Julianne Chapple's work explores surreal imagery, objecthood and memory. Drawing on a history of performed movement including circus acrobatics and performance art as well as classical and contemporary dance forms, the edges of the body's mobility is explored and exploited often to the effect of depersonalizing and fragmenting the human form.
Julianne's choreography has been presented at the Edam Dance Series, Dancing on the Edge, Dance in Vancouver, Push Off, Dances for a Small Stage, Festival Launch, 12 Minutes Max, Drift Arts Festival, SWARM Art Walk (Vancouver), Dance Days (Victoria), The Chinook Series (Edmonton), Risky Business Rebel Yells (Toronto), Tipperary Dance Festival (Ireland) and Nah Dran (Berlin). Her performance, video and installation work has been presented at the Foreshore, Franc Gallery, Dusseldorf's Open Art Film Festival, Iris Film Collective's One Take Super 8 and Latitude 53's Visualeyez Festival of Performance Art.
Julie has created commissioned works for Dancestreams Youth Company, and Esprit de Corps, Langley Fine Arts School's pre-professional dance ensemble. She frequently acts as a guest instructor for contemporary dance, choreographic techniques and circus style partnering.
Most recently, she was awarded the 2017 Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award which will go towards the production of her work 'Suffix' premiering October 26th + 27th, 2018. Julie is a member of media art collective the Work Group, is producer and sometimes curator of a small experimental performance series titled Shooting Gallery Performance, and sits on the board of directors for CADA-West.