Shorts screening, Friday, June 5, 2006, 7:30pm
Aqua Madora, 2006, USA, 30 min
Directed by Ana Baer
Produced by Avant Media Performance
Choreography by Ana Baer and Dani Beauchamp
Dancing by Dani Beauchamp
Music by Randy Gibson
Live dance, live music and projecting images, Aqua Madora is an exploration of the five stages of mourning. Presented tonight are the first two of those stages. Still in its infancy, Aqua Madora is the beginning of what will become a strong performance tradition. Each performance will be unique, drawing on new video themes, new dance themes, and new music themes, no two performances will be the same. The video and live dance inform each other through the choreography, allowing the viewer to see the work from all sides. The music, though composed, is entirely improvised based on the particular feeling of the evening. The piano is tuned to a unique tuning which allows for smaller intervals than are normally possible on a piano. These intervals, just intonation quarter tones, are meant to evoke the instability of water and the ocean.
Day Off, 2003, USA, 14 min
Produced and Directed by Karn Junkinsmith
Choreography by Karn Junkinsmith
Dancing by Kirsten Geier, Monica Gilliam, Karn Junkinsmith, Courtney Ryan, Joan Scott, Freya Wormus
Music performed by Polo Montanez, Lucinda Williams, Ali Farka Toure
Six novices leave their monastery for a day of dancing in the suburbs on their way to the beach.
Your Lights Are Out Or Burning Badly, 2006, USA, 9 min
Directed by Gaelen Hanson
Produced by 33 Fainting Spells & The Film Company
Choreography and dancing by Gaelen Hanson
Featuring 33 Fainting Spells
Music by Kinski
"Your Lights Are Out Or Burning Badly" features an emotionally charged solo dance performed by filmmaker Gaelen Hanson with powerful music by Seattle band KINSKI. The film was created with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bone, 2005, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 48 min
Directed by Mila Aung-Thwin
Produced by Daniel Cross & Mila Aung-Thwin
Choreography by Nadine Thouin & Ma Po
Featuring BONE stage performance and Beijing Modern Dance
Dancing by Zi Wei, Gao Yan-Jin-zi, Cui Kai, Liao Si-di, Cui Tao, Liu Bin, Song Ting-ting, Xu Yi-ming, Hu Lei, Zhang Di-sha, Hong Lin, Zuo Ya
Music composed by Jerry Snell
Music performed by Jerry Snell, Eloi Deit, Michel Dufour, Zang Wei, Hu Lei
A verite documentary and performance film that follows the creation process in Bejing, then an intense tour through China and Canada. MORE.
Moon in the Bucket, 2005, Bozeman, MT, USA, 10 min
Produced and Directed by Theo Lipfert
Choreography by AC Petersen
Dancing by Yoko Murau
Music composed by Garrett Fisher
Music performed by Fisher Ensemble
A prisoner's daily routine frees her from her past. But can it free her from the present?
Humming Bird, 2006, USA, 3 min
Directed by Scott Paul
Produced by Tim Cowart & Scott Paul
Choreography and dancing by Tim Cowart & Corrie Franz Cowart
Featuring Co-Art Dance Company
Music performed by ---
This short film displays the conflicting dualities of memory and presence between a man and a woman in their home.
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?"
The Duel, 2004, Richmond, CA, USA, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Amber McCall
Choreography and dancing by Casey Kimble & Erwin Tuazon
Music composed by Michael Rosen
Music performed by ---
"The Duel" expresses how, through conflict, two beings can find purpose in one another's existance. In the struggle to defeat his opponent, each recognizes his own strengths and weaknesses. Through the eye of the camera, "The Duel" demonstrates the exchange of energy through movement as each dancer seeks to gain power over the other.
Another World of Dance, 1994, USA, 9 min
Produced and Directed by Dan Boord / Laura Hill / Marilyn Marloff / Luis Valdovino
Choreography by Marilyn Marloff
Featuring Boord / Hill / Marloff / Valdovino
Dancing by Marilyn Marloff, Laura Hill, Lydia Mendoza
Music composed by Sergei Prokofiev, Anton Webern, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc
Music performed by stage boombox
"Another World of Dance" continues a series of tapes made for the lovers of dance, the Jane Fonda work-out video, and the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan affair. This tape asks the question, "If it is big, if it is orange and if it is ugly--is it contemorary art?" Another World of Dance is not about dance but provides self-help for those who love dance and are without the means to produce a full-scale "Le Sacre du Printemps."