Recommender Grant Recipients

In 2022, Odyssey is supporting 9 artists and collectives working in the field of physical theatre arts, which includes: mask, clown, Commedia dell’Arte, circus arts, puppetry, and dance-theatre, through the Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender Grant . 

Starting Tuesday, April 5th, we will be profiling an artist and their project once a week, showcasing these recipients, so keep an eye out on this page!

Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin

 

Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin- Os

Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, a theatre artist working in fields of physical and social issue-based theatre, will be continuing to develop his new play, Os, through a workshop with actors, and an interdisciplinary team of puppeteer/movement director, projection designer, and percussionist. Os will be a tragicomedy revolving around 5 skeletons as they interact while grappling with their own mortality.

 

Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin

Van Gogh. Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette. 1886, oil on canvas. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Neta J. Rose

 

Neta J. Rose- Duckling

Neta J. Rose is a Toronto-based painter, poet, theatre creator and veteran Odyssey actor.  They will be undertaking a collaborative creation period with Ottawa-based South African artist and storyteller Jacqui Du Toit, to develop Duckling: Neta’s “non-identity-play identity play”, about coming out as non-binary in their 30s.  With Duckling, Neta hopes to create a show that combines poetry, story, clown, and mixed media, resulting in a “warm and colourful gift” for both audience and performer.

 

Neta J. Rose

Neta Rose, Multimedia Still

Alix Sideris

 

Alix Sideris- Ants

Alix Sideris, is a movement director, physical performer, writer, director, and intimacy professional. A veteran Odyssey actor, Alix will conduct the first stage of development for her new physical creation project, Ants through intensive research into ant culture. With Ants, Alix hopes to conduct an investigation and interpretation of the structure of an ant colony and its hierarchy, to create a performance that considers the human concept, ‘community’.

 

Alix Sideris

Sanskruti Marathe

 

Sanskruti Marathe- At the end of Kaliyuga

Sanskruti Marathe, a trained Bharatnatyam and Kathak dancer, and actor/writer/educator from Brampton, will be completing the first draft of their solo show, At the end of Kaliyuga, through a devised process including Bharatnatyam Dance with the guidance of their dance guru. In At the end of Kaliyuga, Sanskruti explores the themes of destruction vs. rebirth, through performance and the stories of Hindu myth.

 

Sanskruti Marathe

Sanskruti Marathe

Eish Van Wieren and Jay Northcott

 

Eish Van Wieren and Jay Northcott– The Parasite

Toronto-based performance collective, Eish Van Wieren and Jay Northcott, will be taking their mask and puppet-based creation, The Parasite to the next stage of development through refinement and new and developed mediums. The Parasite is a “a mask and puppet based, alien-esque vapour-wave new theatrical work”, exploring procreation through the lens of two queer trans nonbinary artists asking “what are the implications of choosing to have or not have children as queer folks are and how we strive towards new familial models?”. 

 

Eish Van Wieren, Jay Northcott

Chandel Gambles

 

Chandel Gambles- That kind of Girl

Chandel Gambles, a physical theatre performer from Temiskaming Shores and veteran Odyssey actor, will be developing an initial script for her new one-actor masked theatre touring show, That kind of Girl, to work with rural and remote youth. That kind of Girl exhibits a tale of female empowerment via a teenage girl’s experience as she is taken over by women of various tragic tales.

 

Chandel Gambles