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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 offers a perspective that reframes his life. The film also questions the impact of trauma on identity.Pascaline Le Bras is a freelance photographer and videographer. Having...

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...

Summer Reel: Breath Taking by Phyllis Whyte and Sherry LeBlanc

Breath Taking explores the many facets of breathing. Taking deep breaths to dissuade the spectre of anxiety, depression and loneliness, the terrifying inability to breathe, taking a last breath, and the breathtaking beauty of nature that gives us solace in times of distress and deep sorrow.Breath Taking was inspired by...

Summer Reel: Windows Of Time by Andrea Nann

Windows of Time is a multi-city project produced by Dance Ontario in collaboration with Dreamwalker Dance Company.  Through intuitive movement the dancers access and open connective portals, crossing thresholds of time and space, to reconnect to themselves, one another, and nature.  Windows of Time was created during the summer and...

Summer Reel: puan by Elvina Raharja

puan is a coming-of-age performance exploring self-identity and womanhood as a young Indonesian. The project illustrates the journey to self-acceptance and liberation. Elvina Raharja (she/they) is an Indonesian interdisciplinary artist currently working within dance, film, and fashion in Tkaronto (Toronto). Their artistry strives for conscious and intentional creation, stemming from their...

Summer Reel: Without You by Mackenzie Carlson

Without You attempts to define the confusing line between what is real and what is memory. Mackenzie Carlson is a dance artist and choreographer in Vancouver BC. Before finding her home in Vancouver, Mackenzie worked in the Middle East, China, Singapore, and Canada. She has worked with prominent companies and artists...