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30 minutes 


Created by Freya Björg Olafson

Performed by Ainsley Hillyard

Lighting Design & Production Management by Beth Dart


Set Design by Andrew Beck

Set Construction Kevin Green


Sound design by Freya Björg Olafson

Audio samples by Caribou, Jeremy Greenspan, Dexplicit -

Bullacake (Dubbel Dutch Rmx), Tirzah & Micachu


Solo performance as part of the CPA series



Showing of work in developement

Mile Zero Dance (excerpt) | April 2015 | Edmonton

Sugar Swing Studios | April 2015 | Edmonton

10x10x20 | Winnipeg Design Festival

September 18, 2015 | Winnipeg Art Gallery



World Premiere

Brian Webb Dance Company | Edmonton

Timms Centre for the Performing Arts

September 25 & 26th, 2015



Upcoming PErformance

Uno Fest | Victoria

Metro Studio Theatre

May 27 & 28th, 2016

Laissez- Faire is available for presentation and touring

in Canada and abroad.


Cyborg voices, dance tutorials, dance moms, youtube personalities,

chair dance improvisations and monologues come together in ‘Laissez-faire’; a solo performance for Edmonton artist Ainsley Hillyard.


Developed through digital collage ‘Laissez-faire’ translates content from the web onto the adult performing body. This solo performance situates dance within the domestic space through vernacular movement vocabularies and the architecture of the home.  Laissez-faire navigates the relationship between ‘showing’ confidence and ‘demonstrating’ skill in the performance of movement. Does one ever know the dance, or is the dance as process a becoming? ‘Laissez-faire’ reveals a shifting rolodex of impulses with text and movement emergent from the web. The rich confluence of sources portrays a contemporary representation of dance within private and public daily life. 

Laissez- Faire is available for presentation and touring in Canada and abroad.

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Laissez-Faire was commissioned by Ainsley Hillyard was generously supported by:

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Edmonton Arts Council

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