Tara Cheyenne Performance


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TCP creates kinetic theatrical expressions through exquisitely realized characters, crafted choreography, a healthy dose of comedy, and lashings of tragedy.

EST. 1985



Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg


DanStaBat Performance Society (operating as Tara Cheyenne Performance) was established in 1985, recognized federally as a not-for-profit charitable organization on August 21,1986 and has since been sharing its work with the general public.

First founded my Chick Snipper, DanStaBat invited Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg to become its Artistic Director in 2007 and has since become a leader in the field of dance-theatre, and performance. Our work is unique in its innovation of the form since we work between, within, and outside the “discipline” of dance. Our use of text and unapologetic comedy open doors to people not familiar with contemporary dance. All our work is based on the wonderful human experience.

insanely funny and imaginative genius
— Janet Smith, Georgia Straight
brought to life by Friedenberg’s mighty talent
— Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail


To create meaningful connections by encouraging and growing the work of underrepresented artists and performers in the Dance-Theatre communities.


To produce socially and personally relevant performances that, through comedy and poignancy, will spark community engagement.


A diverse and collaborative company that is a leader in dance-theatre hybrid works in Canada.