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Ancestors & Elders, Dancing on Eggshells: The Making of Shumka's Ancestors & Elders
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directed by Leslie Sereda; choreographed by Adrian LaChance, 1972-, Paul Olijnyk, Tasha Orysiuk and Joseph Hoffman; designed by Megan Koshka, Jeff Osterlin, fl. 1997; produced by Leslie Sereda and Steve Glassman, fl. 1988, Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, in Ancestors & Elders (Edmonton, AB: Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, 2019), 52 mins
A documentary on the making of Shumka’s Ancestors & Elders which follows the production Co-Directors: Indigenous theatre artist Barry Bilinsky and Shumka choreographer and dancer Joseph Hoffman. The documentary focuses on the artists’ creative process as they navigate the difficulties of uniting their respecti...
directed by Leslie Sereda; choreographed by Adrian LaChance, 1972-, Paul Olijnyk, Tasha Orysiuk and Joseph Hoffman; designed by Megan Koshka, Jeff Osterlin, fl. 1997; produced by Leslie Sereda and Steve Glassman, fl. 1988, Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, in Ancestors & Elders (Edmonton, AB: Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, 2019), 52 mins
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Ancestors & Elders, Ukrainian Shumka Dancers presents - Ancestors & Elders
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directed by Steve Glassman, fl. 1988; choreographed by Paul Olijnyk, Tasha Orysiuk, Adrian LaChance, 1972- and Joseph Hoffman; designed by Megan Koshka, Jeff Osterlin, fl. 1997; produced by Leslie Sereda and Steve Glassman, fl. 1988, Ukrainian Shumka Dancers; performed by Running Thunder Cree Dancers and Drummers and Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, in Ancestors & Elders (Edmonton, AB: Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, 2019), 1 hour 1 mins
The full stage performance of Ancestors & Elders - a dance production that tells the story of the first Ukrainian settlers in Alberta and their relationship with the Indigenous people of Treaty 6 territory they encountered. The work features Canada’s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and the renowned Running Thunder Cree...
directed by Steve Glassman, fl. 1988; choreographed by Paul Olijnyk, Tasha Orysiuk, Adrian LaChance, 1972- and Joseph Hoffman; designed by Megan Koshka, Jeff Osterlin, fl. 1997; produced by Leslie Sereda and Steve Glassman, fl. 1988, Ukrainian Shumka Dancers; performed by Running Thunder Cree Dancers and Drummers and Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, in Ancestors & Elders (Edmonton, AB: Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, 2019), 1 hour 1 mins
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ATENA/NETS
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directed by Mark Freeman, 1949-; choreographed by Julius Yaw Quansah, fl. 2000 and Sena Atsugah, fl. 2008; produced by Mark Freeman, 1949-, Mark Freeman Films; performed by Julius Yaw Quansah, fl. 2000 and Sena Atsugah, fl. 2008 (San Diego, CA: Mark Freeman Films, 2019), 6 mins
AETNA/NETS is a site-specific contemporary dance set in Jamestown, a traditional fishing community in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Rising stars in Ghana’s dance community, Julius Yaw Quansah and Sena Atsugah are enmeshed in the challenges of daily life. Drawing from Ghanaian customs and traditions, they cast a w...
directed by Mark Freeman, 1949-; choreographed by Julius Yaw Quansah, fl. 2000 and Sena Atsugah, fl. 2008; produced by Mark Freeman, 1949-, Mark Freeman Films; performed by Julius Yaw Quansah, fl. 2000 and Sena Atsugah, fl. 2008 (San Diego, CA: Mark Freeman Films, 2019), 6 mins
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Ce que le jour doit à la nuit
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directed by Patrick Lauze, fl. 2008; choreographed by Hervé Koubi, fl. 2000; designed by Guillaume Gabriel, fl. 2001, Lionel Buzonie, fl. 2006; produced by Sonia Páramo, fl. 2008, Les Films Figures Libres, ViàOccitanie, Mezzo and France 3; performed by Compagnie Hervé Koubi (London, England: Marquee Arts, 2018), 1 hour 1 mins
French-based Compagnie Hervé Koubi performs What The Day Owes To The Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for twelve French-Algerian and African dancers. Choreographer Hervé Koubi was inspired by his father’s deathbed revelation that Koubi’s family originated in Algeria, rather than in France as K...
directed by Patrick Lauze, fl. 2008; choreographed by Hervé Koubi, fl. 2000; designed by Guillaume Gabriel, fl. 2001, Lionel Buzonie, fl. 2006; produced by Sonia Páramo, fl. 2008, Les Films Figures Libres, ViàOccitanie, Mezzo and France 3; performed by Compagnie Hervé Koubi (London, England: Marquee Arts, 2018), 1 hour 1 mins
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Danses Sacrales
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directed by Patrick Lauze, fl. 2008; produced by Sonia Páramo, fl. 2008, Les Films Figures Libres and Mezzo; performed by Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (London, England: Marquee Arts, 2018), 1 hour 52 mins
The Sacral Dance' is production created by Christophe Béranger et Jonathan Pranlas-Descours for the infamous Compañia de Danza Contemporánea de Cuba. The performance was performed at the historic Garcia Lorca Theater in Havana and features Cuban drumming paired with Igor Stravinsky's time-honored score 'The Rit...
directed by Patrick Lauze, fl. 2008; produced by Sonia Páramo, fl. 2008, Les Films Figures Libres and Mezzo; performed by Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (London, England: Marquee Arts, 2018), 1 hour 52 mins
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Conquest and Prison
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directed by Mark Freeman, 1949-; produced by Mark Freeman, 1949-, Mark Freeman Films (San Diego, CA: Mark Freeman Films, 2018), 8 mins

