Dance

Curated by Good Women Dance Collective, the Nextfest Dance series features emerging artists from around #yeg and across Canada.

LINKED EXPRESSIONS

Thursday, June 4, 2020
choreographed by Kiruthika Rathanaswami
edited by: Ethan White

Students at the Victoria School of the Arts were introduced to one of India’s classical dance forms, bharata natyam, through a series of video material created by the choreographer Kiruthika Rathanswami. They will perform two choreographies: Nritta (pure dance sequence) and Nritya (use of hand gestures, emotions, body language to depict a story).

featuring Dance Xtreme students from Victoria High School

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TALK BACK SESSION: Linked Expressions

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Choreographer Kiruthika Rathanaswami chats about the creation of Linked Expressions.

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THIS IS NOT AN ORIGINAL CONUNDRUM

Friday, June 5, 2020
choreographed by Katie Cassady

This is not an original conundrum is a contemporary dance solo exploring the artist’s personal journey as a choreographer to create meaningful work.

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TALK BACK SESSION: THIS IS NOT AN ORIGINAL CONUNDRUM

Friday, June 5, 2020

Have your questions ready! Here is your opportunity to chat with Katie, the Choreographer of This is Not An Original Conundrum, in this talkback.

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Momo Movement presents

DISGRUNTLED DANCE

Saturday, June 6, 2020
choreographed by Kyra Newton
music composed by Eric Smith

Disgruntled is a mixed-ability contemporary dance piece performed by Kathy Austin, a woman who is blind, and Chawna Exner, a woman without a disability. The piece explores conflict between two people and the emotions that arise when one is not seen, heard, or understood.

Disgruntled aims to pose the question: how does it feel when you are not seen, heard, or understood, and how do you identify conflict and find it’s resolution?

featuring Shannon Parker and Kathy Austin

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HOW ARE YOU FEELING?

Sunday, June 7, 2020
filmography and choreography by Declan Baker and Jerica Hoskins-Turenne
music: Varðeldur by Sigur Rós

Although we may be isolating and staying home we are still able to create together. This piece represents the universal emotions we are all feeling. This journey has taught us how to always stay connected through art with the help of one another. How do you feel?

featuring Abby Hanson, Amanda Procter, Mackenzie Trofimuk, Piper Macdonald, Nadia Funaro, Declan Baker, and Jerica Hoskins-Turenne

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TALK BACK SESSION: HOW ARE YOU FEELING?

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Co-directors and choreographers Delan Baker and Jerica Hoskins-Turenne chat about the creation of How Are Your Feeling? with talk back host, Becky Sadowski.

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TO:
FOR:

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
directed by Allison Vicente and Howard Dai

A letter that speaks of vulnerability and compassion. Created in collaboration with the performers, this piece breathes and thrives through all of you. May we all find solace in art.

featuring Cindy Kao, Stefan Nazarevich, Amy Griffith, Kevin Locsin, Christian Ching, Sam Mason

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TALK BACK SESSION: TO: FOR:

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Director Allison Vicente and Howard Dai discuss To: For: with talk back host, Becky Sadowski.

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theBYSTANDER

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
choreographed by Lauren Brady

What is the actual relationship between audience and performer? Who is truly witnessing the events? Is it the audience watching the performer and reacting, or is it the performer witnessing the reactions of the audience? Or is it something in between?

theBYSTANDER experiments with the relationship between audience and performer by incorporating clown work into dance practice.

Featuring Max Hanic, Julia van Dam, Zachary Strom, and Thomas Kassian

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TALK BACK SESSION: theBYStander

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Choreographer Lauren Brady and cast discuss theBystander with talk back host, Becky Sadowski.

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PUZZLE PARTS

Thursday, June 11, 2020
choreographed by Deviani Andrea Bonilla
music: To Be Known

An experiment to discover how the home video format can highlight the different parts of the body in motion.The nature of each body part is exposed, since, by freeing itself from the body as an entity and becoming the star of the video, the inhibitions, conventions and presumptions about its dance scope give way to the discourse of the hand, the chest or the ear. Now tell me, have you ever seen a clavicle dance?

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Q&A LIVE STREAM WITH DEVIANI ANDREA

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Choreographer Deviani Andrea discusses Puzzle Parts with talk back host, Becky Sadowski.

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AGETHER TOPART

Friday, June 12, 2020
directed by and featuring Hannah Shikatani, Rumi Jeraj and Cassandra Grose

This project is an attempt to exercise our creative agency in the strange world we are currently living in. The project is an interactive dance film where participants can navigate their way through movement to one of two possible endings. The film focuses on themes of isolation, time, space, and connection; as we use resources available to us in isolation. We invite you to dive in, get lost and we’ll see you on the other side.

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TALK back session: Agether topart

Friday, June 12, 2020

Hannah Shikatani, Rumi Jeraj, and Cassandra Grose, co-directors and performers in Agether Topart, discuss their dance performance with talk back host, Becky Sadowski.

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SOFT AND DARK, QUIET AND SHAKING

Friday, June 12, 2020
choreographed by Ainsley Hillyard and Konomi Kikuchi

The force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact. A relationship between ideas or qualities with conflicting demands or implications.

featuring Konomi Kikuchi

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TALK BACK SESSION: SOFT AND DARK, QUIET AND SHAKING

Friday, June 12, 2020

Talk back host, Becky Sadowski, talks to the artists behind Soft and Dark, Quiet and Shaking.

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BEAUTIFUL SOUL

Friday, June 12, 2020
choreographed by Alison Neuman

Beautiful Soul is an exploration of vulnerability and the connection between identity and memory.

featuring Kaylee Borgstrom

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TALK BACK SESSION: Beautiful Soul

Friday, June 12, 2020

Talk back host, Becky Sadowski, talks to the artists behind Beautiful Soul.

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THE ROAD FORWARD

Friday, June 12, 2020
choreographed by Skye Demas and Kendra Shorter
directed by Marie Clements
produced by Teri Snelgrove and Shirley Vercruysse

The road moving forward from colonization. We created this duet to compliment a track from the musical documentary “The Road Forward.” The documentary has been described as a “rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.”

featuring Skye Demas and Kendra Shorter with Richard E.Brown, M.J. Dandeneau, Shakti Hayes, Jeremy James Lavallee, Wayne Lavallee, Murray Porter, Ron Harris, Wayne Lavallee, Jeremy James Lavallee, Latash-Maurice Nahanee, Corey Payette, Murray Porter, Russell Wallace, Cheri Maracle, Shakti Hayes, Delhia, Nahanee, Michelle St.John, Jennifer Elizabeth Kreisburg, Richard E.Brown, Marissa Nahanee, Shamantsut Amanda Nahanee

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TALK BACK SESSION: THE ROAD FORWARD

Friday, June 12, 2020

Talk back host, Becky Sadowski, talks to the artists behind The Road Forward.

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Special Thanks

Mask maker: Skye Grinde
Closed Captioning/Editing Support: Andrea Handal Rivera:


 

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