A hymn to love, sadness, and all of these emotions we felt during this difficult time.
Set to Owen Pallett’s track and filmed during the beginning of quarantine measures, "A Bloody Morning" sees Vincent and Brittney invite friends and family to dance from behind the windows of their homes. The piece contains footage from 14 consecutive evenings, rain or shine, as a way of showcasing the range of emotions experienced by those coping with the pandemic in their city.
"One of the dancers, Lesley, is living in a retirement home, in Montreal. Here in Quebec, along with many other places in the world, long term care facilities are where COVID-19 has been most devastating. We were separated by a locked door preventing anyone from coming in or out. It was really special to film her. She was dancing in the lobby uninhibited with such joy! This moment was particularly magical. Her response made the whole project seem worth while!"
- Vincent René-Lortie & Brittney Canda
DEAR DANCE, THIS IS HOW I FEEL.