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Night/Shift 2021

September 29 – October 2, 2021

Night Shift is an exciting annual series produced by Citadel + Compagnie and co-presented with Fall for Dance North, celebrating the many dance forms explored and practiced by Toronto movement makers.

Co-presented with Fall For Dance North

Night Shift is Citadel + Compagnie’s late-night livestreamed dance event, this year featuring four unique and thought-provoking programs broadcast live from The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Barbara Willis Sweete, the series investigates themes of resilience, identity, ritual and storytelling, and offers a powerful examination of important current issues by bringing multi-generational perspectives to the screen.

September 29 – October 2, 2021.

2021 Program

Barbara Willis Sweete is an Oscar-nominated film industry veteran and Founding Partner of Rhombus Media, specialists in Performing Arts Films. Now with Artemis Pictures, Barbara produces and directs films and tv programs in all genres. Her work has been shown at major international film festivals and has received many top awards, including an Oscar nomination, four Emmys, three Grammy nominations and many Geminis, Genies and Canadian Screen Awards.

Barbara has directed several notable dance films and has collaborated with such choreographers as  James Kudelka (Four Seasons, Firebird), Mark Morris (Falling Down Stairs, Dido and Aeneas), Lar Lubovich (Fandango), Doug Varone (The Planets), Mark Godden (The Tale of the Magic Flute), Santee Smith (I Lost My Talk) and  David Earle (Romeos and Juliets).

Over the last decade, Barbara has directed more than 30 Live in HD Operas that were transmitted live from New York’s Metropolitan Opera to 2600 cinemas in 76 countries.

Headshot of Barbara Willis Sweete

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete

Lighting Designer: Simon Rossiter
Production Manager: Marianna Rosato
Stage Manager: Taylor Young

Executive Producer: Laurence Lemieux
Director of Photography: Milan Podsedly
Camera Operators: Milan Podsedly, Don Spence
Steadicam Operator: Dan Mackenzie
Camera Assistant: Alex Bros
Switcher: Jordan Calcafuoco
Livestream Producer: Paul-John Elisha
Livestream Producer Assistant: Noah Feaver

Opening Animation: Jeremy Mimnagh
Artist Introductions: Jeremy Mimnagh
Sound Design: John Gzowski

Digital Imaging Technician: Jordan Calcafuoco
Sound Engineer: John Gzowski
Head Technician: Eli Stefura
Technician: Andrew McCormack
Script Assistant: Juliette Coleman

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