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Forward Back

Forward Back (2023) is Mistaya’s latest film for nine dancers, which she co-directed with Kaveh Nabatian. Forward Back was produced with a grant from the Canada Council’s Digital Now program, as well as funding from the CALQ. 

The movement is inspired by Merce Cunningham's iconic piece "50 Looks.” In the film, a group of dancers move together through a vast landscape seemingly plucked from an alternate future. Just as changing light infiltrates the choreography, so do 35mm negative manipulations, compelling the dancers to engage with forces beyond time.