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Royal Swedish - Sabrina Matthews

in rehearsal for quondam - Royal Swedish Ballet

Photograph by Carl Thorborg, Courtesy of the Royal Swedish Ballet

quoteMatthews belongs to those contemporaries for whom dance and music harmonize, and which want to give the audience the feelings of being abducted into a world elevated from the grounds of reality.

                                                                                –Udo Klebes, Der Neue Merker (More)

Udo Klebes in Der Neue Merker, May 19, 2006:

 

The chosen 10 choreographies served a broad taste pallet… Still, two pieces stood out beyond all others conceptually as well as in pure dance format. Both were (accidentally?) at the end of each of the two parts of the program. The Canadian Sabrina Matthews belongs to those contemporaries for whom dance and music harmonize, and which want to give the audience the feelings of being abducted into a world elevated from the grounds of reality. Soles was the name of her abstract and at the same time expressive Pas de Deux, whose religious as well as spiritual essence is transported by Alicia Amatriain and Evan McKie in an endless soft flow and at the same time accentuated figures, such as split positions in the air, broad arabesques, and several flying circles and lifts of the female partner, in synchrony with the lamenting music by Tomas Luis de Victoria. The piece continues a series of renowned concert pas de deux, due to its high demand which only be fulfilled by experienced dancers, and should therefore have great chances in any Gala program…

 

 

 

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Genee Sabrina Matthews

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Etalk
quoteA standing ovation from all the judges. Get ready for the must see dance of the season, if not, of the series...

 

Tanya Kim, Etalk (More)

Tanya Kim and Ben Mulroney, in Etalk, October 13, 2010:

 

A standing ovation from all the judges. Get ready for the must see dance of the season, if not, of the series. On tonight's So You Think You Can Dance Canada, the judges are brought to their feet after an emotional tribute to our Canadian Troops. Choreographer, Sabrina Matthews is known for creating riveting and poignant dances, including this season's emotional pieces on eating disorders and suicide.

 

etalk excerpt video - Sabrina Matthews

 

 

Gordon Milne Fine Art

 

Canadian Artist Gordon Milne is well known for his portraits of Canadian Olympic Sports Heroes, which was unveiled during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. He is currently working towards creating a collection of paintings (Art & Dance) to honour Canada's great dancers and choreographers. His current repetoire includes Frank Augustyn, Tanya Dobler and Sabrina Matthews. Upcoming commissions include Sonia Rodriguez, Rex Harrington and Veronica Tennant.

 

Please visit www.gordonmilneart.com for more information

 

Sabrina Matthews and Gordon Milne

Sabrina Matthews and Gordon Milne

 

 

Genee International Ballet Competition

"The Genée International Ballet Competition is the one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world attracting more than 50 young dancers representing a diverse range of nationalities each year; each on the brink of a stunning professional career. The Bravo! Audience Choice award offers an exciting opportunity for the audience to take the decisions into their own hands and choose their favourite dancer.

 

This year the 2008 competitors will be put through their paces by Christopher Hampson, award winning international choreographer and home-grown talent, choreographer Sabrina Matthews has been commissioned to create two exclusive solos, one for the male competitors and one for the females, specially for them to learn and perform."

Genee Sabrina Matthews

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PACE Honour as an Outstanding Alumnus from the Banff Centre, May 2008

In May 2008, Sabrina Matthews received the 2008 PACE (Provincial Awards Celebrating Excellence) Honour as an Outstanding Alumnus of the Banff Centre. The PACE awards are presented bi-annually by the Alberta (Canada) Association of Colleges and Technical Institutes to recognize the contributions and achievements of alumni. An outstanding alumnus is a recent graduate (within the last seven years) who has been formally recognized with national or international honours, major championships or appointments to high office.

 

 

Dance Current (cover), September 2009

Canada's National Ballet School - 5 Decades of Tradition

Students in the Professional Ballet Program at Canada’s National Ballet School in sequentia by Sabrina Matthews for Spring Showcase 2009

sequentia - Sabrina Matthews

Dance Current Magazine Cover, September 2009

sequentia – Canada’s National Ballet School, Jackson Carroll

Photograph by Cylla von Tiedemann, Courtesy of Dance Current Magazine

 

 

Dance Gazette Magazine, June 2008
quoteMatthews possesses a talent whose strength lies in her ability to distil emotional truths from keenly observed everyday scenarios, translating them into ballets of transient beauty.

Deirdre Kelly, Dance Gazette (More)

RAD Article Sabrina Matthews

RAD Article Sabrina Matthews

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Chatelaine Magazine, May 2008, page 254

Sabrina Matthews was included in Chatelaine Magazine’s 80th year anniversary issue as one of Canada's Amazing Women to Watch and the Next Big Thing In Dance. She was featured alongside Oscar Nominees, Olympic Medallists and Nobel Prize nominees.

quoteShe’s very smart and talented, but she’s very compassionate, too. There is a humanity about her work. It’s very dynamic; it’s very fluid. It looks extremely organic. And her dancers look quite fierce when they dance her work, which is a wonderful thing to see.

Karen Kain, National Ballet of Canada Artistic Director (More)

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada, May 2008:

 

Karen Kain nominated Sabrina Matthews as the Canadian Woman to Watch in the performing arts and the "Next big thing in dance". Chatelaine Magazine released a feature article on the two women in May 2008, as part of its 80th year anniversary edition.

 

The next big thing in dance.

 

WHO: National Ballet of Canada artistic director and former prima ballerina Karen Kain (above left) nominates choreographer Sabrina Matthews.

 

WHY: Dancers from Beijing to Stuttgart to New York have performed Matthews’s work, and she has commissions this year in Toronto and Sweden. Matthews, 30, rose to prominence as a dancer with the Alberta Ballet, but it’s her role as choreographer that is winning her ovations. Kain was so impressed that she invited Matthews to participate in a workshop at the National Ballet of Canada last year. "She’s very smart and talented, but she’s very compassionate, too." Kain says. "There is a humanity about her work. It’s very dynamic; it’s very fluid. It looks extremely organic. And her dancers look quite fierce when they dance her work, which is a wonderful thing to see."

 

WHERE YOU'LL SEE MATTHEWS NEXT: Her choregraphy is in the repertoire of the Alberta Ballet, and she has been commissioned to create new work for the National Ballet of Canada's next season.

chatelaine 1 - Sabrina Matthews

Chatelaine Magazine, May 2008

Cover, Courtesy of Chatelaine Magazine

chatelaine 2 - Sabrina Matthews

Chatelaine Magazine, May 2008

Page 253, Courtesy of Chatelaine Magazine

chatelaine 3 - Sabrina Matthews

Karen Kain and Sabrina Matthews

Chatelaine Magazine, May 2008

Page 254, Photograph by Sandy Nicolson, Courtesy of Chatelaine Magazine