On Tuesday, October 10 at 8pm, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to a special evening of film screenings around dance and “art in motion”. Discover a selection of works presented during the last edition of the Montreal International Festival of Films on Art (Le FIFA)!
For too long, art in motion has been reserved for bodies that have been normalised by a set of restrictive rules, leading to an idealisation and a representation of aesthetic, technical and performative “perfection”. Yet each body is a vehicle that is both intimate and political. This programme shows us fabulous bodies and minds in all their variety, expression and poetry, and celebrates the diversity that is also ours.
In the presence of Philippe U. del Drago, General and Artistic Director of FIFA.
For nearly 40 years, Le FIFA has been dedicated to the promotion and international influence of film on art and media arts in Canada.
Lineup – Length : 83 min
As part of the creation of his next show, Le sacre de lila, Ismaël Mouaraki invites the dancers in his company, Destins Croisés, to discover his Moroccan culture, the roots of his inspiration for this new piece. We follow the creative process of dancers from Montreal, joined by dancers from Morocco. More than an artistic residency, Lila presents the meeting between men who question their sensitivity, the relationship with their male bodies, and the identity questions of a choreographer at the crossroads of several worlds.
Choreography: Ismaël Mouaraki
Cast: Rodrigo Alvarenga-Bonilla, Mohamed Bouriri, Léo Coupal-Lafleur, Faissal El Assia, Soufiane Faouzi Mrani, Ayoub Hattab, Gabriel Jobin, Yassine Khyar, Mourad Koula, Etienne Léonard Benoit, Danny Morissette, Alexandre Wilhelm
An exploration of collective learning through movement guided by dance artist Charlie Prince. Each individual’s experiences and histories become mirrored by the movements of the others. A gripping and engaging film that tells the sensitive story of Charlie Prince, his work and his vocation.
Choreography: Charlie Prince
Cast: Charlie Prince, Nikos Theodosakis, Maiya Robbie, Peter Kok, Gita Harris, Jess Glavina, Julie Fowler
Pairing neuroatypical and neurotypical artists, these five dance duos will introduce you to a whole new movement aesthetic. Through their bold dance moves, these inspiring artists present a raw, confident, brilliant, and explosive art form that proves that beauty can be expressed in many ways.
Choreography: Jacques Poulin-Denis, Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé, Emmanuel Jouthe, Maïgwenn Desbois, Virginie Brunelle
Cast: Jean-François Hupé, Isabelle Arcand, Jadson Caldeira, Roxane Charest-Landry, Jessica Serli, George Nti Williams, Geneviève Morin-Dupont, Nicolas Labelle, Marie-Reine Kabasha, Anthony Dolbec