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Jillian Groening

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Jillian Groening is a dance artist and writer of mixed settler descent living on Treaty One Territory. Their research engages with performance and text to explore embodiment through methods of scoring and sensory-oriented documentation. Groening’s work has been presented and exhibited through WNDX Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg), MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg) A Space Gallery (Toronto), and Plug In ICA’s Summer Institute (Winnipeg). Their writing has been published by The Dance Current, Dance International, and The Journal for Curatorial Studies. She has been fortunate to take part in residencies through the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Video Pool Media Arts Centre (Winnipeg), and the School of Making Thinking (New York State).

Groening holds a BA(Hons) in Dance from the School of Contemporary Dancers in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg and a Masters in Theatre and Performance Studies from York University (Toronto), where their SSHRC-funded research considers the artist’s book as site(s) of performance. They have presented at FOOT Conference (University of Toronto), Urgent-Emergent (York University), and have been selected to participate at Performing Proximity (UCLA) and Conversations in Performance (Festival TransAmérique, Montréal). She has performed in Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver in choreographic works by Rachel Browne, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Marie-Josée Chartier, Jolene Bailie, and Pablo Bronstein. They have benefitted from professional placements with Harley Spiller at Franklin Furnace Archive Inc. (New York City) and Research Assistance with Freya Björg Olafson. Groening sits on the Programming Committee for Young Lungs Dance Exchange (Winnipeg) and The Dance Current’s Editorial Advisory Committee (Toronto).