Artist Profile | Cara Spooner

Cara Spooner

Since completing her BFA at York University, Cara Spooner has been involved in many performance and installation work as both a performer and choreographer. She has performed with the Integrated Dance Artists Collective, Matthew Romantini, the Parahumans, Yvonne Ng, Bluemouth Inc. and has presented solo work at Series 8:08. She has choreographed for the Toronto Fringe Festival, Labspace Studios, Ladyfest, Pleasure Dome’s Toronto New Works showcase, Art Harvest and will be collaborating with American artist Robin Lasser on a performance installation in the coming year. Recently Cara and Alicia Grant created a performance/installation for 20 performers and 20 household objects titled 5×4. Their site-specific dance/film interactive installation The Residents was presented as a part of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2007 at the Casa Loma stables and was named the “#1 pick of the night” by the Toronto Star. Cara and Alicia have also performed their site-(un)specific pieces It/Out/In as well as Mourning Sunshine as a part of the St. John’s Festival of New Dance in June 2008 which was also named 2008′s ‘best site-specific dance piece in Canada’ by the Globe and Mail. They will be debuting a new collaborative performance installation as a part of the 2009 programming at Xpace Gallery titled Draft 4.

Recent Work / Posts | Cara Spooner

Body Cartography

Cara Spooner and Alicia Grant are on the move again with a new piece and residency at the Harbourfront Centre as part of the HATCH emerging performance series. Body Cartography Created in collaboration with visual artist Simon Rabyniuk, as well as urban theorist Alex Marques, Body Cartography emphasizes and distorts the idea of a city [...]



alicia and i are having a fundraiser in support of our new piece we will be presenting as a part of HATCH (feb 25th and 27th at the harbourfront centre ) here are the detials:


draft four

DRAFT FOUR (a bring-your-own-headphones event) Concept and Choreography by Alicia Grant and Cara Spooner Featuring Writers: Daniel Cockburn, Norah Franklin, Simon Rabyniuk and Caylie Staples June 3 – 6, 2009 Performances start promptly at 8pm each evening, Reception: Saturday June 6th, to follow performance Draft Four is a collaborative performance between Choreographers Alicia Grant and [...]


answers from the inexperienced ~~~~~~ The public can ask questions of the two artists via facebook, email or in person (available meeting times will be posted). Communication will be framed casually without contextual support or expertise. The artists will connect with friends, lovers, acquaintances and strangers.


movement maps

a daily movement map i made for