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BMoCA Program, 2008

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street • Boulder, CO, USA
Friday & Saturday, April 4th & 5th, 2008
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Shorts screenings, Friday, April 4, 2008, 8 pm
Multiframe from Phrase
Multiframe from Phrase
 
Phrase, 2007, 8 min, 16mm
Produced and Directed by Robert Schaller
Choreography and dancing by Michelle Ellsworth
Camera Design/Cinematography by Robert Schaller
Synopsis: A body tries to explain itself to a viewer who can't see very well; she tries to get her point across several times, but her attempts become more elusive to grasp, perhaps even to herself. Finally, she can only shake her head... Phrase was filmed with a handmade 16mm pinhole camera. (Ward, CO, USA)
     
Frame from The Shape of Water  
The Shape of Water, 2007, 14 min, Super 16
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
Synopsis: "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. (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
     
Frame from Ritual  
Ritual, 2007, 1 min, hi8
Choreography by Joy French (Dance Improvisation)
Camera & Editing by Jessica Damon
Music Composition, Additional Editing & Concept by Patrick Maxwell
Synopsis: The anticipation and anxiety inspired by a familiar morning ritual. (Boulder, CO, USA)
     
photo by Karn Junkinsmith
photo by Karn Junkinsmith
 
'Bus Stop' / 'Arret D' Autobus', 2007, 8 min, Super 8, black and white
Directed by Karn Junkinsmith
Produced by Popjunk Productions (kj)
Choreography by Karn Junkinsmith
Dancing by Cara Brooke, Yvonne Croteau, Michael De Smet, Francis Goritsand, Courtney Ryan, Marsha Threlkeld
Music composed by Jeff Junkinsmith
Music performed by Jeff Junkinsmith, Sound Engineer: Ian Lesage
Cinematography by Angela Esposito
Editing by Sean Donavan
Synopsis: Citizens at a rainy bus stop discover a shared passion for public dancing. When one falls, the resulting mild head injury prompts a daydream and calls out the muses. Shot on dreamy super 8 black and white with a rocking piano score played by Jeff Junkinsmith. (Shoreline, WA, USA)
     
Meaghan McHenry dancing like her old man.
Dancer Meaghan McHenry
 
Dance Like Your Old Man, 2006, 10 min, MiniDV/DigiBeta
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
Synopsis: Six women imitate their dads' dancing in a film about fathers as seen through the eyes of their daughters. These unseen men come to life through the dances and reflections of their children. (Australia)
     
Frame from Unspoken Letter  
Unspoken Letter, 2008, 4 min, DVCAM
Produced and Directed by Michael Richman
Choreography and dancing by Michael Richman
Music composed by J.S. Bach
Music performed by Yo-Yo Ma
Cinematography by Heather Gray
Synopsis: Unspoken Letter is essentially what the title suggests. The piece abstactly represents the things we wish to say to our family but cannot because of issues of respect and generational differences. (Westminster, CO, USA)
     
Frame from the film part of Azalea  
Azalea, 2007, includes live performance, 8 min, miniDV
Directed by Lynda White
Produced by To & Fro Productions
Choreography by Lynda White
Featuring To & Fro Productions
Dancing by Lynda White and Jen Jones
Music composed by Greg Harris
Music performed by Greg Harris, Jeremy Averitt, Matt Fuller, Megan Tipton, Casey Sidwell
Synopsis: This live multi-layered multimedia performance explores modes of expression and identification through a peeling away of layers and identities.  Dancers and musicians explore ways of transforming themselves and mirroring each other - thus transforming the stage into a world that allows one to reflect on the beauty of change. (Broomfield, CO, USA)
     
Frame from Goon in Bunny Water  
Goon in Bunny Water, 2007, 7 min, miniDV
Produced and Directed by Angie Nina Yeowell Blue
Choreography and dancing by Angie Nina Yeowell Blue
Featuring Ballerina Eight Laboratories
Music by Angie Yeowell / Robin Chestnut = SolarTinkle
Synopsis: A music video. (USA)
     
Frame from Diva  
Diva, 2007, 4 min, HDV
Directed by Liz Aggiss
Choreography and dancing by Liz Aggiss
Featuring Liz Aggiss
Music composed by Chopin & Schumann
Music performed by J.D. Andrews & Rachel Fryer
Funding by University of Brighton
Synopsis: Craving attention, a dance diva performs a reconstruction from 1927. Nobody gives a fig. She then performs a dance raspberry, Ranki Panki circa 2007. "Diva" is where fact and fiction collide, where archive and reportage rupture. (Brighton, East Sussex, UK)
     
Frame from Thaw  
Thaw, 2007, 7 min, miniDV
Directed by Marta Renzi
Produced by And Dancers, Inc.
Choreography by Marta Renzi
Dancing by Kimberly Liu and Caitlin Roben-Looker
Music composed by Johannes Brahms
Synopsis: In this visual poem alternating superimposed images of water, women, and swans move in a winter landscape which gradually thaws. (Nyack, NY, USA)
     
