Yves Candau

Residence: Burnaby, Canada

I have been dancing for the past 17 years, coming to movement after completing graduate degrees in mathematics and cognitive science. Dance has been a way to pursue a form of embodied research, exploring my nature as a living moving being and my place within the world. Over the years I have gradually been drawn to other media in pursuit of similar fascinations: emergent forms, both in natural and artificial systems; the interplay between complexity and simplexity; and the dynamics of transformation through practice. I see a strong parallel between soundscape composition — a mindfulness practice — and the somatic practices used in postmodern dance as basis for both training and performance. I am currently completing an interdisciplinary MFA at Simon Fraser University under the supervision of Arne Eigenfeldt.

Date: June 16, 2015

Source: JTTP 2015