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Sonya Stefan

Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor, Researcher

Sonya Stefan is an artist who creates interdisciplinary work using real-time electronic glitchery, High8 video cameras and 16mm film. She is interested in deterioration using damaged materials of all kinds, from broken video mixers, disintegrated found footage film to glitched television screens and transforms these materials into contemporary new media works.

She is co-founder of La Lumière, a Montreal-based micro-cinema and co-curator of Ibrida*Pluri, an Eastern Bloc co-production that pairs dance, visual and sound artists together. She has performed her work at Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal within MUTEK (CA) and has screened at Festival Oodaaq (FR), Bucharest International Film Festival (RO), Musee de beaux-arts de Rennes (FR), Danslab (Netherlands), Lab 111 (Amsterdam), Air Canada En Route Film Festival and many others across Europe and Canada.

For over twenty years, Sonya has been a professional contemporary dancer performing with various artists such as Jean-Pierre Perreault and Montreal Danse continuing to combine her media works with her dance practice. She is presently in-creation with Berlin-based band Group A and choreographer Dana Gingras creating a 24-television installation which will premiere at Agora de la Danse in April 2018.

www.sonyastefan.com | http://www.technologies-of-consciousness.com