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Allison Cummings

Kaeja Projects: Porch View Dances Choreographer

Allison Cummings is a performer/choreographer/art maker, who operates under the umbrella name Sore for Punching You. She is based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals over the past two decades including The Theatre Centre, Hysteria, Edgy Women/Montreal, Toronto Dance Theatre’s ‘Four at the Winch’, SummerWorks, M:ST Performative Art Festival, 7a -11d, Canada Dance Festival, Fluid Festival, Moving Pictures Festival and Trinity Square Video, Older and Reckless, School of the Toronto DanceTheatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Porchview Dances, among many more. She has produced her own multi-disciplinary full length works, 'Quiver' '02,‘Clutch’ '06, 'Devouring Lions' ’ 9, Final Savage Land ’13 and most recently ‘Exhale' in October 2018 and is now available for touring. Residencies and International engagements include include Compeng- Chiang Mai '10, Compeung group show commission at the Arts and Cultural Centre Chiang Mai '11 and commission with Okotobrigya Danse in Ghana, West Africa presented by the Canadian High Commission as part of Le Semaine de la Francophonie ’08. Awards include the 2000 recipient of The Toronto Emerging Artist Award in Dance, twice shortlisted for the K.M. Hunter Award '06 and '08, Chalmers Professional Development Grant '10, and the John P. And Susan D. Fellowship in recognition of her residency at Djerassi Resident Artists program in Woodside California '12.
Allison has collaborated and offered dramaturgy in support of other artists work throughout her career and continues to do so as an integral component of her practise.