Dance for Life
Dance for Life
Director: Ella Cooper
Meet five strong individuals who see and use dance not only as an art form, but as a way to live after immigrating to the country, a way to connect with others around them, and as a way to express their inner desires in a safe environment.
His father’s dream was from him to become a pro soccer player, but Pulga fell in love with dance. Growing up poor in Africa, he struggled with trying to dance while having a low-income job and supporting his family.
Feeling like he was not born with the gift of dance, Ofilio struggled to learn dance. But he was determined. Forming a dance company with Apolonia, they produce shows to help make people see urban dance as an art form.
His dad told him not to tell anyone he was dancing – so his family has never seen him dance. Sze-Yang’s dance is strongly influenced by his martial arts background, evoking both masculine and feminine traits.
Aria often felt out of place growing up in a home where she did not look like her own parents. She turned to dance in hopes to find her own identity, a voice, and peace within.
Seeing the emotional scars war left on her mom, and being in an abusive relationship at a young age, Yvonne used dance as a way to cope. Today she uses dance to tell her story.
Take a scenic ride on a longboard. What began as a way for Amie to get to class turned into the discovery of the Longboard Girls Crew
Venture outside of downtown Toronto with your host Apryl Munro, and visit your neighbouring cities to find beautiful beaches, and more.