Moving Parts 

Collaborators Bios

Denise Fujiwara is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Foundation Award for International Achievement in Dance.  EUNOIA, a multimedia work based on Christian Bök’s award winning book, premiered at World Stage in Toronto, was named one of NOW’s Top 5 Dance Shows of 2014, and has begun touring nationally.  Her 6 exquisite solo concerts have toured to four continents. In 2015 she was a soloist in the Luminato Festival's Apocalypsis under Lemi Ponifasio.  She teaches Butoh and improvisation in Toronto and abroad. 

 

Phil Strong has had the great pleasure of working with Denise Fujiwara to create several wonderful pieces including her masterpiece, Eunoia, which toured Canada in 2015. Moving Parts is an incredibly exciting new direction and Phil is very much looking forward to these performances. Phil has created over 40 feature dance soundtracks for Toronto’s amazing community of choreographers. He also produces music and sound for film, performance and installation. 

 

Laurel MacDonald is a singer, composer and video artist who has released four albums, all produced by her longtime creative partner Phil Strong. She has performed across Canada and the US, most recently in her Videovoce and Patchwork voice+visuals projects at MUTEK in Montreal, NXNE in Toronto, and at Sound Symposium in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She has just completed the premier tour of her new live performance production entitled She Sings as She Flies, a work integrating folk music with new music and video technology, created with project partner Mary Jane Lamond.

 

Cathy Nosaty enjoys a diverse career as a musician, composer, musical director and artist educator. She began her musical training as a classical pianist and her love of creative collaboration led her to create music for dance, theatre and documentary film.  Her work has been heard on in theatre productions across the country and on international stages with Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes, Manitoba Theatre for Young People and DynamO Théâtre.  Cathy is a passionate artist educator for programs with tdsbCREATES, the Canadian Opera Company, Tapestry Opera, Theatre Direct, Swallowing Clouds, Jumblies Theatre, Community Arts Guild and numerous programs with the Ontario Arts Council.

Thurga Kanagasekarampillai is Deaf Tamil Canadian. She is a performer, actress, artist and a student in her final year of Acting for Media at George Brown College.  She worked with Cahoots Theatre in "The Enchanted Loom"  as Deaf Interpreter in 2016 and Red Dress Production for the community play called, “Drift Seeds”.  She is working to make a difference for Deaf youth, to remind them to pursue their dreams by helping to make it more accessible for them to succeed as an artist in the theatre and film industries! She supports #DeafTalent all the way!

Andjelija Djuric was the costume designer for Fujiwara Dance Invention's Eunoia and is happy to be involved with the company again. Recent projects include costume design for Pounds' Per Square Inch's  Apology Project and Art Of Peace and set and costume design for Necessary Angel's The City and Necessary Angel/Blue Mouth's A Party Game. 

Arun Srinivasan has worked extensively in the performing arts for more then twenty years.  He was trained at York University’s Theatre department earning a Specialized Honours B.F.A in Theatre Design & Production.  Long time dance collaborators have included Robert Desrosiers, Peter Chin, Danny Grossman, inDance, COBA, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, ProArteDanza & Tiger Princess Dance Projects.  He has been the resident designer for Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre since 2002.  Theatre credits include Factory Theatre, The Canadian Stage Co., The Globe Theatre, The World Stage Theatre Festival, Expect Theatre, fu-GEN, Cahoots Theatre Projects, k’Now Theatre & Buddies In Bad Times Theatre.  His career has garnered him six Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for Outstanding Lighting Design in both the theatre and dance categories.  In the musical theatre world, productions have included Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for Livent Inc. (asst.) and The Lion King for Mirvish Productions (Toronto associate designer).  In addition to live performances, he has worked on galleries at The Royal Ontario Museum and for The Thompson - Landry Gallery.   For large scale productions he has designed galas, special events and award shows for The Walk of Fame, Gilda’s Club and Fall Launches for CTV.  With Fujiwara Dance Inventions, he designed Tulmiskat and Something For Nothingness.  He has also worked with Ms. Fujiwara on 13 productions for The CanAsian International Dance Festival.  Arun has had the privilege of teaching lighting design at York University in the Dance and Theatre departments, for Ryerson University’s Theatre program, the University of Waterloo and most recently at The National Theatre School.    Productions have taken him to Ukraine, Malaysia, Singapore, India and across North America.  When not working in the dark all the time, he can be found at the park with his kids.

Tara Mohan is a professional Stage Manager who enjoys working on dance, theatre, musicals, and everything in between. She has had the pleasure of working with a number of Toronto-based companies and organizations, including Why Not Theatre, Gadfly Dance, Hart House Theatre, Expect Theatre, Outside Looking In, George Brown Dance, and Toronto Dance Theatre. Favourite credits include: Dance Matter’s A Woman’s Work, Hart House Theatre’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Minmart Gaslight Production’s The Seat Next To The King, ProArteDanza’s Diversion & Fearful Symmetries, George Brown Dance’s Next Stage 2017, Expect Theatre’s PlayME Past, Why Not Theatre/Butcher’s Block Collective’s Butcher, George Brown Dance’s Unleashed, MotionLive/IFT Theatre’s Oraltorio: A Theatrical MiXtape, Toronto Dance Theatre’s Animated, Hart House Theatre/Canadian Rep Theatre’s Tideline. For The LOT: The Wizard of Oz, Avenue Q, Blacktop Sky, Peter and the Starcatcher. For Hart House Theatre: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Boeing Boeing, We the Family.