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PRE-FESTIVAL UNDERWATER WORKSHOP / WITH MARISA CECCHETTI (ITALY) / THUR. JUNE 27 / 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM / George Harvey Collegiate Pool 1700 Keele St, York (5 step up to pool) Partial Approval - $40.00

Underwater dancer and certified free-diving instructor Marisa Cecchetti will teach basic of free-diving breathing techniques and then there will be time to dance in the water. There will also be time at the end of the workshop to make some film footage. Two freedivers from the Toronto group "Enjoy Free Diving" will be acting as lifeguards. You must be able to swim well in the deep-end to attend. PLEASE NOTE THE POOL IS NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE DUE TO THERE BEING FIVE STEPS UP TO THE POOL. The CDIFF team is happy to offer assistance getting devices and individual people up these five stairs. The workshop will be taking place in the deep end of the pool and is open to all those that can swim well in deep water.

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FREE PRE-FESTIVAL FILM-MAKING WORKSHOP / with teacher Blas Payri (Spain) / Fri. June 28 / 12:00 PM TO 5:00 PM / Charb Arts Studio, 2238 Dundas Street West Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - Free

Filming Strategies in Contact Dance: The interaction between camera and body movements. A look at examples of different dance films and then some practical work with the participants. If you have editing softwear please bring it. Everyone needs to bring a camera. Smart-phone cameras will work. Blas Payri is a professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) of Sound Design, Film Sound Analysis and Film Music in Postproduction. He is active in Soundscape, Electroacoustic Music and Screen-dance. Wheelchair accessible. Please, note we are unable to provide ASL interpretation for this workshop.

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FREE PRE-FESTIVAL ACCESS TRAINING WORKSHOP / with teacher SHAY ERLICH and JENNA ROY (Toronto)/ Fri. June 28 / 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM / Charb Arts Studio, 2238 Dundas Street West Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - Free

This workshop will cover the fundamental skills needed to be successful in including disabled dancers in your dance teaching. This workshop will cover basic information and terminology for working with disabled dancers, the concept of translations and applying translations in dance training and making meaningful modifications to lessons to increase inclusion. Participants can expect to leave with a greater appreciation and comfort level in including disabled dancers in their teaching. Wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation provided.

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FULL FESTIVAL PASS Partial Approval - $300.00

Full festival pass that includes all programming as well as two low sugar, soy and gluten-free meals

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ACCESS DISABILITY FULL FESTIVAL PASS Partial Approval - $120.00

A full festival pass for those who identify as having a disability (visible or invisible disabilities welcome) that includes all programming as well as two soy and gluten-free meals.

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Saturday Catered Dinner Partial Approval - $22.00

Soup: Lentil Vegetable or Moroccan Chickpea / Salad: Mixed Green salad with sprouts in apple cider vinaigrette or Quinoa-boccoli-cranberry salad in apple cider vinaigrette / Gluten-Free Apple Crisp / Whole Fruit (organic bananas, organges, apples or tangerines). PLEASE NOTE We are not making a profit on the dinners and are selling them at cost. As such PLEASE DO NOT USE DISCOUNT CODES WHEN ORDERING DINNERS. Thank you

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Sunday Catered Dinner Partial Approval - $22.00

Gluten-Free Vegan Curry (Vegetable and Lentil Coconut Milk Curry, Tofu on the side (optional), Brown Basmati Rice) / Salads: Spinach Salad with pear/apple & toasted mapled pumpkin seeds, or Kale & Red Cabbage Salad in Apple Cider Vinaigrette / Seasonal Fruit Platter. PLEASE NOTE We are not making a profit on the dinners and are selling them at cost. As such PLEASE DO NOT USE DISCOUNT CODES WHEN ORDERING DINNERS.

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WORKSHOP INTENSIVE / with teachers TIINA JAASKA (Finland) and Guy LEON (Spain) / Sat. June 29 to Mon. July 1, 2019 / 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $210.00

All levels. "Attention and Awareness" Improvisation intensive. This Contact Improvisation (CI) intensive will focus on physicality, presence, acceptance, and understanding one's emotional states. We will develop an understanding of the underlying physical principles of CI to create and cultivating organic and economical ways to move. Technical aspects of CI will be combined with improvisation and body-work to explore dialogue, sensing, connecting, disconnecting, responding, resisting, playing, availability and flow. Drop-in first day only. Register if you want to take full series. Accessibility? This intensive is not specially designed with disabilities in mind. However, there will be an integration assistant present in the intensive to support the teachers in offering accommodations where needed. Dancers using wheelchairs are welcome. Please note we are unable to provide ASL interpretation for this workshop.

