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CHAINREACTION is a collision of dance, animation and sound that juxtaposes the movements of live performers against the motion of animated projections. A real time game of snakes and ladders that unfolds between animation and dancers in a continuous interactive evolution of action and reaction.

Canada / Fiction / 12 minutes / 2014
A Microclimat Films production

In the playful and highly entertaining hybrid of dance and animation CHAINREACTION, a pair of dancers find themselves drawn to each other and kept apart in very creative ways. It’s very kinetic and features some spectacularly spot on dancing and choreography from Dana Gingras and Sarah Doucet to go along with some equally fast paced animation. It’s a marvellous technical achievement.
This intricate dance is a highlight among the experiment works in SCC this year.
-Cinemablographer tiff-review-short-cuts-canada

 



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the
dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the
dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the
dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?

Premiere:
TIFF September 6th, 2014

Additional Screenings:
Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montreal)
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (Montreal)
Regard sur le court métrage (Saguenay)
Ottawa international Animation Festival
Tricky Woman Animation Festival
Dance Lab Nicosia (Cyprus)
EMPAC (Troy)
Musée de la civilisation (Quebec City)
Dance Films Presents at BAAD (Brooklyn)
Albertina Museum (Vienna)
St Lawrence Film Festival
ART SANS RDV (Geneva)
IX São Carlos International Videodance São Carlos (Brazil)


Premiere:
TIFF September 6th, 2014

Additional Screenings:
Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montreal)
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (Montreal)
Regard sur le court métrage (Saguenay)
Ottawa international Animation Festival
Tricky Woman Animation Festival
Dance Lab Nicosia (Cyprus)
EMPAC (Troy)
Musée de la civilisation (Quebec City)
Dance Films Presents at BAAD (Brooklyn)
Albertina Museum (Vienna)
St Lawrence Film Festival
ART SANS RDV (Geneva)
IX São Carlos International Videodance São Carlos (Brazil)

Premiere:
TIFF September 6th, 2014

Additional Screenings:
Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montreal)
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (Montreal)
Regard sur le court métrage (Saguenay)
Ottawa international Animation Festival
Tricky Woman Animation Festival
Dance Lab Nicosia (Cyprus)
EMPAC (Troy)
Musée de la civilisation (Quebec City)
Dance Films Presents at BAAD (Brooklyn)
Albertina Museum (Vienna)
St Lawrence Film Festival
ART SANS RDV (Geneva)
IX São Carlos International Videodance São Carlos (Brazil)

With:
Sarah Doucet | Dana Gingras

Choreographed and Directed by:
Dana Gingras

Produced by:
Catherine Chagnon

Animation:
James Paterson | Amit Pitaru

Cinematography:
Kaveh Nabatian

Editing and Digital Animation:
Davide Di Sarò

Sound:
Roger Tellier Craig | Stéphane Bergeron

Music:
"Bird" by The Knife

Distribution:
Video Femmes

Dramaturgy:
Ruth Little

Rehearsal director:
Sarah Williams

Producer & Agent:
Sarah Rogers

Creation residencies:
Centre de Création O Vertigo, Place des Arts

Developed with support from the NAC’s National Creation Fund.
Développé avec le soutien du Fonds national de création du Centre national des Arts.

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Dancers Sarah Doucet, Dana Gingras

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Dancers Sarah Doucet, Dana Gingras

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