Streaming Dance on Film Festival


Watch dance on film this weekend!

New Dance Horizons has selected three dance films for their Stream of Dance festival! Strike A Pose, Breath Made Visible & Pina are free to watch with your RPL library card on Kanopy!

Co-curated by Robin Poitras, Gary Varro & Sylvain Bleau.

Regina Public Library, in partnership with New Dance Horizon's Stream of Dance 2020, Queer City Cinema, and Cinédanse.



Robin Poitras, Edward Poitras & Larry Bauman

A collaborative dance film by Robin Poitras, Edward Poitras and Larry Bauman with Lhasa de Sela's song soon this space will be too small, eclipse which was recently nominated for the 'Best Performing Arts & Entertainment Production' award at the 2020 Yorkton Film Festival premiered in Sept 2019 at the opening of Sylvain Bleau's most recent edition of Cinédanse in Ottawa where it was nominated for a 2019 Lumière Prize. The Cinédanse 2019 theme and title of Healing Scars echoes a film of the same title by Indigenous Jingle Dancer Darian Smith that expresses the teachings and healing properties of the jingle-dress dance.

Founded by Sylvain Bleau eight years ago, La Caravane de Phoebus, is a non-profit organization, and is the producer of the nomadic event Cinédanse and related activities; it presents works from the world dance, revolve around: movies, visual arts and digital arts. Passionate about dance, Sylvain Bleau has been working in the arts for nearly 25 years. He was a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal's management team in the second half of the 90s, under the artistic direction of Lawrence Rhodes, his mentor. During the first half of the 2000s, with choreographer Edward Lock at La La La Human Steps, he participated in the international success of ballet and film Amelia. In 2008, Sylvain contributed to the revival of Montréal's avant-garde Théâtre La Chapelle, at the invitation of Jack Udashkin.


Sylvain Bleau Interview

By Robin Poitras


Danse Serpentine

By Louis & Auguste Lumière (Lyon, 1896)


Pas de deux

By Norman McLaren (NFB) with Margaret Mercier & Vincent Warren (1968)

Pas de deux,
Norman McLaren, provided by the National Film Board of Canada


From Mambo to Hip-Hop

By Henry Chalfant (NYC, 2009)


Strike A Pose

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What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna's most famous troupe of dancers.
Directors: Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan
Stars: Madonna, Luis Camacho, Jose Guitierez


Breath Made Visible

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Breath Made Visible is the first feature length film about the life and career of Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer who has helped redefine our notion of modern art with her belief in dance's power to teach, heal, and transform at all ages of life. This cinematic portrait blends recent interviews with counterparts such as the late Merce Cunningham, archival footage, including her establishment of the first multiracial dance company in the U.S., and excerpts of current performances such as 'Parades and Changes' at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, to weave a stunning, inspiring account of one of the most important cultural icons in modern dance.
Director: Ruedi Gerber
Stars: Anna Halprin, Lawrence Halprin, Merce Cunningham



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A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.
Director: Wim Wenders
Writer: Wim Wenders
Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo


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