Brendan Fernandes: Watch a Clip From This Riveting Two-Channel Dance Film Now at the Richmond Art Gallery

MONTECRISTO Staff, MONTECRISTO, February 18, 2021

Canadian dance and visual artist Brendan Fernandes created the performance piece Free Fall in response to the tragic 2016 shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.


As the performance opens in video form at the Richmond Art Gallery this month, Fernandes, who is now based in Chicago, says the dance’s themes of violence against marginalized bodies and the potential for collective action are all the more relevant today.


“As a society, we’re finding out how hard we can fall, but also how to stand up, move forward, and move on,” he says.