*Official Selection : Dance Camera West Festival (Los Angeles)*
A dynamic documentary dance film series, featuring some of city’s most talented contemporary dancers sharing their stories of immigration, identity, sexuality and self acceptance as they moved Toronto to pursue their dreams to ‘dance for life.’
Featuring acclaimed Canadian contemporary dancers:
Aria Evans, Pulga Muchochoma, Ofilio Sinbadinho,
Apoloniz Velasquez, Sze-Yang Ade-Lam & Yvonne Ng
(Toronto) ‘Dance for Life’ is a dance film meet documentary series, directed by Ella Cooper, an up-and-coming Toronto based filmmaker. This new series of short docs uses everything from hip hop to African dance to contemporary to highlight the personal stories of five dance artists who share their stories of sacrifice, struggle and success in making the choice to move from their homes of El Salvador, Mozambique, Singapore, Halifax and Vancouver to Toronto to dedicate their lives to dance.
“Dance for Life takes a unique look at the experience of newcomer and first generation Canadians through the lens of dance.” Ella Cooper, Director & Cinematographer.
Filmed in the streets, alleyways, green spaces, suburbs, landmarks and the concrete jungle of the Greater Toronto Area, ‘Dance for Life’, features a different unique story set against Toronto’s sprawling creative city landscape.
The series can be viewed On Demand on Bell Fibe TV1. Plus, will be a VIP Screening of ‘Dance for Life’ in late summer/early fall. Contact [email protected] to attend or for more details.