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Olivia is an independent dance artist and choreographer whose work investigates the body’s dynamic ability to transmit narrative. She honours her mixed Welsh, Metis, Anishnawbe heritage in her contemporary Aboriginal dance-theatre practice. Olivia is founding member of the somewhere there collective, creating avant-garde site-specific performances with other performing artists, and in 2006, she co-founded MataDanze Collective where she co-created numerous revolutionary dance-theatre works. Storytelling through movement has always been a form of inspiration for her artistic creations; she has adapted writings by E.E. Cummings, Khalil Gibran, Julie JC Peters, Rainer Maria Rilke and Carmen Aguirre. Davies has interpreted work by Body Narratives Collective, Starrwind Productions, Maura Garcia Dance and most recently, as a member of Circadia Indigena Aboriginal Arts Collective at the 2016 Canada Dance Festival with Byron Chief-Moon, JP Longboat and Luglio Romero in “Greed/REsolve”. Her independent choreography has been presented by Harbourfront Centre’s 60×60 Dance, CoexisDance Duet Series, Nuit Blanche Festival, BC Buds Festival, Dancing on the Edge, Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival, Talking Stick Festival, and Beyond Words at The Chan Centre. Davies works as rehearsal director with Subscura Collective, and facilitates “Weaving Stories of Transformation” workshops with MataDanze Collective, creating safe spaces where women are empowered through movement.