Exploring humanness and consciousness: With Dorotea Saykaly


Live on CIUT 89.5 FM

Airing Date: May 29, 2024
Host/ Producer: Nicole Inica Hamilton

Assistant Production Manager/ Episode Editor: Amber Downie-Back


Featured Guest(s): Dorotea Saykaly

On this episode, Dorotea Saykaly (Award winning Canadian choreographer and performing artist) joins the show to share thoughts on the themes and explorations which inform her work. Including, her curiosities and paramount interests of what makes us human.

About Dorotea Saykaly:

Dorotea Saykaly is an award winning Canadian choreographer and performing artist whose stage and film works have been presented internationally.

Originally from Montreal, Dorotea has enjoyed a rewarding career as a dancer at the Compagnie Marie Chouinard as well as with the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. Prior to her choreographic career Dorotea worked with renowned choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sharon Eyal, Damien Jalet, Marina Mascarell, Marcos Morau, Marie Chouinard and Ohad Naharin.

Her work BLACK MOON was nominated for the Sadler’s Wells Inaugural Rose International Dance Prize in 2024 and was amongst the top seven worldwide. In 2022 she was awarded Best Choreography for Film at the Dance On Screen Film Festival in Graz, Austria, for the film SHE and in 2021 she received the Inaugural Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award.

She collaborates closely with her partner, film director Emil Dam Seidel. Together, their collective vision is deeply rooted in creating immersive experiences that provoke a profound bodily connection, inviting audiences to rediscover instinct and explore the subconscious. In their own words they “create experiences that shake people out of their brain and into their body.”

Their holographic, mixed reality experience TELOS I was selected for the inaugural “Immersive Competition” at this year’s prestigious Festival de Cannes.

Their new live-immersive work LETHE – A Search for the Waters of Oblivion will be created for La Biennale Danza 2024 program.