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, actress, writer and filmmaker based in Mohkínstsis on Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary). Her choreography has been presented in the Quick + Dirty Festival, IGNITE! Festival for Emerging Artists and Fluid Festival. As a recent graduate from the BFA in Dance program at the University of Calgary, Cindy’s current aspirations are to nurture her artistic curiosity through multidisciplinary collaboration.

Lizzie Rajchel (Director & Costume Designer) is a theatre creator, director, designer, arts administrator and emerging filmmaker from Mohkínstsis (colonially known as Calgary).Their artistic focus is on telling stories of underrepresented communities and multidisciplinary performances. They hold a BFA in Drama from the University of Calgary.

Photo by Sentient Forms


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