Season 35 Season Opener


September 12th

Curated by Trent Crosby

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MZD Salons

These curated, themed interdisciplinary events will feature some of Edmonton’s most compelling performing artists rarely seen together, with space allowed for the audience to party at the end of each event

For the Season Opener of De-Program, curated by Trent Crosby, MZD’s Technical Director, plays matchmaker between scenographers and dancers to experiment and explore ideas around creativity in the digital space.

After five years of turning knobs, flipping stages, and checking his phone Mile Zero’s resident Technical Director is stepping out from behind his consoles to bring you an experimental cabaret inspired by his experiences at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial. This experimental cabaret pairs 5 Scenographers with 5 Contemporary Performers to create 5 new short works for Mile Zero Dance’s season opener. A celebration of scenography and contemporary performance, Iterate asks: ‘What can we create when design comes first?’ and ‘How can live design succeed in a digital space?’

Participating Artist Teams

  • Erin Gruber + Shrina Patel
  • Mustafa Rafiq + Zoe Glassman
  • Trent Crosby + Leah Patterson (Choreography)
  • Brett Bowser, Camille Ens, & Michelle Alannah (Dancers)
  • Rachel Forbes + Katherine Semchuk & Mateo Gallindo
  • Marissa Kochanski + Migueltizina Solis
  • Aladean Kheroufi (Musician)

Curator Biography

Trent is an Edmonton based artist and arts enabler with a specialty in activating non-traditional performance spaces. A graduate of Grant MacEwan’s Theatre Production program and The Banff Centre for the Arts, Trent has spent the last 10 years as a Lighting Designer, Production Manager, Technical Director, Entertainment Programmer, Site Manager, and Theatre Technician.