Faculty Profile:
Lin Snelling

Credits in this year's Festival:

2019 - Improvisation Movement Instructor

First year on Faculty at NUOVA


Lin Snelling’s performance, writing and teaching is based in the qualities improvisation can offer as it applies to dance, theatre, somatic practice, and explorations into the spoken, sung and written word. She continues with Rewriting Distance; a site-specific performance/workshop collaboration with the dance dramaturge Guy Cools. (coming to Edmonton in August 2019) Lin recently received a McCalla Professorship to create a “A Sounding Line” and teaches in the BFA Acting program at the University of Alberta.

Her recent dance collaborations are eva as part of StageLab, anything goes: GWG Dance in 17 parts with Gerry Morita and Versing with musician/composers Michael Reinhart, Jeremi Roy, David Ryshpan and lighting designer Yan Lee Chan. She works with Montreal choreographer Tedi Tafel and was part of Crying in Public, Life World, Calendar and Everyday. Her collaboration Performing Book with visual artist Shelagh Keeley happened at the Edmonton Art Gallery, MoMA, the Power Plant/Toronto, and the VAG/Vancouver.