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Cutting Paper

One woman's quiet revolution

Cutting Paper is a short video work inspired by the short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Choreographed and performed by Jennifer Dallas, with videography by Melanie Gordon, the work is described by them as telling the story of “a woman’s quiet revolution as she slowly develops the courage to listen to her own voice in a world that mistakes her clarity and creativity for insanity.”

Dallas uses a compelling blend of dance and clown form the basis for her movement, with a strong focus on character and story. In 2017, through her work in Kemi Contemporary Dance Projects, she received a Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding Female Performance in Kittly-Bender

For over twenty years, Gordon has been making work about what cracks open when imagination and reality collide. In this work she uses an experimental approach, layering video projections to illuminate the inner and outer worlds of the character to question the nature of time and the way we communicate with ourselves. 

Learn more >> kemiprojects.ca

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