The pieces of the Canadian choreographer Aszure Barton tend to oscilate between dream and reality, as she often plays with the surreal. Barton uses connotations and fleeting images to charge the language of her dancers with meaning, turning it towards mysterious darkness or bright irony. In 2005 she became the first artist-in-residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. She has collaborated with celebrated dance artists and companies in her home country as well as for The American Ballet Theatre, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Sydney Dance Company, NDT or Bavarian State Ballet.  In 2002 she set up her own company, Aszure Barton and Artists to create an autonomous, interdisciplinary collaborative platform for process-centered creation.