Dana Gingras
October 28–November 2, 2013
Studio 1–Goodman

Choreographer and director Dana Gingras came to EMPAC to create a short film based on the dance performance Chainreaction; the result was a collision of dance, animation, and sound that juxtaposes the movements of two live performers with the motion of animated projections, in a continuous interactive evolution. Gingras and her creative team used EMPAC as a film stage, shooting from a bird’s eye view, projecting intricate CGI animation onto a white rectangular dance floor with live performers. The goal was to record the dancers’ reactions and projections simultaneously.

Dana Gingras is a Canadian dance artist and film-maker; in addition to Chainreation, she co-directed the short films Poetry and Apocalypse, Aurelia, and Double Bubble.