Site Specific Live Dance Performance & Experimental Digital Film
Chainsaw Ballet was created for the Woodhaven Conservancy Eco-Art project. This work satirized our nostalgic relationship to logging and the mythology of our dominance over nature. The performance was filmed and turned into an experimental film that recently won a Seven Summits Award at the Mountain Film Awards in Mammoth Lakes, California and has also been screened at:
The Performance Art in the Natural Environment (SPANE) Film Festival.
Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands, Ontario.
The Vertigo Gallery, Vernon, BC.
The Minstrel Café, Kelowna, BC.
FINA Gallery Faculty Show, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC.
Vernon Art Gallery Riot on the Roof, Vernon, BC.
Created as part of the Woodhaven Eco Art Project
Producer, Director: Denise Kenney
Cinematographer: Joanne Gervais
Editors: Denise Kenney & Joanne Gervais
Visual Effects: Joanne Gervais
Choreographers: Tanja Woloshen & Denise Kenney
Singers:Lara Haworth & Nikki Cormaci
Dancers: Neil Cadger, Gabriel Newman, Tyler Hansen
Phil & Mae Glerum
University of British Columbia Okanagan- Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
UBC Okanagan Media Centre
Regional District of Central Okanagan
Words & Music for "The Frozen Logger" by James Stevens
This project was funded through a Hampton Research Grant, The Canada Council, and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan.