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Sedimented Here, 2020, United States, 7 min
Directed by Rachel Barker
Choreography by Rachel Barker
Dancing by McCall McClellan, Jared McClure, Abby Trinca
Music composed by Michael Wall and Troy Sales
Cinematography by Ellen Maynard
This short dance film shot in Moab, Utah, explores relationship between the moving body and outdoor environment, asking, "What movement belongs here?" The dancers immerse themselves in the red rock, water, and sand as the perspective shifts from intimate close-ups to grandiose panoramas, bringing the viewer into this physical desert world.
Life: Plastic Wrapped, 2020, United States, 3 min
Directed by Sasha Chudacoff
Choreography and dancing by Sasha Chudacoff
Featuring The Dancing Sisters
Music composed by Steven Seder and Haley White
Music performed by Steven Seder
Cinematography by Trevor Main
Canis Major, 2019, United States, 10 min
Directed by Charli Brissey
Choreography and dancing by Charli Brissey
Featuring Charli Brissey
Music composed by Charli Brissey and Lavender Hex
Cinematography by Charli Brissey
Gender-bending cyborg sci-fi meets experimental choreography as an artist works through severe writer's block with the imaginative help of their dog. Based on many true stories, this video-animation hybrid ruminates on care and concern at the "end of the world."
Claim, 2020, United States, 4 min
Directed by Keely Song
Choreography by Keely Song
Music composed by Stephen Taylor
Music performed by Claudine Bigelow
Cinematography by Angela Rosalis Challis
T.I.A. (THIS is Africa), 2015, France, 7 min
Produced and Directed by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi
Choreography and dancing by Aïpeur Foundou
Music composed by Jon Hopkins
Cinematography by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi
Aïpeur Foundou is a Congolese dancer and choreographer. Amidst some popular areas of Brazzaville, he shows us one possible way to freedom.
FÖLD - Sculpted in the Wind, 2019, Italy, 12 min
Directed by Marzio Mirabella
Produced by Balàzs Berzsenyi, Marzio Mirabella
Choreography and dancing by Cristiano Fabbri
Music composed by Matteo Nahum
Cinematography by Marzio Mirabella
The sculptor falls into a creative spiral, following the geography of the places he’s lived, raises from the folds of material, confused as in an embrace a vision takes shape, through the wind of creation.
Ladies in Waiting, 2020, United States, 4 min
Directed by Michelle Bernier
Choreography and dancing by Jessica Riggs
Cinematography by Michelle Bernier, Tyler Stocker, Adam Riggs
Filmed on location in and around the City Hall of Nevadaville, Colorado, a gold mining town established in 1859 which is now a ghost town. This short lays out an abstract narrative around a woman's wedding, homemaking, and eventual decay, reflecting on the performance of happiness, isolation, abandonment, and the potentially oppressive conditions of marriage.
World of Forms, 2020, United States, 5 min
Directed by Andrea Ward
Choreography by Andrea Ward
Dancing by Tyler Renfroe, Andrea Ward
Music composed by Giles Corey
Cinematography by Rich Denmark
“World of Forms” is a dance short captured underwater. Based on Plato’s “Theory of Forms,” two people move through a world unbound by physical material, where all ideas exist in a fluid and open state. When a woman is left to question how real a physical object is, versus her pool of ideas, she works to lead a younger boy onto a path of truth.
4040 HOME, 2020, Australia, 7 min
Directed by Zoee Marsh
Produced by Fiona Luca
Choreography by Zoee Marsh
Featuring BIND Productions
Dancing by Jayden Wall, Melissa Pham, Tayla Gartner, Cosima Ivy, India Thomas & Amelie Piccinin
Music composed by The CB3
Cinematography by Daniel Bolt
Art is community, and a community with expression, collaboration and conversation can action positive changes for the generations to come.
In Wake of the Crashing Dawn, 2020, United States, 5 min
Directed by Bruce Tetsuya
Choreography by Bruce Tetsuya, Han Andrew
Dancing by Han Andrew, Verut Mean, Aretha Chui
Music composed by Astre
Cinematography by Jacob Glazier
A young Japanese-American man seeks guidance from the past in order to overcome his modern identity crisis. Meanwhile in 1942, his great grandfather escapes an incarceration camp.
Making Men, 2019, Belgium, 10 min
Directed by Antoine Panier
Produced by Dunia Dance Theatre
Choreography by Harold George
Featuring Dunia Dance Theatre
Music composed by Glen Velez, Murcof, Vivaldi, Peter Broderick
Cinematography by Antoine Panier
Making Men examines the question of masculinity. This dance film zooms in on 4 individuals in the process of becoming men. As is expected, they proceed unquestioningly into manhood through various stages of their lives, adopting the clearly coded characteristics allowed by society.
However, a feeling of unease, in the very depths of their being, oppresses them. They feel uncertainty but also something else, harder to define…
Shot in the breathtaking landscape of Zimbabwe, the film features strong and rhythmical choreography but also a special camera work that intensifies emotions inspired by the movement.