Contemporary Nomads

Henry Daniel

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Contemporary Nomads

Henry Daniel

With works like Contemporary Nomads, dancer-choreographer-scholar Henry Daniel examines north-south and east-west population displacement as a movement of nationalized and personalized bodies.

“All I know is that home to me doesn’t seem like a place to return to. I am envious of those who have found some place to go back to. Right now nowhere is home.”
– Montserrat Videla Samper

Contemporary Nomads is a research-creation that identifies two main axes of movement; one that runs in an east-west direction between Europe, the Far East, and the Americas, and another that runs in a north-south direction connecting Canada and the USA to Mexico and Central and South America. Contemporary Nomads seeks to investigate patterns in these large-scale movements of bodies across international spaces by thinking of them as a transnational choreography, one that speaks to the deep fragmentation that exists between communities within as well as outside national borders, between nationalized and personalized bodies, and between social and political institutions and the ordinary people they were meant to serve.

Henry Daniel is sitting in a dining hall, wearing a pair of dark-rimmed glasses and a navy green jacket unzipped and showing a few layers underneath. He is smiling at the camera.

Distinguished SFU Professor, Professor of Dance, Performance Studies and New Technology, scholar, performer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Full Performing Bodies, Henry Daniel’s research concentrates on strengthening notions of Practice-as-Research (PaR), Arts-based-Research, and Research/Creation in Canada. He leads a group of artists and scholars who help define new parameters for excellence in these areas. He has a professional background in dance, theatre, and new media with a career that started in his native Trinidad & Tobago and continued in the USA, Germany, the UK, and Canada.

Contemporary Nomads

Contemporary Nomads

Henry Daniel

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With works like Contemporary Nomads, dancer-choreographer-scholar Henry Daniel examines north-south and east-west population displacement as a movement of nationalized and personalized bodies.

“All I know is that home to me doesn’t seem like a place to return to. I am envious of those who have found some place to go back to. Right now nowhere is home.”
– Montserrat Videla Samper

Contemporary Nomads is a research-creation that identifies two main axes of movement; one that runs in an east-west direction between Europe, the Far East, and the Americas, and another that runs in a north-south direction connecting Canada and the USA to Mexico and Central and South America. Contemporary Nomads seeks to investigate patterns in these large-scale movements of bodies across international spaces by thinking of them as a transnational choreography, one that speaks to the deep fragmentation that exists between communities within as well as outside national borders, between nationalized and personalized bodies, and between social and political institutions and the ordinary people they were meant to serve.

Henry Daniel is sitting in a dining hall, wearing a pair of dark-rimmed glasses and a navy green jacket unzipped and showing a few layers underneath. He is smiling at the camera.

Distinguished SFU Professor, Professor of Dance, Performance Studies and New Technology, scholar, performer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Full Performing Bodies, Henry Daniel’s research concentrates on strengthening notions of Practice-as-Research (PaR), Arts-based-Research, and Research/Creation in Canada. He leads a group of artists and scholars who help define new parameters for excellence in these areas. He has a professional background in dance, theatre, and new media with a career that started in his native Trinidad & Tobago and continued in the USA, Germany, the UK, and Canada.

With works like Contemporary Nomads, dancer-choreographer-scholar Henry Daniel examines north-south and east-west population displacement as a movement of nationalized and personalized bodies.

“All I know is that home to me doesn’t seem like a place to return to. I am envious of those who have found some place to go back to. Right now nowhere is home.”
– Montserrat Videla Samper

Contemporary Nomads is a research-creation that identifies two main axes of movement; one that runs in an east-west direction between Europe, the Far East, and the Americas, and another that runs in a north-south direction connecting Canada and the USA to Mexico and Central and South America. Contemporary Nomads seeks to investigate patterns in these large-scale movements of bodies across international spaces by thinking of them as a transnational choreography, one that speaks to the deep fragmentation that exists between communities within as well as outside national borders, between nationalized and personalized bodies, and between social and political institutions and the ordinary people they were meant to serve.

Henry Daniel is sitting in a dining hall, wearing a pair of dark-rimmed glasses and a navy green jacket unzipped and showing a few layers underneath. He is smiling at the camera.

Distinguished SFU Professor, Professor of Dance, Performance Studies and New Technology, scholar, performer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Full Performing Bodies, Henry Daniel’s research concentrates on strengthening notions of Practice-as-Research (PaR), Arts-based-Research, and Research/Creation in Canada. He leads a group of artists and scholars who help define new parameters for excellence in these areas. He has a professional background in dance, theatre, and new media with a career that started in his native Trinidad & Tobago and continued in the USA, Germany, the UK, and Canada.

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