Summer Reel VIDEO: Medicine Duets by Sophie Dow

Medicine Duets is a ritual illustrated through dance, text and music. An individual falls into a chaotic haze, losing sight of balance and stillness. Calling upon ancestral wisdom of Turtle Island, a journey forward speaks of a moving alliance between human and internal mountain – reminding us of our deeply...

Summer Reel VIDEO: The Odd Volume – Remixed by Ziyian Kwan

The Odd Volume – Remixed sources Ziyian Kwan’s memories of 1970’s Vancouver to subvert stories of internalized racism and racialization. Central to the work are questions around Ziyian’s immigrant experience as a first generation settler in Canada. At locations where events took place 45 years ago, young Joshua Wei and...

Summer Reel VIDEO: Sanctum by Cindy Ansah

Sanctum emerges from a collaboration between costume design and contemporary dance depicting a metamorphic exchange and imagined landscape. By tuning in to the expressivity of the fabric in relationship to a moving body, the work pushes the range of our senses. Cindy Ansah (Director / Choreographer) is a dance artist,...

Summer Reel VIDEO: TEETER by Mackenzie Carlson

Mackenzie Carlson’s Teeter portrays a codependent relationship between two people - a supporter and a caretaker. The work is inspired by the physicality of teetering to the edge and past a point of no return. Mackenzie Carlson (Director / Choreographer) is a graduate of Conteur Academy and a member of...

Summer Reel VIDEO: Isha by Harikishan S Nair

Ardhanarishwara, in which Shiva and his female consort Parvati are held within the same body, is at the centre of this choreographic work based in the Indian dance forms of Kathak and Kuchipudi. Isha showcases the vastness of our Indian dance practices and how they collapse and collide with manifestations...