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The Dwindling Dispute

The dance film The Dwindling Dispute, set in the rapidly changing East Village of Calgary, has developed from kloetzel&co’s evening-length work, The Alice Odyssey. When Alice confronts Lewis Carroll’s Red and White Queens in Through the Looking Glass, her world turns upside down. In The Dwindling Dispute, a dance film with performances by Naomi Brand and Melanie Kloetzel and cinematography by Jennifer Mahood, the Queens bewilder little Alice with relentless pseudo-scuffles, precise musicality, and nonsensical wordplay. But who is really in control, Alice or the farcical Queens?

Premiere:
The American Dance Festival’s 20th International Screendance Festival, curated by Douglas Rosenberg and Katrina McPherson

July 19, 2015 – Nasher Art Museum, Durham, USA

Additional screenings:

dance:made in canada festival (Toronto)
August 2015, Betty Oliphant Theatre

IDST Installation (Edinburgh)
December 2015, Summerhall

POZA Project (Glasgow)
January 2016, Kinning Park Complex

Calgary Underground Film Festival Dance Film Night (Calgary)
February 2016, The Globe Cinema

A preview screening of The Dwindling Dispute took place at:
Dance International Glasgow Festival, Tramway 4 – April 29th, 11 am