New project with Meryem Alaoui / JASAD, spring 2020.
Meryem Alaoui is a dancer-choreographer from Morocco, living in Toronto, Canada. Her work is often an invitation towards a softer, more contemplative and sensorial experience of dance.
A graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, she has danced for choreographers Amanda Acorn, Peggy Baker, Jennifer Dallas, Karen Kaeja, and Anthony Hamilton with the company Dancemakers, amongst others.
Her choreographic works ‘Sand Body’ and ‘Solo (not solo) Water Study’ have been shown in Toronto, Montreal, and Hamilton. She was most recently commissioned to create a solo for principal dancer Sonia Rodriguez through the National Ballet of Canada’s CreativAction Program, and has been been studying Body-Mind Centering® since 2016 with support from the Ontario Arts Council and the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.