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Dance Through Documentation and Opening Night Party

  • SFU Woodwards 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4 Canada (map)
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In Partnership with DOXA

To open the festival we are featuring three films you won't want to miss catching on the big screen. Each film tells the unique stories of their relationship to dance, and how it has empowered them to move through life.

After the screening, stick around for our all ages after party to chat about the films with some beverages, popcorn, and more movement! X-Box Just Dance video games, and an interactive installation by Chimerik似不像 will be in the space to enjoy!

All It Gives, 2019

Talia Woodland | Canada

Showcasing one of Toronto's best up and coming Hiphop dancers, "All It Gives" follows the story of Kosi Eze, a Nigerian immigrant who moved to Canada when she was fourteen. Her transition to the country brought culture shock, loneliness and loss of identity. She was immediately hooked by the vibrant Hiphop scene in Toronto and Mississauga. After meeting key members of the dance community, Marcelino "FrostFlow" DaCosta, Mariano "Glizzi" Abarca and Caroline "Lady C" Fraser, she was able to meet even more new people, share perspectives, and excel as a dancer in the Toronto community and beyond. From dancing in the hallways at her high school, to winning battles across the globe, Kosi's story of growth is a glowing example of how the power of Hiphop can inspire, uplift and support anyone who needs it and wants to discover it.

Dancing with my Dad, 2018

Lizzie J Klotz | UK

Dancing with My Dad is a documentary-dance film by choreographer Lizzie J Klotz and filmmaker Alex Ayre. This intergenerational film, which combines live performance with family archive material, follows Lizzie and her Dad, David Klotz, as they find a new language to communicate with – that which is non-verbal, felt and deeply rooted in their shared history.

Territorio, 2019

Florencia Macarena Visconti | Argentina

In five different cultural spaces, five women unleash their own experience of a body inhabited by sexist violence. The idea of not being alone appears, of being able to share the street, reality and strength.


 

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