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7 Perspectives

7 Perspectives

Xavier Curnillon

Canada | 2021 | 40 min
French |
Subtitles: English
Available on November 19, 2021.

In the twilight of an editing room, choreographer Danièle Desnoyers views the images filmed between 2018 and 2019 during rehearsals for her Unfold | 7 perspectives piece with seven dancers. Just two years later, the world is a different place. The images on the screen, from a time when there were no health restrictions, seem unreal. One after the other, the dancers take their turn to watch the same sequences and to talk about their experience. They speak openly and with emotion, lifting the veil on the mysteries of creation, the sites of exchange, artistic contamination, and the porosity between bodies. A glimpse inside a unique and fragile ecosystem.
Make Up Artist Frédéric Poulin
Archive Videos Marjorie De Chantal
Scenarisation Vincent Guignard, Xavier Curnillon
Director Xavier Curnillon
Production Manager Martin Boisjoly
Director of Photography Yann-Manuel Hernandez
Editing Xavier Curnillon, Vincent Guignard
Sound Recording Studio Oboro
Colorization Yann-Manuel Hernandez
Choreography Danièle Desnoyers
Cast Brontë Poiré-Prest, Nicolas Patry, Milan Panet-Gigon, Louis-Elyan Martin, Jean-Benoit Labrecque-Gilbert, Paige Culley, Myriam Arseneault
Sound mixing Thierry Gauthier
Music Ben Shemie
Translation Jeffrey Moore
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Xavier Curnillon

Xavier Curnillon

Xavier Curnillon studied at the Conservatory of Cinema and began his career by directing a documentary on indigenous communities in the Amazonian forest (Ecuador). He then coordinated graduate studies at L’Ina (Institut national de l’audiovisuel) and went to teach for three years in Nunavik. Upon his return to Montreal, it is the meeting with choreographer Paul-André Fortier that will lead the director to work in the world of dance.

Director specialized in the capture of movement. His first film Perception is selected at FIFA, RVCQ, FTA. He then directed Scannographie for the 35 screens of Place-des-Arts, then the film Migrant Bodies, best art short film at the Master Film Festival. In his work, the ethnic and organic dimensions of movements are amplified and mutually contaminate each other. After winning the Optique danse award from the Conseil des arts de Montréal, he directed a new short film, À tes pulsions, which mixes dance and fiction and was selected at the FNC (Festival du Nouveau Cinéma). He then approaches mental health with an exhibition project Territoires in partnership with Circuit-Est Centre chorégraphique and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts through plastic works and body movement.

Later as a director, he integrates the project Danse Mutante by Mélanie Demers and goes to film dance in New-York with the artist Ann Liv Young, then in Bamako with Kettly Noël and finally in Rotterdam with Ann Van den Broek.

He consolidates his expertise in dance with his various collaborations such as; Danièle Desnoyers, Mélanie Demers, Virginie Brunelle, Louise Bédard, Catherine Gaudet, Valeria Galluccio, Morgane Le Tiec, Karine Ledoyen, Paco Ziel.

He is currently finishing a documentary on Françoise Sullivan and is working on the creation of three new short films, including one in collaboration with Hélène Blackburn.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Strain (2020); Nostalgia (2018); Territories (20162017); À tes pulsions
(20162017); Migrant Bodies (2015);

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