Company Link is an organization dedicated to the presentation and commission of new artistic works and to supporting the development of individual artists through training opportunities, workshops, and forums. Company Link strives to engage with artists whose work resists definition within traditional categories.
Company Link was born out of TRIP dance company, a Winnipeg based contemporary dance company that was founded by Artistic Director Karen Kuzak and General Manager Randy Joynt and operated from 1997-2010. The organization was shuttered in 2010, as the co-founders were ready to move to other pursuits. In early 2013, Tom Stroud assumed the role of Artistic Director, and the organization began to transition to support a new vision. This included, along with the new name, Company Link, electing a new Board of Directors and establishing a relationship with Artspace Arts Management for administrative support. In 2015 Ali Robson joined Company Link as Associate Artistic Director and in 2021 became Artistic Director.
To date, Company Link has hosted workshops in Alba Emoting with CL5 certified Alba Emoting instructor Laura Facciponti, Viewpoints, and Grotowski workshop with Raina Von Waldenburg offered classes in Contact Improvisation taught by Ali Robson and classes in Improvisation taught by Tom Stroud.
Company Link presented the first draft production of Tom Stroud’s adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s seminal work “No Exit” at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film and commissioned a new site-specific work by choreographer Zorya Arrow titled “much too much to say”.