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Title Byron Chief-Moon : Grey Horse Rider / Mouvement Perp├ętual presents ; produced and directed by Philip Szporer and Marlene Millar ; produced with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, in association with Bravo! BRAVO! Canada [and] APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network)
Published San Francisco, CA : Frameline, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (48 min.)
Series LGBT studies in video
Summary [Butte]: Unfolds over the course of a day, marking the progression of time at four key points: sunrise, mid-day, late afternoon, and sundown. Filmed in Southern Alberta on the plains and ancestral grounds of the Blood Reserve, the camera instinctively accentuates dancer-choreographer Byron Chief-Moon's deep connection to the land. The film captures images of nature and the connectiveness with the land, undulating waves of wild grass, the slow passage of clouds, pastoral woodland thicket, and streams. The body as landscape is the central image, where the flesh, bone and muscle become synonymous with the land
Byron Chief-Moon, Grey Horse Rider: Father of three, successful TV actor and artist and proud member of the First Nations two-spirited gay community, Byron Chief-Moon is a fascinating mesh of dynamic personae. But when he dances alone in the forest, the complexity of the real world washes away, and we can see his spiritual self take hold. Interviews combine with mesmerizing footage of his performances to capture the essence of this cutting-edge artist who founded the Coyote Arts Percussive Performance Association. By melding the history and art of his Canadian Blackfoot Confederacy tribe with issues of contemporary life, Chief-Moon's work makes profound statements about identity and tradition
Notes Byron Chief-Moon, Grey Horse Rider originally produced in 2007; Butte originally produced in 2006
Includes short (6 minutes) film produced in 2006: Butte / directed by Marlene Milar and Phlip Szporer
Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject Chief-Moon, Byron.
Choreographers -- Canada -- Biography.
Indian dance -- Canada.
Indian gays -- Canada.
Kainah Indians -- Social life and customs.
Modern dance -- Canada.
Two-spirit people -- Canada.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Biographies.
Form Streaming video
Author Chief-Moon, Byron.
Millar, Marlene.
Szporer, Philip.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
Bravo! (Television network)
Canadian Television Fund.
Coyote Arts Percussive Performance Association
Frameline (Firm)
Mouvement Perp├ętuel (Firm)
Other Titles Grey Horse Rider
Byron Chief-Moon, Grey Horse Rider
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