DanceWorks presents BUT THEN AGAIN, the documentary film by Human Body Expression

How do we navigate change, grief and acceptance in times of uncertainty? DanceWorks presents But Then Again, the documentary film by Human Body Expression, featuring choreography by Hanna Kiel and dance by eight sensational Canadian artists. But Then Again will premiere online July 28-31, 2022, as part of DanceWorks’ Moving Online series. Opening night is July 28, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. EST. The But Then Again screening link will be live until July 31 at 11:59 p.m. EST only.

But Then Again documents the journey of a dance project and its struggle for survival during a historic and trying time. Through constant cancellations and a transition from live performance to film, But Then Again explores transformation through the work of artists and adapting to ongoing change. Featured, an intergenerational cast of dancers: ryan leeBonnie Kim, Darryl C. Tracy, Susie Burpee, Pulga Muchochoma, Oriah Wiersma, Kendra Epik and 11-year-old dancer Eva Teece-Soter.

Dora Mavor Moore Award winner and artistic director and founder of Human Body Expression, Hanna Kiel (choreographer) is originally from Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Vancouver in 1996. She has presented her work at 12 Minutes Max, PlanB Singles and solos Festival, Dancing on the Edge Festival and Pulse at the Scotiabank Dance Center in Vancouver. In 2007, she collaborated with Yoko Ono as a dancer and choreographer at Center A. Since arriving in Toronto in 2008, Hanna has continued to choreograph for: Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, Conteur Dance Academy, George Brown Dance, Ryerson Dances, School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Kenny Pearl‘s Emerging Artist Intensive, IGNITE, ProArteDanza, Ballet Jörgen, Alias ​​Dance Project, The National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Toronto Dance Theater and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in Calgary. In 2019, she became Ballet Jörgen Canada’s first choreographer in residence.

But Then Again features an original score by Pouya Hamidi (musical arrangements, piano, recording, editing and mixing) and Frances Miller (lyrics and guitar), who is also a singer in the work. Film editing by Kendra Epik, and dramaturgy by playwright, actress and director Suzanne Monique Bennett, and rehearsal staging by dance artist Natasha Poon Woo.

Musicians include Frances Miller (vocals and guitar), Michael Bridge and Matti Pulkki (accordion), Adam Campbell and Yang Chen (percussion), Pouya Hamidi (piano) and Beth Silver (cello).


WHEN: July 28, 7:30 p.m. – July 31, 11:59 p.m. 2022 EST.

WHERE: The film will be viewed on Vimeo


TICKET PRICES: $10 and $15