*At this time, this event is fully funded by us without any support from government granting programs.
Date: Sunday April 10, 2022
Location: Clubhouse Toronto - 643 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9
To My Past, Present, and Future... by Nickeshia Garrick (guest artist)
Siwat Piedra by Irma Villafuerte (guest artist)
TERRACOTA by Collective of Scenic Exchange (Fernando Camacho) and Puntos de partida
Nepenthe by Audrianna Martin Del Campo
PRAIRIE GIRL by Galpal Productions (Corynne Bisson)
Meeting at R9 by Kaitlyn Seibold
Artist on Standby by Sadie Cahill
Lucid Space by MillO Dance Projects
To My Past, Present, and Future… is a filmed exploration of my blackness, spirituality, queerness and ancestry. This piece is a deconstruction and reconstruction of self, where you will see the vulnerability and intimacy of my truths, through the evolving relationship between the Black body and nature.
Director: Uche Ama
Performer & Writer: Nickeshia Garrick
Voice Over: Uche Ama, Abena McKenzie D.O.P: Alejandra Higuera
Collaborator: Kevin Jones, Irma Villafuerte Mentor: Irma Villafuerte
Special Thanks: Dree Hudon, Karen Kaeja, Aluna Theatre, OAC
The body as land, holder of memory, nurturer…. mother. This work is a rooted in Nahuat territory in Kuskatan; reclaiming my relationship to homeland, my matriarchs … my ancestors. I dive into the environmental, and personal narratives of El Salvador, by exploring the body as motherland and landscape.
Concept: Irma Villafuerte
Director: Irma Villafuerte
Choreographyer: Irma Villafuerte
Performer: Irma Villafuerte, Margarita Soria, Victoria Mata, Jessica Zepera
Videographer: Alejandra Higuera
Editor: Irma Villafuerte
Animation: Irma Villafuerte
Mentor: Santee Smith
Support by Ontario Arts Council and Aluna Theatre
TERRACOTA , Is a film produced in 2018 in Toronto Canada, this film approaches the difficulties of migration and the lack of identity of many of us migrants humans.
Directors: Umor Coskun, Ares Adamis Choreographers & Performers: Fernando Camacho and Jose David Cerda
Editors: Umor Coskun, Ares Adamis
Music: Juan Carlos Hernandez Cuen
Poetry: Bala Fria "hoy tengo una cardel en el cuerpo ¿quieres entrar?"
An exploration of the power of water as a vessel for fluidity and transformation in the body. A delicate force, guided by the continual ebb and flow of the tides is what inspired this piece to manifest through movement on film.
Created by Audrianna Martin Del Campo
“I filmed this piece myself with a tripod and motion gimbal, with the exception of the ending shot (help from a friend to hold the camera aerial for me).” - Audrianna Martin Del Campo
Prairie Girl explores the emotional connections we associate with nostalgia, physical places, and home. The film emits a longing for the youthful innocence of days gone by while urging us to reflect on how physical spaces remain embodied in us.
Director: Corynne Bisson Cinematographer: Andrei Ionescu, Steve Langston Choreographer: Corynne Bisson, Raine Madison Kearns Performers: Ava Acevedo, Jhoaney Canales, Eilidh Crawford, Kendra Crawford, Mhairi Crawford, Larissa Dupuis, Sannelle Engelbrecht, Ashley Giesbrecht, Amelia Hebert, Arden Hebert, Lillianne Hiller, Isabella Howland, Raine Madison Kearns, Abigail Melnyk, Emma Osbourne, Ashton Osudar, Danika Robb, Claira Stitt, Brooklyn Stitt, Hannah Van Santen, Tori Wright, Yesenia Zavala Editor: Andrei Ionescu Sound Designer: Lisa Lobsinger, Paul Pfisterer Special Thanks: Jackie Hiller, Wendy Stewart, Christina Giesbrecht, Dianne Crawford, Tishia Scribner-Wright, Kylie Hardy-Csversko, Linda Kearns, Dance Images Brandon, Manitoba Csversko Farms Ltd, Neepawa, Manitoba
When we witness another person experiencing an emotion, how do we simulate or represent that emotion in ourselves? Surrounding the theme of tension states, Meeting at R9 demonstrates the possibilities of tension that can be felt, lived and experienced in the body. Movement takes form using impulse and gesture as a guiding force.
