Heidi Strauss makes work as a way to examine human behavior from different perspectives. In her work, relationships form a basis to consider our current social and environmental moment. She is interested in the ‘realness’ of where and who we are, here and now – how we are affected by the world around us. She often shifts the physical perspective of the audience, creating work for the theatre, outdoors, and site-specifically, as well as for digital platforms. Heidi is the artistic director of Toronto-based adelheid, and a multi-Dora Award winning choreographer. She has been a resident artist at the Factory Theatre, The Theatre Centre, Harbourfront Centre, and currently at The Citadel. Her film collaborations have been screened at dança em foco (Rio de Janiero), nu2’s IDN festival (Barcelona) and d:mic (Toronto). She has been commissioned by/choreographed for Toronto Dance Theatre, Mocean Dance, The Frankfurt Opera, The Canadian Opera Company, Volcano Theatre, and the Stratford Festival. She runs re:research, a non-product based creation intensive for emerging dance artists, and is a KM Hunter Award recipient.
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