Aszure Barton photo Mike van Sleen
Aszure Barton

Aszure is the artistic director of ASzURe & Artists, a contemporary dance project. Originally from Alberta, Canada, her reputation as a choreographer in the USA is rapidly expanding due to a string of very positively critiqued performances from the Joyce Soho to the Kennedy Center, as well as recent credit as choreographer for The Threepenny Opera at Studio 54. Aszure was also granted status as an artist in residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. This photo was made during her company's visit to the festival in 2005, which garnered such high acclaim she was quickly invited back for the 2006 season. Charissa Barton, Aszure's sister as well as a company member, is pictured in the background."