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Alumna Brittney Canda beats Beyonce to win UK Music Video Award

December 7, 2020

“An independent, Montreal-made music video has defeated Beyoncé to win the 2020 UK Music Video Awards prize for best choreography.

Artist Sheenah Ko came together with a team of about a dozen dancers to create a short film that took down pop royalty.

The winning video was for her song Wrap Me Up It was filmed nearly two years ago in the basement of a church in the Rosemont neighbourhood.

The striking, dramatic choreography was the brainchild of Ko’s frequent collaborator, Brittney Canda (BFA Contemporary Dance, 2017). Canda, who performs contemporary dance at Ko’s live shows, also co-directed the video along with Vincent René-Lortie.

“The process was really about bringing out everyone’s individuality and how they express anger and how how they express tenderness,” Canda said in an interview.” (Source: Dan Spector, Global News


Read more in the French article by Catherine Lalonde, Montreal dance critic for Le Devoir. 

Brittney-Canda Brittney Canda on the D.B. Clarke stage, photo by Yves Gigon.

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