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Sans Souci in Lafayette, 2018

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Frame from Tap Graffiti

Tap Graffiti, 2016, USA, 3 min

Directed by Geoffrey Goldberg
Produced by Geoffrey Goldberg - New Movie Musical productions
Choreography by Geoffrey Goldberg
Dancing by Geoffrey Goldberg and Seth Judice
Cinematography by Bill Simmers / WillyMac Studios Carla McDonald / Find Memphis
Edited by Geoffrey Goldberg
An impromptu tap routine in a graffiti-covered abandoned warehouse in downtown Memphis.

Wake, 2016, Canada, 6 min

Directed by Katherine Macnaughton
Produced by Emmanuel Hessler
Choreography by Ashley Werhun
Dancing by Ashley Werhun, Mark Caserta, Jeremy Coachman, Gemma Freitas, Kiera Hill
Music composed by De La Romance
Cinematography by Derek Branscombe
Edited by Katherine Macnaughton
Wake is a reflection on the isolation that technology can create. It is an invitation to reconnect and rebuild our relationships with the people and elements around us.
photo by John Hunter
photo by John Hunter

We Shall Trip The Light Fantastic, 2017, United Kingdom, 3 min

Directed by Lucy Cash
Choreography by Florence Peake
Dancing by Daliah Toure
Music composed by Fraya Thomsen
Music performed by Rob Szeliga, Cameron Maxwell
Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland
Edited by Lucy Cash
The film appropriates choreographic elements from nine decades of popular dance to form and collage them onto a single body in visceral and unexpected ways.
Frame from The knowledge between us

The knowledge between us, 2016, Australia, 1 min

Directed by Pippa Samaya, Tara Jade Samaya
Choreography by Pippa & Tara Jade Samaya
Dancing by Tara Jade Samaya & James Vu Anh Pham
Music composed by Pippa Samaya
Filmmaker: Pippa Samaya
A surrealist approach to cinematography, exploring humans' ever-present hunger for knowledge and the quest to know it all, in contrast with the state of wonderment we reach in surrendering to the infinite unknown.
Frame from Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba)

Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba), 2016, United States, 10 min

Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Produced by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Yoana Grass, Isnay 'DJ Jigüe' Rodriguez
Choreography by Jennyselt Galata
Featuring Osain del Monte
Dancing by Jennyselt Galata & Sailen Hechevarria
Music composed by Isnay Dj Jigüe Rodriguez
Music performed by Osain del Monte
Cinematography by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Edited by FistUpTv / Puntilla Films
Jennyselt Galata, internationally renown dancer and teacher of Afro Cuban Folklore in Cuba, seeks her successor in preserving the legacy of Afro-Cuban dance among the youth dancers of Juanelo (Havana).

Send me a bigger butterfly, 2017, Germany, 6 min

Directed by Rain Kencana
Produced by Manon lemoine
Choreography and dancing by Louis Louease Becker,Christine Joy Alpuerto
Music by Ketan Bhatti
Cinematography by Kolja Brandt
Edited by Rain Kencana
A couple transforms an industrial powerplant into a dreamscape of nostalgic remembrance, mixing up layers of time and relation.
Frame from Simple Matter

Simple Matter, 2016, United States, 3 min

Directed by Sarah Nastoupil
Choreography by Sarah Nastoupil & dancer
Dancing by Lindsey Gerson
Music by alt-J
Filmmaker: Sarah Nastoupil
An exploration of a childlike imagination and the joy of being outdoors.
Frame from Moving Dallas

Moving Dallas, 2016, United Kingdom, 8 min

Directed by Jevan Chowdhury
Produced by Beau Ethridge
Choreography by Jevan Chowdhury
Featuring Bruce Wood Dance Company
Dancing by Kimi Nikaidoh, Bruce Wood Dance Project; Nycole Ray, Dallas Black Dance Theatre; Isaiah Adams, Disko Boogie, Olga Pavlova, Paula Ulery-Reynolds, Sarita Venkatraman, Alpana Jacob, Asaf Mor, Lone Star Circus, Emily Alexa P |TRUNCATED...
Music composed by Kye Kye
Cinematography by Beau Ethridge
Edited by Jevan Chowdhury
Eighty dancers from the Lone Star star city juxtaposed with the glassy dream that is Dallas as it stands today.
Frame from Phosphenes

Phosphenes, 2017, United Kingdom, 4 min

Directed by YIFEI LIU
Choreography by YIFEI LIU
Dancing by YAXI CHENG
Filmmaker: YIFEI LIU

Stopgap in Stop Motion, 2016, United Kingdom, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Stephen Featherstone
Choreography by Lucy Bennett
Featuring Stopgap Dance Company
Dancing by Amy Butler, Laura Jones, Nadenh Poan, Chris Pavia, Hannah Sampson, David Toole, David Willdridge, Tomos Young
Music by Dougie Evans
Filmmaker: Stephen Featherstone
Performers in disabled and non-disabled dance company "Stopgap" move in and out of photos and across tabletops until the whole company meet and perform in unison.