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Mascall, Jennifer (Wootton) 1952-

MASCALL, Jennifer (Wootton) 1952-

PERSONAL: Born December 11, 1952, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; daughter of David William and Elizabeth Mary (Blair) Wootton; married John Macfarlane, July 13, 1984; children: Nicholas, Matthew, Tobias. Education: York University, B.F.A., 1974.

ADDRESSES: Home—1258 Haywood Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Offıce—1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6E 2C7. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, teacher, 1975; Independent choreographer, 1975-82; Mount Allison summer school, teacher, 1982; Experimental Dance and Music, co-founder, co-artistic director, and teacher, 1982-89; Mascall Dance, artistic director, 1989—; Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club, director, 1990—. Served on Canadian Council Arts Awards juries, 1985-91, Canada Council dance advisory panel, 1986-90, Vancouver Dance Center board, 1986-87, and British Columbia Status of the Artist advisory committee, 1993-94.

AWARDS, HONORS: Three External Affairs grants; Clifford E. Lee Award, 1982; Ann O'Connor Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 1982; Dora Mavor Moore Award, 1983; Jacqueline Lemieux Award, 1983; Jesse Award, 1988; Commemorative Medal, 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation, 1992.


(Editor) Footnotes, privately published, 1978.

SIDELIGHTS: Choreographer Jennifer Mascall is "known for her techniques of splicing movement and meaning together to make collages of contrasting references that communicate ideas and perceptions," according to a Banff Centre Web site contributor.

Mascall's choreography is a combination of ballet and modern dance.

In 1982 Mascall, along with seven others, co-founded Experimental Dance and Music (EDAM). She left EDAM in 1989 and founded Mascall Dance, in which she is also a dancer and choreographer. She published the dance-related book Footnotes in 1978.



Banff Centre, (April 12, 2002), "Dance Festival History—Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award: Jennifer Mascall—1981."

Vancouver Public Library, (April 12, 2002), "Mascal Dance International."

Vkool Communications, (April 12, 2002), "Mascall Dance."*

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