CHÂU Kim-Sanh is a choreographer-dancer, filmmaker, and cultural worker. Her practice comprises choreographic and video making – with an interest for the emergence of imaginary landscapes through the body – distilled from far away dreams and imaginary memories.

Her dance creations have been presented at the MAI, Tangente, l’Arsenal (Canada), Krossing-Over (Vietnam), Performance Curator Initiatives (Philippines), SIDance (Korea), among others.

In 2023, she collaborates as a dancer with compagnies Katie Ward, Carpe Diem /Emmanuel Jouthe, Mandoline Hybride /Priscilla Guy.

CHÂU is affiliated to organisations such as Studio 303 (as artistic director) and Company Equivoc’ (as associate artist).

She graduated in Dance (MA UQAM) and finance (MA ASB Denmark / Harvard USA).

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Co-direction, choreography and interpretation Kim-Sanh Châu
Co-direction and cinematography Ray Lavers
Interpretation Dương Văn Quý, Lê Quốc Huy, Lê Hữu Phước, Nguyễn Christina, Nguyễn Mạnh Quyền, Nguyễn Ngọc Tân, Phạm Ngọc Anh, Nguyễn Vũ Hoàng Minh, Sabra Johnson, Trần Trọng Nghĩa, Võ Hồng Nhung
Music Hazy Montagne Mystique (Chittakone Baccam)
Sound design Sandy Pinteus

Duration twenty minutes
Original format 35 mm full-frame, 4K pro res
Shot in Vietnam Produced in Canada
Year 2017
Support Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, LOJIQ, DanCenter
Screening Rencontres Internationales Regards Hybrides /Canada (November 10, 2017)

ORE est bleu, scintillant, fragile.
Cette vidéodanse, tournée à Saigon (Vietnam), suit 11 interprètes dans cette ville riche et chaotique. Ancré dans un langage chorégraphique et cinématographique épuré, Kim-Sanh Châu & Ray Lavers proposent leurs regards subjectifs sur cette ville à laquelle ils sont liés, sans pour autant la comprendre pleinement. Leur travail dialogue avec l'espace et met en lumière la lenteur. ORE est la seconde vidéodanse d'une trilogie tournée au Vietnam, faisant suite à Inner Smoke (2016), qui a reçu le prix de la meilleure direction 2017 au Festival Quartiers Danses / Cinémathèque Québécoise.

ORE is blue, gleaming, fragile and powerful. This screendance project, shot in Saigon (Vietnam), follows 11 dancers in this rich and chaotic city. Believing in a deep and visceral body language, Kim-Sanh Châu & Ray Lavers’s creation is intimate and assumes its own subjectivity. Their work is anchored within space, as well as rythm. ORE is their second screendance shot in Vietnam, following Inner Smoke, which was awarded Best Direction 2017 by Festival Quartiers Danses - Cinémathèque Québécoise (Canada).