Dana Gingras is a choreographer, filmmaker, performer and teacher. She co-founded The Holy Body Tattoo (1993), and then with Animals of Distinction (2007), earning numerous awards and honours for its stage and film work. Her short film Chainreaction (2014), a Microclimat Films production, world premiered at TIFF. In 2016, monumental (2005), this expanded version of the piece with Godspeed You! Black Emperor playing live, has been performed as part of Luminato Festival and at the Barbican in London. In 2017, Dana received a long term residency at the Centre de Création O Vertigo (CCOV) of the Place des Arts of Montreal.