Directed by Zoe Edwards
AGAPE is a short dance film loosely inspired by the film “If Beale Street Could Talk”. It takes us on a journey of Black love in everyday moments through movement. It is a letter to the potential hope of life and love.
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Zoë Edwards is a dance artist based in Toronto. Her dance training spans from ballet, modern, contemporary and other styles. She most recently was a featured artist in Free Up! Emancipation Day 2020, a CBC special celebrating Black Canadian artists. Last year she also had the opportunity to book her first film as a dancer -Disney’s “Sneakerella” and worked with choreographers Amanda May Wilson & Ebony Williams.
Back in 2020, Zoë was the recipient of the Black Artist Fund Grant created by 10011 Magazine, she used the proceeds to produce a virtual dance showcase during the pandemic. Zoë has also been choreographing for local Toronto artists such as Nicole Chambers, an emerging R&B artist and Unica, an up-and-coming pop/R&B artist whom she’s choreographed two music videos for and multiple live performances.
Dance has and will always be her first love. Performing and creating movement is when she feels truly free. Her intention is to continually push herself within her craft and share this love and freedom with others with the hope that they too find their own. “Agape” is her first short dance film.