Thea Patterson, Rachel Harris and Elinor Fueter

Thea Patterson, Rachel Harris and Elinor Fueter


May 28, 7pm
May 29, 4pm and 7pm

*Followed by a conversation

How can we be together even when we are not – especially and in particular across the veil of loss that seems so (in)finite? For choreographer Thea Patterson, this project was born out of an acute traumatic loss, in August 2021, of her life partner and artistic collaborator Jeremy Gordaneer. It is from this place that un-nevering is explored as a container for the embodied exchange of unimaginable loss. Exploring the shapes, textures and tones of grief, this performance asks: what if there is no never?

Thea Patterson is a Montreal based dance dramaturg, choreographer, and performer. Her performance practice revolves around an acute set of questions regarding the body, objects, perception, vitality, and time. Thea has several ongoing collaborations in Montreal, Edmonton, and Newfoundland as well as in Portugal. Her recent work Silvering (2020) was presented at Mile Zero Dance in Edmonton. She has a Masters from of DAS Choreography (Amsterdam) and is currently a SSHRC funded PhD student in Performance Studies at the University of Alberta. From 2019 to 2021, she was Co-editor-in-chief of Intonations, an online Graduate journal. The performance she is presenting as part of the 2023 OFFTA is made in collaboration with Rachel Harris and Elinor Fueter.

Choreography + Performance
Thea Patterson

Rachel Harris
Elinor Fueter

Outside eye
Peter Trosztmer
Nate Yaffe

Lois Brown

David Drury

with the support of
Canada Council for the Arts I Conseil des Arts du Canada
Impulstanz Atlas Program

Creation residency
Studio 303
La petite Place des Arts
Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV

Special thanks to
Guy Cools, Angélique Willkie, Mario LaMothe, Winnie Ho