Eowynn and Isak Enquist

2023/24 Artists in Residence

Isak Enquist and Eowynn Enquist. Photo: Lula-Belle Jedynak
Isak Enquist and Eowynn Enquist. Photo: Lula-Belle Jedynak

Eowynn Enquist is a 4th generation settler of Irish, French, English and German descent, she is a dance maker and performer living and working on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Eowynn’s work across Canada involves many roles including: dance interpreter, collaborator, rehearsal director, teacher, choreographer, tv/film actor and administrator.

Eowynn has worked with established dance companies and independent choreographers in Canada and the USA such as; Action at a Distance, Wen Wei Dance, Anne Plamondon Productions (Montréal,QB), Anya Saugstad, Mascall Dance, Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Vision Impure Compagnie, Kinesis Dance Somatheatro, Mahaila Paterson-O’Brien, Isak Enquist, Rachel Meyer, Heather Myers, Nicole Von Arc for Edmonton Opera’s production of Orphee+ and Cristina Bucci.

Eowynn has participated in the Marie Chouinard Intensive 2019, Springboard Danse Montréal 2017 & 2019 working with; Stephen Laks – Goteborgoperans Danskompani and RUBBERBANDance, Simona Deaconescu and Guy Sharoni & Yaniv Abraham. 605 company intensives, Modus Operandi Intensives, and a scholarship student at The Arts Umbrella International Dance Intensives 2015, 2016, 2017.

Eowynn is a teacher, rehearsal director and choreographer at Lamon Dance Company and Pacific Dance Arts. She has also taught at The Goh Ballet, Ballet Bloch, Westcoast Academy of Performing Arts, and Training Society of Vancouver.

Eowynn has most recently begun training in the method acting approach taught by Nadine Wright. You can find her in the new short film Jane, directed by Sydney Scotia.

Eowynn seeks creation and performance opportunities that ask her to connect to her most courageous and vulnerable self.

Isak Enquist is a dance artist, teacher, choreographer, and experimental musician/sound designer, currently living on unceded and occupied traditional, ancestral territories of the Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh, Skwxwú7mesh, and xʷməθkwəy̓əm nations. Raised in the Kootenays/Ktunaxa of Canada, Isak began formal training in Shotokan Karate (Currently 1st Dan). He began dance education at Simon Fraser University before enrolling with the Modus Operandi Contemporary Training Program.

As a dance artist, Isak has performed with Canadian dance companies such as: Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Compagnie Vision Impure, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, the response. (Amber Funk Barton), Mascall Dance, Generous Mess, Corporeal Imago, CAMP, Shay Kuebler Radical System Art, and Anne Plamondon Productions. He is also a choreographer/producer with Enquist X Enquist, and Late Nights (Cohort), contributing as a dancer and choreographer on various projects. Touring with these companies have included performances across Canada, USA, Europe and Israel.

As a teacher and facilitator, Isak is researching how to support personal health as an essential component to creating and sharing. He is currently faculty at Vancouver’s Harbour Dance Centre, Lamon Dance Company, and Pacific DanceArts, as well as a guest teacher at the Training Society of Vancouver, The Goh Ballet Academy, and Göteborgsoperans Danskompani (Sweden).

As a sound designer, Isak’s practice is centered around generating sound scores to support meditative and visceral performance spaces; shifting perceptions of time and state for performer and audience alike. His sound work has been presented with dance performances at L’École de Danse de Québec, Dance Café (the response.), BLOOM (Mascall Dance), Dancing On the Edge (DOTE) and Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF).