Où commence la rivière

Documentary project


Project description

Where the River Begins is a short documentary on the creative process of the work Cão Sem Plumas  (Dog without feathers) by Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker.

Duration : 17 minutes.
Produced by Filigrane Archives.

The art work at the heart of the documentary

Based on a poem by Brazilian writer João Cabral de Melo Neto and enhanced by the striking images of filmmaker Cláudio Assis, this show portrays on stage the course of the Capibaribe River, where the natural habitat and the local population are threatened.  Performed by 14 dancers of astonishing physicality, the choreography interweaves classical, contemporary, popular and ritual dances, set against black and white projections captured during a journey where the dance company immersed itself in the world of the Capibaribe, its mangroves and its inhabitants.

The art work at the heart of the documentary

FILIGRANE ARCHIVES production team

Direction Valérie Lessard
Video editing Gennaro De Pasquale
Coordination Justine Ricard
Communications Claudia Chan Tak

This documentary from Filigrane Archives was produced as part of the Webcast programming of Cão Sem Plumas from Deborah Colker, a DIGIDANCE presentation.
DIGIDANCE is an initiative of Centre national des Arts (Ottawa), DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montréal) and Harbourfront Centre (Toronto).

Photos of Cão Sem Plumas  (Chien sans plumes) © CAFI