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Carpe Diem: Dance in a Secret Society

By Julye Huggins

Recently released on YouTube, Carpe Diem is a short contemporary dance film that touches on the dynamics of camaraderie and social pleasures of a a secret society of women. Here they gather to dance in the face of oppressive rule, which prohibits creative thought and artistic expression. Choreographer/producer/videographer/editor Jesse Dell notes that “under the guise of a social tea in an abandoned speak easy, they are free to indulge in their shared joy of movement… or are they?” Performers include co-choreographer Jordana Deveau, with Jennifer Morse and Madeleine Shen.Be sure to catch Dell performing May 22nd in Toronto at the Reservoir Lounge with musician Lindsay Barr.
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