2019 Contact Dance International Film Festival (Toronto)

Fri, June 28 2019, 5:30 PM - Mon, July 01 2019, 11:30 PM [EST]

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VERY EARLY-BIRD FULL FESTIVAL PASS (Sales of the very early-bird pass ends May 1, 2019 at midnight) Partial Approval -$250.00

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EARLY-BIRD FULL FESTIVAL PASS (Sales of the very early-bird pass ends June 1, 2019 at midnight) Partial Approval - $275.00

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FULL FESTIVAL PASS Partial Approval -$300.00

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All Access Pass to festival events, screenings, jams, classes and workshops

ACCESS FULL FESTIVAL PASS Partial Approval - $100.00

Sales end on -06/29/2019

This is a full festival pass for those who identify as having a disability (visible or invisible disabilities welcome).

WORKSHOP SERIES / with teachers TIINA JAASKA Jaasko and Guy LEON / Sat. June 29 to Mon. July 1, 2019 / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval -$200.00

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SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOP teacher TBA / Sat. June 29, 2019 / 10:00 am to 1:30pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $70.00

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON SCREENING / Sat June 29, 2019 / 3:00 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval -$15.00

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SATURDAY WINDOW STUDIO AFTERNOON WORKSHOP / teacher ARIANE BERNIER / Sat. June 29, 2019 / 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $40.00

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ARIANE BERNIER Contact Improvisation WORKSHOP Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019 Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 Biography: Ariane Bernier is a dancer, performance artist and teacher originally from Canada. She earned a Bacchelor degree in dance from l'Universite du Québec in Montréal. She has worked as a Freelancer for dance companies in NYC and collaborated on installations, site specifics projects, dance films and publicities with artist of various fields. Her way of approaching movement is greatly influenced by her curiosity and ongoing studies of contact improvisation, modern dance technique, somatic practices and yoga. She has been teaching dance and contact improvisation and conducting yoga workshops and retreats between the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. Www.arianebernier.com Description: In this class we'll look at different ways to offer and give support to one another. Finding ways to create surfaces and offerings while keeping a strong yet supple structu

SATURDAY BACK STUDIO AFTERNOON WORKSHOP teacher TBA / Sat. June 29, 2019 / 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval -$40.00

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SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE JAM WITH LIVE MUSIC Warm-up lead by Tiina Jaasko / Musician TBA / Sat June 29, 2019 / 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $15.00

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SUNDAY MORNING SCREENING / Sun June 29, 2019 / 10:00 am / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval -$15.00

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SUNDAY MORNING DANCE JAM Warm-up lead by TBA / Sun. June 30, 2019 / 11:00 pm to 1:00 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $10.00

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An Intimate Dance: Journeys Through Movement and Touch is a feature-length documentary following the lives of three people on and off the dance floor. Eugene, an all-star athlete, stretches his physical and social limitations from his wheelchair. Albert, a skeptical beginner, is drawn to the embodied presence and connection of a dance form called contact improvisation. Rythea, a professionally trained dancer, is catapulted into a journey of self-discovery and healing.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP teacher TBA / Sun. June 30 2019 / 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval -$40.00

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP teacher TBA / Sun. June 30 2019 / 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $40.00

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Contact Improvisation Jam with musician Nilan Perera. This is a dance jam for all abilities and levels. Dancers dancing in wheelchairs are welcome.

SUNDAY EVENING SCREENING AND LIVE PERFORMANCE / Sun. June 30, 2019 / 8:00 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval -$25.00

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MONDAY MORNING WORKSHOP teacher TBA / Mon. Jul. 1 2019 / 10:00 am to 1:30 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $70.00

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MONDAY AFTERNOON DANCE JAM WITH LIVE MUSIC Warm-up lead by TBA / Musician TBA / Mon. July 1 2019 / 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval -$15.00

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An Intimate Dance: Journeys Through Movement and Touch is a feature-length documentary following the lives of three people on and off the dance floor. Eugene, an all-star athlete, stretches his physical and social limitations from his wheelchair. Albert, a skeptical beginner, is drawn to the embodied presence and connection of a dance form called contact improvisation. Rythea, a professionally trained dancer, is catapulted into a journey of self-discovery and healing.

