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    Contact Info

    Evann Siebens

    778.960.8240
    evann at evannsiebens dot com

    Bio

    Evann Siebens makes media, performance and photos with movement. Her lens-based practice negotiates the human body as an archival site and the politics of the female gaze. She danced with the National Ballet of Canada and the Bonn Ballett before studying film production at New York University. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Witte de With (Rotterdam, 2020), WAAP (Vancouver, 2019), Belkin Gallery (Vancouver 2018), Vancouver Art Gallery Façade Fest (Vancouver 2017). Evann recently screened a film at Lincoln Center in New York City and won the ‘Outstanding Overall Work’ prize at the Light Moves Festival in Limerick, Ireland. Her work from ‘A Performance Affair’ in Brussels, Belgium was featured on the front page of the International New York Times in 2019. She is represented by Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver, Canada. Curriculum Vitae

Dancing Las Vegas

2004 / 10 min / Colour Mini DV

What is the perception of dancers working in Las Vegas? Most are well-trained dancers with long careers, while others are still waiting for their big break. Are they selling out, or merely living a version of the American dream?

Dancing Las Vegas is a short documentary about the dance community living and working in Las Vegas. Often dismissed as “merely showgirls,” the dancers who perform in Vegas often battle against the stereotype of being strippers or prostituting their abilities. Yet, with the dance market so competitive, classically trained dancers from the ballet or modern world need to make a living.

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Does this mean that they have sacrificed their integrity? That their art is no longer as “authentic” or is “low art” as opposed to “high art?” With the changing face of Vegas and the lack of support for tradition dance companies, dancers are ending up on the stage in Vegas.

This documentary gives a taste of their story.

Festivals & Screenings

THE PLACE DANCEFILMDAY
December 2005
London, England

IMZ DANCE SCREEN
June 2005
Brighton, England

GALLATIN ARTS FESTIVAL
April 2005
New York, USA

HOBOKEN DIGITAL FILM SOCIETY
February 2005
New Jersey, USA

CINEDANS AMSTERDAM
July 2004
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Co-director: Yannis Adoniou
Edited by: Dena Mermelstein

Screening Formats

Digi-Beta (NTSC)
Beta-SP (NTSC & PAL)
DV-Cam or Mini DV (NTSC)

Sound

Stereo Sound

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