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ENG Europe
Canada / 35:52 / 2019 / sound / colour / English
In 1972, experimental dancer/choreographer Lily Eng and visual artist/filmmaker Peter Dudar created a partnership called Missing Associates. They initiated the first wave of experimental dance in Toronto galleries, then performed coast to coast in North America. And at a time when Europe was split by a physical and cultural "iron curtain," Missing Associates showed in venues on both sides of that divide, establishing a vital, ongoing presence for Canadian experimental dance and performance art within the international scene. Eng Europe is Dudar's chronicle of Lily Eng's European performances.

Lily Eng used deeply exploratory movement techniques, plus hardcore performance art concepts. "This dancer/performance artist details a spectrum of language. Eng becomes a martial artist, a fierce woman warrior whose hands often feather into the coquetry of the seductress" (Toronto Star). Her choreography has been described as "on the cutting edge of performance art" (Il Diario di Napoli). "Lily eng's works are rigorously rooted in physical experience and come across as intensely intelligent in their exploration of bodily process. Her movement ideas are fresh and unconventional." (The Globe and Mail)

In Eng Europe, Lily Eng (Spotlight Artist, Reel Asian International Film Festival, 2011) is contextualized in international art history.
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Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
32 Lisgar Street
Toronto ON Canada M6J 0C9
Monday - Thursday / 10:00 - 18:00
(416)  588 - 0725