Meet… Dyana Sonik-Henderson

Dyana is the Artistic Director of Broken Rhythms, she is driven, talented, incredibly creative and definitely a bit crazy! Everyone has a few quirks but Dyana is full of them! She tends to stroke her long pretend beard, or twist a single strand of hair when very focused on choreography, and she has created her own special vocabulary of sounds and language she uses when explaining dance! Dyana works tirelessly for the company and the dance community so when she’s needing a little extra pep a long run americano with a kiss of cream is just the ticket!

Director Extraordinaire

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Now here’s what Dyana had to say about Broken Rhythms and SEVEN…

Dyana and Broken Rhythms

Dyana and Broken Rhythms

Since its premier performance Spark at Intrepid Theatre’s YOU SHOW, Broken Rhythms has grown and developed into a company that I am so proud of and thankful for. Started originally as a one-time organization for one show, it has now done three full productions, over 10 new works, and over 50 collaborative/community projects.

SEVEN was a very different show for myself and for Broken Rhythms. The idea of a show dealing and representing the SEVEN stages of grief candidly can be intimidating. I wanted to be truthful to the experience and allow it to hit many different levels to those in the audience and give something for my dancers to connect with.

Teaching a Workshop

Teaching a Workshop

What made me think of touring the show was the feedback given after Fringe 2014. The out pour of support and stories concerning people struggling with there own personal grief made me realize we had stumbled onto a universal subject that is rarely talked about and still considered taboo. I believe it worked as a type of therapy to some, as it did for my dancers and myself. I am so ecstatic to display it to a new audience and for the company to continue to grow and develop new works in Victoria B.C.

Spoken Word Festival

Spoken Word Festival

With the next three years already in various stages of development I look forward to see where Broken Rhythms will take us next. To be Artistic Director of a company I am so passionate about and surrounded by people I am so confident in makes me work harder than I have ever worked before. I end by thanking everyone who took the time to read this and have shown interest in this company.

We will represent B.C artists at the Edmonton fringe festival and make you proud.

– Dyana