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THOMAS ANFIELD

 

"Levels of Consciousness 5"

"Levels of Consciousness 5" Thomas Anfield

As a Visual Artist, Thomas Anfield has been part of numerous international solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Mexico, United States and Africa including the National Gallery of Senegal.

His work has been featured in Modern Painters, Elle, Macleans, Vancouver Magazine and Preview Magazine. In the early eighties he rose to national prominence as graffitti artist Pablo Fiasco before being awarded full scholarship to the New York Academy of Arts. He later worked as a muralist with the Arts in Action society touring Mexico twice and was also part of a five country tour of Africa that was documented in David Pettigrews film ‘African Brushstrokes’. 
He is cofounder of the performance company Butoh-a-GO-GO with Kevin  Bergsma Butoh-a-GO-GO has performed  at The Vancouver Art Gallery and twice In Moscow at the invitation of the Moscow Ballet.

In 2008 they recieved a production residency from the Banff Centre and then premiered their newest work  at the Vancouver International Dance Festival in March.

In addition to collaborative work with Butoh-A-GO-GO, some highlights of Thomas’ performance credits include,Releasing the cd Chiaroscurious Blues with Lance Olson,2008, Performing With Graham Clark and friends  at the Gong Unconvention at the Melkweg in Amsterdam 2006, leading the Post Cecil Taylor Garage Music Orchestra with performances at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and New Music Across America.

From 1996-2000 Thomas explored butoh dance with Kokoro Dance. In 2003 he also worked with Kokoro as a performing visual artist on their production, Sheepman Dreams, at the Vancouver International Dance Festival. 
He Has performed in two productions of Radix Theatres “Half a Tank” 2003, 2004 and their production “the Art trap ” at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 2006. 

Thomas is a Canada Council, Inter-Arts grant recipient (2000) and (2004) and a Dance Grant recipient (2008).

[Courtesy of Thomas Anfield]

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