Choreographer: Kaitlyn Seibold
Music: Kye Marshall
Performers: Rakeem Hardy, Heidi Lorenz, Maria Riano, Evan Webb
Videographer: Kaitlyn Seibold
Film Assistant: Giulia Battistella
‘Artist on Standby’ is a reminder to reflect on the reason you create, and what makes you an artist. It is an invitation to allow yourself patience, and empathy. It is a celebration of vulnerability, and an encouragement to continue. Emerging artists: I see you, and you are valid.
Created by Sadie Cahill
“This was a completely solo project! All aspects done by me.” - Sadie Cahill
Lucid Space explores the power of dreams to free us from the confines imposed on us by society. The film follows a woman as she encounters misogyny and mundanity in her day-to-day life. In the mirror she sees only distortions of her true self - reflected back at her are all the labels that have been thrust upon her by others. One day, she visits a strange place in her dreams and begin to regain control of her life.
Producer: MillO Dance Projects
Concept: Geanderson Mello, Mio Sakamoto Mentors: Kristian Fourier, Beata Rasitsan
Director: Geanderson Mello
Choreographer: Geanderson Mello in collaboration with Mio Sakamoto
Performer: Mio Sakamoto
Videographer & Editor: Justin Kielly
Assistant Videographers: Deep Patel, Countless365 Music: Edgardo Moreno, Andreas Dahlback
Music Editor: Mathias Auffray
Costume Providers: Sierah Grant, Dana Kilodzy
Location Providers: Jonathan McMahon, Nick Sheehan
Photo Credit: Countless635
Date: Sunday December 12, 2021
Location: Juice - 426 Ossington Avenue
Uneasy by Karen Kaeja (special guest)
DELUGE by Kristi Cole
Baby Teeth by Emma Morris
DYS by Eilish Shin-Culhane
WIRES by Rumi Jeraj
BETSY by Nicola Adilman
The Things We Say by MillO Dance Projects
Conceived by Karen, between sun and sand and between snow and sky celebrate the effort to find light and flight during the pandemic in two different seasons in the South Bruce Peninsula. Shot by Talia on the Saugeen Shores, South Bruce Peninsula, the composers are Edgardo Moreno and Christina Litt Belch respectively.
Uneasy celebrates femininity, sensuality and humanity that co-exist within our body, in a floating place, during a loss of control.
Choreographer: Karen Kaeja, Created with performer: Irma Villafuerte, Cinematographers: Ashley Bowa; Gillian Mapp, Music: Grej (grejmusic.com), DOP mentor: Bobby Shore, Produced by Ella Cooper & Black Women Film! Canada as part of their advanced cinematography and COVID relief project in partnership with Hire Higher and William F Whites thanks to COVID relief support from Scarborough Arts and the Metcalf Foundation
In DELUGE, Cole and her performers examine and investigate how we, as individuals and members of society, relate to space, physically, emotionally and psychologically. This work explores themes of togetherness versus isolation, harmony versus conflict, and sharing versus defending space.
Baby Teeth witnesses a woman navigating abstracted memories of loss through physical manifestations. Using contemporary dance, the woman explores contrasting landscapes in a dream-like reality of grief. Accompanied by a cello soundscape, BabyTeeth is a glimpse into the journey of making peace with the past, dancing alone withloss, and finding repose in the water.
“D Y S”, is an autobiographical solo which strives to unpack, understand, and unravel the artist's relationship as a half-Korean woman between her body dysmorphia and racial dysmorphia. On
a more global scale, it highlights the interplay between our perceived identities and self identity - and how each mold the other.
Welcome to a morning with Betsy, a quirky, bath-taking, cigarette-crazed woman whose routine is unlike most. A visit to the gazebo in her local park leads to a joyful moment.
This work is an exploration of process and space. Inspired by the location it’s shot in, WIRES began with a curiosity to create architecture to be danced in. From here, the work took on the narratives of the dancers to become the final product.
MillO's newest film The Things We Say explores the potency of our words and understanding the consequences of the language we use. If we understood the severe pain words can inflict on others, would we choose them more carefully?
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