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The Key To Good Conversation by Travis Knights

Travis Knights uses tap dance as a metaphor to address a significant challenge in our world today, communication. Much like tap dance, the most important element to any good communication is one's ability to listen.

Choreographed and Performed by: Travis Knights
Original Music by: Travis Knights
Written, shot and chopped by: Travis Knights

This video was recorded within the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee.

sixty seven moo(n)s by Alyssa Martin | Rock Bottom Movement

sixty seven moo(n)s brings artists Brayden Cairns and Alyssa Martin to rural Ontario to push their dreams through an energetic colander. The resulting refraction hopes to inspire us all to see the details in Brayden, ourselves, our friends and our fellow beings as a means to joyfully and curiously investigate our realities as we all wiggle on under the comforting glow of summer’s Jupiter.

Created by: Alyssa Martin and Brayden Cairns
Performed by: Brayden Cairns
Music by: Austin Anonsen and Alyssa Martin

sixty seven moo(n)s was created and recorded on the Traditional Territories of the Mississauga and Anishinabek Nations near Madoc, Ontario. We have been brief visitors to this specific area of the land over the course of this summer, and have grown a deep appreciation for its beauty and breadth. We’re extraordinarily grateful to have had the opportunity to work and play here and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years.

As we continue to learn about how to contribute as better, less violent, more aware individuals, we’re trying to dismantle the structures that many of our settler ancestors have installed while we practice our work in an anti-colonial, more compassionate manner. In our dance-specific realm, this includes examining the ways in which eurocentric traditions have seeped into our working methods, acknowledging the ways in which these traditions may make certain individuals feel excluded and making shifts necessary to provide a safe environment for anyone who engages with our work.

We honour the original caretakers of this land and we honour the many Indigenous people who live across Turtle Island today. We will work together and continue along our lifelong journeys to do our part to better preserve the land in conjunction with our communities.

We offer that if you haven’t already, you might look into the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, an organization that is working with many artists to preserve endangered Indigenous Culture. Many of these artists live in the region we travelled to while we made this film.

Transcendence by Raoul Wilke

A self reflection of a man in relation to his surroundings. As men we hide in our shields, afraid of vulnerability and the topic of mental health. This is a look into a young mans journey, on a quest to find his inner light, while being in constant battle against himself.

Created by: Raoul Wilke
Performed by: Raoul Wilke
Poem Written and Recorded by: Raoul Wilke
Edited and Directed by: Raoul Wilke
Featuring the voice of: Gill Scott
Videographers: Steve Senga and Mark Barias

The land I am standing on today is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. I also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

I define my-self by Carmen Romero

“I believe when we define ourselves, we become responsible for our actions and we must therefore take control of what we do and how we conduct ourselves. We cannot be complacent and blame an inequality or injustice on the system or any entity beyond us. We take it upon our-selves to respect our fellow, human, environment and establishment. If we all take responsibility for who we are and what surrounds us, we will take better care of ourselves and each other.” – Carmen Romero

Directed, Edited, Choreographed and Performed by: Carmen Romero
Music by: Justin Brown
Cinematography by: Justin Brown and Raquel Romero Special Thanks: Lexi Varga and Christina Varga

We acknowledge the land we are meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.