Maxine Segalowitz is a queer, Jewish emerging dance artist currently living in Tio’tia:ke, commonly known as Montréal, Quebec, where she has immersed herself in creative communities as a dancer, choreographer, clown, cabaret performer, drag artist, and stand-up sleeper. As a choreographer, Maxine continues developing her solo, Ad-Hoc Dimension, a reimagining of her experiences working as a stripper, focusing on navigating agency with coercion and blurring lines between fantasy and reality.
She has presented previous versions of Ad-Hoc Dimension, then named Sexpectations, with Festival Bouge d’ici and at FRINGE Festivals in Halifax and Montréal where it both received a Nomination for Outstanding Choreography; and has also received creative residencies at Festival Bouge D’ici and at Studio 303. As a clown cabaret performer, she has presented works at Just For Laughs Festival and Montréal Clown Fest with her trio Les Dancing Queens, along with her other clown characters. As a facilitator, she has been stretching her legs since January 2021 with collaborator Aurora Prelević, coteaching their outdoor somatics dance class, “Snowmatics”, with a title change each season. You can next see Maxine presenting Ad-Hoc Dimension at Tangente Danse in November 2022.