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    Contact Info

    Evann Siebens

    778.960.8240
    evann at evannsiebens dot com

    Bio

    Evann Siebens makes media with movement. She has exhibited at galleries such as Eyebeam and Centre Pompidou, while her documentaries have screened at MOMA and on PBS. A former dancer with the National Ballet of Canada and Bonn Ballet, Evann graduated from New York University. Now based in Vancouver, she has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Frankfurt Ballett and ACME London. Evann recently exhibited a geodesic dome and 360 projection at the Belkin Gallery in Vancouver, and also screened a commissioned work on the exterior of the Vancouver Art Gallery. She showed a moving triptych billboard as part of Capture’s Photography Festival and also performed live with her media at New Media Gallery and the Western Front, Vancouver. She is represented by Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver.Curriculum Vitae

Nutcracker Nation

2008 / 3 min trailer / HD Video

Every December, children in their best finery are accompanied by their families to see their first, and often their only, evening-length ballet, The Nutcracker, where sugar plums dance, mice and soldiers fight, snowflakes fall and trees grow. Battalions of children perform, fulfilling newly wrought dreams, while professional dancers tape their toes and groan as their number of “Nut” performances enter the hundreds. It often becomes the ballet we love to hate, but beneath the surface popularity are deeper roots and secular traditions.

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The documentary Nutcracker Nation will address how The Nutcracker has broken beyond its traditional niche into diverse versions such as Donald Byrd’s The Harlem Nutcracker, a Hawaiian hula Nutcracker or a traditional Indian bharata natyam Nutcracker. By filtering the ballet through a multi-faceted lens: historical, cultural, racial and through the personal stories of participants, the documentary will reveal how The Nutcracker has evolved from an old world Russian ballet into a uniquely North American ritual.

Based on the book by Jennifer Fisher, Nutcracker Nation: How an old world ballet became a Christmas tradition in the new world.

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