Scenarios, 2021, United States, 12 min
This live, multimedia performance created by SSF's Artistic Co-Director Ana Baer Carrillo is an interdisciplinary exploration of human connections set to specific environments. A kinesthetic visual and aural study on freedom, restraint, resistance, flexibility, adaptability and despair.
The Bait, 2020, China, 6 min
Directed by Chenglong Tang
Produced by Chenglong Tang, Huang Jun, Siyang Fu, Anna Alexandre
Choreography by Chenglong Tang
Dancing by Shifei Chen, Zibo Geng, Théo Pendle
Music composed by Xiaogang Zeng
Cinematography by Siyang Fu, Huang Jun
Edited by Xiaoxiu Guo, Shifei Chen
Sound Design by Qian Lei, Xiaogang Zeng
Color Correction by A Xing
Three characters are carried away in a frantic race. They will fight to win... But for what? What if all this was just a decoy? This dance film transposes into our contemporary world the ancestral fable of Jiang Gong, humble fisherman and great strategist of the Zhou dynasty, whose catches were caught without bait. A universal story about the loss of identity, the abandonment of oneself and the renunciation of free will.
Entre Puerto Rico y Richmond: Women in Resistance Shall Not Be Moved, 2020, United States, 17 min
Directed by Alicia Diaz
Produced by David Riley
Choreography by Alicia Díaz, co-created with Christine Wyatt and Christina Leoni-Osion
Dancing by Christine Leoni-Osion, Christine Wyatt
Written by Patricia Herrera
This dance film combines biography, poetry, and ritual with the energy of live performance to bridge stories of resistance and liberation between Puerto Rico and Richmond, VA, honoring Black women tobacco workers in Richmond and Puerto Rican tobacco factory readers and activists Dominga de La Cruz Becerril (1909-1981) and Luisa Capetillo (1879-1922).
Bad Hombre, 2020, United States, 3 min
Produced and Directed by Martin Lombard, Facundo Lombard
Choreography and dancing by Martin Lombard, Facundo Lombard
Featuring Lombard Twins
Music by Antonio Sanchez
Cinematography by Andy Cao
Camera Operation by Andy Cao, Anai Garcia Medina
Artists / performers Martin and Facundo Lombard and five-time Grammy-winning drummer / composer Antonio Sánchez, tell, through the language of music and dance, the story of a man who struggles to make his voice heard and what this can cause.
Dastak: Fire, 2020, United States, 7 min
Directed by Darren Johnson
Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea
Featuring Ananya Dance Theatre
Filmed amidst ruins of the Minneapolis Uprising following the murder of George Floyd, "Dastak: Fire" - part 3 of a series created with Guggenheim Award winning choreographer Ananya Chatterjea and her company of fierce, BIPOC Women & Femmes - is a soul-stirring dance meditation tracing the knockings of disruption and injustice on our hearts and communities.
Losing Touch, 2021, Greece, 1 min
Directed by Mavra Peponis
Choreography by Mavra Peponis
Music composed by Nicoleta Chatzopoulou
A cat in spring quarantine.
Like Water, 2020, United Kingdom, 9 min
Directed by Mthuthuzeli November
Produced by Richard Bolton
Choreography by Mthuthuzeli November
Dancing by José Alves, Isabela Coracy, Alexander Fadayiro, Marie Astrid Mence, Ebony Thomas
Music composed by Georgina Lloyd-Owen
Cinematography by Nauris Buksevics
Artistic Direction by Cassa Pancho MBE
Written by Asisipho Malunga
"Like Water" acknowledges the resilience of our ancestors, passed down from generation to generation. A world unkind to our people, yet somehow we survive. A world that that has conditioned us to not see the beauty of our skin, hair, culture and our people. But like water we flow, like water we change shape. We remain resilient.
Los Perros del Barrio Colosal , 2021, United States, 12 min
Directed by Omar Román De Jesús
Choreography by Omar Román De Jesús
Dancing by Rafael Cañals, Carlos Falú Sanchez, Rachel Seacrest, Ian Spring, Christian Warner, Spencer Weidie
Filmmaker: Drew L. Brown
Costumes by Omar Román De Jesús
Through the exaggerated mannerisms of daytime television, the six characters of "Los Perros del Barrio Colosal" take us on a wild romp through the challenges of creative decision making. Diving dramatically into the adventure of an imagination yet to be physicalized, they ask us to consider the far side of the moments when our ideas threaten, with disjointed urgency, to swallow us whole.
Ozhigaabawi (One Stands Ready), 2021, United States, 7 min
Directed by Jamie Kalama Wood
Produced by Scott Cook, Jamie Kalama Wood
Featuring BYU Living Legends
Jingle Choreography by Tyra Tsosie, Mari Tsosie
Fancy Choreography by Naakaii Tsosie, Patrick Willie, Naataanii Tsosie
Female Jingle Dancers and Male Fancy Dancers offer a combined piece in honor and recognition of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (specifically amongst Native American and Alaskan Native women). "Ozhigaabawi" means "One Stands Ready." As a group of indigenous dancers, we feel it is important that we not only represent the beauty of our communities, but also the realities of our people. It was important to me to create a work that empowers both our female and male dancers to show that they stand ready to make a change for the better. Traditionally, Jingle is a dance of healing and strength. Men's Fancy is a dance of agility and strength. Our hope is that by putting them together, we offer strength and healing to those who have been harmed by sexual and physical violence--not just the individuals but also the families and communities at large.
Listening Tree, 2020, United States, 1 min
Directed by Darren Johnson
Choreography and dancing by Ananya Chatterjea
Cinematography by Darren Johnson
A tree on the banks of the Mississippi: What stories does it hold? Multiple branches embedded in our environment, Listening Tree affirms our relationality with life-forces of our world.
Tide, 2020, Ireland, 6 min
Directed by Laura Murphy
Choreography by Laura Murphy
Dancing by Marion Cronin, Sarah Ryan, Kevin Coquelard
Music composed by Melanie
Filmmaker: Luca Truffarelli
"Tide" contrasts the pace of industry with human movement, and the soft yielding nature of the body with the hard edges of manmade objects.
Erêkauã, 2021, Brazil, 1 min
Directed by Paulo Accioly
Produced by Estranha Força
Choreography by Ernane Ferreira
Dancing by Kauã
OST by Igor Peixoto
Kauã dances in the hill, like a bird of prey.
Exhale, 2020, Netherlands, 6 min
Directed by Moniek Van der Kallen
Produced by Lazlo Tonk, Dylan Tonk
Choreography by Moniek van der Kallen, Alicia Verdú Macián
Dancing by Alicia Verdú Macián
Cinematography by Erwan Van Buuren
Edited by Danjel Van den Hoogen
"Exhale" starts in shock, when a traumatic event makes you aware of your vulnerability. Your reality has been affected. Can you trust your senses? "Exhale" evokes reflection, letting go of your anger and overcoming the feeling of powerlessness. And ultimately regaining confidence in your own instincts and body.
Axis Mundi, 2020, France, 2 min
Directed by Patrick Foch
Choreography by Celine Garbay, Loriana Lorenzon
Featuring Céline Garbay, Loriana Lorenzon
Cinematography by Benjamin Ziegler
The "axis mundi" is a connection between heaven and earth, between the divine and the material. With this gravity-defying choreography, imagined and performed at the top of a mountain and on the verticality of a pole dance bar, I wanted to deliver my own vision of this "axis mundi." Two bodies merge and evolve precisely between earth and sky, in a quest for physical and spiritual elevation along this invisible thread.