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


Artistic Director Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg creates and performs kinetic theatrical expressions of the ever strange and wonderful human experience. Through exquisitely realized characters, crafted choreography, a healthy dose of comedy, and lashings of tragedy, Friedenberg works to reveal and connect.

TCP’s vision is to create works that speak to people on the levels of common human experience, our own comic-tragic behavior, and our lives in movement. The design of gesture, text, movement, and sound to draw lines between meanings is what Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg continuously strives to achieve in her work. This choreographic craft, derived from character and psychological landscapes, is the foundation for discovery, expression, and communication.


Tara is a choreographer, performer, educator, and Artistic Director of Tara Cheyenne Performance. Based in Vancouver, she has been creating and performing her unique brand of hybrid dance-theatre for the past decade and is known for her expert blending of comedy, dynamic physicality, and character work. Tara has been nominated for several Jessie and Ovation awards for her theatrical choreography and is a 2014 recipient of the Chrystal Dance Prize.

Photo: Tara Cheyenne Freidenberd, Goggles

Photo credit: Chris Randle Performance Photography

Tara Cheyenne Performance acknowledges the support of the City of Vancouver, the B.C. Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Hamber Foundation and the Vancouver Foundation.