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, and 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.
Francesca’s artistic interests are influenced by literature, critical theory, exploration of the possibilities of the moving body, and undermining the dominant structures that shape our coexistence. 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). During her year of study at the school she had the privilege of working with Anton Lachky, Lisbeth Gruwez (Voetvolk), Milan Tomasik, and Zsuzsa Rosavolgyi. Prior to studying at SEAD Francesca was a student at Modus Operandi in Vancouver, where she now teaches.