Cão Sem Plumas (Dog Without Feathers)

Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker

Dance Film
  • NAC Dance
  • Arts Alive

  Sep 29 - Oct 11, 2021

“Mud has never looked as dazzling as in Dog Without Feathers, a 70-minute dance that captures the rough-hewed beauty and rich natural life of a river region in Brazil.” Sarah L. Kaufman, The Washington Post, 2018

Award-winning Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker delivers a powerful work blending elements of contemporary, classical and traditional dance, as well as striking images by filmmaker Cláudio Assis, bringing to life the poem Cão Sem Plumas (Dog Without Feathers) by Brazilian writer João Cabral de Melo Neto. 

Performed by 14 dancers of astonishing physicality, Dog Without Feathers interweaves classical, contemporary, popular and ritual dances, set against black and white projections captured during a journey where the dance company immersed itself in the world of the Capibaribe, its mangroves and its inhabitants.

Film (70 minutes)
Pre-film content (17 minutes)
This digital presentation is approximately 87 minutes.


Digidance is an initiative of DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa).

Note: Once you have purchased your access to the film, a link will be emailed and will be available to watch from 12:01 AM (Eastern Standard Time) on September 29, 2021 to 11:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on October 11, 2021. You can view the film as many times as you wish with your link. Available in Canada only.

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