Isolated Studies

Hilary Maxwell /
Josh Martin


Nov 2 & 3, 9pm

DJD Dance Centre Studio Theatre


Part of a double bill

Hilary Maxwell / Josh Martin (Vancouver)

Isolated studies explores different tasks as tools to disorientate oneself, getting lost inside of movement to force discovery of new positions and pathways, and documents the venture into an unfamiliar body and place.



Performer Hilary Maxwell is an independent dance artist based in Vancouver and holds a BA and MFA in Dance from the University of Calgary. She has worked as a performer and collaborator for such artists and companies as Serge Bennathan/Les Productions Figlio, Company 605 with German Jauregui/Ultima Vez, Judith Garay/dancers dancing, Paras Terezakis/Kinesis Dance somatheatro, Davida Monk/ M-body, and W&M Physical Theatre. She has performed in festivals and productions in Western Canada including PuSh Off, Dancing on the Edge, 12 Minutes Max, Prairie Dance Circuit, and the Fluid Movement Arts Festival. She is the Member Services Coordinator at The Dance Centre and sits on the board of directors of the Training Society of Vancouver and All Bodies Dance Project. Hilary is a contributing writer with Dance International magazine.

Choreographer Josh Martin is originally from Alberta, is a diversely trained dance artist working primarily as Artistic Co-Director of Company 605, a Vancouver-based arts organization creating and producing new dance works through a collaborative process, regularly touring throughout Canada and Internationally. As a performer and collaborator, he has worked with many other dance companies and independent choreographers such as Wen Wei Wang (Wen Wei Dance), Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond (Out Innerspace Dance Theatre), Dana Gingras (Animals of Distinction), Justine A. Chambers, Amber Funk Barton (the response.), Vanessa Goodman (Action at a Distance), and as a past company member of Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa under the direction of Peter Boneham. Josh’s independent work has been presented in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Moncton, St. Johns, and through the National Arts Centre in Ottawa; as well as in the USA, Japan, and throughout Germany (Winning 1st Prize for Choreography at the Internatonal SoloTanz Festival in Stuttgart). Off the stage, he serves as Vice-Chair of The Dance Centre’s Board of Directors and Chair of its Artistic Advisory Committee. Josh was the recipient of Vancouver’s 2013 Mayor’s Arts Award - Emerging Dance Category.


Choreography/Direction: Josh Martin
Performer: Hilary Maxwell
Composer: Ketev, Miles, and Emptyset
Lighting Design: James Proudfoot
Rehearsal Director: Lisa Gelley
Rehearsal Assistant: Karissa Barry

Hilary Maxwell gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, and Plastic Orchid Factory.

Photo credit: Chris Randle