Community and Screening/ Gathering
My Camera is Dancing is a community gathering/screening bringing together local, national and international screendance and media artists. Curated by Canadian Dance Artist Constance Cooke the evening will include works by Kayla Jeanson, Jaime Black Laura Elliott, Sarah Anne Johnson, Nadia Oussenko, Kelly Hargraves, Constance Cooke and more. A panel discussion will follow focused on, but not limited to how creators approach, capture and situate their work with specific attention given to the politics of the frame.
An ever contributing member to the Winnipeg dance scene, Cooke will also be leading a screendance workshop October 14th & 15th called The Politics of the Frame. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/244136826111498
WHEN: October 13 7pm-9pm
WHERE: YLDE studio @ 618 Arlington 2nd floor
WHAT: The evenings film screening will feature screendance films made by: Kayla Jeanson
Sarah Anne Johnson
A panel discussion will follow with filmmakers
The Politics of the Frame participants - Free
ABOUT CONSTANCE Constance Cooke is a Canadian Dance Artist who enjoys the privilege of living and working in Coast Salish Territory. Her work has attracted and cultivated curious, open and intelligent audiences for contemporary and experimental work for over 25 years. Cooke has self-produced her own work for close to 20 years including: full length-works, mixed-programmes with other artists, and site-specific projects. She has been commissioned to create works for Canadian Dance Companies and Independent Dance Artists alike. Cooke is Artistic Director of the newly formed SOS Dance (Seen On Site, Stage and Screen) and Co-Director of Dance For The Camera. Cooke teaches choreography for the frame (screendance). She has taught at the CanAsian Dance Festival in alliance with Kaeja d’dance, at Hub 14 in Toronto, in Winnipeg with Parachute Media Lab and in Victoria at the D4 The Camera Intensive. She has worked with and studied with screendance icons Ellen Bromberg, David Hinton, Katrina Mcpherson and Douglas Rosenberg. Her own works in screendance has been seen nationally and internationally including ‘Anarchists Footwear?’ which had its American debut in New York at the American Dance Festival. Cooke has created site-specific works for both indoor and outdoor venues, including a Salmon Run Flash Mob with non-dancers and dancers For Copenhagen 350. Last season Cooke premiered Brace 4, with Arash Khakpour and Walter Kubanek at DOTE, worked the Gage Art Gallery presenting an interactive paper and metal installation that audience members where invited to dance and interact with, and with the Greater Art Gallery Of Victoria for their mega event Urbanite, where she had the delight work with Jamie Nesbitt and dancer Lara Barclay. Cooke is a guest choreographer, teacher, and mentor with Professional Training Programmes, Intensives and Mentorship Programmes, including Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers PTP, Vancouver’s Restless Production, the University of Victoria, Cadence Dance in Toronto, Victoria Academy Of Ballet, and The Victoria School Of Contemporary Dance. Where in 2015 Cooke resigned as Artistic Director in order to focus full time on research, creation and leading master classes.