Moving/ Forward

Recorded Movement Society

Moving/ Forward brings a five-year survey of dance created for the screen by artists based in Western Canada. From square dance to street dance, this program provides audiences a chance to experience a little bit of a lot of things. Dance can be hard to navigate, but the narrative format of the screen will break down the barriers and provide another avenue of appreciate for this form.

Recorded Movement Society curates events, screenings and a Festival that highlights the body in motion through film and video works. We highlight artists of all ages, with a focus on youth (under 29). We also provide workshops and events for creating movement for the screen. Our projects include Festival of Recorded Movement (F-O-R-M), an annual, International movement on screen festival, and Moving/ Forward, a touring survey of short dance works from BC made in the last five years. Recorded Movement Society is run by Artistic Director Sophia Wolfe and Producer Kristina Lemieux.
Kristina Lemieux is an arts administrator and contemporary dancer. With a deep passion for dance, she co-founded Polymer Dance in 2012, a contemporary dance class and performing group. She has been curating short film programs since 2011. These programs have shown at Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Queer Arts Festival International Dance Day at The Dance Centre, and the self-produced series Tripod, a themed short film series at Guilt & Co.
Sophia Wolfe is a Vancouver based contemporary dance artist who also works in visual media including photography, and film. Sophia completed her post secondary dance training in Vancouver through Modus Operandi. Sophia has toured nationally and internationally with Company 605, Co-Erasga and is more recently working with with independent choreographer Chick Snipper. Sophia is also Artistic Director of Festival Of Recorded Movement (F-O-R-M) a Youth International Movement on Screen Festival (
Project Directors: Sophia Wolfe and Kristina Lemieux
List of films:
Camera Ception (pictured)
Director: Alex Tam, Sophia Wolfe Under mentorship with Josh Hite | Choreographer: Improvisation by Modus Operandi Students 2013/14
Vancouver, Canada | 2014 | 4:38
Inheritor Recordings
Director: Brian Johnson & Lisa Gelley | Choreographer: Josh Martin
Canada | 2014 | 6:20
Director: Karissa Barry | DOP:  Rob Sondergaard | Choreographer: Karissa Barry in collaboration with Frédéric Tavernini
Montréal, Canada | 2014 | 6:22
Small Itch
Director: Aya Garcia | Choreographer: Deanna Peters
Vancouver, Canada | 2014 | 3:16
Mean Time
Director: Brian Johnson | Choreographer: Jennifer McLeish-Lewis
Canada/South Africa | 2014 | 5:30
Picture Locking
Collaboration between a dancer & filmmaker: Kim Sato & Nathan Boey
Vancouver, Canada | 2013 | 3:17
Director and choreographer: Francesca Chundoff
Toronto, Canada | 2016 | 5:44
Mother’s Map
Director: Heather Lamoureux
Vancouver, Canada | 2017 | 8:40
Sapceman’s Word For Irritating Disturbances
Director/Choreographer : Jamie Robinson
Vancouver, Canada | 2017 | 6:28
Director/Choreographer: Sabrina Comanescu
Calgary, Canada | 2017 | 11:19
Plus works by Nita Bowerman, Miriam Colvin and others

The works come with a pre-designed poster, social media graphics and program.

For an additional fee, Kristina and / or Sophia could attend the screening as well to facilitate a discussion about dance on film. It would also be possible to organization a workshop on dance on film creation.

Title of Work: Moving/ Forward
Premiere Date and Venue/Location: This series of dance film shorts has been curated specifically for the Made in BC Network.
This project is a: Dance Short Film Screening
Length of Work (including intermission): 72 minutes
Is there an intermission: No
Number of Performers on Tour: 0-1
Number of Touring Support Staff: 0
Per-Performance Fee Range: Less than $2500; $2500 to $5000 (see below)
Available to Tour (Season): 2018/19 Season, 2019/20 Season

Other Performance Information

Fee Range Details:
$650 to $3500
$650 is for 8+ stops, $3500 for 1 stop. Other options in between.

Contact Information/Coordonnées

Company Name / Nom de la compagnie
Kristina Lemieux
Address / Adresse
202-739 Gore Ave
Vancouver, BC V6A 2Z9

Contact Person / Personne-ressource
Kristina Lemieux
Phone / Téléphone
(778) 991-2839
Email / Courriel

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