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Mouvement Perpétuel (Firm)

Works: 13 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 696 library holdings
Genres: Dance films  Documentary films  Filmed dance  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Biographies  Biographical films  Short films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: GV1594, 792.8209
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mouvement Perpétuel (Firm)
Byron Chief-Moon : Grey Horse Rider( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolds over the course of a day, marking the progression of time at four key points: sunrise, mid-day, late afternoon, and sundown. Filmed in Southern Alberta on the plains and ancestral grounds of the Blood Reserve, the camera instinctively accentuates dancer-choreographer Byron Chief-Moon's deep connection to the land. The film captures images of nature and the connectiveness with the land, undulating waves of wild grass, the slow passage of clouds, pastoral woodland thicket, and streams. The body as landscape is the central image, where the flesh, bone and muscle become synonymous with the land. Byron Chief-Moon, Grey Horse Rider: Father of three, successful TV actor and artist and proud member of the First Nations two-spirited gay community, Byron Chief-Moon is a fascinating mesh of dynamic personae. But when he dances alone in the forest, the complexity of the real world washes away, and we can see his spiritual self take hold. Interviews combine with mesmerizing footage of his performances to capture the essence of this cutting-edge artist who founded the Coyote Arts Percussive Performance Association. By melding the history and art of his Canadian Blackfoot Confederacy tribe with issues of contemporary life, Chief-Moon's work makes profound statements about identity and tradition
Falling( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falling, a short dance film presented during the 2010 Winter Olympics is based on the true events of dancer Jeff Hall's journey. A life changing fall left him unable to walk and his subsequent fight to regain his physicality gives us a peek into the emotion and struggle that can bring a man from such an experience
Quarantaine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, directed and produced by Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer, written in collaboration with celebrated vocalist, musician and director Charmaine LeBlanc, weaves together dance, song, animation and documentary video. A poetic unveiling of four male dancers at midlife - still vital, powerful and strong - performing unadorned, without masks or shame as they take stock, probe uncertainties about fading youth exploring their hopes, vulnerabilities and regrets. As these celebrated performers shed all inhibitions and confront their past head on, they reveal their need for intimacy and to be understood by their fellow men. The production explores a transformative moment in these men's lives, as their desire to connect, to be comforted and loved takes precedence over all fear
The greater the weight( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reflection on the moment when one stumbles, whether by accident or on purpose. Sometimes one can recover quickly and get up again ... sometimes it's not that easy
Moments in motion( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven short profiles of Canadian choreographers, each powerful voices from the new generation: Natasha Bakht from Ottawa, Byron Chief-Moon from Lethbridge, Day Helesic from Vancouver, Hinda Essadiqi and Audrey Lehouillier, both from Montreal, Malgorzata Nowacka from Toronto, Sarah Stoker from St. John's. From diverse cultures and backgrounds, these artists are all cultivating new ground, questioning the established codes and redefining the language of choreography. None shy from taking risks. Zeroing in on the creative process, the film presents their distinct worlds through cinéma-vérité and dance for camera sequences. By infiltrating their communities, studios and homes, the camera seizes the essence of their day-to-day worlds. The artists discuss their sources of inspiration, their motivations, preoccupations, methodology, and the message, if any, they wish to convey
The hunt( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intensity of an internal struggle manifests itself externally, as revealed through an intimate, fragmented view of a dancer
A soft place to fall( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colour saturated, the aesthetic supports the playfulness in the dance as well as the caustic, tender and poignant qualities of the relationship
Dafeena( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmed on location in a crystal mine and an abandoned copper quarry, two dancers clad in gem-coloured silk are captured through prisms of light and through layers of spun glass. The movement of this duet displays recognizable postures and steps from bharatanatyam. This poetic site-specific dance for camera film is adapted from an original work by Natasha Bakht, gives expression to line, colour, light and angles, breaking up the frame in unpredictable and exciting ways. The precise gestures of the choreography are revealed and obscured as the layers of glass shift -- reflecting and refracting the sun as the dancers move through the day perpetually guarding 'dafeena' (the Urdu word for 'buried treasure')"--Publisher's website
Something grand by Matthew Anderson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this warm and engaging 26 minute documentary, pilgrim and professor Matthew Anderson follows pilgrims setting out over the Pyrenees westward on the 800 kilometer trek from France toward Santiago, Spain, to ask them one question: 'why are you doing this?'."-- disc container
Discussing Bhairava( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A short documentary to accompany the dance film Bhairava, featuring dancer-choreographer Shantala." -- Distributor's description
40( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man at a pivotal point in his life: 40-something, still vital and strong yet taking stock, unmasking, and exposing his hopes, passions, vulnerabilities, and regrets. This is the subject of 40, a homage to the late Ken Roy, that follows his journey of self-discovery. Framed in abstraction and emphasized through extreme close-ups, his body appears, at times, as a fluid canvas of skin and muscle - a familiar yet awe-inspiring sight. Whether submerged in the shadows of an intimate studio space or bathed in a palette of brilliant blue, Roy's playful spirit and sensuous physicality are accentuated by his highly visual environment. Adding to the effect, a series of whimsical portrait illustrations by artist Pol Turgeon mark the ever-shifting concept of private and public self. As Roy intuitively slips in and out of focus, eluding both viewer and performer of answers, all expectations dissolve." --Publisher's website
World tea party( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"During the World Festival of Sacred Music, at an event honouring the Dalai Lama, held at the Hollywood Bowl, Winnipeg's Plug-In Gallery throws a tea party for the assembled masses."--Publisher's website
Eko & Sen Hea : a journey beyond( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A intimate and engaging documentary of two cross-cultural dance-artists, Eko Supriyanto and Sen Hea Ha, from Indonesia and Korea, who confront their traditional roots and face the contemporary realities of urban Los Angeles." --Publisher's website
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French (2)