Christopher House

(b. 1955)

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(b Newfoundland, 30 May 1955)

Canadian dancer, choreographer, and director. He began his training at the late age of 21 in Ottawa and at York University, Toronto, then in 1979 joined Toronto Dance Theatre. After creating two works for the company, including Schola Cantorum (mus. Satie, 1981) he was appointed resident choreographer, becoming director in 1994. His early style was formal and technically complex, although in works like Encarnado (mus. Viver, 1993) he also began to experiment with narrative. During this period he also created works for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, including Agitato (mus. Roger Sessions, 1992), for the National Ballet of Canada, including Café Dances (mus. various, 1991), and for Ballet British Columbia. His more recent works have tended to be full-length, multi-disciplinary productions, including Timecode Break (2006) and Chiasmata (2007).

Subjects: Dance.

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