Frame Lines

11 Choreographies for Camera

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© Painted
Dance Film

This program of Canadian short dance films and videos displays the creativity and diversity to be found in screen-based choreography. Going beyond merely photographing the act of dancing, these films fuse the camera and cinematic language with dance to create a distinct hybrid form. From documentary to animation to experimentation, Frame Lines showcases a wide variety of unique cinematic approaches to contemporary dance.

Traditional Healing, Raymond Caplin, 2014, 2 min.

Moving Gaze, Timothy I. Smith, 2015, 3 min.

Figs in Motion, Trevor Anderson, 2010, 8 min.

Patsy, Izabel Barsive, 2011, 13 min.

Birth of the Alseides, Erin Buelow, 2011, 7 min.

POX, Freya Björg Olafson, 2007, 7 min.

Inheritor Recordings, Brian Johnson, 2015, 6 min.

Is It My Turn, Shelagh Carter, 2012, 6 min.

Healing Scars, Darian Smith & Kristina Decontie, 2014, 5 min.

The Light in our Lizard Bellies, Sarah Abbott, 1999, 8 min.

Painted, Duncan McDowall, 2011, 5 min.

Performance is approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.

© Painted
© Figs in Motion
© Inheritor Recordings
© Traditional Healing


  • Curator Christopher Rohde