Envision a warehouse; a vast, large building with the opportunity to manufacture whatever the mind can invent. A space to store products that were once an idea before they are ready to be released; before they are ready to be shared. It is a space with the ultimate potential to build and shelter brilliance.
WAREHAUS dance collective is committed to facilitating interdisciplinary projects that connect artists in different stages of their career. We are passionate about working in process, experimenting with the blending of artistic backgrounds, and infusing traditional movement with a contemporary aesthetic. Our vision is to create thoughtful, relevant works to share with different communities both locally and abroad. We want to establish a creative platform to develop artistically through various projects. As an emerging collective, wevalue, the freedom to experiment with ideas and concepts., wevalue learning and personal growth through continued education in movement practices as well as through mentors in the arts community, wevalueindividual expression through traditional and contemporary techniques and we are proud to be work among the strong presence of female choreographers in Vancouver.
Megan Hunter Co-Founder | Artistic Director
Artistic Director of WAREHAUS dance collective, Megan is actively creating works both in collaboration with WAREHAUS and independently. With WAREHAUS, Megan has been mentored and performed works by Vanessa Goodman, and Desiree Dunbar. WAREHAUS has performed original works presented by Dance Allsorts by New Works Dance Management, Small Stage, New Blue Emerging Dance Festival (Toronto, CA), On the Boards (Seattle, WA), OURO collective, To.Be.Announced, Sweet Moves, Cascadia Film Festival, FORM Festival for Recorded Movement, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Dezza Dance. WAREHAUS dance collective is the proud creator of The PRE-SHOW, creating performance opportunities, and building community in Vancouver and now Toronto. Megan is the honoured recipient of the Grant Strate Award in Dance in 2014, from Simon Fraser University. She is currently performing and rehearsal directing with Kinesis Dance Somatheatro. She has also worked with artists like Ashley Sweett, The Lovers Cabaret, and Portia Favro. Megan was invited to New Brunswick in 2017, to create and perform a new work in collaboration with musicians, Andrew Reed Miller and Emily Kennedy. She also presented a new work created in residency in Veretz, France and performed in Festival Dansez Maintenant. This season, Megan in is process for a new work seeded in residencies at The Dance Centre and The Banff Arts Centre. Born in Mississauga, Megan is currently based in Vancouver, BC.
Top header photograph of WAREHAUS dance collective - Megan Hunter, by Bree Sopatyk