Summer Reel 2022

After a successful first year, DanceWorks is back with Summer Reel 2022! Summer Reel is part of the Moving Online series launched in 2020 to provide a platform for dance artists working in the digital realm. We invite you to watch a selection of films that reflect the unique creativity, resilience...

Summer Reel: Tshishikushkueu (Femme de l’Espace) by Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur

Tshishikushkueu is the second film in the series In Tandem, a digital project by Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur. Directed by Ben Shirinian, the film features artists from various artistic disciplines: dance, poetry, opera, gospel song, and classical music.Ben Shirinian, Director Ben began his professional career in advertising, heading the broadcast...

Summer Reel: Intrinsecus Latet by Kylie Thompson

Two women find themselves in a veiled world. An abstract work that focuses on women's emergence in new media and self expression in the digital world. Kylie Thompson (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary performer, creator and educator residing in Toronto, Ontario. Her credits include the Barenaked Ladies, the Garage, Gadfly Dance...

Summer Reel: Forthcoming by Sarah Hin Ching U

Forthcoming is a collaboration between Sarah and the machine learning process (VOS system), and centres on speed, dynamism, and restlessness of the modern body.Sarah Hin Ching U 余衍晴 (she/her) is a Chinese-Canadian emerging dancer, choreographer, and creator of live and digital performances. Her work examines human relationships, identity and desire, and...

Summer Reel: Layers by Pascaline Le Bras

Layers explores the journey of a young man questioning his identity. Places and people allow him to rediscover the person he once was and offer a perspective that reframes his life. The film also questions the impact of trauma on a identity.Pascaline Le Bras is a freelance photographer and videographer....

Summer Reel: Crossing Waters by Candace Kumar

Crossing Waters is a cultural re-imagination showcasing first-generation Filipino-Canadian dancers performing contemporized Philippine dance at the Scarborough Bluffs. The film depicts Pangalay, the fingernail dance performed by communities in the Sulu Archipelago in the southern Philippines. The movements are slow and meditative, imitating the Sulu Sea combined with modern hip...