ABOUT JOE INK.
A Vancouver dance company that speaks in a movement language all its own.
ABOUT JOE INK.
Joe Ink was founded in 1995 and has built a reputation for its versatility. Described as “wickedly sophisticated,” “unusual,” and “daring,” this Vancouver dance company speaks in a movement language all its own. Led by choreographer Joe Laughlin, the companies mission is to engage and inspire people through the medium of dance, pushing the edge creatively as professional artists while also strengthening community through dance. Since inception Joe Ink has balanced local performances and projects in partnership with national and international artists and organizations while also producing public performances in the context of the community-based dance program Move It!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Raine J. McKay – Chair
Izabela Domanski Lindal – Treasurer
Joe Laughlin is the founding Artistic Director of Joe Ink. He has created 13 productions for the company, most recently 4OUR, Retrospective: 25 Years, dusk and GRACE, and his over 60 works have been performed in Canada, the US, UK, Europe, South Africa and South Korea. Joe has received the Canada Council Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, the Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award and the BC Isadora Award for Choreography. A particularly versatile artist Joe has worked in dance, theatre and television, receiving commissions from arts organizations including the Canada Dance Festival, the National Arts Centre, the Banff Centre, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet BC and the Johannesburg based Moving into Dance Mophatong, among others. Well known for his personable teaching style, Joe’s ability to inspire dancers and non-dancers alike to discover their individual movement potential is one of his unique talents and led him to create Move It!
“wickedly sophisticated”, “unusual”, and “daring”
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PHOTO CREDITS: MICHAEL SLOBODIAN