Graduate Dialogue

Saturday August 10th at 6pm
Reception 7pm

Iron and Granite: IN Conversation


A performance written from the body and expressed through five separate chapters: subject, code, conversation, fracture, and memory.

Kate Hilliard is a Toronto based artist and the Artistic Director of Granite Motion Gallery. Her choreographic works have been commissioned and presented across Canada, the USA and Europe. Hilliard has performed with internationally recognized dance companies including:  Ottawa’s Le Groupe Dance Lab, Montreal’s Fortier Danse Création, Toronto’s Dancemakers, The Margie Gillis Dance Foundation and has performed Tino Sehgal’s works at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Manhattan MoMA. A proponent of cross disciplinary performance training, Hilliard has instructed at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in NYC teaching their Physical Theatre Intensive. She is faculty at The School of Performance at Ryerson University in Toronto, teaching Creative Performance Studies to dancers and actors in all four years of their academic program. Hilliard is Curator and Director of Education for The Orillia Centre for Arts and Culture. She holds a BFA Specialist degree in Visual Art History from The University of Toronto and will conclude her MFA in Creative Practice from Transart Institute this July.

Flavia Bertorello (b. 1980) Brooklyn based artist and architect investigating the relationship between form and matter. - “I’m interested in the exchange that takes place between the human body and materials.  I establish a relationship with the materials I use and regard the process of my work as a total body experience. I consider my work and body to be in a constant state of change.