DANCE FOR THE CAMERA – Anytime – All the time
Originally created as a live, sight-specific performance, Sanctuary is a dance re-imagined for the camera. The film features two bodies searching for calm inside the sounds and sights of an urban landscape. Harmanie and Rianne ask the question inside and outside their bodies: how can we create a sanctuary for an embodied experience in a public space? How does dance and embodiment change this public scene? And how are our bodies affected by the public gaze, and by one another?
A dance film by Martin Borden, Rianne Svelnis and Harmanie Rose All Bodies Dance Project 2019 MST, Vancouver, BC
All Bodies Dance Project (ABDP) is an inclusive dance company located on unceded Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC). Founded in 2014, ABDP brings together artists with and without disabilities to explore the endless creative possibilities of difference. The company offers accessible and inclusive dance classes for people of all abilities, genders and backgrounds in addition to creating opportunities for diverse artists to practice, research and create innovative, inclusive dance. ABDP seeks to make opportunities for every body to discover dance and for under-represented artists to access dance training and mentorship. We want to widen the spectrum of who dances and what dance can be.