A new short film choreographed by Artistic Director Paras Terezakis.
Inspired by the last year of seclusion, alienation and discrimination, Rift is a metaphor for healing through acceptance in acknowledging our imperfections. It recognizes the hope and determination needed to move on. It connects all of us. Our life experiences, our scars, the challenges we had to overcome to get where we are… they make us who we are as human beings and thus as a society.
The pandemic disrupted us, challenging our ways of life, pushing us to reflect on our broken pattern, insecurities and wrongdoings. What if we were choosing to be mended with gold, emerging from this shattered era stronger at the broken places?
Concept & Choreography: Paras Terezakis
Performers: Alisha Davidson, Eowynn Enquist, Juan Villegas
Filming: Yasuhiro Okada
Visual Effects Artist: Martin Chabannes, with a special thanks to Gaspard Roche for his help
Music: Hetkonen by Vladislav Delay
Kinesis Dance somatheatro would like to thank the Leeside Park Skateboard community, for allowing the company to film on their playground.
Greek-Canadian Paras Terezakis founded Kinesis Dance somatheatro in 1986, with which he choreographed and produced over 40 works, and performed extensively in Vancouver, Canada and abroad. Terezakis is passionate about contemporary dance awareness and education and enthusiastically conducts workshops both in Vancouver and abroad. Terezakis is the proud recipient of the Isadora Award (2010) and the Lola Award (2020).