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Undertow

Undertow
NDERTOW is a short dance film that explores post traumatic stress, grief, and loss. UNDERTOW follows a young woman who has recently suffered a major loss in her life, and is beginning to enter the real world again. When a simple sound triggers a past trauma, an undertow of grief pulls her inside her anxious mind, where time has no meaning. Within her imagination, she loses control to the grief, battles to find solace, and navigates her way through the nightmare.
Director Biography - Jacq Smith
Jacq Smith (she/her) is a Vancouver-based artist whose dynamic performance ability, and versatile background, inform her work in dance, theatre, choreography, and film. As a performing artist, choreographer, and creator, Jacq has worked across Canada on both large and small-scale productions, in a variety of disciplines, from contemporary dance to musical theatre and film. Jacq is interested in reflecting the world we live in through her artistic practice, and sharing her love of the arts with everyone she encounters. Select credits include: TV: Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Miss Chinese Vancouver. Theatre: Singin' in the Rain, West Side Story, Cabaret, Shrek the Musical, Crazy For You, Wizard of Oz, Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular. Dance: the response dance company, Small Stage, Alberta Ballet, 49th Parallel Dance Company, Seasons, The Lovers Cabaret, and more