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Side-by-Side portraits of Winnie Ho and Eilish Shin-Culhane Winnie Ho (photo by Tazzo Paris) and Eilish Shin-Culhane (photo by Aidan Tooth)

Pilot Episodes: Open Rehearsal with Winnie Ho and Eilish Shin-Culhane

Friday May 5, 2023 at 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. ET
Free gathering | RSVP is required
Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street, Toronto ON (VIEW MAP)

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Curious about Pilot Episodes and the creative ideas and questions that spark during these residencies? Folks are invited to join us in the studios to get a glimpse of the artists working and to hear the choreographers Winnie Ho and Eilish Shin-Culhane speak about what they have both been focusing on during their time at TDT.

As this is an informal open rehearsal, finished work will not be presented. These gatherings are great for those who are intrigued by the creative process seen in residencies and the artistic questions that arise, while learning more about each choreographer and their own practices and approaches. There will be an opportunity to join the dialogue and share reflections or questions from what you observed in the rehearsals.

About Pilot Episodes

Six choreographers will have their first experience collaborating with TDT company dancers as well as guest dancers in this third iteration of Pilot Episodes. An immersive residency series at TDT, each creator has one week to experiment in their practices, receive mentorship from Andrew Tay, and take artistic risks in the studio without any pressure of producing a finished work. Learn more


black-and-white portrait of Winnie Ho Photo by Tazzo Paris

Winnie Ho

Winnie Ho is an interdisciplinary dance artist and curator who was born in Hong Kong and currently lives in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). Her work focuses on pleasure, play, and also around her queer and Chinese diasporic identities.  Her passion in working in experimental and DIY structure and spaces has led her to create immersive installations and performances in various festivals in Europe and North America. She was the recipient of the 2017 Danceweb Scholarship Program at Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. Furthermore, from 2020-2023, Winnie has been the co-curator with Justin De Luna for Studio 303’s programming of Queer Performance Camp Festival, which is also supported by Theatre LaChapelle and the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels). Her latest solo work aWokening, was premiered in September 2022 and presented by Danse-cité, Montreal.

Instagram: @soft_sloth

Portrait of Eilish Shin-Culhane Photo by Aidan Tooth

Eilish Shin-Culhane

Eilish 미정 Shin-Culhane is a queer half-Korean artist. Holding a BFA from Marymount Manhattan College, Eilish feels equal parts dancer and choreographer. She has notably performed in works by Bill T. Jones, Nova Bhattacharya, and Nicole von Arx. Her choreography has been presented by Peggy Baker, Aeris Körper, George Brown, and Hamilton Fringe, with support from the Toronto Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Eilish’s work plays with theatricality, rigour, and humour – finding fascination in human adversity and connection.

Instagram: @eilishsc

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