A documentary about the building that nurtured dance for so many people in the city will be available to watch starting June 10, 2021. This film tells the story of this unique building in Toronto and the professional and social dancers that called it home for over 20 years. Contact dancer Sarah Jones interviews dancers from diverse disciplines giving a full picture of the story.
Sarah Jones is a Contact Improvisation (CI) dancer, teacher, and performer, photographer, and filmmaker. Six years ago she began her journey exploring CI and has since then taught classes at the Sunday and Wednesday Contact Jams in Toronto. She particularly enjoys introducing CI to dancers for the first time. She has performed in live community dance productions with Create Move Connect and for Contact Improvisation and Ecstatic Dance films. As a professional photographer, she takes pictures of nature, entrepreneurs, and local dancers including photos at the Ontario Regional Contact Jam. Her first short film ‘Contested Landscapes’ – a commentary on urban development within the protected land of the Oak Ridges Moraine – won the Audience Choice Award at the Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF) in 2017. Her second film ‘bacK’ premiered at the 2019 CDIFF and is a personal story of power imbalance and its effects on and off of the dance floor. Her most recent films continue to explore social justice issues including ‘Parcon Resilience’ – a somatic experience that is POC centered featuring its creator Andrew Suseno – and ‘Climate Strike Contact’ that illustrates a variety of ways to protest climate injustice including the embodied practice of CI. She is a Safety Committee member and the current organizer for the Sunday Contact Jam in Toronto.
TIMING OF SCREENING:
All film screenings have a start time. Once this start time occurs you will have 24 hours to open your screening. We have done this to increase access for those working shift work or from different time zones.
Once you start watching, you have 7 days to finish watching the program. We have done this to increase access to those who need to take a break from watching.
All screenings are a one-time view.
If it helps to remember it say: “ONE day to open and ONE week to watch for a ONE time view”
Please note there is a Meet the Filmmaker Creator Chat on zoom at 9:00 pm (EDT) on Thursday, June 10, 2021, with Sarah Jones. So you might want to see the film which opens at 7:00 pm on June 10, 2021, before the creator chat. However, it can also be interesting to go to the creator chat and then see the film.
Event Type: Festival
Organiser: REAson d’etre dance productions