David Ferguson

David Ferguson

Biography: 

David Ferguson is a writer, painter, and producer of dance and film. As a Founding Artistic co-Director of Suddenly Dance Theatre (1992-present) in Victoria, B.C. he has been a producer/curator of numerous collaborative, multi-media projects and dance productions, including the annual Romp! Festival. In 2005, he co-founded Suddenly Media Productions to develop, create, produce, and distribute new media works made for public art gallery, stage, print, broadcast television and feature film. His original works include OPIUM (2005), a made-for-television dance film seen nationally on Canadian Television; NATURE ECSTASY (2007), a silent dance film made for composers; and the Bravo!FACT films AISLING – We Saw A Vision (2007) and GUTHRIE SWIMS THE LAKE (2010). As a writer, supported by The Belfry Theatre’s INCUBATOR/ SPARK! Festival, he premiered his stage play AGNES B (2010). In 2013, he returned to the Belfry to workshop his next play SUGARGLASS. Also in 2013, David premiered a new dance-play KIKI starring Jung ah Chung. He regularly co-choreographs and performs with dance artist Jung ah Chung, with live appearances in Korea at The World Dance Stars Festival, Busan International Dance Festival, and the Next Wave Dance Festival and at Vancouver’s Dancing on the Edge. In summer 2012, the duo premiered their work RUSH OF WATER / RUSH OF AIR, an outdoor dance-film installation in Victoria’s Centennial Square. They followed up this media work with OPHELIA (2014) a dance film created for an outdoor vertical garden. In 2015, supported by an Artist in Residence (AIR) award from the City of Victoria, he is creating 2 (Eng/Fr) short, youth-engaged dance-videos that can quickly communicate the 'WITS' conflict-resolution message for the prevention of peer victimization and bullying, with co-Director Miles Lowry and choreographer Lynda Raino.