The Body Orchestra is a collection of independent dance artists based mostly in Vancouver, BC. The company officially formed in 2016 to create Conduit, a piece by Jenn Edwards based on the movements of orchestral conductors. Two more works have been created to date: Other Creatures (Edwards) and Viewer Discretion by Jen Aoki. As a triple bill, these works were presented at the 2017 Calgary Fringe Festival and will be back on stage for the Winnipeg Fringe in 2018. Other Creatures will also be hitting Toronto in June at The Festival '18 by New Blue, and Viewer Discretion will be at Vancouver's Dancing on the Edge Festival in July.

Artistic Directors      Jenn Edwards

                                   Jen Aoki

Performers                Jenn Edwards

                                   Jen Aoki

                                   Samantha Presley

                                   Cody Cox

                                   Erin Lequereux

                                   Tin Gamboa

                                   James Amzin-Nahirnick

​                                   Silene Razo

                                   David Clennin

Lighting Design        Jonathan Kim

Composers               James Coomber
                                   Jakob Liljenwall

Past Collaborators   Jess Ames

                                   Clare Twiddy

                                   Marcelle Lemos

                                   Carolyn Schmidt

                                   Marc Arboleda (dramaturgy)

Videos                       Conduit

                                   Viewer Discretion 

​                                   Other Creatures

Presentation History:

2017 Calgary Fringe Festival (Calgary - Aug, 2017)

CONDUIT at the Gold Saucer (Vancouver - Oct, 2016)

Parade of Lost Souls (Vancouver - Oct, 2016)

Dusty Flowerpot Third Thursday Cabaret  (Vancouver - Sept, 2016)


Photo by Steven Young

Photo by Gemma Crowe

Contemporary Dance Artist

Jenn Edwards