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WORKSHOP INTENSIVE / with teachers GURU SURAJ (India) and ARIANE BERNIER (Quebec) / Sat. June 29 to Mon. July 1, 2019 / 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $210.00

For Intermediate to advance level contact improvisers "Moving through Presence" In this intensive, we will research what it means to be present in the movement and to observe the physicality of the body and its weight and the relationship with gravity. We will decode momentum to ride moving support — riding momentum is about letting go without being out-of-control. We’ll track flying centers of gravity. We will revisit the basics of contact improvisation and practice flying, catching, landing, fluid acrobatics, and deft maneuvers. We will use some tools to warm up, center and to re-enter the “beginner’s mind” of contact improvisation. Drop-in first day only. Register if you want to take full series. Please note this workshop is not specially designed with accessibility in mind. However, an access assistant will be present to help support accommodations where needed. Dancers using wheelchairs are welcome. Please note we are unable to provide ASL interpretation for this work

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON SCREENING "Water We Are" / Sat June 29, 2019 / 2:30 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $15.00

A screening of the short contact dance improvisation films that loosely look at the theme of how we are water both inside and outside. Filmmakers in order of screening appearance: Andrei Andreev (USA) Gentle Ladies (USA), Sebastian Sansotera (Argentina), Andres Montero Bustamante (Argentina), Iván Varela (Argentina), Tiina Jääskö & Katri Lausjärvi (Finland), Pau Segui (Spain) and Fran Cesk (Spain), Luca Carco Pacell (Argentina), Irene Alvarez Coto (Asturias), Tiina Jääskö (Finland), Nuria Bowart (USA), Shira Yaziv (USA), Rohit Perm (India), Marina Sekacheva(Russia), Bruno Caverna (Brazil), Leah Trottier (Toronto), Graeme Leung (Toronto). Wheelchair accessible. Please note we are unable to provide ASL interpretation or captions for this screening.

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON 4:00 PM TASTER WORKSHOP / teacher GURU SURAJ (India) / Sat. June 29, 2019 / 4:00 pm to 5:25 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $30.00

All levels ."Sink into Gravity and Suspend into Space" We will explore how to release the physical mass into gravity with time and space to facilitate a movement in ease and learn how to make offerings to your partners that allow them the freedom to move without restriction on the floor and in the space. To find a mutual agreement in what’s on offer we are able to explore our edges, develop a movement conversation together. Suspending into space through the support of your partner, to play and explore by encountering gravity, momentum, and weight to enjoy rolling falling and being upside down. The joy of Exploration through playfulness. This workshop is not specially designed to be accessible. However, there will be an access assistant in the workshop to support accommodations where needed. Dancers using wheelchairs welcome. Please note we do not provide ASL interpretation for this workshop

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON 4:00 PM TASTER WORKSHOP / teacher ALEJANDRO BARBOZO (Costa Rica) / Sat. June 29, 2019 / 4:00 pm to 5:25 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $30.00

All levels contact dance improvisation workshop not specially designed to be accessible to different abilities. However, there will be an access assistant to support accommodations where needed. Dancers using wheelchairs welcome. Please note we do not provide ASL interpretation for this workshop

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON 4:00 PM BEGINNER WORKSHOP / teacher KATHLEEN REA (Toronto) / Sat. June 29, 2019 / 4:00 pm to 5:25 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $30.00

Learn the fundamentals of Contact Dance in this workshop specially designed to be accessible. Dancers using wheelchairs welcome. Please note we do not provide ASL interpretation for this workshop

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SATURDAY EARLY EVENING 5:30 PM TASTER WORKSHOP / teacher ARIANE BERNEIR (Quebec) / Sat. June 29, 2019 / 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $30.00

All levels. 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. Not specially designed to be accessible. However, there will be an access assistant to support accommodations where needed. Dancers using wheelchairs welcome. Please note we do not provide ASL interpretation for this workshop

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SATURDAY EARLY EVENING 5:30 PM TASTER WORKSHOP / teacher TIINA JAASKO (Finland) and GUY LEON (Spain) / Sat. June 29, 2019 / 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $30.00

All level contact dance improvisation class not specially designed with accessibility in mind. However, there will be access assistants in the class to help with accommodations where needed. Dancer using wheelchairs are welcome. We do not provide ASL interpretation for this workshop.

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SATURDAY EARLY EVENING 5:30 PM TASTER WORKSHOP / teacher KIM SIMONS & OLIVIA PROUDFOOT (Toronto) / Sat. June 29, 2019 / 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $30.00

All level contact dance improvisation class that is designed with accessibility in mind. Dancers using wheelchairs welcome. However please note we do not provide ASL interpretation for this workshop.

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SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE JAM WITH LIVE MUSIC Warm-up lead by TIINA JAASKA (Finland) / Musician JENNIFER GILLMOR (Toronto) / Sat, June 29, 2019 / 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $15.00

CDIFF opening circle. All opening circle text will be captioned. All levels warm-up class followed by a wheelchair accessible dance jam. Please note we are not able to provide ASL interpretation for warm-up class before the jam.

