Independent Project

The Gift of Impermanence


Dance Film by Alex Ketley

Commissioned by AXIS Dance

Premiere: April 2014

Filmed at LEFTSpace Studio

Winner of the Artistry Award from the  Superfest International Disability Film Festival


Heather Desaulniers, 2014

"Alex Ketley’s dance film, “The Gift (of Impermanence)” was a visual poem, a tribute to the work of this extraordinary contemporary dance company. Through a revue collection of snippets, excerpts and remembrances, dancers met, interacted with each other through movement and then parted. “The Gift (of Impermanence)” was not a historic chronology of AXIS Dance Company’s past twenty-seven years. Rather, through beautiful and touching dance imagery, Ketley was claiming AXIS Dance Company’s present artistic moment."