Friday, March 28 at 7:00 PM: A Retrospective
The Shape of Water, 2007, Australia, 14 min
Directed by Cordella Beresford
Produced by Brook Wilson
Choreography by Narelle Benjamin
Featuring The Sydney Dance Company
Dancing by soloist, Alexa Heckmann
Music composed by Huey Benjamin
"The Shape of Water" is a sensory journey revolving around the idea of the mind and its inner workings, flowing back and forth like the sea, explores the symbolic connection between water and the human psyche.
Dancer Meaghan McHenry
Dance Like Your Old Man, 2006, Australia, 10 min
Directed by Gideon Obarzanek & Edwina Throsby
Produced by Chunky Move in association with Chequerboard Productions
Featuring Chunky Move
Dancing by Meaghan McHenry, Sara Black, Alexandra Dillon, Bec Reid, Penelope Bartiau & Ros Warby
Music by various artists
Cinematography by Cordelia Beresford
Editing by Simon Njoo
Six unseen fathers come to life through their dances as imitated and reflected on by their daughters.
Frame from plug-play
4 clips pour aufnahmen, 2006, Switzerland, 8 min
Directed by Nicole Seiler
Produced by Cie Nicole Seiler
Choreography by Nicole Seiler
Featuring Cie Nicole Seiler
Dancing by Célina Chaulvin, Kylie Walters, Florent Ottello, Alexandre Tissot
Music composed by Martin A.P. Gantenbein
In these 4 very short dance films moving bodies and body parts have been projected onto specific surfaces and change their original character. In uno-duo bodies overlap bodies, in hülle-fülle legs and arms tremble in the wind, in devant-avant a dancing couple appears on smoke and in plug-play a Barbie doll becomes alive.
photo by Vicky MacArthur
This Bird Has Flown, 2008, USA, 16 min
Directed by Carrie Noel
Produced by keo Productions
Choreography by Rachael Lincoln
Dancing by Rachael Lincoln and Mark Stuver
Music composed by Cody Westheimer
Cinematography by Natalie Newman
Editing by Carlo Kamin Tatu
This fictional dance drama placed in the 1960s exposes the vulnerable yet quirky woman upon whom John Lennon based the ballad, "Norwegian Wood." The film is rich in surreal design and Beatles references and is topped off with exceptionally visceral choreography.
photo by Margaret Williams
Veterans, 2008, USA, 17 min
Directed by Margaret Williams
Produced by Victoria Marks
Choreography by Victoria Marks
Dancing by Manuel Flores, Aaron McCollum, John Tingley, Cidkyee Williams, Felton Lee Williams
Music composed by Jeremy Cox
Music performed by Jeremy Cox, Nigel Hoyle
Filmmaker: Margaret Williams
Production Assistance by Ellen Bromberg & Cari Ann Shim Sham*
Temporarily emerging from solitary battles of isolation, dislocation, and memory, five US war veterans converge in a quiet alley and join in a ritual re-enactment of combat.
She, 2009, USA, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Kathy Rose
Choreography by Kathy Rose
Dancing by Kathy Rose, Chi Kit Tso
Music composed by C.P. Roth
Filmmaker: Kathy Rose
An insectoid fantasy with an indio/arachnid sound track, this piece was originally created as a live performance and then re-interpreted as a video.
The Breath We Left, 2009, USA, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders
Music composed by Sigur Ros [edited]
Filmmaker: Tara Rynders
I find comfort in your warmth and your texture in my hands and feet. I reach into my pockets and search for the breath we left. I look back only to see the future swept up by the current and I am again alone. Forced to face myself I have a choice. I am here and I am there - searching. . .
Fragility, 2009, USA, 6 min
Directed by ana baer
Produced by ana baer carrillo
Choreography by kim olson
Featuring sweet edge
Dancing by kim olson, patrick mueller
Music composed by barry adamson
Filmmaker: ana baer carrillo
A couple grasps for intimacy in a bleak urban landscape, emerging from and collapsing into codependency.
In There, 2005, USA, 7 min
Directed by Michael Theodore / Michelle Ellsworth
Produced by Prarie Dog Mothers
Choreography and dancing by Michelle Ellsworth
Music by Michael Theodore
This film definitively answers the question, "What is she doing in there?"
Advance, 2010, USA, 3 min
Directed by Mitchell Rose
Produced by Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland, Mitchell Rose
Choreography and dancing by Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland
Music composed by William Goodrum
Filmmaker: Mitchell Rose
One dance. Two minutes. Fifty locations.
Passing Through, 2009, USA, 4 min
Produced by Michelle Ellsworth
Choreography by Toby Hankin
Dancing by Kelsey Chilton, Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow, Joy French, Cortney McGuire, Michael Richman and Stephanie Kobes
Cinematography by Robert Schaller
Edited by Hamel Bloom
Humans passing through each others' lives is portrayed with movement and overlay.