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Naïade

World Premiere

Naïade

Mistaya Hemingway, Alan Kohl

Canada | 2020 | 10 min
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For over 20 years, producer and artistic director Mistaya Hemingway has been noted for her critically acclaimed dance films. With Naïade, the artist explores and questions the ways that self-perception and self-image have changed in the post #MeToo era. What will we choose to keep, and what will we lose? Shot in black and white with a haunting soundtrack, and using the water as a feedback loop, the film dives into the depths of consciousness. An accomplished dancer, Hemingway delivers an impactful solo performance, backed by the evocative music of Michael Felber and Jace Lasek and Inuit throat singers Beatrice Deer and Pauyungie Nutaraaluk.

Listening with headphones or a good sound system is recommended for the viewing of this film due to very low-pitched sounds in its soundtrack.
Director Alan Kohl, Mistaya Hemingway
Editing Mistaya Hemingway
Choreography Mistaya Hemingway
Cast Mistaya Hemingway
Costumes Natalka Proszak
Music Jace Lasek, Beatrice Deer, Michael Felber, Pauyungie Nutaraaluk
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Mistaya Hemingway

Mistaya Hemingway

Mistaya Hemingway is a freelance dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and urban thinker living in Montreal. She began her career in Europe with the Dutch National Ballet, followed by a brief stint at Alberta Ballet and then nine years with La La La Human Steps, performing in onstage and screen version of Amelia, Amjad and Les Boréades. Mistaya also studied acting in New York City and danced for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. In Montreal, Mistaya has been working on music videos and personal projects that blend movement, music, film and social issues. Her artistic experience covers a wide range of styles and inspirations, from classical to improvisation and performance theatre. She is influenced by her study of the urban environment and her passion for music that fills the soul to overflowing.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
At lake (2020) (In post-production)
Naïade (2020)
Do it in the road (2019)
Through me (2018)
Tampopo Redux (2016)
Love Songs for robots (2015)
Alan Kohl

Alan Kohl

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