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By Aubrey Reeves Images Festival  Images Festival 

Toronto’s Images Festival turned its gaze toward dance and movement-based works this year, with two visionaries of contemporary dance – Merce Cunningham and Yvonne Rainer – playing important roles.

York University celebrates Yvonne Rainer

On April 6th, York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts celebrated legendary dance and film artist Yvonne Rainer for her influential …

Dance highlighted at The Images Festival

The Images Festival kicked off on April 1st and will be held until the 10th in twenty-five venues across the Greater Toronto Area….

Falling: The Journey of Jeff Hall

This weekend, Bravo!FACT is airing a thirty minute episode featuring containR, a green cinema in Vancouver that houses free screenings of Canadian and International dance, sport and performance films.

 

Dance Scenes From the Interior

In process with Jeanne Renaud By Richard Simas

She whispers to a technician while shooting a sequence for her current dance-film project, Blanc Noir ou Rien, (White Black or Nothing) and steps lightly behind the camera dolly as it traces a wide circular path around performers Louise Bédard and Sylvain Émard.

Suddenly Dance Theatre: Guthrie Swims the Lake

Suddenly Dance Theatre, of Victoria, British Columbia, recently posted this video of its dance theatre short film Guthrie Swims the Lake (2009). C…

Canadian dance film wins international video award

The Greater the Weight, a dance film produced and directed by Mouvement Perpétuel's Marlene Millar and Phillip Szporer and ...

Le Dortoir

Given the popularity of remixing one’s own music videos on YouTube, we weren’t all that surprised that Pet Shop Boys had a few.

Recent awards in dance

Miriam and Lawrence Adams won the What’s the Big Idea Parasol Award from the Dance Umbrella of Ontario ….

 

The Little Big Festival 

By Philip Szporer Festival of New Dance  Festival of New Dance

There is no definitive formula for running a dance festival, but in the scheme of all things, the St. John’s Festival of New Dance is infused with the boldness of what might be described as a little big festival.  

Recent dance on screen

In March, Bravo!FACT screened Sven Johansson’s short film En-Trance Assoluta, at an event in honour of the 2009 Innoversity…

 

A Double Handful 

By Kathleen Smith New Crop of Dancefilms Premiere at FIFA  FIFA (Festival International du Film sur L'Art) 

Montréal’s Festival international du film sur l’art (FIFA) launched its 23rd edition this past March at venues all over town. In addition to profiles of artists, films by artists and documentaries about creative process and art history, FIFA regularly premieres a double handful of dancefilms and docs about dance. This year’s crop was particularly accomplished. 

 

Truth and Narrative: New Dancefilm Releases 

By Kathleen Smith Recent and upcoming broadcasts on CBC and Bravo! Allen Kaeja, Mark Adam, Moze Mossanen, Charlie Cahill, Veronica Tennant, Édouard Lock

Finding the choreographic truth in dance on screen – generally devoid of text, narrative or other useful linguistic signposts – is sometimes a tricky business. The creators of a handful of important dancefilm projects, just out or soon to be broadcast, manage to frame their truths to greater or lesser degrees.  

 

Motion in Motion 

By Philip Szporer Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video  Moving Pictures Festival

The 12th annual edition of the Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video, curated by Kathleen M. Smith and Marc Glassman, opened in grand style, with a ballet-based evening of screen dance.  

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