Small Explosions That Are Yours to Keep

In striking black and white, a woman breaks free of the physical and psychological ties of a stifling relationship. In his directorial debut, Victor Quijada, under the mentorship of director Micah Meisner, adapted an excerpt from the full-length work, Slicing Static. Original music by Mitchell Akiyama mirrors the bell motif in this tango-inspired duet. With stunning simplicity, the piece subtly shifts into trompe-l’œil camera effects to heighten the dramatic development.


Small Explosions That Are Yours to Keep was created in 2007.



8 minutes


Concept, direction and choreography: Victor Quijada

Co-director and mentor: Micah Meisner

Featuring: Anne Plamondon and Kevin Turner

Composer: Mitchell Akiyama (Intr_version Records)

Cinematography: Simon Shohet

Produced by Natalie Galazka and RUBBERBANDance Group. With the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.