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Announcement for the hART Dance Film Series 2024 

Hamilton Arts Council is delighted to announce the premiere screening of the hArt Dance Film Series, an initiative designed to elevate the professional ambitions of dance artists and build a robust infrastructure for dance presentation in Hamilton. The hArt Dance Film Series will provide $4,000 to support the creation of short dance films by talented dance and movement artists. These films will be showcased on October 25, 2024, at The Westdale, an esteemed independent film and cultural venue.

This series is committed to supporting artists who face systemic barriers, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (racialized), and other marginalized groups. By acknowledging the historic inequalities in accessing professional development and presentation opportunities, the hArt Dance Film Series aims to foster inclusivity and representation within the arts community.

The hArt Dance Film Series is a collaborative effort between Hamilton Arts Council and The Westdale, with generous funding from the Incite Foundation for the Arts, and sponsorship from TD Bank Ready Commitment and the Royal Bank of Canada.

We proudly present this year's featured artists: Clairandean, Lor Lacambra, and Priyanka Tope. Under the expert curation of Mayumi Lashbrook, these artists have created original films that blend the art of movement with the medium of film. Attendees will not only experience these captivating short films but also gain personal insights from the artists themselves.

Join us in celebrating the incredible talents of our local dance artists and witness the inspiring works that highlight the power of dance and film.

Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to mark your calendars for this unforgettable event!

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Promo image from 'Lagip Ti Dara' (Robin Lacambra, 2023 artist)

Still from 'Surviving Silence' (Fareh Malik, 2023)

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Mayumi Lashbrook (2023 Series Curator) and Fareh Malik (2023 artist)

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