Moderated by Janet Smith (Arts Editor, The Georgia Straight) with Jarkko Lehmus (dancer, Tero Saarinen Company and producer, Cirko – Centre for New Circus).
Co-presented with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs.
Janet Smith has been covering the arts scene in Vancouver for the past 25 years, covering everything from alleyway operas to tutu ballets. As well as serving as the arts editor for the Georgia Straight, she writes reviews and profiles about the city’s dance scene. straight.com/arts
Jarkko Lehmus has worked internationally on the field of dance and performing arts since 1995 as a multidisciplinary dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, director, actor, artistic director and producer.
In his artistic work Lehmus concentrates on physicality, imagination, emotions and empathy. He is especially interested in combining different art forms and the collaboration between art and science.
In 2005 Lehmus was awarded together with Diana Loosmore an Herald Angel Award for Excellence for performances of Ashley Page’s works at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
You can find more information about Lehmus at Lehmus.Works
<h6>Photo by Jukka Nuutinen.</h6>