Documentary screening, Saturday, April 5, 2008, 5 pm
photo by Chris Van der Burght
photo by Chris Van der Burght
 
VSPRS Show and Tell, 2007, 72 min, digital betacam pal
Directed by Sophie Fiennes
Produced by Les Ballets C. de la B.
Choreography by Alain Platel
Dancing by Quan Bui Ngoc, Mathieu Desseigne Ravel, Lisi Estarŕs, Emile Josse, Iona Kewney, Mélanie Lomoff, Ross Mc Cormack,
Music composed by Fabrizio Cassol after the 'Maria Vespers'-Monteverdi
Editing by Ethel Shepherd and Marek Kralovsky
Synopsis: "VSPRS" is Platel's most outrageous dance work yet, one critic calling it "the weirdest, most shocking and provocative dance performance you will ever see." The artists trained by immersing themselves in images of psychiatric distress, and together carve an extremely physical and graphic performance immersed in religious and sexual imagery. In Sophie Fiennes' mesmerizing documentary, the dimensions of ecstasy and trauma that form the core of the performance are masterfully captured, whilst interviews with Platel and the dancers themselves add an extra layer of insight. (Ghent, Belgium)
     
Shorts screenings, Saturday, April 5, 2008, 8 pm
On the set of Morning. Photo by Alec Spangler.
On the set of Morning
photo by Alec Spangler
 
Morning, 2007, 7 min, DVCPRO HD
Directed by Bat-Sheva Guez
Produced by Bat-Sheva Guez & Chioke Nassor
Choreography by Bat-Sheva Guez with Donnell Oakley & David Schmidt of everything smaller
Featuring everything smaller
Dancing by Donnell Oakley and David Schmidt
Music composed by Kyp Malone
Music performed by Kyp Malone, Chris Asta, Bat-Sheva Guez
Synopsis: Experimenting with the use of texture on screen, this film tells the tale of a young couple who would rather sleep in. (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
     
Frame from Falling Upright Into Place  
Falling Upright Into Place, 2007, 6 min, miniDV
Produced and Directed by Stephanie Kobes
Choreography and dancing by Stephanie Kobes
Music performed by Arvo Part
Synopsis: This short film explores how one sometimes struggles and fights against gravity and oneself to find the place where she belongs. On this explorative journey, many also travel with bottled-up emotions that may be kept hidden and never shared, but which very much influence the way one lives her life. It is making a way in this world ... it is finding a way to survive, it is finding a way to be free ... it is "Falling Upright Into Place." (Lonetree, Colorado, USA)
     
Frame from By the Grace  
By The Grace, 2007, 6 min, miniDV
Directed by Lynda White
Produced by To & Fro Productions
Choreography and dancing by Lynda White
Featuring To & Fro Productions
Music composed by Greg Harris
Music performed by Greg Harris, Jeremy Averitt, Matt Fuller, Megan Tipton, Hugh Ragin, Casey Sidwell, Tyler Gilmore
Synopsis: A futuristic look at the world of fashion and beauty in the genre of a contemporary music video, this film is influenced by readings and movies in science fiction as well as by current MTV videos. (Broomfield, CO, USA)
     
Frame from Duet with Doubt  
Duet With Doubt, 2007, 2 min, DVCAM
Produced and Directed by Elena TaJo
Choreography and dancing by Elena TaJo
Featuring Elena TaJo
Music by Elena TaJo
Synopsis: A woman confronts her shadow. Reading her mother's poem, "On Doubt," the woman engages with the unsavory presence and discovers how to start working. (New York City, NY, USA)
     
Frame from plug-play, one of the 4 clips pour aufnahmen by Nicole Seiler
Frame from plug-play
 
4 clips pour aufnahmen, 2006, 8 min, miniDV
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
Synopsis: 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. (Lausanne, Switzerland)
     
Frame from the film part of Azalea  
Azalea, 2007, includes live performance, 8 min, miniDV
Directed by Lynda White
Produced by To & Fro Productions
Choreography by Lynda White
Featuring To & Fro Productions
Dancing by Lynda White and Jen Jones
Music composed by Greg Harris
Music performed by Greg Harris, Jeremy Averitt, Matt Fuller, Megan Tipton, Casey Sidwell
Synopsis: This live multi-layered multimedia performance explores modes of expression and identification through a peeling away of layers and identities.  Dancers and musicians explore ways of transforming themselves and mirroring each other - thus transforming the stage into a world that allows one to reflect on the beauty of change. (Broomfield, CO, USA)
     
Frame from Sobre Mesa
photo by Karl Moller
 
Sobre Mesa, 2007, 6 min, miniDV
Produced and Directed by Ana Baer
Featuring Giessen Dance-Theater
Dancing by Melodie Lasselin and Paul Zeplichal
Music composed by Ojos de Brujo
Music performed by Accion Reaccion
Set Improv by Director and dancers
Synopsis: A busy street in downtown Giessen, Germany witnesses a relationship unfolding. (Venice, CA, USA)
     
