Susan Cash, BFA (Hon), CMA
Susan Cash is a contemporary dance artist and educator. As a graduate of LIMS New York, Susan has been applying her knowledge as a Certified Movement Analyst in a variety of applications with dance students and clients, to both assist rehabilitation and to enhance performance. She has worked at a clinic for musicians with Dr. John Chong at the Sir William Osler Health Institute, Centre for Human Performance and Health Promotion in
As an independent dancer and choreographer in the professional program at Toronto Dance Theatre, Susan formed her own company Cash and Company Dance to facilitate the production and presentation of her work. She has toured and performed her dances across Canada and in the United States. "Aquapella", a moving-site performance work of ‘new dance diving in with new music’, has been performed by opera companies and dance companies alike. Susan was commissioned by Dancemakers to create "Body Space Desire" and Canadian Children's Dance Theatre has performed her signature work "The Bach Piece" in many countries including China. Her dances have been performed in traditional theatres and unusual venues, most often accompanied by new music scores. Much like Susan herself, her work has been described as ‘refined, elegant and quirky, with a dry wit’.
Airing on Bravo T.V. presently is a contemporary “Dying Swan” directed by filmmaker Vickie Fagan and choreographed by Susan. On faculty at York University's Department of Dance, Susan teaches composition and is Artistic Director of the York Dance Ensemble. One of her chapters on solo choreographers with co-writer Holly Small has been published in “Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories” published by Dance Collection Danse. Her paper ‘Moving Space – Making Place’ which she presented at the Laban Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia appears in the conference proceedings: Laban & Performing Arts published by the Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic. In previous years Susan has been Artist-in-Residence at the University of Waterloo. She is creative facilitator, dance dramaturge, mentor and choreographic consultant to numerous artists and dancers in the community. Currently, she is working on a creative thesis for her Master's degree where she is researching ‘space and place’ choreographing moving-site performance works in public places.
Susan was core faculty on the first Ontario, Canadian LIMS® Certification in Movement Analysis program which turned out its graduates in the summer of 2004; and is core faculty for Laban/Bartenieff and Somatic Studies Canada.
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