Accès culture × Regards Hybrides

Regards Hybrides and Accès culture have joined forces to offer a rich online program of screendance. Enough to occupy part of your winter (not to mention the school break!) in the comfort of your home. In short : 12 dance films, a youth section, a parent-child workshop and 4 virtual interviews with Louise Lecavalier, Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo, Brice Noeser, as well as Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer.

Program

«Bhairava» | Marlene Millar & Philip Szporer | 14min | Canada | 2017

“Bhairava” a site-specific dance for camera film featuring dancer and choreographer Shantala Shivalingappa, captures the multifaceted nature of Shiva, the Lord of Dance.

Carried by an evocative musical score and by the special energy of the ancient site of Hampi in South India, Shantala embodies the presence and energy of Bhairava. With her technical mastery and refined expressivity, she alternates between moments of precise gestures and abstract body language surging from the Lord of Dance’s powerful persona. “Bhairava” was directed and produced by veteran dance-filmmakers Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer (Mouvement Perpétuel, Montréal) with cinematography by Kes Tagney.

«Odehimin» | Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo + Wapikoni mobile | 3min | Canada | 2020

presented by Quai 5160, maison de la culture de Verdun

«Odehimin» is reconnecting with oneself and relearning to love oneself.

✦ Interview with the artist February 24 ✦

«Snow» | David Hinton & Rosemary Lee | 8min | UK | 2003

presented by la Maison de la culture Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie

Snow is dance film created entirely from shots found in old newsreels and documentaries. The film takes the viewer on a journey over ice and snow, creating a rhythmic choreography of gesture and action on the frozen lakes, windy pavements and slippery slopes of the distant past. The images – sometimes joyous, sometimes bleak – span the whole era of black and white film, from the 1890’s to the 1960’s.

* In order to preserve the original format of the archive images used to create this short film, the image is presented in an atypical format, different from the 16: 9 format, which is now dominant in video creation.

«Separate Sentences» | Amie Dowling, Reggie Daniels, Austin Forbord | 14min | USA | 2016

presented by la Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord

Separate Sentences is a dance/theater film that draws upon individual experiences and physical memories of San Francisco Bay Area artists, some of who are formerly incarcerated fathers and their sons. The film is an exploration of incarceration not as a single or discrete event but a dynamic process of inequity that unfolds over time, affecting families for generations. It is a testimony to the leadership of system impacted artists, scholars, and community organizers who are at the forefront of dismantling the carceral state. Read the production team’s note, about their constantly evolving reflection on the subject. >>>

«Ressac» | Flamant + Maude Lecours | 5min | Canada | 2020

presented by Arrondissement de Saint-Léonard

When La Saint-Laurent meets Le Saint-Laurent.
When the body enters into conversation with the river.

RESSAC is the result of a collaboration between UQAM, the Quartier des Spectacles  and the Festival international de jardins de Métis. Propelled by four women with a DESS in event design, the video installation deployed at nightfall a horizon in the city, from September to October 2020 at the corner of St-Laurent and Maisonneuve.

«carnet de voyages» | Manon Labrecque | 25min | Canada | 2005

presented by la Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto

Some experiments to tame the gravitational force [and other gravities] … and the desire to escape from it.

Manon Labrecque’s creative work has its roots in the body, in the attention paid to physical sensations and in movement.
It manifests itself through video [monoband and installation], performance, still images, kinetic and sound installation.
Find out more on her website manonlabrecque.com.

«How the earth Must see itself» | Lucy Cash & Simone Kenyon | UK | 13min | 2019

presented by Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

“No one knows the mountain completely who has not slept on it. As one slips over into sleep, the mind grows limpid; the body melts; perception alone remains.”
– Nan Shepherd

A filmic & choreographic response to Scottish poet and writer, Nan Shepherd’s ’The Living Mountain’. Unstable, S16mm images evoke the fallibility of perception and invite the viewer into a meditative, sensuous and poetic being with the Cairngorms’ mountainscape in Scotland. 

«S'envoler (chez soi)» | Estelle Clareton & Brice Noeser | 20min | Canada | 2020

Created during confinement in spring 2020, S’envoler (chez soi) is an adaptation of the important piece from the company (S’envoler) which is inspired by migratory birds and our relationship to exile. Choreographers Estelle Clareton and Brice Noeser have pooled their talents and those of their faithful colleagues via a videoconference platform, where the bodies of the performers, constantly alert and filled with excitement, are gradually taking off from their daily lives.

✦ Interview with Brice Noeser on March 3 ✦

«boy» | Rosemary Lee & Peter Anderson | 5min | UK | 1995

Filmed on the Norfolk coast in the UK, the film explores the magical world of a nine year old boy. Moving with stealth and grace through a dramatic landscape, he responds to this empty universe, manipulating it and conjuring up his own imaginary world.

* Shot in 16mm in 1995, this short film is a classic of the first screendance anthologies and of a major wave of audiovisual creations for television in the United Kingdom in the late 1990s. Its atypical format aims to preserve the trace of this technological transformation.

«Itsy bitsy» | Lisa Kusanagi & JuJu Kusanagi | 6min | Japan & USA | 2015

presented by Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée & Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension

According to research, there are 9 different types of intelligence; naturalistic, musical, logical-mathematical, existential, interpersonal, bodily-kinesthetic, linguistic, intra-personal, and spatial. Kusanagi Sisters question alternative types of intelligence not previously defined. 

«Strophe» Aimée Duchamp & Aladino R. Blanca | 4min | Spain and Mexico | 2015

presented by Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent

This is how routine affects us; absorbs us from the inside until we get consumed by it and get comfortable with repetitive patterns and accept changes along the way.
We present to you a modern poetic internal monologue inspired by the Greek playwrights Euripides and Sophocles, the British philosopher Alan Watts and the American writer Henry Miller.

