Travis Knights on linterface
artist in digital residence
Lorganisme is pleased to welcome Travis Knights for a 12-week digital residency at the invitation of Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, from April 4 to June 24, 2022.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Travis was introduced to the rich oral tradition of Tap by his teacher Ethel Bruneau at age 10. He went on to travel the world spreading his love of rhythm across 4 continents, touring with Tap Dogs, Tapestry Dance Company, and the self-produced Tap Love Tour. He is the 2020 recipient of the Jaqueline-Lemieux Prize for outstanding contribution to dance in Canada. In December 2021, in partnership with Dance Immersion, Travis, along with renowned Tap Dancer Lisa LaTouche, created and directed Legacy Series: Tap Dance Symposium which aimed to re-introduce Tap Dance to the local Black community in Toronto. He currently lives in Brampton, Ontario and hosts The Tap Love Tour Podcast (available on spotify, soundcloud and apple podcasts).
The artist will use this period of research on Linterface to refine his musical approach to tap dancing, with the aim of achieving a deep synergy between dance and music, by working closely with musicians through three different projects: the stage work Ephemeral Artifacts, a collaborative project with a group of musicians and the production of a film with Jonathan Morin, an Aboriginal tap dancer.