Broken Rhythms: Universal Horrors

Dyana Sonik-Henderson, Artistic Director of the Broken Rhythms dance company, writes the following about Universal Horrors: “UNIVERSAL HORRORS IS AN EXCITING AND DYNAMIC MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION INSPIRED BY THE ICONIC CLASSIC HORROR FILMS OF THE 1920S-1950S SUCH AS DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN AND CREATURE OF THE BLACK LAGOON.” Learn more about this production, Broken Rhythm’s unique style of…

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Persistence of Identity

Persistence of Identity is an original dance work that choreographed and performed at the Flux Contemporary Dance Festival in London, ON by Alina Sotskova on July 3, 2015. It is an interpretation of Dali’s Persistence of Memory and Disintegration of Persistence of Memory, two of his enigmatic paintings, completed approximately twenty years apart. For more…

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Samples of Ian Sparks’ Dance Performance Photography

Here are examples of Ian Sparks’ dance performance photography. The pictures below are from Victoria Dance Theater performances, including Perspectives, Morph, and Committing Solo Acts. Dance Victoria was a non-profit dance company under the artistic direction of Desiree Armstrong and Wendy McDougall. The proceeds of dance performances were donated to local charitable organizations, such as…

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Joy

This photoshoot was a collaboration between Alina Sotskova and Ian Sparks. Alina was finishing her PhD in Clinical Psychology, and what could be a better theme for a graduation shoot than jumping for joy? What better analogy for dedicating the mind to the study of science than dedicating oneself to study of pointe? Photography by…

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Broken Rhythms 1518 & other works

Dancers: Naomi Graham, Carlene Brick, Meagan Saulnier, Caleigh Hunter, Christina Plaschka , Lauren Fortier. “Historical inspiration: “For no apparent reason, she just started to dance.” It is said that in July of 1518 a lone woman stepped onto a narrow busy street of Strasbourg, France, and began to dance. This woman was called Frau Troffea…

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A great little hallway

Some years ago, we discovered a great little hallway and played around with what we could do with this cold, narrow, dead-spider-ridden space by injecting dance into it. The photographs below are from two different shoots. One of the pictures ended up being used for poster and ticket design for Perspectives, a dance show presented…

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Industrial. Dance.

Sometimes the test shoots turn out to be the most interesting shoots. This was part fun, part experiment – testing out some new make-up techniques in anticipation of a project with a completely different concept (From Ash, see Photography and Visual Art section), part taking advantage of spending some weekends in Hamilton, Ontario by the…

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