Summer FEATURE: Sanctum

Sanctum is a movement inquiry that emerges from a collaboration between contemporary dance and costume design to depict a metamorphic exchange and an imagined landscape. The film initiates a dialogue about intercorporeality by pushing the range of our sensory access.

Cindy Ansah and Lizzie Rajchel, Choreographers

Cindy is a dance artist, actress, writer, and filmmaker playing, creating and collaborating in Mohkínstsis (colonially known as Calgary). Recently completing her BFA in Dance from the University of Calgary, Cindy is currently devoting her creative capacities to her role as Artistic Director of the emerging all-Black contemporary dance company, NAPPY Dance Collective.

Lizzie is a theatre creator, director, designer, arts administrator, and emerging filmmaker from Mohkínstsis. Their artistic focus is on telling stories of underrepresented communities and multidisciplinary performances. They hold a BFA in Drama from the University of Calgary.


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