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Project Description

Shifting | 2019

Director of Photography


“Shifting” is a short documentary dance film of three women, whose number one goal in life has been to work as a professional dancer in New York. Due to an injury, lack of resources and competitiveness of the field, their dreams are shifting into others.
Yet, dance is still present in their life, because it would not let them go.


Director & screenwriter: Anna Nykyri
Dancers: Isabella M. Kazanecki, Oona Touissant & Willa Carroll
Composer: Petri Kuljuntausta
DOP: Aitor Mendilibar
Editors: Maria Haipus & Jaakko Peltokangas
Sound design: Jukka Nurmela
Producer: Satu Majava / Oktober Oy
Executive producer: Joonas Berghäll / Oktober Oy
In collaboration with: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, AVEK – Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, Finnish Culture Institute in New York, ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program, Finnish Cultural Foundation / Uusimaa & Arts Promotion Centre.


Finnish Premiere: 3rd of October 2019, Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum hall / UrbanApa x Ateneum festival
Exhibitions: Curated to Helsinki Artists’ Association’s “Impulse” Media Art Exhibition, Oodi Central Library, 26th October – 12th November 2019