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A seasoned choreographer who believes in the profundity of human movement is being taunted.
A relentless bouffon is dismantling her serious practice with gleeful mockery. A provocative, yet playful invitation to see what would happen if we didn’t take ourselves so seriously.

Karen Jamieson (Karen Jamieson Dance, Vancouver) and Nathaniel Justiniano (Naked Empire Bouffon, San Francisco) form an unlikely duo in Trickster, a biting and funny dissection of dance and dance-making.

Paired as part of Brief Encounters 2013 a critically acclaimed bouffon clown and a respected senior contemporary dancer had two weeks to create something. A 12 minute version of Trickster was performed to audience and critic’s delight. Seeing potential, they further developed the work for Dancing on the Edge 2015.

A classic comedic duo” Flick Harrison

review by Peter Dickinson of July 7th performance

Article in The Province newspaper previewing the performances in July 2015

Check out this article in VANDOCUMENT from 2013 - Karen and Natty were just getting into the studio... 

Performing 2 Nights Only!

2015 Dancing On The Edge Festival 

July 7 & 9
Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver

Edge 3 Mixed Program
With Billy Marchenski in choreography by Jay Hirabayashi and us with TRICKSTER

Tickets available through Dancing on the Edge online or call the box office at 604.689.0926


An 11 minute excerpt of the 2013 version taken on an iPhone by Flick Harrison:


TRICKSTER! 2015 Dancing On The Edge Photos: