The practice of intimacy coordination: With Anisa Tejpar


Live on CIUT 89.5 FM

Airing Date: December 7, 2022
Hosted By: Nicole Inica Hamilton

Featured Guest(s): Anisa Tejpar

On this episode, Anisa Tejpar shares how her work as an Intimacy Coordinator and Director, focuses on creating brave spaces, defining consent, and filtering care for those onstage, the bystanders in the studio, and the audiences who watch, listen and are affected emotionally by weighted acts being performed.

About Anisa Tejpar:

Dora Mavor Moore Award winner, Anisa Tejpar is originally from Toronto, and is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School. She has performed works by Guillaume Côté, Matjash Mrozewski, John Neumeier, Ginette Laurin, Mauro Astolfi, Peggy Baker, Robert Derosiers, Robert Glumbek, Roberto Campanella, D.A. Hoskins, James Kudelka, Christopher House, Hanna Kiel, and William Yong and in companies such as Toronto Dance Theatre, Zata Omm, ProArteDanza, Against the Grain Theatre and Human Body Expression.

Tejpar is Co-Artistic Director of the dance entertainment firm Hit & Run Dance Productions Inc. (, for which she has created works for artists and brands all over Canada including: NIKE, Kanye West, The Rolling Stones, PUMA, TIFF, Telus, Lupe Fiasco, Evergreen Brickworks, M.A.C. Cosmetics, and Casa Loma, amongst many others. Tejpar is the co-creator of Haunted Cinema, a live-immersive drive-in experience. She is also the pilot choreographer of Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report and co-choreographer of the video game Far Cry: Primal and performed in the game as well.

Tejpar is Associate Producer with Côté Danse and serves as Creative Assistant in Guillaume Côté’s new creations and remounts. Tejpar currently teaches Consent + Boundaries for Dancers at Toronto Metropolitan University in the Performance Program and is one third of the Toronto-based, contemporary dance collective The Platform with Ryan Lee and Benjamin Landsberg.

Tejpar is an Intimacy Coordinator and Director, and her focus is dance, and dancers having worked with The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC, and several films and episodics.

Tejpar is a current member of the Board of Directors of Canada’s National Ballet School, and on the Performance Program Advisory Committee for St. Lawrence College. She has also worked extensively with Dancing with Parkinson’s and served as choreographer and director for their Intergenerational Dance Project connecting youth and seniors through dance.

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