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Episode #9: Interview with an Artist

 

1. What is your name?

Jasmyn Fyffe

2. What is the exact location of where you are based?

Toronto

3. Tell us in 25 characters who you are. 

A choreographer described as “Alvin Ailey meets street dancer,”(Allan Ferguson – Director: Nelly Furtado Music Video); Fyffe’s work is created within a movement style that is an eclectic blend of her versatile training background while maintaining a strong contemporary foundation.

4. Who has been the greatest influence in your life and why?

My parents have been the most influential people in my life. They have always supported and helped me in anything I have ever done in my life. They are always rooting for me, encouraging me and giving the push and support that I need in this sometimes tough career. They have influenced my drive, work ethic, goal setting and the values that are allowing my career to really begin to progress as an artist. I love them and I thank God for them.

5. What was the last book or film you read or saw?

Novel: “Mine Boy”, Film: “Wild Cats”

6. Tell us a little about the work you are performing at d:mic/fac.

The work I will be performing at d:mic is a fresh new solo that is inspired by my somewhat overloaded life between being a mother, wife, dancer, choreographer etc. It is called “Balanced Corridors” and takes the audience on a journey of “a day in the life of Jasmyn Fyffe” so to speak.

7. Is Toronto a good place to perform in?

Yes. I am still building my name in this city, which I find challenging at times in the contemporary dance world, however for the most part I have generally enjoyed the experience of performing in this city. The venues are wonderful!

8. What do you do without fail following a show? Before a show, to prepare?

Pray, I always pray before and after shows. It calms my nerves and helps me to feel centered. After shows I will also often write notes about what I thought worked and what may not have worked and what I would do differently if I had the opportunity.

Catch Jasmyn Fyffe as a part of the Late- Night Series – What you See is What you Get at the Betty Oliphant Theatre, August 12th and 13th at 11 p.m. For tickets call 416. 504. 7429. or visit www.artsboxoffice.ca For more information click here!

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