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A screen dance duet created during the pandemic

The Debate

 We are growing apart, movements contrasting between us, carving out our territory. We attempt to convert one another, our differences get in the way. We are curious about the other, suspicious of the other. We mirror behaviour on opposite sides of the battle. Motifs become conversations, and conversations become motifs. 

 

CREDITS:

Director and Choreographer: Allison Elizabeth Burns
Collaborating Performers: Sarah Hopkin and Geoffrey Dollar
Composer and Musician: Tristan Henry
Director of Photography: Izabel Barsive
Camera Operator and Editor: Allison Elizabeth Burns

Video Production Mentor: Izabel Barsive

Special thanks to: Adrie Sustar, Carolyn Lecorre, and Connor Yuzwenko-Martin

 

Choreography developed as a result of an ORez residency generously offered by the Ottawa Dance Directive

Video created for and presented at Nextfest 2021

Video Production Mentorship supported by the Ontario Arts Council

Created in part thanks to the support of AllisonEB Dance patrons: Catherine Low, David Martin, Vivian Lee, Donna Tessier, Travis Martin, Amelia Burns, Jackie Thornton, Mara Brown,
Bebi Kotlarewsky, Erica Lee Martin, Joannie Pharand, and Heather Keiller 

 

©Allison Elizabeth Burns 2021

 
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"This film is a refreshing and beautiful visual and auditory experience to behold.”
- Rebecca Sadowski, dance curator for the Nextfest Festival


"The eccentric short film easily captures your attention [...] I highly recommend it. The sound design is especially beautiful."
- Alvin Tsang, film 613

 

 

Video Teaser

The Debate

 

Past Screenings

Video commissioned by Good Women Dance, created for and presented at Nextfest 2021

 Official Selection - MIVSC São Carlos Videodance Festival 2021, online distribution

Official Selection - 2021 Ottawa Canadian Film Festival, online distribution
 

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