Peter Chin, an Artistic Director of Tribal Crackling Wind, is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist born in Kingston, Jamaica and based in Toronto. He is active as a musician/composer, dancer/choreographer, performance artist, designer and director.
Peter was Now Magazine Best of Toronto dancer/choreographer/ designer in 2008. He won the 2006 Murriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Dance at the Toronto Mayor’s Arts Award and is a co-winner of the 2005 inaugural Interdisciplinary KM Hunter Award. He has been awarded a prestigious Gemini Award for “Best Performance in a performing arts program” in Nick de Pencier’s film Streetcar, for which he choreographed, performed and composed the music. Peter has received four Dora Mavor Moore Awards: “Outstanding New Choreography” for Stupa in 2005, “Outstanding New Choreography” for Northeastsouthwest in 1997, and “Outstanding New Choreography” and “Outstanding Performance” for Bite in 2000. He has also been nominated three times for: Language in 1998, Ghost Train in 2001 and Transmission of the Invisible in 2008.
Peter’s works have been presented internationally and throughout Canada at the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa, Festival International de Nouvelle Danse in Montreal, the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, the Peterborough Festival of the Arts, pUsh International Festival Vancouver, St. John’s Sound Symposium, Season of Cambodia Festival NYC, the Other Festival in Chennai India, the Indonesian Dance Festival, the International Jakarta Festival (representing Canada), the National Gallery of Jamaica, Danza en la Ciudad Bogotá, Los Talleres Mexico City, Our Roots Right Now Festival Bangkok, Sutra’s Gerak Angin Festival in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the Singapore Festival Fringe and da:ns festival Esplanade, the Ijsbreker Festival in Amsterdam Holland, Lakhaon: Rencontre Internationale de Theatre, Phnom Penh Cambodia; and in Toronto among others with Harbourfront Centre World Stage, CanAsian International Dance Festival and DanceWorks. Peter has also toured fLight in Japan, a work he created with Tokyo dance artist Hideo Arai and German/Canadian visual artist Cylla von Tiedemann.
He is highly acclaimed as a choreographer throughout the dance community, as shown by the numerous commissions he has been offered, including: Dancemakers, Toronto Dance Theatre, the Harbourfront Centre for the Toronto Music Garden, CanAsian Dance Festival where Chin created a solo for National Ballet of Canada’s Chan Hon Goh, Canada’s only orchestra devoted solely to contemporary repertoire Esprit Orchestra, Fujiwara Dance Inventions, Yvonne Ng’s tiger princess dance projects Productions, Erasga Dance Society, Red Sky, Kate Alton’s Overall Dance, Bill James, Marie-Josee Chartier, Bharatanatyam dancer Hari Krishnan, Dancers for Life, the Moving Pictures Festival, the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Canadian Childrens’ Dance Theatre, TILT sound motion, the York University Dance Ensemble and Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People.
Photo Courtesy of Cylla von Tiedemannn