Montreal-based choreographer Andrew Skeels founded Skeels Danse in 2013 as a platform for the creation and development of new dance works.
Skeels’ work reflects his ever-expanding curiosity and love for the art of dance. Influenced by his experiences dancing in underground raves, his classical ballet training and his exploration into contact improvisation, his work seamlessly blends contemporary, classical and urban dance. His training as a film editor is reflected in his approach to constructing dance for the stage — he quickly intercuts between scenes, playing with angle, perspective and overlapping plot lines in his choreography.
Since 2013, Skeels Danse has been presented by Danse Danse, Festival Quartiers Danse, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, Théâtre des Deux-Rives, Théâtre Hector-Charland, Danse à la Carte and the Corona Theatre Montréal. The company has collaborated with renowned folk singer Martha Wainwright, acclaimed composers Sussan Deyhim and Richard Horowitz, filmmaker Philip Fortin, and photographer Damian Siqueiros.
The company’s 2017 production Rose of Jericho was hailed by critics and audiences alike. The piece, which features music by Sussan Deyhim and Richard Horowitz, will be seen on tour throughout Québec in 2018 – 2019.