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Bhairava is a fourteen minute, site-specific, dance-for-camera film by Mouvement Perpétuel, embodying the wandering yet fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva, the Lord of Dance.

Feedback and Paradox

Digital Folk is part video game, part costume party and incorporates live music and dance. As an installation presented by Plastic Orchid Factory as part of Dance in Vancouver and DIY@DIV it was presented as a looping performance that took place on November 23 through 24 at Left of Main in Vancouver.

Flashback Friday

This video from the 2013 Polaris Music Prize features hoop dancer and pow wow fit instructor James Jones playing with a mix of b-boy and traditional movement.

Calgary Catalysts

Video was and continues to be a stimulus for Krump artists across the globe and in Canada. In The Dance Current’s September/October 2017 issue, Lucy May explores the rise of the style in Canada.

STEM From Dance

STEM From Dance is a non-profit organization that combines dance and STEM to empower young girls and encourage them to pursue this predominately male field. It gives young women in low-income communities the opportunity to learn coding and discover a unique form of creativity.

Dancing to Learn

Dancing to Learn shows students at Perth Avenue Public School and dance educator Arwyn Carpenter in action – exploring, creating and moving together in the gymnasium. Peppered with comments from the students and Carpenter’s insightful articulation, the video demonstrates the benefits and transferrable skills facilitated through dance.

Dancing Fingers

Check out Halifax-based dance artist Lydia Zimmer’s hand choreography.

Jamie Robinson's Four Fallings

Read Jamie Robinson’s tips for making DIY screen dance. She’s the third featured video artist in this three-part series.

Nita Bowerman's bodies in motion

Read Nita Bowerman’s tips for making DIY screen dance. She’s the second featured video artist in this three-part series.

Francesca Chudnoff's ALGIA

Read Francesca Chudnoff’s tips for making DIY screen dance. She’s the first featured video artist in this three-part series.

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.

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