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PINA: A 3D Dance Tribute

Another exciting dance film scheduled for Toronto International Dance Festival (TIFF) this month is Wim Wenders’ PINA, a 3D tribute to the late …

ORA: Featured at the TIFF

There is a buzz for the new dance film ORA set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this fall. The National Film Board…

Streetcar: Peter Chin and Nick de Pencier

This award-winning dance film by Nick de Pencier continues to stir imaginations. For his performance in Streetcar (2004), Peter Chin received a …

David Rimmer: Experimental Dance Film

A recent headline on The Dance Current’s news blog highlights the work of David Rimmer. “Experimental filmmaker David Rimmer is among the recipients o…

David Rimmer wins Governor General's award

Experimental filmmaker David Rimmer is among the recipients of the 2011 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Rimmer…

Helenka: A Dance Film by Karen Rose

Recently posted to YouTube, this trailer of Karen Rose’s 2008 dance film Helenka offers a glimpse of the intense physicality and poignant emotio…

ciel(s): An Experimental Documentary

Last month at the Globe Cinema in Winnipeg, Danielle Sturk presented a screening of her new experimental documentary ciel(s), which featured loca…

 

Philip Szporer awarded Jacqueline Lemieux Prize

The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced Philip Szporer as the recipient of the 2010 Jacqueline Lemieux Prize. A Montré...

Canadian dance film short wins awards

Slip (2008), a six-minute dance film that takes place inside a women’s change room, won two awards at the Canadian Film Cen…

 

Jeanne Robinson, 1948-2010

Jeanne Robinson, writer, dancer, choreographer, lay-ordained Buddhist monk and zero-gravity dance visionary, died at Lion’s Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC, on May 30th at the age of sixty-two.

Sinha Danse wins Roots Canada/Radio Canada contest

Monteal’s Sinha Danse has won the popular vote for the Roots Canada/Radio Canada contest in the multimedia document category for t…

 

Moving Image Culture 

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 ….

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