Bonum

by Sabrina Naz Comănescu
The politics of perseverance, revealed through the imagination of dance and performance.
2017  ·  12m  ·  Canada
English
About the Film

After they cycle through two steps back and one step forward again, the dangers of complacency are revealed and the reward that is nestled in perseverance is imagined. Conceivably this is the taste of BONUM.

Calgary-born dancer Sabrina Naz Comanescu enthralls audiences with her choreography for video — artistically shot by Aran Wilkinson-Blanc — making dance accessible as a narrative composed and filmed for the screen. Infusing her background in contemporary dance with a crisp music video sensibility, Comenescu’s BONUM reflects staging influences from South Korean TV dramas, and embraces the analogue tactility of VHS film and glitch.

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Cinematographer
Aran Wilkinson-Blanc
Editor
Aran Wilkinson-Blanc
Dancers
Natasha Korney, Ajay Musodi, Aris Nsungani and Rodney Diverlus
Narrator (English)
OudaOuda The Chanting Chef
About the Director

Sabrina Naz Comănescu

Portrait of Sabrina Naz Comanescu
Portrait of Sabrina Naz Comanescu

Sabrina Naz Comănescu is a dynamic member of the Calgary Dance Community through her work as a performer, choreographer, dance instructor and filmmaker. As a performer, Comanescu has worked with Machel Montano, House of Dangerkat, The Bad Girls Club YYC, ILLFX Entertainment and is currently in her sixth year performing with the Decidedly Jazz Danceworks company in Calgary, Alberta. She is also the current major force behind The Diversity Performing Arts Club of Calgary that “celebrates cultural diversity while promoting inclusion and respect for all youth”. She has also created Casa De Naz (CDN) in 2012, a collective with a mission to “excite and educate art hubs across Canada about the thriving Caribbean community in Calgary and the arts of the Caribbean as a whole”.

 

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