Moments in Motion/Au fil du mouvement

Moments in Motion/Au fil du mouvement

Producer/Directors: Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer
Director of Photography: Michael Wees
Sound recording & editor: Ariel Santana
Original Music: Nicolas Basque
Editor: Nilton Almeida
Broadcaster: Bravo!/CTV

Produced with the support of the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts

Canada/2004/beta-cam/colour/49 min
Featured on the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) website (www.artsalive.ca)

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Seven short profiles of Canadian choreographers, each powerful voices from the new generation: Natasha Bakht from Ottawa, Byron Chief-Moon from Lethbridge, Day Helesic from Vancouver, Hinda Essadiqi and Audrey Lehouillier, both from Montreal, Malgorzata Nowacka from Toronto, Sarah Stoker from St. John’s. From diverse cultures and backgrounds, these artists are all cultivating new ground, questioning the established codes and redefining the language of choreography. None shy from taking risks. Zeroing in on the creative process, the film presents their distinct worlds through cinéma-vérité and dance for camera sequences. By infiltrating their communities, studios and homes, the camera seizes the essence of their day-to-day worlds. The artists discuss their sources of inspiration, their motivations, preoccupations, methodology, and the message, if any, they wish to convey.

Press Quotes
“Conceptually and aesthetically, the series is all hit and no miss…. Millar and Szporer’s thesis — that capturing emergence is important — is unassailable.” – Kathleen M. Smith, The Dance Current, March 2005
“Un film rare, sensible et intelligent, attentif et respectueux…”. – Aline Apostolska, La Presse, March 16, 2005
“A poetic and beautifully shot testimony to the diversity and creative energy of the new generation of Canadian dancers.” – Lina Shoumarova, Thursday Report, March 3, 2005
“An act of preservation: they have managed to record what young choreographers are doing now. Such thoughtful documentation.” – Kena Herod, Maisonneuve Magazine, March 1, 2005
“Les très belles images… dansent dans nos yeux longtemps après. Une belle réussite et une belle découverte.” – Aline Apostolska, La Presse, March 16, 2005
“Un très très beau film… un bijou. C’est bien meilleur le matin.” – Johane Despins, Radio-Canada
Festivals (Moments in Motion – Full Version)
Festival Transatlantique Montréal – NFB – 09/08
Cinéma ExCentris: Journée internationale de la danse, Montréal, Canada – 06/06
Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Sauveur – 2005
Cinémathèque Québécoise: Journée internationale de la danse, Montréal, Canada – 04/05
Festival international du film sur l’art, Montréal, Canada – 03/05
Festivals (Moments in Motion – Individual Profiles)
Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider
Congress on Research in Dance Congress – 11/05
Festival Internazionale di Cinema Gaylesbico, Milan, Italy – 05/05
Trouville Off-Courts, Trouville, France – 08/04
Terres en Vues, Montreal, 05/04
II Muestra Internacional de Video Danza, Québec en México, Mexico City, 11/04

Natasha Bakht
Peterborough New Dance, Peterborough, Ontario – March 9, 2006
Live Art Dance Productions, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Nova Scotia – February 16-18, 2006
Congress on Research in Dance Congress, November 2005
Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival, May 26-29, 2005
Moving Pictures: Reel Dance on the Road, Peterborough, April 1, 2005
Darf ich bitten? (dance documentary festival), Cologne, Germany, September, 2004

Sarah Joy Stoker
Congress on Research in Dance Congress, November 2005
Moving Pictures: Reel Dance on the Road, St. John’s, Nfld., June 2005

Audrey Lehouillier
Dance Moments Festival, Krakow, May 18, 2005
Darf ich bitten? (dance documentary festival), Cologne, Germany Sept. 2004
Festival Danse en Vol, Brussels, Nov. 2003
Cinéma du Québec à Milan, Milan, May 2004
Napoli Danza, Naples, May 2004

Hinda Essadiqi
Festival Danse en Vol, Brussels, Nov. 2003
Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival, Yorkton, May 2004
nomination for Best Arts & Entertainment
Cinéma du Québec à Milan, Milan, May 2004

Malgorzata Nowacka
II Muestra Internacional de Video Danza, Québec en México, Mexico City November 2004
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