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Donna Redlick Dance

Concept, Choreography and Videography:  Donna Redlick

Dance Interpreter:  Carolina Bergonzoni


‘Surfacing’ is a movement film created by Choreographer Donna Redlick, with dance interpreter Carolina Bergonzoni. The film focuses on a surface-to-surface relationship between the body, space and environment supporting the mover to remain in evolution in a state of emergence. The body remains in a sensing and proprioceptive experience as a way of ‘being in the world’, never arriving in space but rather becoming space, resulting in a haptic architecture. 


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Artist Statement

“In an anxiety driven world, where many individuals are feeling disconnected from themselves, I propose we return to the proprioceptive, a sensing experience that relates to touch and kinesthesia.  Returning to the proprioceptive supports us to feel located in space, recognizing that we are part of the world we live in.  As you witness this film I invite you to feel your body in relation to gravity and to the surface you are making contact. Soften your gaze so you can experience through the eyes of your skin and deepen your breath."

Surfacing Screenings

International Dance Day

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

April 28th, 2024

The film will play in the Atrium area.  

Interfaccia Digitale

Summer, 2023

Interfaccia Digital is a Festival of Contemporary Dance on Screen in Pesaro Italy. 

Dancing on the Edge, 2023

July 6th-15th, 2023

The film plays during the festival

in the lobby of the Firehall Arts Centre

280 E. Cordova, Vancouver

Collingwood Days, 2023

July 20th - 9:00-9:45pm

Outdoor courtyard 

Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex

 3690 Vanness Ave, Vancouver

Donna Redlick is a choreographer, dancer, and somatic movement educator/ therapist living and working in the Vancouver, on the land of the Coast Salish peoples. Her choreography has included works for the stage, installation, film and site-specific spaces and has been presented in a variety of festivals and venues in Canada, the U.S. and England. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Donna Redlick Dance (DRD).

Carolina Beronzoni (Dance Interpreter in the film)

Carolina Bergonzoni (she/her) is privileged to be a dance artist, educator, and artist-scholar on the land of the Coast Salish peoples. Her work has been presented locally, nationally, and internationally. She is Artistic Associate of All Bodies Dance Project and has danced and performed with ABDP since 2015. She has choreographed dance work for the stage and the camera that has been presented at Dance in Vancouver, Dancing on the Edge, Interfaccia Digitale (Italy).  

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