Francesca Frewer is a contemporary dance artist living as a grateful guest on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Musqueum, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh first nations. Her artistic interests currently centre around seeing dance and the dancing body as processes of perpetual, multiplicitous becoming. This informs the work she creates as well as her performance and teaching practices.
Francesca has performed at home and internationally in works by artists such as Daina Ashbee, Company 605, Emmalena Fredriksson, Company Saint Genet, Future Leisure, and Evann Siebens, among others. Her work has been presented by various venues/festivals including The Scotiabank Dance Centre, New Works, PushOFF, the rEvolver theatre festival, the Festival of Recorded Movement, and PAUL Studios Berlin. Recently broadening her practice into producing and curating, she is working towards co-producing the third iteration of the interdisciplinary arts showcase Here For Now in 2021. She is honoured to be a company member of EDAM Dance.
Francesca’s work draws on a range of influences including deep explorations in movement and embodiment, theatre practices, literature, and critical theory. Frequently collaborating with Erika Mitsuhashi, she creates performance works that are dynamic, engaging, and unsettling, spanning across disciplines while remaining firmly grounded in embodiment and presence. Improvisation forms a crucial part of her practice as she seeks to develop strategies to support a maximum of freedom in the body.
Francesca is a graduate of Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). Prior to studying at SEAD Francesca was a student at Modus Operandi in Vancouver, where she now teaches.