A graduate of DancEast and the École supérieure de ballet de Québec (ESBQ), Adrian W.S. Batt has collaborated with renowned choreographers, including Étienne Gagnon-Delorme, Gioconda Barbuto and Vanessa Garcia-Ribala.
In 2018, he received an Excellency Bursary from the Caisse de la culture Desjardins for the ESBQ’s Jeune Scène d’affaires Program. He has been a member of the Compagnie Marie-Chouinard since 2019. Festival Quartiers Danses (FQD) presented his “Mundi Scaenam” piece in 2019. In collaboration with his Gargoyle Dance Club Company, he created “lunctio V” in 2021, as well as “Longueur d’Onde”, a solo piece designed for his long-standing artistic associate, Mateo Picone.
My work is mostly guided by various ideas I try to translate into physical form and share with the audience. I ask the performers the following question: “How does this specific concept stimulate your body?” This research provides me with the basis of the piece’s physical elements. Together, we create a physical language and an imaginary world we can share. The piece is suspended between what I try to communicate and how I communicate it to the audience.