MONDAY EVENING GALA SCREENING AND AWARD CEREMONY AND AFTER PARTY / Mon. July 1, 2019 / 7:30 creatr chat and 8:00 pm screening / Revue, Cinema 400 Roncesvalles, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $20.00

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Event Information

Fri, June 28 2019, 5:30 PM - Mon, July 01 2019, 11:30 PM [EST]

About the Event

Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF)
- Riding a Wave of Humanity
 
57 Films
47 Filmmakers from 15 countries
9 Dance Workshops
1 Film-making Workshop
4 Film Screenings
3 Dance Jams
1 Live Dance Performance
1 Great After Party!
 
The Contact Dance International Film Festival returns for its fourth season, June 28 to July 1, 2019. This festival, produced by REAson d’etre dance productions, celebrates films featuring momentum-based dance created by some of the top creators and dancers in the field of Contact Dance Improvisation. Four different screening programs will be presented alongside dance workshops, jams, and a closing night party!
 
The festival is also glad to announce that this year 100% of its programming occurs at accessible spaces.
 
We are also thrilled to bring Tiina Jääskö from Finland and Guy Leon from Barcelona to Toronto. Tiina will be presenting her film-work as well as co-teaching a contact improvisation workshop with Guy Leon.
For more details please see: www.contactdancefilmfest.com
 
 
- TRAILER -
https://youtu.be/5wfxL_nF7p4
 
 
- EASY-READ GRID SCHEDULE -
https://bit.ly/2rMruO9
 
 
- PRICING -
FULL FESTIVAL PASS
$250 - Very Early-bird Full Festival (available until May 1, 2019, @ 11:59 pm )
$275 - Early-bird Full Festival (available until June 1, 2019, @ 11:59 pm )
$300 - Regular Price Full Festival Pass
$100 - Accessibility pass (for those with a disability)
 
Passes include all programming plus two dinners (low-sugar, gluten and soy free). See Easy-read grid Schedule above to see all that you get.
 
All spaces are accessible by wheelchair. If you need accommodation during the festival, please contact kathleen.rea@reasondetre.com to let her know what you need. To see prices for individual classes, workshops, jams and screenings visit the registration page.
 
 
- REGISTRATION -
http://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
 
- SCREENING PROGRAMS -
Saturday, June 28, 2019 - Studio Screening
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: $15
Location: Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (Wheelchair Accessible)
Description: An afternoon screening of short films. Check back later for the line-up
Tickets: https://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
Sunday, June 30, 2019 – Performance and Screening
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: $15
Location: Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (Wheelchair Accessible)
Description: A Morning screening of short films. Check back later for the line-up
Tickets:https://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
 
Sunday, June 30, 2019 –Performance and Screening
Time: 8:00 pm (Door open at 7:30 with audience creator chat)
Cost: $25
Description: Live performance and film screening
Location: Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street (Wheelchair Accessible)
Tickets: http://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
 
Monday, July 1, 2019 -Gala Screening and Awards
Cost: $20
Time:
7:00 Creator Chat
7:30 Gala
Location: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Street, Toronto (Wheelchair Accessible). Please note the Revue Cinema does not have a fully accessible washroom but the Westerly restaurant directly across the street has offered that we can use their fully accessible washroom. The after party is at the Westerly and will involve a complimentary drink and horderves.
Tickets: https://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
 
