Where: Film will be viewed on Vimeo.com
When: February 26-28, 2021 at 7pm EST. The screening link will be live from 7-10pm each night.
Cost: Ticket prices: $10 – 40 + service charge and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.ca
Details: DanceWorks presents Again, Human Body Expression’s new 30-minute film work, choreographed by Hanna Kiel, and featuring nine extraordinary Canadian dancers. Again will premiere online as part of DanceWorks’ new Moving Online Series, presenting short video stories, interviews, and works choreographed for the digital stage. Opening night is February 26, 2021 at 7pm EST and will include a live post screening Q & A with the artists, hosted by Dance Curator Mimi Beck.
Again focuses on nine characters with disparate lives and painful pasts as they embark on a journey towards forgiveness and the unconditional love of a child. Featured is an intergenerational cast of dancers: Susie Burpee, Kendra Epik, Bonnie Kim, Ryan Lee, Pulga Muchochoma, Kelly Shaw, Darryl C. Tracy, Oriah Wiersma, and 11-year-old dancer Eva Teece-soter.
Again was originally scheduled to premiere at the Fleck Dance Theatre in the DanceWorks 20 / 21 Mainstage Series. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, DanceWorks is presenting the work, reimagined for film. A live, onstage performance is planned for a future season.
Intergenerational work is relevant and important today. With our current situation, we need to work to strengthen our artistic communities by connecting generations and disciplines. Communities can often be isolated and insular. Works like “Again” help to broaden and expand artistic understanding. Each generation of artists holds a wealth of knowledge and having the possibility to exchange this knowledge is invaluable. Hanna Kiel, Choreographer of Again
Again is choreographed by Hanna Kiel and features an original score by Pouya Hamidi (music arrangements, piano, recording, editing, and mixing), and Frances Miller (lyrics and guitar), who is also a singer in the work. Film editor is multidisciplinary performance artist Drew Berry, and dramaturgy is by playwright, actor and director Suzanne Monique Bennett.
DanceWorks honours and acknowledges the ancestral caretakers of this land: the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and, most recently, the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation who have a Treaty relationship with Canada. DanceWorks is grateful to have the opportunity to work in their community, on this territory, and pays respects to their Elders, past, present, and future.