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Dancing to the Same Beat

To celebrate its fortieth anniversary this year, Fédération Culturelle Canadienne-Française (FCCF) presented a video series, in collaboration with Unis TV, highlighting French Canadian arts and culture. In video featuring dance, three performing artists from differing generations and regions in Canada presented their own choreography to the same piece of music - Julie Duguay, Elise Page and Yvon “Crazy Smooth” Soglo.

Unified Gestures

Toronto-based visual artist Katie Lyle and dancer-choreographer Shelby Wright made Movements for a Room in 2016, the video explores questions that arise during artistic collaboration.

The Body in Nature

OutsideIn is a stereoscopic dance film created by Anne Troake, featuring Carol Prieur of Compagnie Marie Chouinard and Bill Coleman of Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie. The film was selected to represent Newfoundland at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

No More Stolen Sisters

Canada’s unions honour missing and murdered Indigenous women through music and dance.

Moments of Connection

Prolific filmmaker and dancer Olya Glotka has three films showing at this year’s Contact Dance International Film Festival in Toronto (CDIFF). 30 Days of Contact, a video by Glotka and Kim Simons, who also dance in the work, opens the festival this year.

WAREHAUS Dance Collective’s Continuum

There are lots of upcoming screen dance festivals in Canada this Summer. Continuum, WAREHAUS Dance Collective’s recent collaboration with filmmaker David Phu, will premiere at the Festival of Recorded Movement (FORM) on June 17, at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver. The Dance Current has also included a survey list of new, ongoing and upcoming Canadian screen dance festivals and showings.

Energetic Feats

Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata in Mozongi – an energetic physical feat of unrelenting movement.

Dancers Reflect on All Bodies Dance Project

A series of uplifting testimonials from dancers with All Bodies Dance Project - an organization that seeks to “widen the spectrum of who dances and what dance can be.”

Hip Hop and Bhangra Meet Courtside

Jade’s Hip Hop Academy and House of Bhangra at the Raptors’ Half Time Show

Phases of Dance: An Animated Short

Four months of production, with over 2100 individual drawings, culminates in three minutes of bachata technique expressed in animation. Phases of Dance by illustrator, animator, bachata dancer and instructor Iveta Karpathyova explores the movement potential of rotoscoping in documenting embodied knowledge.

15 X LA NUIT - OFF-FTA Circuit-Est 2015

Presented in atypical outdoor locations over fifteen nights, Fortier Danse-Création’s 15 X LA NUIT considers space and time through solo performance.

Fall

Dancing their way toward a unique choreographic language, James Gregg and RubberLegz have joined forces and styles to collaborate on an intricate duet, Fall.

The Artist Within

A behind-the-scenes look at Winnipeg-based GeNie Baffoe’s new work on the balancing acts required for an artist’s career

POST NO BILLS

Kitt Johnson presents an extended excerpt of her award-winning solo POST NO BILLS.

Projet Héritage / Legacy Project: Episode 1

The Margie Gillis Foundation’s Legacy Project / Project Héritage shares the iconic Canadian dancer’s knowledge and philosophy with a new generation of artists.

Git Hayetsk: The Lives Behind the Dance

For members of Git Hayetsk, dance is so much more than rehearsal and performance. The film Git Hayetsk: The Lives Behind the Dance looks at the strong dance family ties that have been formed through shared passion and history.

Deep End

Two contemporary dancers with backgrounds in improvisation met online. This film documents their first in-person meeting.

Miguel Gutierrez “Age & Beauty Part 1” Research in 2014

American artist Miguel Gutierrez, who will be teaching at the New Aesthetics Performance Intensive in Vancouver in the summer of 2017, discusses and presents his process for Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/, the first part of a trilogy.

Wake

Wake explores the isolation created by technology and how we can rebuild and reconnect with the people around us.

The Indexical Dance-a-Thon Documentation

Evann Siebens presented an overview of her multimedia exhibition, The Indexical, Alphabetized, Mediated, Archival Dance-a-Thon!

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