Exposing the myriad masks we are all forced to wear each and every day to fit in with society’s norms. A unique vision of Dance from the ‘inside out’.
Angela Blumberg —Dance
Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer of Angela Blumberg Dance (ABD).
From a very young age, I knew that nothing is what it seems to be. I could see peoples’ masks and defences and yearned to know what’s behind them. I became fascinated by the tension between outer and inner surfaces, the ‘illusion’ we present to the world and the ‘reality’ behind it. My vision of Dance is a continuation of my lifelong search for identity and emotional freedom.
— Angela Blumberg, 2020
Established in 2013, ABD is a charitable non-profit organization led by Angela Blumberg. The company's body of work has been presented nationally and internationally by Canada's National Arts Centre, Fall for Dance North's International Presenters Program, and the World Dance Alliance Americas. Committed to fostering Dance-Music collaborations among young professionals ABD hosts educational, performance-based workshops for choreographers and music creators.
ABD inspires by providing innovative, entertaining and quality performances to the public.
ABD educates and fosters collaborative practices between choreographers and composers.
ABD engages through workshops to foster learning and appreciation for contemporary Dance.
What people say
In “Shadow,” the protagonist’s uneasy truce with her inner-other breaks down in an art gallery. They argue. It’s visceral, but in typically playful fashion, Blumberg presents a dynamic that is as funny as it is urgent. Here that familiar struggle —conscious/unconscious, you/you — falls into a feedback loop that oscillates between tragedy and comedy. The pitch she finds is both jolting and tender.
-Mark Mann, journalist, 2014