The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body/Calgary

Initiated in 2012 by Vancouver-based artist Lee Su-Feh, The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body/Calgary is a facilitated conversation led by Sasha Ivanochko and Pamela Tzeng, that will encourage speaking about dance from an awareness of our bodies as well as the world it lives in.

Our first event on November 29th is fast approaching!
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  • Location: cSPACE King Edward, RGO Treehouse South (4th floor), 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary
  • Dates:
    • Thursday, Nov 29, 2018
    • Thursday, Feb 21, 2019
    • Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Times: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Facilitators: Sasha Ivanochko (Artistic Director) and Pamela Tzeng

All sessions are free of charge. Space will be limited. Wine and snacks will be served.

Co-Facilitator Pamela Tzeng

Pam Tzeng is a Calgary based choreographer, performer, curator and producer. Biologist turned artist, her journey has taken her to create and perform across Canada, Europe, Taiwan, United States and Brazil. Known for creating visceral and animated performances, Tzeng’s practice integrates tools and perspectives from various artistic worlds: contemporary dance, clown, puppetry, theatre and performance art. Coloured by her identity as a Canadian born Taiwanese woman, Tzeng’s work examines the negotiation between cultural borders and the tensions between traditional and contemporary mores within the Canadian “mosaic”.
 Tzeng works as a performer, collaborating with independent choreographers and performing arts companies. In addition to her works as Artistic Associate Artistic Producer of Springboard Performance, she is the co-founder of to the AWE – A series of live art and performance and an active advocate for contemporary performance in Alberta.



Support the continued development of contemporary dance in Alberta

Each year, we seek out new members and ask our current members to renew. A strong membership core is vital as it indicates to us, our funders and to other organizations who supports our mission and our programming.

2018-2019 is an exciting year for Dancers’ Studio West as we embark on a new phase with Artistic Director Sasha Ivanochko. We ask that you show your support for this new phase by becoming or renewing your membership.

There is no cost to individuals for membership in 2018-2019. We are asking organizations which choose Full Membership to contribute $100 to help support this transitional year.

Full Membership

  • Individuals, corporations, associations or partnerships that fully support Dancers’ Studio West’s mission such as creative, performing, film, recording and visual artists, arts administrators, arts students, audience members, donors and sponsors
  • Rights and Privileges:
    • Stand for election to the Board of Directors
    • Attend and vote at Annual General Meetings and Special Meetings
    • Inspect the Society’s books and records
    • Other benefits and privileges as may be determined
  • Membership Fee:
    • No membership fee for individuals for 2018-2019 season
    • $100 fee for organizations

Associate Membership

  • Individuals, corporations, associations or partnerships that fully support Dancers’ Studio West’s mission but do not qualify or choose to be a Full Member
  • Rights and Privileges:
    • Attend Annual General Meetings and Special Meetings (no vote)
    • Other benefits and privileges as may be determined

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Donate to Dancers’ Studio West

Giving Tuesday is here and the holiday season is fast approaching. Dancers’ Studio West is working very hard to harness and focus our resources to best serve the dance community across the province of Alberta. We strive to foster the evolution of contemporary dance practice through enhancing the individual artist’s ability to develop their career.

“Due to an equal combination of a lack of resources and fear, in the past I have tended to approach creation as a solitary endeavour. The lab provided me with the support and encouragement to push through my fears and to break out of my creative bubble. It has had a profound impact on both my personal and artistic development, giving me the tools and confidence to pursue my vision with strength.”  – Linnea Swan, Associate Artist

To ensure that we keep making a positive impact on the lives of artists, we need to raise funds to increase our operational stability, to update the technology we use to remain in touch with current practices around the globe, and to add a little padding to our programs so that the outstanding artists we work with are paid wages rather than honorariums.

Dance moves our bodies and hearts, lifts the human spirit and challenges the intellect. To our audience members, dancers, choreographers, and community partners, we have exciting plans for new programming to make great dance happen, but we can’t launch it without your support. If you are wondering if a monthly donation of even $10 or a single donation of $25 can make a difference, the answer is yes. It does. A lot. Larger donations are welcome too. And your show of support to this treasured resource organization enhances our vitality and that of your community.

Please consider donating. 
Donate by December 31st and receive a tax receipt for 2018.

There are 3 easy ways to donate:

  1. Send an Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) to, along with an accompanying email containing your home address so we can send you your charitable tax receipt. 
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Dancers’ Studio West
PO Box 9i7097 RPO Elbow River
Calgary, Alberta T2S 0S4

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