recentered how to be
recentered how to be

how to be

The Micro Performance Series presents:

how to be

From Tara Cheyenne Performance

Created and directed by: Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg in collaboration with Justine A. Chambers, Susan Elliott, Kate Franklin, Josh Martin, Kim Stevenson, Bevin Poole and Marcus Youssef
Performed by: Kate Franklin, Kim Stevenson, Justine A. Chambers, and Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg

Ready to get up close and personal? how to be is an intimate and immersive performance that gathers audience members into a small room with some of Vancouver’s most exciting dance artists. Choreographer Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg presents an exciting blend of dance and theatre with her signature comic sensibilities. how to be is a close up look at how we think we “should” be, how we think others “should be” and the beautiful failure of it all.

DATES: Thur Feb 26 –  Sun Mar 1

VENUE: The Anderson Street Space, Granville Island (1405 Anderson Street)

Thursday February 26 (7pm, 8pm)
Friday February 27 (7pm, 8pm)
Saturday February 28 (2pm, 3pm, 7pm)
Sunday March 1 (2pm, 3pm, 4pm)

DURATION: 30 minutes. There will be a talk back with the artists after the 8pm show on Friday February 27th.

TICKETS: $10 general admission. Limited seating available. Purchase your tickets here.

This project is supported by the City of Vancouver, BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the Vancouver Foundation.

Image courtesy of Wendy D Photography


Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg –
Artistic Director/Choreographer/Performer

Tara Cheyenne FriedenbergTara Cheyenne Friedenberg began dancing shortly after learning to walk. She studied theatre at The University of Calgary and holds a degree in dance from Simon Fraser University. Her solo creations; bANGER(2006), Nick & Juanita(2008) (both awarded People’s Choice at the Dancing on the Edge Festival), Goggles (2009) and Porno Death Cult (2014) have been presented (and continue to tour) across Canada, in the US, Belgium, London UK, and at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival DanceBase. Highgate (2013) is Tara’s first ensemble work and a tour de force comic creep fest. Tara regularly collaborates with Vancouver’s cutting edge theatre companies and has been nominated for several Jessie Richardson Awards and an Ovation Award for her choreography in theatre. Tara lives in Vancouver with husband composer Marc Stewart and their son Jasper.

Justine A. Chambers – Performer

JustineAChambers headshotJustine A. Chambers is a Vancouver-based contemporary dance artist. She is a founding member of projet bk, and is one of the five artists in residence at ten fifteen maple. Her work has been presented at The Western Front, Vancouver Art Gallery – FUSE, Dancing on the Edge Festival, Dance in Vancouver and EDAM. Recent collaborations include projects with visual artists Josh Hite, Jen Weih, Marilou Lemmens & Richard Ibghy, and Brendan Fernandes; dance artists Su Feh Lee, Claudia Fancello and 605 Collective; and musician Ben Brown. Chambers is currently dancing in projects with Tara Cheyene Performance and rehearsal directing OutInnerspace Dance Theatre. Chambers leads classes in contemporary technique at Working Class, The Toronto Community Love In, Ballet BC, Kidd Pivot, Arts Umbrella and Modus Operandi Training Program.


Kate Franklin – Performer

Kate Franklin Headshot low resKate Franklin spent the first decade of her career in Toronto, dancing with companies such as Company Vice/Versa, Zata Omm Dance Projects, Kaeja d’Dance, TILT sound + motion, ProArte Danza, and choreographers Matjash Mrozewski, Marc Boivin and Kate Alton, amongst others.  Her own choreography has been shown most often in Dusk Dances and At the Wrecking Ball.  She produced many full-length evenings of dance as the Co-Artistic Director of her two companies, firstthingsfirst productions and Ambitious Enterprises. Since relocating to Vancouver in 2012, she has been teaching contemporary dance and working with choreographer Justine A. Chambers and company Tara Cheyenne Performance.  Kate is the recipient of the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding Female Performance for the solo Gotta Go Church by Valerie Calam.

Kimberly Stevenson – Performer

Kimberly StevensonKimberly earned a diploma from Alberta’s Grant MacEwan College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Simon Fraser University. She has had the honour to perform professionally for Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Daisy Thompson, Katie DeVries, Kokoro Dance Theatre, Rob Kitsos, Shauna Elton, Deanna Peters, and Serge Bennathan. Currently, she is working on Monsieur Auburtin with Serge Bennathan that will premiere for the Chutzpah Festival this March, and looks forward to performing new works by Daisy Thompson and Katie DeVries for International Dance Day this April 2015. Kimberly has recently opened up her own dance studio in Vancouver, The Happening Dance Company, and looks forward to continually sharing her joy in movement to others.


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