Zoë Poluch is a Canadian choreographer and dancer, graduated from the Masters program in Choreography in Stockholm. She has been involved professionally since 2000 with many different independent choreographers, collectives and dance companies in Montréal, Toronto, Brussels and Stockholm. Since 2012 she has worked both on making performances and organizing discursive platforms that all share a consistent concern for challenging and practicing forms of co-existence. These days, Zoë wonders how and what a local practice can be, compelling her to decipher what ‘local’ and ‘practice’ really want. The practice at stake is choreography, the field in which she completed a masters degree in at DOCH, Stockholm in 2010. Zoë has not developed one distinct choreographic interest or signature, but instead experiments with the different shapes of dancing, organizing symposia, performing, collaborating, choreographing, writing and teaching.
Making performances has surfaced as the best excuse to bring together and forth a group that can actively approach and challenge “how to work”, questioning both the conditions to make work and how work encounters an audience. Most recently, this work has taken the shape of a site-generated
project located in a 9-story apartment building in a Stockholm suburb. One activity that resiliently attracts her, at times mysteriously, is dancing. She looks forward to the far future, perhaps 2070, when she will inaugurate a dance company for powerful people over 70 years old and tour all the big stages of the world.
In the past, she studied, trained and worked in Canada and Belgium and could be found dancing and acting on big and small stages, kind of all over. Recently, this has included her own work, a solo called Example, performing and co-choreographing The Knife’s Shaking the Habitual concert/show, On Air with Nadja Hjorton, dancing in Splendour by Stina Nyberg and regurgitating history together with the collective choreographic project Samlingen
Current projects for Zoë Poluch
Radio III Montréal + Stockholm + Oklahoma Radio III, by Elisa Harkins, Zoë Poluch and Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, combines sculpture, sound, and the body. It is a dance performance, a triptych of wallpaper, a perverse triangle of shifting power that seeks to be unfaithful to Minimalism’s recognizable aesthetic and its claim to so-called ‘neutrality’. Elisa Harkins is a Native […]
Aphelion Slip — Kim Coleman, Cara Tolmie and Zoë Poluch New commission for Block Universe / London Saturday, 3 June 2017, 7pm SPACE, 129–131 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 3RH Artists Kim Coleman (b.1976, Lisburn, Northern Ireland), Cara Tolmie (b. 1984, Glasgow, UK) and dancer and choreographer Zoë Poluch (b. 1979, London, Canada) will collaborate […]
We know the dance of yesterday and are surrounded by the dance of today, but what must we do to imagine a dance out of time? Where can we find it and what does it look like, or even sound like? Does out of time occupy the future, and if so, are we not already […]