© 2019 by Alysa Pires 

All photos by Adam Sakiyama unless otherwise noted. 

 

ALYSA PIRES CHOREOGRAPHIC CV

 

CHOREOGRAPHY:

MAMBO (20 minutes)

Ballet Kelowna

Artistic Director: Simone Orlando

Premiere: February 2, 2018 at the Kelowna Community Theatre (Kelowna, BC)

In Between (14 minutes)

The National Ballet of Canada

Artistic Director: Karen Kain

Created as part of the Choreographic Workshop facilitated by Robert Binet, Peggy Baker, and Laurence Lemieux

Premiere: January 18, 2018 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre (Toronto, ON)

 

If You Knew (35 minutes)

Citie Ballet

Artistic Director: Jorden Morris

Premiere: October 27, 2017 at Timms Centre for the Arts (Edmonton, AB)

Members Only (17 minutes) and Come Closer (12 minutes)

Northwest Dance Project, Launch 2017

Artistic Director: Sarah Slipper

Premiere: July 15, 2017 at Lincoln Performance Hall (Portland, OR)

 

Othering (14 minutes) 

Ryerson School of Performance, EnChoreo 2017
Program Director: Vicki St. Denys
Premiere: March 29, 2017 at the SLC Studio (Toronto, ON)

 

Ensemble (8 minutes) 

Dancestreams Youth Dance Company
Artistic Director: Patricia MacKenzie
Premiere: February 4, 2017 at the Port Theatre (Nanaimo, BC)

Herd (40 minutes)

Citie Ballet

Artistic Director: Jorden Morris

Premiere: October 28, 2016 at Timms Centre for the Arts (Edmonton, AB)

 

Exterminating Angel (45 minutes)

presented by Alysa Pires Dance Projects as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival 2016

Premiere: June 29, 2016 at The Al Green Theatre (Toronto, ON) 

 

both/and (15 minutes)

with(out) - a mixed program presented by Alysa Pires Dance Projects

Premiere: March 18, 2016 at The Citadel - a centre for dance (Toronto, ON)

 

Opus 58 (6 minutes)

inverse - a co-production of Alysa Pires Dance Projects and emiMOTION

Premiere: December 11, 2015 at Dancemakers Centre for Creation (Toronto, ON)

 

her (15 minutes)

Ryerson University Choreographic Lab

Program Director: Vicki St Denys

i am vertical (10 minutes)

dance: made in Canada Festival

Artistic Director: Yvonne Ng

Premiere: August 15, 2015 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre (Toronto, ON)

 

missXrepresentation (15 minutes) and Like Honey and Trombones (7 minutes)

Cadence Progressive Contemporary Ballet
Artistic Director: Courtnae Bowman
Premiere: June 14, 2015 at Dancemakers Centre for Creation (Toronto, ON)

 

little did we know (8 minutes) 

Dancestreams Youth Dance Company
Artistic Director: Patricia MacKenzie
Premiere: February 7, 2015 at the Port Theatre (Nanaimo, BC) 

 

All of Me (35 minutes) 

Citie Ballet
Artistic Director: Jorden Morris, formerly Francois Chevennement
Premiere: October 4, 2014 at the Timms Centre for the Performing Arts (Edmonton, AB) 

 

...keeping in mind they may be behind you (16.5 minutes) 

Emerging Artist Intensive 2014
Premiere: June 26, 2014 at the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (Toronto, ON) 

Reimagined as a group work for recent graduates of training programs across Canada and the US. 

 

The Intuition of Iphigenia
by Velina Hasu Houston and Nathan Wang
Directed by Peggy Shannon
June 3-14, 2013 

First workshop of a new commission for the Los Angeles Opera 

 

Come Monday (7 minutes)
Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre
Artistic Director: Deborah Lundmark
Premiere: May 26, 2013 at the Fleck Dance Theatre (Toronto, ON)

 

Our Eyes Will Adjust (5 minutes) 

The Parahumans Dance Theatre
Artistic Director: Dave Wilson
Premiere: May 24, 2013 at the Winchester Street Theatre (Toronto, ON)

 

let me count the ways (5 minutes) 

Ballet Jorgen Canada Premiere: October 10, 2012 

Presented as part of Solos and Duets alongside works by Robert Desrosiers, Allen Kaeja, and more. 

 

Ajax in Afghanistan by Timberlake Wertenbaker (100 minutes)

Elektra in Bosnia by Judith Thompson (90 minutes)

Iphigenia at Aulis by Velina Hasu Houston (60 minutes)
Premiere: July 3, 2012 at Hydrama Theatre in Hydra, Greece

The Women and War Project

Inaugural production and International Tour of The Women and War Project which commissioned

female playwrights from Canada, USA, and the UK to adapt ancient greek plays.