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April 1 at the Gordon Best Theatre 216 Hunter St. West
Peterborough New Dance 10th Anniversary Show - video - 30 minutes
By Lester Alfonso and Bill Kimball
A highlight reel of dance artists both international and local that have
been presented by Peterborough New Dance over its first ten years. Plus
behind the scenes footage of office life at PND. Only the second showing
of this hit from PND's 10th Birthday Party last November.
films to be announced
- video 5 minutes - Calgary, CANADA
Directed and Produced by John Albanis; Choreographed by Kimberly
Based on Decidedly Jazz DanceWorks staged performance Velvet, Distemper
deal with the nightmare of suffocation.
- video - 5 minutes - CANADA
Directed by Alison Denham
An array of images taken from an improvisation in which dancers and camerawoman
(Liz Marshall) had the freedom to explore the space with each other
in anyway they felt obliged. The resulting abstract narrative tells a
story of a woman during a time of complete freedom of expression.
- video (from 35mm) - 5 minutes - CANADA
Directed by Gregory Nixon; Choreographed and performed by Caroline
The tension between the need to achieve transcendence and the fear associated
with that journey. Shot in the sands of Tunisia.
in Motion - Natasha Bahkt - video 7 minutes CANADA
Directed by Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer; Choreographed
by Natasha Bahkt.
One of a series of ten portraits on emerging choreographers from across
Canada. Working in contrasting warm and cool tones the video examines
the choreographer's sharp intellect and her "steel encased in silk"
stage persona through a lens that is personal, confrontational and intimate
Bully - video - 7 Minutes - CANADA
Directed by Annie Bradley; Choreographed and performed by Learie
Movement meets spoken word in this video poem by multitalented poet, performer
and composer Learie McNicolls. Filmed on location in Havana.
- 16mm 7 minutes - CANADA
Directed by Michael Caines; Choreographed by Keith Cole.
A little sunflower seeks the light but is battered by the elements. Will
anyone come to the rescue?
- video 9 minutes - U.S.A
Directed by Nicolas Jenkins; Choreographed by Bill Shannon.
Bill Shannon, whose disability is the soul of his career defies all categories.
Better known by his B-boy moniker Crutch Master, Shannon lives
with a degenerative hip condition that makes it impossible for him to
stand or move his legs without pain. Crutch Master's mix stems from philosophy
as well as physical necessity. He considers himself a performance artist
rather than a dancer and defines his work as rooted in street culture
but informed by fine arts. (Documentary)
- video - 7 minutes - UK
Directed by David Hinton; Choreographed by Rosemary Lee.
Made from fragments of pre-1960 's archive footage. Snow turns ice-rinks
and city streets into a stage for a slippery dance.
Cost of Living - 35 minutes - UK
Directed and choreographed by Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre).
David and Eddie are street performers struggling to get by in a seaside
town. The Cost of Living follows them as they work, argue, fail
at romance and fall out with old friends. The film is part dancefilm part
drama. The stories are told through a combination of stylized movement
and dialogue. All the stories are about how we value ourselves and other
the cost of living.