Almost Live Watch Party: Dance in Frame

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm Pacific Time via Zoom

An evening of 3 short dance films with description from All Bodies Dance Project.

1) Parts of Me (11 minutes)
All Bodies Dance Project (ABDP) explores the intricacies of creating ensemble work with one dancer and her collection of mobility aids. What changes in her movements through episodic pain and disability? How does she interact with the world as she maintains the delicate dance between fluctuating limitations and strengths? ADBP artists Harmanie Rose as the choreographer and Janice Laurence as dancer provide a lens to examine the beauty and balancing act of living with Disability.

2) Sanctuary (5 minutes)
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?

3) Ho.Me (9 minutes)
Ho.Me explores themes of belonging, comfort and discomfort in relation to the notion of inhabiting the body. The piece is comprised of three portraits of individuals who exist in different bodies but are linked by a certain narrative. The three performers move through solo material in the private, intimate, space of their homes, and eventually become an ensemble in the formal setting of an art gallery, building a connection that speaks to togetherness. Ho.Me revels in the beauty of difference and the universality of the body; it highlights the relationship between the body and the self and the creative possibilities of the body.

VocalEye Almost Live Zoom events are free, but registration is required for first-time guests. Register for your VocalEye Zoom invitation by contacting or call 604-364-5949. Please let us know where you’re from and if you identify as a member of the blind/partially sighted community or as a sighted supporter. 

The VocalEye virtual lobby opens at 6:30 pm Pacific Time for some pre-show mingling with host Amy Amantea. The pre-show introduction will begin at 6:45 pm with special guests and dancer/choreographers Harmanie Rose and Carolina Bergonzoni. The films begin at 7 pm. The combined running time is approximately 25 minutes and will be followed by discussion, Q and A and a prize draw. BC residents will be entered to win a surprise gift certificate.

All Bodies Dance Project (ABDP) is an inclusive dance company that brings together artists with and without disabilities to explore the endless creative possibilities in difference. The company’s work straddles labels of community-engaged and professional practice and aims to dismantle assumptions, biases and default notions around contemporary dance, the theatre and the dancing body. Pieces are choreographed and performed by artists with and without disabilities, both emerging and established artists.