Evan Webber is a writer, playwright, performance maker and dramaturge. His theatre, dance and interdisciplinary projects explore the limits and potentials of shared experience and common narratives. Notions of writing and reading as performance brought Evan into collaboration with Public Recordings on Open Field Study (all together now) in 2007. He then developed the co-creation performance encyclopaedia with Ame Henderson. Evan became an Associate Artist with Public Recordings in 2015. From 2014-17 he was curator and facilitator of the HATCH performing arts residency at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. He studied acting at the National Theatre of School of Canada and he’s currently working on a master’s thesis at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.
Christopher Willes is a multidisciplinary artist, musician/composer and facilitator. Across music/sound, performance, and visual art forms, his work focuses on the subject and practice of listening, and explores themes of participation, perception, materiality, collaboration and agency. Christopher first worked with Public Recordings on rehearsal/performance in 2014, and he has been an Associate Artist since 2017. In 2019 he led the project To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation. He has worked with many dance and theatre artists over the past decade as a sound-maker and dramaturge. He also regularly leads workshops on sound and performance and organizes community arts projects, with a particular dedication to experiential, cooperative and process based learning methods. He studied music at the University of Toronto and received an MFA from Bard College. He is currently studying Conflict Mediation at the University of Waterloo.
Bee Pallomina is a dance artist making and performing work for stage, installation, film/video and puppets. Bee’s work often explores themes of relationship, identity and belonging and her practice is centered on movement, care and the everyday. She is an artist, educator and mom. An active performer and collaborator, Bee has performed with many independent choreographers over the years. She has worked with Public Recordings on a range of projects since 2005 and has been an Associate Artist since 2021. She also has an active teaching practice and is certified to teach Open Source Forms, and Modo, Yin and Restorative Yoga. She is a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, holds an MFA in choreography from York University, and is currently studying Expressive Arts Therapy.
Brendan Jensen is a dancer, choreographer and teacher who lives and works in Tkaronto-Toronto. He is a graduate of the National Ballet School of Canada and has worked with many dance artists and companies including the Toronto Dance Theatre. Brendan’s artistic work has been presented at P.S. we are all here, Flow Chart and the Fluid Festival. He was a recipient of the DanceWeb Europe scholarship in conjunction with the ‘2008 Impulstanz’ festival in Vienna, Austria. Brendan first started working with Public Recordings in 2010 when he collaborated on relay. Since then he has contributed to numerous Public Recordings projects, and has been an Associate Artist since 2021. His current research project investigates ‘practice as performance’, in relation to his work as a dance and movement teacher, and his ongoing training in Alexander Technique.
Germaine Liu (b. Hong Kong) is a scenario-maker and percussionist based in Tkaronto-Toronto. She is interested in exploring and sharing things she finds joyful in collaborative settings, with hopes that participants are open and willing to join in. She loves tactile, movement, sonic and physical explorations of found objects and percussion. She has composed solo and ensemble works and is a co-founder, along with Parmela Attariwala and Nicole Rampersaud, of Understory––a web-based, inter-provincial series dedicated to showcasing improvising artists working across Canada and to building a network between the artists and their audiences. Germaine first collaborated with Public Recordings in 2017 when she contributed to the project To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation, and has been an Associate Artist since 2021.