The International Festival of Films on Art Online - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

And Everyone Was There

Canada | 2018 | 17 min
- Without dialogue
Editing: Kate Ramsden
Cinematographer: Jesse McCracken
Choreography: Eryn Tempest
Composer: Samuel Dzierzawa
Director: Lara Oundjian, Eryn Tempest


Canadian Premiere - In attendance of the Dorector and Choreographer Eryn Tempest.

Shot in a Victorian house on coast, this celebration of dance investigates the surreal character of dreams and the capricious nature of memory. The film’s nonlinear narrative follows the relationship between two women through their childhood home. Immersed in an enigmatic universe, superimposing reality and fantasy, the women explore a space rich with meaning that serves as a backdrop for their intertwined histories. The film’s powerful visuals and outstanding choreography invite viewers to reflect on their own memories.


Eryn Tempest

Eryn Tempest is a professional contemporary dance artist and educator currently based out of Montreal. As a creator, Eryn is interested in questions of presence, risk and spontaneity. She is compelled by the way the body finds solutions, its capacity to assemble and direct itself in response to a variety of sensations and experiences. Her work engages notions of transformation, trace and memory. Eryn teaches contemporary dance and tap dance to children and adults at L’École de Danse Variations in Montréal.

Lara Oundjian

Lara Oundjian is a Canadian dancer and choreographer based in Montreal, Quebec. She is the recipient of a self-directed education in dance, choreography and performance studies. She also holds a bachelors degree in Cultural Studies from McGill University. Lara has danced for Eryn Tempest, Nien Tzu Weng and Co. Volte 21. She presented solo performances , “thing you blow into at parties,” at the Words and [] festival at the Darling Foundry, and “Wear and tear” at the Phenomena festival / Theatre La Chapelle. She was an artist in residence at Studio 303 in Summer 2018. As a filmmaker of video-dance, Lara created “Boredom” in collaboration with Kate Ramsden, which was screened at Breakthroughs Film Festival in 2016.
Filmography | Pleasant Heart (2014); re/bound, em/brace (2015); Boredom (2016)

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