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SUNDAY MORNING WORKSHOP / with teachers KATHLEEN REA & LESLIE HEYDON (Toronto) / SUN. June 30 / 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $60.00

All levels. "Relationship in Movement" - In this class, we will look at the relational aspect of contact improvisation and how we show up in our dances. Exercise can lead to discoveries about your relationship patterns on and off the dance floor. Leslie and Kathleen believe thoroughly in the life invigorating aspects of play and so they will provide invitations to play with relational patterns through contact dance improvisation. The class will move in an out of experiential material and discussion. Designed to be welcoming of different abilities. Although, please note we are not able to provide ASL interpretation for this workshop.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON SCREENING "Toronto Dives In" / Sun June 29, 2019 / 2:30 PM / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $15.00

"Dive in Toronto", a program of short contact dance improvisation films from local filmmakers and international guests. Filmmakers in order of screening: Marisa Cecchetti (Italy), Shay Erlich, Jenna Roy and Olya Glotka (Canada), Real Eguchi (Canada), Bryn Bamberk (Canada), Alina Kouvchinova and Pablo Perez (Canada), Eric Liu (Canada), Danielle Nash (Canada), Hari Choudhary, Ariane Bernier and Abhishek Goyal (India and Canada), Leomar Moring (USA), Vivek Patel (Canada), Sarah Jones (Canada), Alejandro Barboza, Camilo Chica and Josh Desanti (Costa Rica), Olya Gltoka (Canada). ASL interpretation and captions for all text in the dance films provided for this screening. Wheelchair accessible.

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SUNDAY LATE AFTERNOON DANCE JAM Warm-up lead by SHAY ULRICH AND JENNA ROY (Toronto) / Music by CHERYL OCKRANT (Toronto) / Sun. June 30, 2019 / 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $15.00

All levels jam opener class taught by an integrated teaching team. Designed to be welcoming of different abilities. ASL interpretation is provided for this workshop. A dance jam follows the class.

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SUNDAY EVENING SCREENING AND LIVE PERFORMANCE / Sun. June 30, 2019 / 8:00 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $15.00

"Move Me", a screening of short contact dance films from international filmmakers peppered with live contact dance improvisation performance by visiting dancers. Filmmakers in order fo screening: Blas Payri (Spain), Imogene Newland, Sylvain Ka and Faustas Talacka (Scotland), Fu LE (France). Live performance by Tiina Jääskö (Finland), Guy Leon (Spain), Guru Suraj (India), and Ariane Bernier (Quebec). Wheelchair accessible screening. Please note we are not able to provide ASL interpretation or captions for this screening.

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MONDAY MORNING WORKSHOP / with teacher ALEJANDRO BARBOZO (Costa Rica) / MON. JULY 1 / 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $60.00

All levels. This workshop is an experiential contact dance improvisation workshop designed to be welcoming of different abilities. Although, please note we are not able to provide ASL interpretation for this workshop.

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MONDAY AFTERNOON DANCE JAM WITH LIVE MUSIC / Music by BY LEAH TROTTIER (Toronto) / Mon. July 1 2019 / 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm / Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible) Partial Approval - $15.00

Wheelchair accessible dance Jam with live music.

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

Red carpet fun and audience creator chat at 7:00 pm. Gala screening of short contact dance improvisation films starts at 7:30 pm. Filmmakers in order of screening Rahul Varma, Guru Suraj, Hari Choudhary (India), Gaetano Maria Mastrocinque (Italy), Zuzanna and Sasha Dodo (Thailand), Psycharitra and Divye Dua (India), Bruno Caverna (Brazil), Sophia Roméu & Hayim Heron (USA), Taja Will (USA), Abe Abraham (USA), Michael Demski and Cindy Salgado(Canada), Vivek Patel (Canada), Jiemba Sands (USA), Charles Billard (Canada), Tiina Jääskö & Guy Leon (Finland and Spain) Shira Yaziv (USA), Marisa Hamamoto (USA), Gustavo Neves (Portugal and Brasil). Award Ceremony followed by a party at the Westerly across the street from the theatre. Screening and reception are wheelchair accessible. Please note we are not able to provide ASL interpretation or captions for this screening.

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Event Information

Thu, June 27 2019, 7:00 PM - Mon, July 01 2019, 11:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF)

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 29 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 almost 100% of its programming occurs at accessible spaces this year.

- WEBSITE - www.contactdancefilmfest.com

- TRAILER -
https://youtu.be/FqcCWQsnUpk


- PLAYLISTS -
Meet the teacher's playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZhnrkFIcw38sxZEdxJr7quAKesmzbuuq

Which Screening do I want to catch?
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZhnrkFIcw38XtM-dZUH359TFQH_TtRXP


- EASY-READ GRID SCHEDULE -
https://bit.ly/2EQuekL

- REGISTRATION -
http://contactdancefilmfest2019.eventzilla.net/


- PRICING -
FULL FESTIVAL PASS
$300 - Regular Price Full Festival Pass
$120 - Accessibility pass (for those with a disability)
- Passes include all programming plus two dinners (low-sugar, gluten and soy free).
- All spaces except for underwater pool workshop are accessible by wheelchair.
- If you need accessibility accommodation during the festival, please contact kathleen.rea@reasondetre.com to let us know what you need.
- To see prices for individual classes, workshops, jams registration page: http://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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