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Andrew Tay is a hybrid performer, choreographer and dance curator based in Montreal. In 2005 he co-founded (with collaborator Sasha Kleinplatz) the company Wants&Needs danse. Since then, the company has produced the wildly popular dance events Piss in the Pool and Short&Sweet which take place in non-traditional performance venues throughout the city.
Residencies have included Studio 303, Usine C(Montreal) and K3(Hamburg). He has worked as interpreter for well known European choreographers Doris Ulhich (Vienna) and Marten Spangberg (Stockholm)
In 2012 he was awarded the DanceWEB Scholarship (Impulstanz, Vienna) and was nominated for a Quebec Notables award in the Arts&Culture category. He was chosen to participate in the Rencontres internationales de jeunes créateurs (Montreal, Festival TransAmériques 2013) and 8 Days, an annual intergenerational meeting of dance artists from across Canada organized by the company Public Recordings, He has also participated in The Copycat Academy (as part of the Luminato Festival Toronto) curated by Hannah Hurtzig (Berlin) for the past 2 editions and was commissioned to create work on the dancers of Toronto Dance Theatre as part of their new EVP project launched in Dec 2015.
He has served as board member of ELAN the English Language Artists Network in Quebec, and the RQD - le Regroupement québécois de la danse. Most recently, he received the Risk and Innovation Vanguard Award from the Summerworks Performance Festival for his latest work Fame Praver / Eating.
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