 
- WORKSHOPS -
Friday Night Film-making Workshop
Date: Friday, July 28, 2019Date: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
We are will be renting a fully accessible space for the evening workshop. Check back soon for details.
Drop-in or register? NO DROP-INS. Registration required
Cost: $10
Registration: https://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
TIINA Jääskö (Finland) and Guy Leon (Barcelona) Contact Improvisation WORKSHOP SERIES
Series Dates and Times:
Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 am to 1:30
Sunday, June 30 from 2:00 pm to 5:30
Monday, July 1 from 10:00 to 1:30
Description: Check back later for a workshop description
Location: Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto. (Wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $200
Drop-in or register? NO DROP-INS. You MUST register for this course.
Registration: https://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
Contact Improvisation Workshop Teacher TBA
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Description: Check back later for a workshop description
Location: Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto. (Wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $70
Drop-in or register? You can register or drop-in for this course
Reregistration: https://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
ARIANE BERNIER Contact Improvisation WORKSHOP
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30
Biography:
Ariane Bernier is a dancer, performance artist and teacher originally from Canada. She earned a Bacchelor degree in dance from l'Universite du Québec in Montréal. She has worked as a Freelancer for dance companies in NYC and collaborated on installations, site specifics projects, dance films and publicities with artist of various fields. Her way of approaching movement is greatly influenced by her curiosity and ongoing studies of contact improvisation, modern dance technique, somatic practices and yoga. She has been teaching dance and contact improvisation and conducting yoga workshops and retreats between the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. Www.arianebernier.com
Description:
In this class we'll look at different ways to offer and give support to one another. Finding ways to create surfaces and offerings while keeping a strong yet supple structure. With acute awareness, we learn how to recognize opportunities and take initiatives.
Location: Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto. (Wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $40
Drop-in or register? You can register or drop-in for this course
Reregistration: https://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
Contact Improvisation Workshop Teacher TBA
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30
Description: Check back later for a workshop description
Location: Celia Franca Centre, , 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto. (Wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $40
Drop-in or register? You can register or drop-in for this course
Reregistration: https://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
 
Contact Improvisation Workshop Teacher TBA
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Description: Check back later for a workshop description
Location: Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto. (Wheelchair accessible) Cost: $40
Drop-in or Register? You can register or drop-in for this course
Registration: http://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
Contact Improvisation Workshop Teacher TBA
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30
Description: Check back later for a workshop description
Location: Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto. (Wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $40
Drop-in or Register? You can register or drop-in for this course
Registration: http://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
Contact Improvisation Workshop Teacher TBA
Date: Monday, July 1
Time: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Description: Check back later for a workshop description
Location: 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto. (Wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $70
Drop-in or Register? You can register or drop-in for this course
Registration: http://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
 
- JAMS -
Saturday Night Jam
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Times:
8:00 - 8:15 Opening Circle
8:15 - Warm up with Tiina Jääskö
8:30 to 10:15 dance Jam
Location: Location: Celia Franca Centre
Drop-in or Register? You can register or drop-in for this jam
Cost: $15
Reregistration: https://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
Sunday Morning Jam
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019
Times:
11:00 - 11:30 Warm up with teacher TBA
11:30 to 1:00 Dance Jam
Location: Location: Celia Franca Centre
Drop-in or Register? You can register or drop-in for this jam
Cost: $15
Reregistration: https://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
Monday Afternoon Jam
Date: Monday, July 1, 2019
Times:
2:30 Warm up with teacher TBA
3:00 5:00 Dance Jam
Location: Location: Celia Franca Centre
Drop-in or Register? You can register or drop-in for this jam
Cost: $15
Registration: http://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/
 
- TEACHERS’ BIOGRAPHIES -
Ariane Bernier is a dancer, performance artist and teacher originally from Canada. She earned a Bacchelor degree in dance from l'Universite du Québec in Montréal. She has worked as a Freelancer for dance companies in NYC and collaborated on installations, site specifics projects, dance films and publicities with artist of various fields. Her way of approaching movement is greatly influenced by her curiosity and ongoing studies of contact improvisation, modern dance technique, somatic practices and yoga. She has been teaching dance and contact improvisation and conducting yoga workshops and retreats between the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. Www.arianebernier.com
 
