Springboard Performance

Mixed Bill: Maybe we Land

Featured alongside Pus

Friday Oct 27, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday Oct 28, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tickets starting at $40

Students: $30

Seniors: $30


Maybe we Land Is a choreographic collaboration between dance artists Meghann Michalsky (Calgary) and Katherine Semchuk (Toronto).

“From the moment we are born, we straddle two sets of contradicting needs: the need for stability and the need for freedom. ” - Esther Perel

Maybe we Land unveils the recurring cycles experienced inside of our relationships. Within the confines of a union, we balance fears of abandonment and vulnerable dependence with euphoric connection and unconditional support. Enveloped and intimately intertwined, we fluctuate between resisting and surrendering to its binding nature.

Two halves of one whole. Rupture and repair. Rip and restore — Tethered together, at times across chasms, only to return, bound.

Again… and again… and again…

Choreographers/ Dancers: Meghann Michalsky & Katherine Semchuk

Lighting Designer / Set Designer: Victoria Bell

Costume Designer: Angela Dale

Outside Eyes/ Dramaturge: Denise Clarke;Mike Czuba; Helen Husak; Emily Spearing; Irma Villafuerte

Sourced Music: Vessel, Drew McDowall, Sarah Neufeld, Colin Stetson,Yves De May

Sound Mixing: Projectwhatever

Original Composition: Projectwhatever

Photography: Jeremy Mimnagh

Promotional Photography Costume Designer: Alessia Urbani

Featured Artists

  • Meghann Michalsky · Deep END | Maybe we Land | Exile

    Meghann Michalsky is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and producer residing in Calgary. She is the Artistic Director of Project InTandem and YYC Contemporary Technique Training, two programs that offer opportunities to emerging artists in Canada. She was awarded the 2019 RBC Emerging Artist Award - she is the first Dancer/Choreographer to receive this award. She has rigorously pursued her training in Canada, Europe, and Israel. Her research starts with her trust in the body and investigating how bodily experiences are deeply embedded. She creates highly visceral works that combine intense musculature and athletic physicality. Her movement signature has been described as vigorous, raw, and primal.

  • Katherine Semchuk (Toronto) · Creator/Performer

    Katherine Semchuk is an eastern european dance artist currently based in Tkaronto. Originally from Amiskwaciwâskahikan/Edmonton, she is an alumni of Victoria School of the Arts and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She has collaborated with artists across the country including Good Women Dance Collective (GWDC), Kaeja d’Dance, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Shay Kuebler/ Radical System Art, Mateo Galindo Torres, Meghann Michalsky, Naishi Wang and William Yong/Zata Omm.

    Katherine is a sought-after teacher and is currently a faculty member and rehearsal director at Dance Arts Institute (formerly The School of TDT). She is currently working on a project called Inner Works: A Solo Study' which includes commissions from Tia Kushniruk, Sasha Ivanochko and Peggy Baker. Her past choreographic work has been presented by Expanse Festival, Fluid Fest, FODAR (Market Dances), Mile Zero Dance, and New Dance Horizons.