15 minutes


Adaptation and direction : Thibaut Duverneix et Victor Quijada

Choreography : Victor Quijada

Director of photography : Christophe Collette

Dancers : Elon Höglund, Emmanuelle Lê Phan, Daniel Mayo, Anne Plamondon, and Victor Quijada

Original music : Jasper Gahunia

The short film Gravity of Center is an adaptation of the eponymous stage work created by Victor Quijada. Five characters encounter each other in the wake of a natural and economic disaster. Wandering through unnamed landscapes, they depend on each other for their survival but also feel stifled by their reliance on the group. Five world-class dancers embody animal instinct and human dignity in this stunning film.
Gravity of Center won Best Experimental Short and the Kodak Award for Best Cinematography in a Canadian Short at the 2012 edition of the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival.

The premiere of Gravity of Center took place at the Yorkton Film Festival in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, in May 2012.

Coproduced by Natalie Galazka, Sach Baylin-Stern, RUBBERBANDance Group, and ANTLER Films. With the support of BravoFACT, the Canada Council for the Arts, Société de la Place des Arts de Montréal, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.