Sonya Stefan

Video (Camera Operator)

An Autobiography of Air 


Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau


Performance with four characters, for two performers and objects

Performers: Sarah Albu, Lara Oundjian

Dramaturgy et choreography: Deborah Dunn

Documentation of the performance at Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, for the exhibition «Tableau(x) d'une exposition: Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau», June 19 to August, 2019.


Video and sound documentation by Teagan Lance and Sonya Stefan, editing by Frank Appache.




Première mondiale / World première 20 novembre 2019, Grand Théâtre de Québec.


Chorégraphie et direction / Choreography and direction Dana Gingras.


Producteur exécutif / Executive Producer Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV.

En coproduction avec / Coproduced by Animals of Distinction.

Créée avec et interprétée par / Created and performed by Robert Abubo, Léna Demnati, Stacey Désilier, Caroline Gravel, Louise Michel Jackson, Justin de Luna, Mark Medrano, Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, Koliane Rochon-Prom Tep, Lexi Vajda.


Merci aux interprètes qui ont fait partie intégrante du processus de création / A special thank you to the dancers who were an integral part of the creation process Ellen Furey, Esther Rousseau-Morin, Paige Culley.


Concept visuel et scénographie / Visual concept and set design United Visual Artists. Musique en direct / Live music Fly Pan Am. Enregistrement de terrain / Field recording Dave Bryant.


Dramaturgie / Dramaturgy Ruth Little. 

Assistante de la chorégraphe et répétitrice / Choreographer’s Assistant and Rehearsal Director Sarah Williams. Costumes Sandra Richefort.

Vidéo Sonya Stefan.

Productrice et agente / Producer and Agent Sarah Rogers.

Régisseuse de scène / Stage Manager Mylène Caya.

Directrice de tournée / Touring Director Dominique Sarrazin.

Directeur technique / Technical Director Jean-François Piché.

Sonorisateur / Sound Technician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.


Développé avec le soutien du Fonds national de création du Centre national des Arts. / Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund. Coproduction Danse Danse (Montréal), Sydney Festival, CTM Festival (Berlin) & PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver). Résidences de création / Creative residencies Centre de Création O Vertigo - CCOV, Place des Arts.







Renée Yoxon | Addicted | Official Music Video | MTL.

| Camera Assistant for Teagan C. Lance.






Ethel Bruneau: Celebrating A Life in Tap

(Live at La Sala Rossa (Montreal, QC), January 26th 2019)


Ethel Bruneau, now 82 years old, was born in Harlem and began her life of tap at only 3 years of age. Enrolled at the Mary Bruce Dance Academy, Ethel was immersed among tap's greatest stars: Bill Robinson, Sandman Sims, Honi Coles, Sammy Davis Jr. and Gregory Hines. In 1953 she left Harlem with the Cab Calloway Orchestra dancing as a soubrette, and arrived in Montreal for a 3-week gig. There, she was scooped up by a Montreal agent and the promise of 365 days a year work in Canada’s own Sin City, or Neon City, so-called for its marquee lights, where she performed in all of the hot-spots during the height of Montreal’s jazz era, across Quebec and Ontario and on television. In 1964 she began teaching in Dorion to the west of Montreal, and later opened a school on Ste Catherine’s next to Eva Von Gencsy’s Ballet Jazz, and later again at the Universal Negro Improvement Association or UNIA in Little Burgundy. She now teaches in Dorval at her own school. Ethel Bruneau wakes up in the morning to dance, and even with some hip pain once in awhile she says dancing puts joy in her life and she goes to bed happy. She has also put joy into the life of the hundreds of students who learned the art of tap in her dancing studio as well. Ethel is joined on stage at Lux Magna 2019 by her grandchildren Tesfa Llewellyn, Tisha Llewellyn, Majiza Philip, and the latter’s student Krista Riley and Kyle Briggs. Special Guests: Travis Knights, Tanya Knights and Cat's Corner Music by The Liberté Big Band (MTL Formation)


Curated by Sonya Stefan

Camera Operator: Christian Rivera

Edited by Sonya Stefan






Ruminant Ruminant

Choreography Brice Noeser

Dancers Karina Iraola and Brice Noeser

Video and sound documentation by Sonya Stefan.


Infinity Doughnut


Chorégraphie et direction / Choreography and direction Katie Ward

Video and sound documentation by Sonya Stefan.


Sociology | Anthropology Department | Concordia Student Portraits

Video and sound documentation by Sonya Stefan.




Sociology | Anthropology Department | Concordia InFocus PhD Paulo Dalpian

Video and sound documentation by Sonya Stefan.



Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

Code Orange | Film de Formation.


Video and sound documentation by Sonya Stefan.

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