#MeToo story share


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Story Share – I’m collecting stories that fall into #MeToo and #HerToo categories. They’ll inform the creation of Dream Another Day – a show examining rape culture, generational inheritance of trauma and consent. Complicated stuff. If you’d like to share your story, you can do so anonymously through http://www.standupdance.com/contact.html If you’d like to contribute to the […]

November 22, 2017

The Love Project


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Today we were so thrilled to perform The Love Project for the dance students at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts. Choreographed by Meagan O’Shea with performers (Nov.23.2016): Patricia Allison Miyeko Ferguson Alya Graham Maxime Nadeau Shakeil Rollock   The Love Project playlist:  Patrick Watson, Bon Iver, The Barr Brothers, Andrew Bird, Lori Clarke, Schubert, […]

November 23, 2016

The Love Project


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We have some big news! THE LOVE PROJECT, which has been seen by more than 3,000 students and 100 teachers is leaving school and going public for ONE NIGHT ONLY. Friday October 23rd at 7 pm, at Theatre Direct in Wychwood Art Barns.   The Love Project, our innovative ensemble dance piece performed by emerging […]

September 29, 2015

August Intensive: Interdisciplinary Solo Making


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A workshop for the creators and performers who are exploring their craft as their body as source; for playwrights wanting to explore on their feet; for directors and choreographers wanting to take ideas back to a group. In this facilitated process participants will explore different strategies for creating work, develop material, build sections using different […]

July 6, 2015

We Don’t Need Another Hero opens next week


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We weathered the KickStarter campaign and while it was really stressful, it was also quite amazing. We raised $12,000. This is fantastic. I am relieved and elated. Thank you everyone who donated, passed it on, spread the word, encouraged. It was a tremendous effort. On Tuesday night, we were hosted by The Drake Hotel for […]

April 2, 2015

We Don’t Need Another Hero


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We have launched a KickStarter Campaign. There are just under 2 weeks to contribute. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/820995817/we-dont-need-another-hero I love this idea: If everyone I know chips in $6 and shares the campaign and spreads the word then not only do we raise the money to have the best show possible but we also build audience and create […]

March 11, 2015

We Don’t Need Another Hero


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Here we go! I can’t believe it’s almost here. It’s been a long time coming and while so much of the big work has happened, there is still more big work to happen to make it all happen. I am thrilled to be included in The Dance Current’s Making Waves feature. All the pieces are […]

March 8, 2015

Showing in Victoria


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We Don’t Need Another Hero a new theatrical experience created by Meagan O’Shea / Stand Up Dance Inspired by the Occupy movement and the dilemma between action/discomfort and complacency/convenience, We Don’t Need Another Hero is part performance, part communal catharsis – an experiential spectacle. It includes Where Truth Lies, a dance-theatre solo with live translation […]

January 26, 2015

We Don’t Need Another Hero – progress


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While I am fortunate to make a lot of solo work, when I gather other artists around to create group projects, I feel especially blessed. The energy of a group of people working together to realize a vision that one has put forth is powerful. We are in the midst of working on We Don’t […]

December 13, 2014