Conquest and Prison is a two-part suite of site-specific dance films set in Grahamstown, South Africa. Part I –– Oscar’s Journey –– is a solo performance by Oscar Buthelezi, the first African choreographer to win the prestigious Kurt Jooss Prize (Road 2016). This personal work combines spoken word and a...

directed by Mark Freeman, 1949-; produced by Mark Freeman, 1949-, Mark Freeman Films (San Diego, CA: Mark Freeman Films, 2018), 8 mins
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Via Kanana
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directed by Greg Germain, 1947-; composed by Samuel Makhathade Khabane, fl. 2010; choreographed by Gregory Maqoma, 1973-; produced by Marie-Pierre Bousquet, fl. 2011, Damien Valette Prod and Axe Sud; performed by Via Katlehong (Paris, Ile-de-France: Windrose SAS, 2018), 1 hour 4 mins
Three emblematic universes of South African dance meet in the contemporary dance ballet "Via Kanana" bringing together the famous company Via Katlehong, Pantsula, traditional dance, and Gregory Maqoma, contemporary choreographer from Johannesburg, internationally renowned and choreographer of the Soccer World Cup...
directed by Greg Germain, 1947-; composed by Samuel Makhathade Khabane, fl. 2010; choreographed by Gregory Maqoma, 1973-; produced by Marie-Pierre Bousquet, fl. 2011, Damien Valette Prod and Axe Sud; performed by Via Katlehong (Paris, Ile-de-France: Windrose SAS, 2018), 1 hour 4 mins
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Alan Smithee Directed This Play: Triple Feature
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directed by Annie-B Parson, fl. 1991-2017 and Paul Lazar, fl. 1991; choreographed by Annie-B Parson, fl. 1991-2017; produced by Aaron Rosenblum, fl. 2002-2016, Big Dance Theater; performed by Kourtney Rutherford, fl. 1997, Aaron Mattocks, fl. 2011, Elizabeth DeMent, fl. 2000-2017, Cynthia Hopkins, fl. 1999-2017, Chris Giarmo, fl. 2007, Tymberly Canale, fl. 1992 and Paul Lazar, fl. 1991, in Alan Smithee Directed This Play: Triple Feature (New York, NY: Big Dance Theater, 2017), 1 hour 19 mins

Big Dance Theater directors Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar sample fragments of iconic film scripts and novels, divorced from their narrative contexts, to create a kinetic collage of political rhetoric, pathos, paranoia, and suburbia. Lawn chairs, telephones, fur coats, and pistols mingle on a stage with Astronauts,...

directed by Annie-B Parson, fl. 1991-2017 and Paul Lazar, fl. 1991; choreographed by Annie-B Parson, fl. 1991-2017; produced by Aaron Rosenblum, fl. 2002-2016, Big Dance Theater; performed by Kourtney Rutherford, fl. 1997, Aaron Mattocks, fl. 2011, Elizabeth DeMent, fl. 2000-2017, Cynthia Hopkins, fl. 1999-2017, Chris Giarmo, fl. 2007, Tymberly Canale, fl. 1992 and Paul Lazar, fl. 1991, in Alan Smithee Directed This Play: Triple Feature (New York, NY: Big Dance Theater, 2017), 1 hour 19 mins
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Body/Bag
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directed by Mark Freeman, 1949-; composed by Shaun Acker, fl. 2017; choreographed by Gavin Krastin, 1987-; produced by Mark Freeman, 1949-, Mark Freeman Films; performed by Gavin Krastin, 1987- (San Diego, CA: Mark Freeman Films, 2017), 3 mins

“We’re born is a sac –– and we leave in bag.” Gavin Krastin

South African choreographer Gavin Krastin’s performance explores the limits and boundaries of movement while trapped in a transparent sheath. A solitary, vulnerable performer confronts the body’s desire to break free, while only breath escapes. His ph...

directed by Mark Freeman, 1949-; composed by Shaun Acker, fl. 2017; choreographed by Gavin Krastin, 1987-; produced by Mark Freeman, 1949-, Mark Freeman Films; performed by Gavin Krastin, 1987- (San Diego, CA: Mark Freeman Films, 2017), 3 mins
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Cage Shuffle
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directed by Paul Lazar, fl. 1991; choreographed by Annie-B Parson, fl. 1991-2017; produced by Aaron Mattocks, fl. 2011, in Cage Shuffle (New York, NY - Brooklyn: Big Dance Theater, 2017), 35 mins
In Cage Shuffle Paul Lazar speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy while simultaneously performing choreography by Annie-B Parson. The stories are spoken in a random order with no predetermined relationship to the dancing. Chance serves up its inevitable blend of strang...
directed by Paul Lazar, fl. 1991; choreographed by Annie-B Parson, fl. 1991-2017; produced by Aaron Mattocks, fl. 2011, in Cage Shuffle (New York, NY - Brooklyn: Big Dance Theater, 2017), 35 mins
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