Under the direction of Aimée Duchamp, team explored the narrative possibilities of “perform” the routine, but not a negative approach was intended, on the contrary, the beauty of the routine with its seemingly endless and repetitive patterns may be the only possible canvas to draw the changes that bring color to our existence.

«Icare» | Frédérique Bérubé & Nicolas Saluzzo | 17min | Canada | 2014

presented by Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles (audio in French)

Icare is located in an invisible place, without time. It is a battle between two worlds. This is someone you love, who loves you, who suddenly leaves you to go to an invisible world. It’s you with open arms who hope to catch up with this person. Sometimes you burn yourself there, other times it lights you up. It’s trying to run as fast as cheetahs and forgetting to sleep.

Frédérique Bérubé and Nicolas Saluzzo, respectively director and performer of Icare, share a part of their history vis-à-vis bipolarity, through dance. For therapeutic purposes, but also to raise awareness, the artists tell in their own way, by referring to the myth of Icarus, this significant period during which Nicolas was in crisis.

YOUTH SECTION

Parent-child workshop on Sunday February 28, at 2:00pm

Illustration : Mathilde Corbeil

The S’envoler (chez soi) workshop is inspired by the show S’envoler by choreographer Estelle Clareton, which was adapted for the screen during the pandemic. Host Jamie Wright will guide participants through fun and accessible games. It will immerse participants in the heart of the world of the choreographer who is interested in the migration of birds and the link we have with our place of origin. Just like the adaptation of the work created from the Zoom platform, the workshop will lead participants to open their imaginations and dance in connection with the screen, family and other people online, in all simplicity and with a lot of fun.

Youth program

In the current context, the relationship of young people to screens is becoming a daily issue. Regards Hybrides and Accès culture are delighted to include a “youth” section in their programming for the first time. Comprised of several inventive and surprising short films produced in Canada, Mexico, the United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, the section offers visual content that summons movement in imaginative, poetic or narrative ways.

«Off Ground» Boudewijn Koole & Jakop Ahlbom | 4min | Canada | 2013

Louise Lecavalier and Antoine Masson perform the short film Off Ground, an intimate and poetic dance between a little boy and his dying mother. Directed by Boudewijn Koole from a choreography by Jakop Ahlbom, the film won numerous awards, including the Audience Award at the 2013 Cinedans Festival in Amsterdam and the Creation Award at the 32nd Montreal International Festival of Films on Art.

✦ Interview with the artist on February 17 ✦

«Platoon» - choreographic music video of the group Jungle

Starring 6 year old B-Girl “Terra”. Directed by JLW and Oliver Hadlee Pearch. Produced by Charlie Di Placido.

«Valse tournoyante» de Priscilla Guy, Paulina Ruiz Carballido et Ximena Monroy | Canada | 2014

Created as part of “Alors, on tourne?” project at Circuit-Est Centre Chorégraphique.

«Discovering screendance» Frédérique Bérubé | Canada | 2014

Youth documentary produced as part of the project “Alors, on tourne?” at Circuit-Est Center Chorégraphique by Frédérique Bérubé with Priscilla Guy, Paulina Ruiz Carballido and Ximena Monroy.

«Itsy bitsy» Lisa Kusanagi & JuJu Kusanagi | 6min | Japan and USA | 2015

presented by Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée and Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension

According to research, there are 9 different types of intelligence; naturalistic, musical, logical-mathematical, existential, interpersonal, bodily-kinesthetic, linguistic, intra-personal, and spatial. Kusanagi Sisters question alternative types of intelligence not previously defined. 

«Strophe» Aimée Duchamp & Aladino R. Blanca | 4min | Espagne et Mexique | 2015

presented by Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent

This is how routine affects us; absorbs us from the inside until we get consumed by it and get comfortable with repetitive patterns and accept changes along the way.
We present to you a modern poetic internal monologue inspired by the Greek playwrights Euripides and Sophocles, the British philosopher Alan Watts and the American writer Henry Miller.

Under the direction of Aimée Duchamp, team explored the narrative possibilities of “perform” the routine, but not a negative approach was intended, on the contrary, the beauty of the routine with its seemingly endless and repetitive patterns may be the only possible canvas to draw the changes that bring color to our existence.

«S'envoler (chez soi)» Estelle Clareton & Brice Noeser | 20min | Canada | 2020

Created during confinement in spring 2020, S’envoler (chez soi) is an adaptation of the important piece from the company (S’envoler) which is inspired by migratory birds and our relationship to exile. Choreographers Estelle Clareton and Brice Noeser have pooled their talents and those of their faithful colleagues via a videoconference platform, where the bodies of the performers, constantly alert and filled with excitement, are gradually taking off from their daily lives.

✦ Interview with Brice Noeser on March 3 ✦

«boy» Rosemary Lee & Peter Anderson | 5min | UK | 1995

Filmed on the Norfolk coast in the UK, the film explores the magical world of a nine year old boy. Moving with stealth and grace through a dramatic landscape, he responds to this empty universe, manipulating it and conjuring up his own imaginary world.

* Shot in 16mm in 1995, this short film is a classic of the first screendance anthologies and of a major wave of audiovisual creations for television in the United Kingdom in the late 1990s. Its atypical format aims to preserve the trace of this technological transformation.

ENTRETIENS

Since the meeting is at the heart of the creative act, on stage as well as on screen, the public will be able to interact with an artist from the programming every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Zoom, during four interviews hosted by the curator and co-founder of Regards Hybrides Priscilla Guy. These interviews will then be available for catch-up on regardshybrides.com until March 15.

This project receives financial support from the Agreement on the Cultural Development of Montreal between the City of Montreal and the Ministry of Culture and Communications.