10 GATES DANCING INC.
The mandate of 10 Gates Dancing Inc. is to promote the development and
performance of contemporary dance creations. Through the teaching,
creation and performance of these works, 10 Gates provides entry points
for the education of the public to contemporary and theatrical dance.
Since its inception, the company has created an exceptional body of
work for some of the most renowned dance artists and companies in
Canada and has held a unique role in the field of dance through its
mentorship activities with choreographers in Canada and abroad.
Born in Ottawa, Canada,
Robinson graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts
from York University, and studied at The School of The Toronto Dance
Theatre and with eminent British visual theatre artist Lindsay Kemp.
Robinson first rose to prominence as Artistic Director of Contemporary
Dancers in Winnipeg, Canada (1984-1990), where he created highly
theatrical ensemble works. Having returned to Ottawa in 1990 to
pursue a solo career, he is now firmly established as a choreographer,
educator and solo artist whose critically acclaimed, award-winning and
utterly unique works have won him a multitude of commissions, and
touring and teaching engagements across Canada and abroad. Rokudo: six destinies in three steps
received the 1998 Chalmers National Dance Award. His works have
involved collaborations Margie Gillis (2003-04 and 2012), Louise
Lecavalier (2003-06), Ame Henderson (2011-2013) and Charles Quevillon
(2010-2013). Between 2005 and 2012, Tedd Robinson took up residence in
the Pontiac, Québec and established La B.A.R.N., an intimate venue for
creation and performance. Through 10 Gates Dancing he created a series
of works for La B.A.R.N. that were presented during the summers at Lac
Leslie. Since 2013, he is co-director of Centre Q: a centre for questioning.
Robinson is Artistic Director of 10 Gates Dancing Inc., a non-profit company formed in 1998 to promote the development and performance of contemporary dance creations. His work is influenced by his six years of study as a monk in the Hakukaze soto zen monastery, Ottawa. His work at La B.A.R.N. won le Prix en art de la scène l’Avant-Première at the Culturiades de l’Outaouais 2009. He is winner of the 2014 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts and a National Arts Centre Associate Dance Artist.
Artistic Director: Tedd
Artistic Associates: Charles Quevillon, Angie Cheng
Consultant: Ralph Escamillan
Manager: Tina Legari
Barbara Laskin (Chair), Ottawa ON
Stephen Legari, Montreal QC
Tom McSorley, Ottawa ON
Diane Morey, Rupert QC
Laura Taler, Ottawa ON
128 Spruce Street
Ottawa ON K1R 6P2