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'CIRCA' film to be shown on Canadian TV

..this one-hour adaptation of Vancouver's renowned dance duo The Holy Body Tattoo's stage production is set in a deserted cabaret, and features British musical ensemble The Tiger Lillies

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On Valentine's Day, Bravo! explores love through dance CIRCA - World Television Premiere - February 14 @ 8pm ET

                          

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    "A deep and dead-sexy masterpiece... Circa has to be

one of the very best contemporary dances made..." Michael Scott -

Vancouver Sun

TORONTO, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - From veteran Canadian filmmaker Bernar H?bert comes Circa,

the story of a tragic love triangle involving an old magician, the

beautiful assistant he mistreats and the sad clown she loves. Produced

by Cin? Qua Non Film International in association with Bravo!, this

one-hour adaptation of Vancouver's renowned dance duo The Holy Body

Tattoo's stage production is set in a deserted cabaret, and features

British musical ensemble The Tiger Lillies.
    
In this multi-media performance which incorporates a vivid set, distressed footage, and silent-film style narrative, The Holy Body Tattoo

duo (Noam Gagnon and Dana Gingras) integrates evocative modern dance

with lush, sensual tango steps. The source of inspiration for the

choreography is the story of an abusive, jealous magician (Pierre

Lebeau) and his lovely, much younger assistant Lisa (Isabelle Blais),

who secretly lusts for the sad clown (Tiger Lillies singer Martyn

Jacques).
   
Bernar H?bert hails from Montr?al, and has written and directed more than
27 films in less than 20 years - winning awards at festivals all over the
world, including Cannes. His latest achievement, Circa, was the Moving

Pictures Festival 2004 closing night gala film. West Coast duo Noam

Gagnon and Dana Gingras have performed together since 1987 and founded

The Holy Body Tattoo in 1993. Employing multi-media elements such as

film, video and music in their choreography, The Holy Body Tattoo have

won both critical and audience acclaim around the world. Formed in

1989, the eccentric Tiger Lillies, which consists of Martyn Jacques,

Adrian Huge and Adrian Stout, is an alternative ensemble with a gyspy

flare.  


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