Kathleen Rea danced with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). Kathleen is a certified instructor of the Melt Method (Hand and Feet) and teaches Contact Dance Improvisation at George Brown Dance. She has choreographed over 40 dance works and has been nominated for five DORA awards. Kathleen is a recipient of a K. M. Hunter Award and is a published author (“The Healing Dance”, Charles C. Thomas). She has a Master’s in Expressive Arts Therapy and is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) with a private practice for the past 15 years. In January 2015 Kathleen became a candidate teacher of the Axis Syllabus. Recently Kathleen graduated as a Brain Advancement Coach (Pyramid of Potential Method). More Info: http://www.the-healing-dance.com/
 
Check back soon for more biographies
 
 
- MUSICIAN’S BIOGRAPHIES -
Check back soon for biographies
 
 
- SCHOLARSHIP -
Participants in need of a scholarship, please contact Kathleen at kathleen.rea@reasondetre.com
 
 
- BILLETING -
Participants traveling to the festival from out of town who are in need of accommodation, please contact kathleen.rea@reasondetre.com
 
 
- ACCESS INFO -
All locations are wheelchair accessible
 
Celia Franca Centre - 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto:
- wheelchair accessible
- wheelchair accessible washroom (although they do not have an automatic door. The hallway is busy and there are usually people around to help open doors)
- the building is not close to subway with elevator. Closest subways with elevators are Dundas, Bloor-Yonge and Broadview subways)
 
 
Betty Oliphant Theatre - 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto:
- please let us know if you are attending in a wheelchair so we can reserve a spot for you in the theatre
- wheelchair accessible
- wheelchair accessible washroom (we are checking if they have an automatic door)
- the building is not close to subway with elevator. Closest subways with elevators are Dundas, Bloor-Yonge and Broadview subways)
 
 
Revue Cinema - 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto:
- please let us know if you are attending in a wheelchair so we can reserve a spot for you in the theatre
- wheelchair accessible
- the Revue Cinema does not have a fully accessible washroom but the Westerly restaurant directly across the street has offered that we can use their fully accessible washroom (we are checking if they have an automatic door) This is the restaurant we are having the after party at.
- the closest Subway with elevator is Dundas West (we are checking info on wheelchair access for Streetcar to Howard Park stop)
 
 
The Westerly Restaurant - 413 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto:
- wheelchair accessible
- wheelchair accessible washroom (we are checking if they have an automatic door)
- the closest Subway with elevator is Dundas West (we are checking info on wheelchair access for Streetcar to Howard Park stop)
 
 
- VOLUNTEER-
Would you like to be a bigger part of the Festival? Lend a hand to make sure the festival is the best it can be. Contact kathleen.rea@reasondetre.com
 
 
- STAY UPDATED-
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/contactdancefilmfest/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/734833663558885/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ContactDanceFF
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb5zvPYwRzi15NjNfaMrU1g
Tumblr: https: https://reasondetredancekathleenrea.tumblr.com/
 
 
- REGISTRATION -
Reregistration: https://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/

About the Organizer

REAson d’etre dance productions believes in inspiring people through contact dance improvisation and dance/theatre. We create, produce and program dance works on stage and in film. We explore current themes in a manner that enables people to benefit from the enlivening and thought-provoking powers of expression through movement. We tell inter-generational stories that represent the current theme in the world. We strive for a high level of community engagement through classes, jams, and all-level performance opportunities. We believe that every “body” can dance, and we work to increase the accessibility of the dance arts in Canada. Alongside producing professional work, we encourage and support the every day person in becoming artists. REAson d’etre dance productions produces the Contact Dance International Film Festival. The festival was started in 2013 and runs every two years. The festival showcases films from Canada and around the world based on contact improvisation and affiliated forms, featuring both professional dancers/filmmakers as well as emerging filmmakers.

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