Dancing the Parenting, Process and Testimonials is a 10 min documentary on the creative process of a group of parents and their children aged 0-4 years old dedicated to dance and performance led by choreographer Julie Lebel.
Filmed between October 2014 and January 2015 at Creekside Community and Recreation Centre in Vancouver. The documentary was filmed and edited by Brian Lye.
Photo Credits: Yvonne Chew
Dancing the Parenting lead artist and choreographer: Julie Lebel
Foolish Operations Ensemble:
Andrea Keevil, Aria and Isobel
Carey-Jo Hoffman and Oskar
Carmella Vandrunen and Asher
Iwona Gilarska and Grace
Janet Walker and Philippe Michel
Julia McMahon and Juliette
Julie Lebel with June and Léonie
JS Nahani and Chloe
Leslie Topness and Sevrin
Madoka Hara and Cosmo
Michele Andersen with Mateo and Aden
Dancers: Anne Cooper and Meredith Kalaman
Musicians: Mark Haney (double bass), Mark Beaty (double bass) and Molly MacKinnon (violin)
Guests: Elizabeth Mackenzie and Flora Purcell
Rehearsal director: Caroline Liffmann
Testimonies (in order)
Process and performance creative team: Brian Lye (video artist), Caroline Liffmann (rehearsal director), Kristina Lemieux (stage manager), Diane Park (costume designer) and Marie Lopes (Park Board Arts Team), Susan Hoppenfeld (conference consultant), Elizabeth MacKenzie (conference panelist) and Patricia Reedy (keynote speaker).
Special thanks to funders, partners and supporters: BC Arts Council, Vancouver Park Board, Roundhouse Community Centre Association, Moberly Arts & Culture, Trout Lake CC, Creekside CC, Karen and Gary Simkin Family Child Development Centre and the Greater Vancouver Jewish Commuity Centre, The Luna Dance Institute, Danita Noyes, Cyndy Chwelos, Lorrie Wager, Manabu Koshimura, OPUS Hotel and Urban Fare.
Camera: Brian Lye
Editing: Brian Lye
With the support of the BC Arts Council, Creekside Community and Recreation centre, Trout Lake Community Centre, The Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, The vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, the Jewish Community Centre and the JCC Karen and Gary Simkin Family Child Development Centre.
@ Julie Lebel 2015