From February 12th to February 14th, Regards Hybrides and the Canadian Cultural Center in Paris are joining forces to present a program of five Canadian choreographic short films that offer a diverse vision of contemporary creation.
Join us from February 12th at 4pm (Paris Time) on Regards Hybrides’ website to discover this online programme at the crossroads of dance and cinema.
These short films will be available until February 14th at midnight (Paris Time)
From queer culture to traditional Indigenous heritages, friendship, loneliness, community and decolonization, the artists in this program question the world from a multitude of perspectives, with audacity, intensity and humor. Their choreographic approaches range from narrative, conceptual or abstract stories, opening up rich and contrasting avenues of interpretation. A different way to meet the artistic dynamism that is currently unfolding in Canada.
- Sokinaa’ Passkaan Aassisstoi (Clochettes de l’espoir) | Taylor Crowspreadshiswings + Wapikoni mobile | 4min30 | 2020
This short film is inspired by true events. Through a sensitive approach, we discover resiliency through dance. Taylor Crowspreadshiswings comes from both the Stoney-Nakoda Nation and the Blood Tribe Blackfoot Nation and was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on March 12, 1993. She places great importance on her Blackfoot and Stoney languages, traditional teachings and culture. Taylor is passionate about films, powwow dancing, traditional practices and creativity through sewing. She has high hopes to make a difference in her community and to be the best role model for her daughter.
- Gravity of Center | Victor Quijada + Thibaux Duverneix | 14min | 2012
Gravity of Center won Best Experimental Short and the Kodak Award for Best Cinematography in a Canadian Short at the 2012 edition of the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival. The premiere of Gravity of Center took place at the Yorkton Film Festival in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, in May 2012.
- Le ballon de l’amitié | Liane Thériault + Dans son salon | 4min | 2014
This short film opens with images of devastated or abandoned places, interspersed with shots showing the protagonists side by side. Gradually, the viewer witnesses the evolution of the relationship of the two characters through the changing nature of their interactions. Moments of tension suggesting conflict are contrasted with moments of complicity evoking confidence and play. The repeated appearance of an abandoned party scene, symbolizes a lack in their relationship. The places in which the characters coexist bear witness to their inner states.
- White Noise | Joleen Mitton + Wapikoni mobile | 6min | 2018
A short film inspired by an original performance piece by Joleen Mitton. Two indigenous youths, a female and a male, recreate the threat and dangers of colonization from its beginnings to the modern day. Following a ceremonial cleansing of the white influence, the two return to the land where an elder embodies knowledge and protection.
- Baker | Flamant + Jossua Collin-Dufour + Barbara Lajeunesse | 3min | 2018
Tribute to the famous Banana Dance by Josephine Baker, flamboyant stage icon and activist of the 20s. Featuring Jossua Collin-Dufour, with the song Tomboy by Princess Nokia.
In addition, watch our 20-minute interview with Jossua Collin Dufour, professional dancer and initiator of the project “BAKER”, a tribute to Joséphine Baker. He talks about the importance of having strong role models to counter racism and various forms of violence, and of the transformative power of dance. With his art, he expresses his multiple identities and his current reality, hoping to inspire other people, as the great Joséphine Baker inspired him.
About Regards Hybrides: Founded in 2012 by Priscilla Guy and Claudia Hébert, the project aims to promote the expression, development and outreach of practices and discourses that border between dance and cinema. With its web platform, its international biennial and its range of services for artists and presenters, Regards Hybrides is the only project of its kind in Canada.