David Ferguson

Biography


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David Ferguson is a writer, painter, and producer of dance and film. As a Founding Artistic co-Director of Suddenly Dance Theatre (1992-present) in Victoria, B.C. he has been a producer/curator of numerous collaborative, multi-media projects and dance productions, including the annual Romp! Festival.

 

He regularly co-choreographs and performs with dance artist Jung ah Chung, with appearances in Korea at The World Dance Stars Festival, Busan International Dance Festival, and the Next Wave Dance Festival and at Vancouver’s Dancing on the Edge. In summer 2012, the duo premiered their work RUSH OF WATER / RUSH OF AIR, an outdoor dance-film installation in Victoria’s Centennial Square. OPHELIA, a dance video installation for a vertical garden, premiered October 2014 as part of Antimatter Festival.

 

In 2005, he co-founded  Suddenly Media Productions with longtime collaborator Miles Lowry to develop, create, produce, and distribute new media works. Their original works include OPIUM (2005), a made-for-television dance film seen nationally on Canadian Television; NATURE ECSTASY (2007), a silent dance film made for composers; and the Bravo!FACT films AISLING – We Saw A Vision (2007) and GUTHRIE SWIMS THE LAKE (2010). Currently in pre-production: David will be featured in BLOOD ORANGE, directed by Miles Lowry, based on his book.

 

As a writer, supported by The Belfry Theatre’s INCUBATOR/ SPARK! Festival, he premiered his stage play AGNES B (2010) inspired by the life of Agnes Bernelle. In 2013, he returned to the Belfry to workshop SUGARGLASS as a mini-play. Also in 2013, David previewed KIKI. He is currently working on a new play featuring dancer/actress Lynda Raino.

 

As a visual artist, David's artwork was selected for the Royal Canadian Academy's Arts2000 exhibit in Stratford, Ontario. His one-man show of paintings Courtyard for a Bird was presented at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, in Nanaimo, B.C. in 2002 and his exhibition of multi-media works with Miles Lowry NATURE ECSTASY was presented at Open Space in January 2005

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