Amok Project

Dance Artist

Company: The Amok Project is an emerging dance and arts collective that strives to create innovation and dialogue in the arts. By cultivating intergenerational exchange and cross-disciplinary practices, we push the boundaries of the creative processes and produce enlightening artistic experiences.

Choreographer: CAROL MENDES (she/her) is a choreographer and teaching artist with a dance practice that interweaves contemporary, ballet, somatics, and cultural heritage empowerment. She is Brazilian with a polyethnic background, living on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations. She holds a BFA in Dance from UNICAMP (Brazil) and an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts (USA). Her choreography works were presented at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Scotiabank Dance Centre, KW Studios (Canada), La Mama Theater, Judson Church, Dixon Place, Martha Graham Theatre (USA), Loikka Dancefilm Festival, and Haihatus Art Center (Finland), among others. Her work focuses on female empowerment, decolonizing practices, and respecting multicultural identities and diverse experiences.