Jessica Joy Muszynski

Choreographer and dancer

Extract from the work fam Ly.

Length: 5 minutes.

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Samedi 18 septembre 11:00
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fam ly

Quatuor

There is something you should know about this choreographer: She has never liked her foods to touch. Chicken, rice, vegetables … they each have their own spot on the plate. While this habit may seem a bit quirky, it has allowed Jessica to better discover what each food item tastes like. Unlike with the foods on her plate, however, Jessica has trouble disentangling the conflicting emotions that emerge during conflict. Dance helps her sort through the complex mess: Fear turns into anger, guilt into despair, rejection into sadness, and so on. By highlighting the absurdity of these emotions, dance helps to make sense of communication dynamics. Fam ly is a study of conflict and resolution, a means for separating the peas from the chicken, so to speak. A truth emerges: Communication, which is learned from birth, is rarely mastered by adulthood.

Biography

Jessica Joy Muszynski is a dancer and choreographer of Filipino, Polish and Canadian descent. In May 2019, she completed her bachelor’s degree in dance as a member of the inaugural cohort of USC Kaufman in California. Her final senior thesis consisted in presenting a thirty-minute piece. She later collaborated with Aszure Barton & Artists before moving to Montréal, where she joined RUBBERBANDance. Jessica made her professional choreography debut at the 18th edition of Festival Quartiers Danses in 2020.

Artistic vision

My creative process entails going into a studio and improvising for several hours. I laugh, I grunt, I move, I fall on the floor in agony, I talk to God. The process is like a game. My creativity stems from a place of relaxation, and I seek to invite people into that environment.

Dancers: Jessica Joy Muszynski, Rion Taylor, Isabella Di Liello, Dani Jezerinac

 

Photo credits portrait: Mary Mallaney

Photo credits performance: Festival Quartiers Danses