Ellen Furey is a contemporary dance artist living and working on Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal, Canada.
Since 2012, she’s mostly involved in collaborative, discursive processes that insist on a mess of subjectivities. Her work uses potentials of dance virtuosities and performer type showmanship as material for living, oblique rebellion, and debate, entangled with heavy ambiguity. She works with, for, and alongside independent artists including Dana Michel, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Andrew Tay, Christopher Willes, and Simon Portigal and has performed in choreographies by Daniel Léveillé, Frédérick Gravel, Marten Spangberg (SE), Tina Tarpgaard (DE), Sasha Kleinplatz and Clara Furey. Ellen is a 2014 recipient of a DanceWeb scholarship, ImpulsTanz, Vienna, was a part of mobile academy-Berlin’s Copycat Academy 2015, and is currently a part-time, independent student at Concordia University. Her work has been presented in France, Canada, and the UK.
She is currently in creation for two new collaborative works (2022/23). Ellen began multi-year training in both mediumship/psychic development as well as in Conflict Management (Conrad Grebel/University of Waterloo). She is reconfiguring- drawn to finding ways inside and outside of producing art that creativity can live through her to support relating in this world in ways that are renewable and multipurpose. She is artistic advisor at Danse-Cité.