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Making Screendance: Exploring with Bolex Cameras and Film

10:00AM to 4:30PM
90$ - (actuel value: 900$)

Parbleux Studio, 5425, Casgrain Avenue, #200, Montreal


The materiality of film as a launching pad for screendance!

Advance registration required

Offered in French only

The materiality of film can transform a screendance practice and ways of filming moving bodies. When artists work with film from concept to presentation, screendance exists in a very different temporality than stage work. Participants will explore different analog techniques, including scratching.

You can register for other course modules and attend all or some of them! Click on the links for a detailed description of each module.

Theory (12 hours, online)

Practice (50 hours, live in studio)

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basics of how analog cameras work.
  • Discover film scratching techniques.
  • Demystify the film developing process.
  • Consider choreographic possibilities from the material of film itself.

Who should attend this training?

Dance artists and their production teams, beginners or advanced practitioners.



 © Matthew Wolkow

Sonya Stefan is a media and dance artist whose specialty is analog (16 mm | VHS), video mapping and live feedback projection. She creates screendance that hugs the border between deconstructed experimental film and documentary filmmaking. She won the 2021 Best National Medium-Length Film at the Montréal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) for her dance documentary The Truss Arch. Her recent collaborations are with multimedia dance company Animals of Distinction, Berlin’s experimental music act Group A (Tommi Tokyo and Sayaka Botanic) and Toronto’s Newton Moraes Dance Theatre.


Advance registration and payment requireds

  1. Fill out our registration form. Select the Making Screendance modules you wish to attend.
  2. Fill out your Services Québec participant profile. This will be valid for all Making Screendance modules.
  3. Pay via Interac before attending any module you are registered for.

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This module is offered by le Regroupement québécois de la danse and developed by Regards Hybrides. It is made possible through the financial support from the Gouvernement du Québec and Compétence Culture, comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre en culture.


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