With Firehorse and Shadow Andrea Nann traces her matrilineal heritage in a collection of bold and inspiring experiences lived and felt by four generations of Chinese Canadian women growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Against the backdrop of gender inequality and anti-Chinese racism, Firehorse and Shadow combines elements contemporary dance, shadow puppetry, film, animation, and theatre. Two performers, Nann and shadow artist Annie Katsura Rollins, weave together passages of remembering and forgetting, inviting viewers into an intimate and brave reanimation of familial memory. This short film features excerpts from Firehorse and Shadow website performance.
Main Image: Andrea Nann, Annie Katsura Rollins in Firehorse and Shadow