Canada | 2017 | 14 min
- Without dialogue
Cinematography: Kes Tagney
Sound mixing: Dino Giancola
Editing: Marlene Millar
Music: Teekshna Damstra Kalabhairava Ashtakam, B.P. Haribabu, Ramesh Jetty, N. Ramakrishnan, Jayaram Kikkeri Suryanarayana
Producer: Marlene Millar, Philip Szporer
Artists: Shantala Shivalingappa
Choreography: Shantala Shivalingappa
Composer: Ramesh Jetty


North American Premiere – Directors in attendance

In this film, carried by a strong and deeply evocative musical score, dancer and choreographer Shantala Shivalingappa embodies the presence and distinctive qualities of Bhairava, the Hindu deity, with her technical mastery and refined expressivity.


Philip Szporer

Philip Szporer has been immersed in the Canadian dance world for the past 35 years as a lecturer, critic, and filmmaker. He currently teaches dance history and culture at Concordia University’s Department of Contemporary Dance, and the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability. In 2001, Szporer and Marlene Millar co-founded the arts film production company Mouvement Perpétuel. Together, they have directed and produced numerous award-winning documentaries and short dance films, as well as projection installation works.
Filmography | 1001 Lights (2016) ; CRU 2015 ; Leaning on A Horse Asking for Directions (2012-2013) ; Corps rebelles (2012-2013) ; Dafeena (2012) ; Soirée Jean-Pierre Perreault (2010) ; Toile Mémoire (2007-09; 2014) ; Falling (2009) ; Quarantaine (2009) ; 40 (2009).

Marlene Millar

Marlene Millar has been creating dance-media projects for over 20 years. Independently and through Mouvement Perpétuel, co-founded with Philip Szporer, she has won numerous awards internationally for her dance films. With a background in contemporary dance and design, Montreal filmmaker Marlene Millar is active in the filmmaking community, and a long standing member of the Documentary Organization of Canada.
Filmography | Pilgrimage (2017) ; Move (2017) ; Lay Me Low (2015) ; Dafeena (2011) ; Lost Action: Trace 3D (2011) ; Falling (2009) ; 40 (2009) ; The Greater the Weight (2008) ; Byron Chief Moon: Grey Horse Rider (2007) ; Butte (2007).

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Screenings playing this movie

Centre Canadien d’Architecture – Théâtre Paul-Desmarais / Canadian Centre for Architecture – Paul-Desmarais Theatre
Screening # 16
Presented by Provencher Roy
FIFA Special Screenings


Canada | 14 min | 2017

- Without dialogue

Modernité indienne – L'Architecture de Raj Rewal
FIFA Special Screenings

Modernité indienne – L'Architecture de Raj Rewal

France | 96 min | 2017

English, French | Subtitles in French