A Day Not Owned Here, Reversed

In response to the death of a friend, Choreographer Kay Kenney conceived of this dance piece as "a moment of witness, a journeying through dark and light. She is a mother to her own experience and a child of what is yet to come."

'A Day Not Owned Here, Reversed' is a cinematic dance film created in collaboration between filmmaker Josh Lyon (AKAFLK Productions), dancer/choreographer Kay Kenney (Movement Market Collective), and lighting designer Rachel Shaen (Movement Market Collective), during an IMAGINE Project residency at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 2021.

“Where she keeps the monster // A place of dark and unknowing
To close your eyes and whisk away // Reflection clearly showing" - Kay Kenney (Choreographer/Dancer)

  • Josh Lyon
    Manomin, Limestone, Suspended Disbelief
  • Kay Kenney
  • Kay Kenney
    Key Cast
  • Rachel Shaen
    Lighting Designer
  • Kay Kenney
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    9 minutes 20 seconds
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    April 23, 2021
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  • Grand Theatre International Dance Day Celebration
    Kingston, Ontario
    April 29, 2021
Director Biography - Josh Lyon

Josh Lyon is a multi-disciplinary artist, animator, musician, and filmmaker based in Katarokwi / Kingston, Ontario. He has produced, directed and animated music videos for a number of Canadian bands including Sarah Harmer, Kennedy Road, Michael C. Duguay, Colleen Brown & Major Love, Rock Plaza Central, The Gertrudes, Miss Emily, Entire Cities, and Dala. His film work (narrative, documentary, music videos and experimental) has been screened at festivals and conferences worldwide. Recent collaborative projects have included underwater cinematography for Don Maynard’s SKEYE Project as well as the in-process underwater dance performance installation AQUA NOVA (with Don Maynard, Kay Kenney and Sadaf Amini). As a musician, Lyon has performed at music festivals and toured across Canada with a number of bands, and has created and performed live visual installations for Electric Circuits festival of Electronic Music, Performance and Digital Art. Since 2016 he has been a founding member of Calliope Collective, a not-for-profit arts collective in Kingston, Ontario, dedicated to producing experiential and immersive performance based multi-arts events that transform familiar spaces through puppetry, projections, music and dance. As an educator, he has led workshops at a number of festivals and venues, and also teaches filmmaking and motion graphics at St Lawrence College in Kingston.

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