Shannon Cooney, Canadian choreographer, dancer/performer and dance educator based in Berlin, Germany since 2006, received a B.F.A honours/dance at York University, Toronto in 1992. Her choreography has been presented since 1993 in Canada, Europe the in the U.K. As a dancer she has performed in the works of numerous choreographers and she danced with Toronto-based Dancemakers (1994-2006), artistic director Serge Bennathan, which toured nationally and internationally. Shannon performed in installation works of Visual artists Marla Hlady (CA), Signe Theill (DE), and Heidi Sill (DE), and performed in numerous events of performance improvisations with musicians/performers and artists. She works as an artistic advisor and creative facilitator for directors and choreographers in dance and performance.
Shannon created a dance method, Dynamic Expansion, which she teaches internationally for dance training centres, companies, universities and organizations. It is a practice combining her embodied knowledge in craniosacral therapy and contemporary dance. Her recent choreographic/performance projects include: Taste of Freedom (2016) every one everyone (2013), acoustic sightlines (2012), Assemblages (2011) and Spiral Pendulum: dance (2009).
*Ett samarbete mellan Cullbergbaletten, Danscentrum Stockholm och Dansalliansen.
Photograph by Alexa Vachon