Henry Daniel

Professor, School for the Contemporary Arts

Simon Fraser University

Henry Daniel is an SFU Distinguished Professor and a Professor of Dance, Performance Studies and New Media Technologies in the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU. He is an artist scholar who began his career as an actor with James Lee Wah’s San Fernando Drama Guild and continued in Port-of-Spain with Derek Walcott’s Trinidad Theatre Workshop. He was a founding member of Astor Johnson’s ground-breaking company, the Repertory Dance Theatre of Trinidad and Tobago. In the USA he was a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre Workshop, Pearl Primus African American Dance Company, Frank Ashley Dance Company, Asakawalker Dance Company, the Bernhard Ballet, and soloist with the José Limón Dance Company of New York. In Germany he founded and directed Henry Daniel and Dancers while continuing to work as a member of TanzProject München, Tanztheater Freiburg, and Assistant Director, Choreographer, and Dancer for Tanztheater Münster with Birgitta Trommler. In the UK he founded and directed the performance group Full Performing Bodies, which he still maintains. Daniel’s latest publication, the monograph Going West to find East/Going East to find West: Re-Choreographing Cortical and Cartographic Maps is forthcoming in 2022.


Contact Information

Email hdaniel@sfu.ca


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