Art of Dance

CREATOR: KEVIN FITZGERALD & Haida Gwaii Media Collective 

The Art of Dance is a passionate multi-tiered work-in-progress theatrical documentary live hybrid performance feature and series that explores the lives of the world’s most celebrated dancers and the evolution of their dance. Each chapter immerses the viewer in a specific form of dance, with a different lead character as our first-person guide. These dancers are masters of their form each taking us into their world, showing us the passion, devotion, and practice of their discipline. They peel back the social, cultural and historical knowledge of their art as only an insider can. Curated music, rare archival footage, intimate cinema vérité, and lush cinematography create a visually bold and compelling tale that is both personal and epic in scale. In this series, dance emerges as an intuitive and functional form of communication and a community builder that creates surprising links between many different people around the world. From this vantage point, dance is revealed as a creative movement system that operates beyond borders, politics, language, and limits - where the present always contains the past and gives us the direction of where we wish to go and who we wish to be. We also witness how various dance moves are named and renamed according to time, place and culture. This is not an anthology of the history of dance, but rather a serialized episodic journey into the emotional world of its dancers and their dances. The Art of Dance is a revealing deep dive into the lives and visceral nature of the stakes and sacrifices dancers go through to excel. Through their personal stories, the energy of human expression awakens the viewer to the collective moving spirit, that animates us all. With each layer of this far-reaching exploration, our awareness expands and deepens. The soul of dance journeys around the world and through us as the living experience of movement. To move is to be alive! Our question is what moves you? Is it the connection to oneself and others? You're invited on this journey of discovery produced in official partnership with the Haida Gwaii Media Collective https://www.haidagwaiimediacollective.com/projects/art-of-dance .. Come dance with us...

Art of Dance - Sizzle Reel

Art of Dance - Sizzle Reel