Artist in Residence: Aimee Rushton


Local contemporary dance artist Aimee Rushton will be in residence at the Ruth Carse Centre for Dance March 11 – 22, 2019.

Aimee’s residency is open to the public. Contact Aimee via emailInstagram, or Facebook to check on rehearsal times.

Public work-in-progress showing Friday, March 22 at 2:00pm at the Ruth Carse Centre for Dance.

“During this 10 day residency I’ll be continuing work on a new score (A Prehistoric Dance) that I began at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, while studying with Deborah Hay. I’ll practice being served by how I see, reliance on my bodily intelligence without flaunting or embellishing it, taking time into my hands, and being present by caring a little less about what my body can do.

Aimee Rushton is an independent contemporary dance artist who has worked significantly throughout Canada since 2008. After completing first the Grant MacEwan dance program in Edmonton, then the Professional Program at the School of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg, Rushton immediately became a company member with Ruth Cansfield Dance. Working with Cansfield established Rushton as a tenacious contemporary dancer. Since leaving the company she has worked with Christina Medina (@tendance/C.Medina) and local Edmonton artists Ainsley Hillyard (Good Women Dance Collective) and playwright Matthew MacKenzie, among others. In 2016, Rushton was awarded the Good Women Dance Collective’s New Work award. With this award, she created a solo entitled Vulnerable and soft and strong and stomping which was presented at the 2017 Expanse Festival in Edmonton. In 2018 Aimee participated in Deborah Hay’s workshop residency Being a Pig in Austin Texas.

Photo by Marc J. Chalifoux