Frame from Raw  
Raw, 2007, 6 min, miniDV
Produced and Directed by Hamel Bloom
Choreography and dancing by Angie Yeowell
Music composed by Arvo Part
Synopsis: In this experiment, the eleven members of the audience, each with his or her own camera, filmed a dance in the round - with leaves flying, mud packing, and stone mason setting. (Boulder, CO, USA)
     
Frame from Viril, © Damien Manivel / Le Fresnoy
© Damien Manivel / Le Fresnoy
 
Viril, 2007, 3 min, Super 16 & 35mm
Directed by Damien Manivel
Produced by Le Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary Arts
Choreography by Damien Manivel
Featuring Annee
Dancing by Damien Fournier, Mattila Maliarakis, Sylvain Decure, Alexandre Morand, Erwan Larcher, Remi Esterle, Laurent Chanel
Music composed by Absinthe (provisoire), Atlantide
Synopsis: A danced role-play for men about shame, modesty and lust for power. Without words and without music, the choreography says everything about male behaviour and mutual relationships. (Tourcoing, France)
     
Frame from Moonplay  
Moonplay, 2005, 5 min, miniDV
Directed by Shawn T Bible
Choreography by Shawn T Bible
Music composed by Mozart
Synopsis: "Moonplay" is a study in texture and gravitational pull utilizing simplistic choreographic structures and amorphous editing concepts. Anatomic reinterpretation through qualities of plasticity, morphing, and overlay creates an outer space realm for the solo figure. (Allendale, Mi, USA)
     
photo by Vicky MacArthur
photo by Vicky MacArthur
 
This Bird Has Flown, 2008, 16 min, 16mm
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
Synopsis: 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. (Jackson Hole, WY, USA)
     
Installation videos on view, Friday & Saturday, April 4 & 5, 2008, 7 pm - 8 pm
Frame from Spirit of the Pinnacles  
Spirit of the Pinnacles: Journey of Waiting Souls, 2007, 22 min, HD
Produced and Directed by Hyonok KIM
Choreography by Hyonok KIM
Featuring Hyonok KIM Dance Arts
Dancing by Jeni Sutton, Ellen McCarthy, Elli, Jessica Cook, Mipa Shin
Music composed by Arvo Part, Ligeti, Jongsil Choi
Cinematography by Jaehong Park
Editing by Joana Yuen
Synopsis: In the backdrop of the surreal Pinnacles, the limestone pillars that rise from the sand dunes, the film conveys wandering souls, the life of the Spirits in the vast desert, the drama of humanity, life and death, exploration, and facing challenges. It is a journey and adventure where dancers encounter Korean shamanistic ritual objects such as a vase, a bronze mirror, and a knife through which transcend the different realms. Dancers in red and in white are juxtaposed. (Daegu, South Korea)
     
Frame from The Window  
The Window, 2007, 8 min, miniDV
Produced and Directed by So Young Yang
Choreography and dancing by Julia Kathriner, Jungsun Kim, Sumi Jang
Featuring Amorphous Dance
Music composed by So Young Yang (sound)
Synopsis: A fleeting form of art, most dance choreography comes out of practices and rehearsals where many ideas and inspirations come and go, often being lost in the more structured stage presentations. "The Window" encapsulates these moments of experimentation that would have otherwise faded into the air, transforming them into a different kind of performance. Filmed in Berlin and assembled in New York, this is the second work by Amorphous Dance, created by So Youn Yang, a video maker. (New York City, NY, USA)
     
Frame from Pechitos Torneados  
Pechitos Torneados (Small turned breasts), 2007, 7 min, miniDV
Produced and Directed by Liz K. Penuela
Choreography and dancing by Liz K. Penuela
Music composed by ToTo la Momposina
Music performed by Liz K. Penuela
Voice Inspiration by Sully Morland
Synopsis: Love, desire, prejudices, and the forbidden are revealed through this reinterpretation of the Colombian folkloric dance, "the Cumbia," re-composed with only the phonetics of the song. (Barcelona, Spain)
     
Frame from Bounded Narcissus  
Bounded Narcissus, 2007, 7 min, miniDV
Produced and Directed by Ana Baer
Choreography and dancing by Nathan Montgomery
Featuring Syzygy Butoh
Music by sigur rós
Synopsis: Nathan's performance is an adaptation of his stage piece, I am Undone, 2004. His movement (found in the excavation of the body) is an exploration of the raw and immediate physical place from which Butoh springs. (Venice, CA, USA)
     
Frame from Velez October Circles  
Velez October Circles, 2007, 18 min
Directed by Mimi Garrard
Choreography by Mimi Garrard
Featuring Mimi Garrard Dance Company
Dancing by Samuel Roberts
Music by Glen Velez
Synopsis: Velez October Circles, a suite of five short abstract dances created in the form of circles, features dancer Samuel Roberts and percussionist Glen Velez. (New York, NY, USA)
     
   
 
 
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