thursdays 6-8 pm, The Office
Open to artists/creators/performers of all genres

January 2007
The Tomorrow Collective is presented with non-profit status and the Tomorrow Collective Arts Society is formed

November 2006
With A Girl
Choreography and performance by Jen and Katy
Dances for a Small Stage, The Legion on Commercial Drive

November 2006
Threads of GasTown
Fashion show and fundraiser for the Down Town East Side Women’s Shelter
Modeling and performance by TTC
The Alibi Room

October 2006
Brief Encounters #4 and premiere of Dance With Me
The Anza Club (new venue)

October 2006
Dance with Me
A five-minute film is created by Katy, Mara and filmmaker Brian Johnson

September 2006
You Are Here is reworked (by Susan Elliot) into a 12-minute duet for Katy and Mara
Premieres at Dance In Vancouver , The Scotia Bank Dance Centre

August 2006
Katy is awarded the Holy Body Tattoo’s Emerging Dance Artist Award ($2000)
Funds allocated for Brief Encounter #4 and upcoming dance film

July 2006
You Are Here premieres
Dancing On The Edge Festival of Contemporary Dance, The Firehall Arts Centre
*Wins the People’s Choice Award

Summer 2006
TTC and The Office hosts a second workshop with teacher Karl Frost

June 2006
Prom 2006 (the performance)
Interactive sight specific improvisation performance by TTC and musician Jesse Zubot
BC Buds Summer Arts Festival, The Firehall Arts Centre

June 2006
Brief Encounters #3 (held at The Office)

May-July 2006
Creation and rehearsal period with Susan Elliott
Title of work: You Are Here
Choreography by: Susan Elliott
Musical composition by: Jesse Zubot

Spring 2006
Choreography and performance by Katy and Mara
Opening Gala Event for the Out On Screen Queer Film Festival, Celebrities Nightclub

May 2006
TTC is awarded $2, 500 by the Deux Mille Arts Foundation
Funds allocated to the “Susan Elliott Commission Project”

April 2006
Prom 2006 (the party)
Second fundraiser party for the “Susan Elliott Commission Project” (held at The Office)

April 2006
TTC and The Office present a workshop taught by international contact dance teacher Karl Frost

March 2006
Brief Encounters #2 (Held at The Office)

January 2006
Inception of The Thursday Night Dance Jam
Every Thursday at The Office, 6-8pm

November 2005
Choreography and performance by Mara and Katy
Dances for A Small Stage, Crush Champagne Lounge

November 2005
Brief Encounters #1 (Held at The Office)

September 2005
Gangsta for a Night
Fundraiser party for the “Susan Elliott Commission Project” (held at The Office)

July 2005
Off The Edge
TTC hosts a promotional party for the Dancing On the Edge Festival
(held at The Office Studio, 68 Water St.)

May 2005
The Tomorrow Collective (TTC) is officially formed





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