Migration Dance Film Project

photos : Geoffroy Beauchemin
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LAY ME LOW opens a communal space of experience through mourning by bringing people together in song and movement. A traditional Shaker song of the same name is performed by ten dancers, musicians and singers to communicate a universal feeling of loss while evoking a paradoxical sense of intimacy.
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In this 60 second film, ten dancers and singers are caught in a rainstorm. The weather ignites a sense of mystery, wonder and anticipation. The suspension of time spent waiting - and lives lived elsewhere inhabits this poignant short.
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PILGRAMAGE is a 10-minute dance film that reflects the transformative human experience of a collective journey that takes the audience on a voyage with 9 dancer-singers on a rhythmic quest through open farmlands, along parched roads, and across moonlit fields before finally arriving at a place of refuge.
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Gathered in a train car waiting on the tracks, destination unknown, 9 dancers and singers perform a soulful rendition of the gospel song “You gotta move” accompanied by body percussion. Past reflections and future dreams kindle a communal calling. This film is currently in production.
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TRAVERSE weaves the stories of 5 women into a tapestry of collective experience as they journey, confronting obstacles along the way. At an intersection of 2 structures: one man-made, the other natural, their movement and voices unite. Through this process of reflection in motion, a powerful sense of strength is ignited.
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