6 Possibilities: Speculations on the Origin of Form

6 Possibilities: Speculations on the Origin of Form

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Dance choreographed for the camera features double exposures in the filming process in this work that speculates on the origins of life.

Aboard the Pater Noster

Aboard the Pater Noster

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This collaboration between choreographer Aszure Barton and filmmaker Daniel Conrad portrays a little tribe of humans trying to make sense of their dehumanized lives, as they pass through the city of Prague.

Cue the Muse

Cue the Muse

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This cinematic journey searches the secrets of uninhibited creativity, following four Vancouver artists: master painter and AIDS activist Tiko Kerr, ballet dancer Alexis Fletcher, luthier Nicole Alosinac and fiery singer Colleen Rennison of the blues-rock band No Sinner.

A Cup of Wine: 5 Poems from the Tang & Song Dynasties

A Cup of Wine: 5 Poems from the Tang & Song Dynasties

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Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Conrad collaborates with choreographer Wen Wei Wang to reimagine dance and poetry from the Tang and Song dynasties (AD 960 to AD 1280).

The Dancing Cop!

The Dancing Cop!

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With a nod to the theatre of the absurd, Kelvin Redvers has created a musical like no other to provoke discussion about relationships between law enforcement and First Nations people.

Dancing with Northern Lights

Dancing with Northern Lights

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Traditional dances of Canada's First Nations people and the wondrous spectacle of northern lights are the inspiration for this coloured sand stop- motion animation by one of Canada's most gifted animators.

Dancing With Pain

Dancing With Pain

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Four teenagers share their experiences trying to cope with chronic pain. Their thoughts are intercut with performance by dancer Vanessa Goodman in this innovative collaboration between Dr. Leora Kuttner and choreographer Judith Marcuse. Animation of the Body-Self Neuromatrix illustrates the brain's central role in the process through different stages of healing.

The Front Lawn

The Front Lawn

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A haunting bass clarinet accompanies the sparse movements of Jorge Holguin and Lee Anne Smith in this poetic work completed posthumously for Michael McGarry.

Ghostworld

Ghostworld

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As the lens captures the ephemeral essence of two souls lost in a transparent world, Ghostworld examines the choreographic nature of dance, sound and film itself.

nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

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In a visual interpretation of this avant-garde poem by e.e. cummings, poetic hand movesments of ASL/Art-Sign emphasize the dexterous quality of the poet's perspective, creating an innovative visual interpretation in harmony with the poem.

Portrait of a Mask Maker: Reg Davidson • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

Portrait of a Mask Maker: Reg Davidson • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1)

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A maker of the most elaborate and sometimes outrageous masks, Reg Davidson is at the top of his class. Portrait of a Mask Maker joins him in his studio to watch him carve and share his views about Haida art.

POW WOW

POW WOW

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An intimate look at the Big River Cree powwow in Northern Saskatchewan.

Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn, Part 1 & 2 • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1) - Special Edition

Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn, Part 1 & 2 • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 1) - Special Edition

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A portrait of Robert Davidson, one of the great masters of contemporary Haida art. Special edition includes extra features.

Second Nature

Second Nature

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Second Nature features dancers Linda Arkelian and Wei Wen Wang in a pas de deux choreographed by Judith Marcuse.

Sisyphus

Sisyphus

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Sisyphus is a powerful interpretation of the ancient Greek myth of the same name. Dancers struggle to reach their destination by hurling themselves at a wall and building human pyramids.

SO KATTA

SO KAT'TA

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This artistic collaboration between dancer Rachel Harris and artist Tsuneko Kokubo explores the beauty of nature in an exquisite dance performance. Filmed in the British Columbia interior, it is both a celebration of the earth and a reflection on the fragility of water and the natural environment.

Three Dance Films by Daniel Conrad

Three Dance Films by Daniel Conrad

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This is a compilation of three dance films done by choreographer and filmmaker Daniel Conrad.

Turn Me Loose – Astrid

Turn Me Loose – Astrid

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A lone, desultory female voice sings. Astrid rises and starts to walk through nocturnal streets, lit film noir style. The dancer appears as a black shape, then in an alleyway, turning vertiginously, her dark hair flying.