I: Making Things Differently - Sept 9-18
Tri-Alogue #4, 2020, United States, 3 min
Directed by Caryn Cline, Linda Fenstermaker, Reed O'Beirne
Choreography and dancing by Emily Durand
Music composed by Rachael Cohen, Andrea Di Biase
The subtle movement of a dancer’s arms invites three panels of film
into one frame in this micro-symphony of sounds and images in which
the changing light evokes the passing of times. Human and non-human,
interior and exterior co-exist in this highly improvisational yet
serendipitous portrait of a changing Seattle in late August under a
fire-choked sun. Co-authored by Caryn Cline, Linda Fenstermaker and
Reed O’Beirne on the same Bolex 16mm camera with a lens masked to
subdivide the frame of the film roll into thirds. From the interplay
of these three points of view, emerges a cinematic conversation based
on a horizontal compositional logic within the shared frame. This
combined connotative-relationship between the subframes evokes a
spectacle of fractured spatial and temporal perspective. Emily
Durand's choreography is designed to accommodate her performance for a
film that's edited entirely in-camera.
Gestures That Bind, 2020, Canada, 5 min
Directed by Isabela Motta Cardoso
Produced by Isabela Motta Cardoso, Les Films de l'Autre
Choreography by Isabela Motta Cardoso
Dancing by Aurélie Oren A., Emmenlyne Pornillos
Written by Isabela Motta Cardoso
In a feeling of communion with nature, an herbalist ruminates about the practice of braiding strings from vegetable fibers. She connects with her ancestors through her gestures, experiencing the body and nature in a deeply connected relationship.
Pretty Little Dance, 2020, United States, 5 min
Directed by Victoria Marks, Heather Coker Hawkins
Choreography by Victoria Marks
Dancing by Alexx Shilling
Edited by Heather Coker Hawkins, William L. Hawkins
What if every time you do something, you have to do it again? And what if someone is looking?
They Dance With Their Heads, 2021, Canada, 8 min
Directed by Thomas Corriveau
Choreography by Thomas Corriveau & Marie Mougeolle
Music composed by Guido del Fabbro
Cinematography by Thomas Corriveau
Sound by Olivier Calvert
"The Choreographer" played by Marc Béland
The severed head of a choreographer is held captive by an eagle on a desert island. With a dazzling mastery of drawing and painting, this animated short unexpectedly takes us into the sensitive world of an artist madly in love with dance.
Jontae, 2020, Canada, 8 min
Directed by Siam Obregon, Kyana Lyne
Produced by Siam Obregon, Kyana Lyne, Festival Quartier Danses
Choreography by Kyana Lyne
Dancing by Jontae McCrory
Cinematography by Steven Turcotte
Faced by the global pandemic and reawakening of racism, a performer dedicates a moment for personal catharsis through movement.
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.
The Ocean on My Fourth Floor, 2020, United States, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Ori Flomin
Choreography and dancing by Ori Flomin
"The Ocean on my Fourth Floor" is a dance film about how I feel at home during this pandemic: protected, caught, transfixed, looking for acceptance of the situation, creating the peaceful moments I need.
Strings, 2020, United Kingdom, 12 min
Directed by Natasha Gilmore
Produced by Jo Walmsley
Choreography by Natasha Gilmore
Dancing by Aya Kobayashi, Vince Virr, Jo Pirrie, and Jade Adamson. Young cast from Isobel Mair School.
Music composed by Kim Moore
Edited by Blair Young
Set Design by Fred Pomerehn
Costume Design by Catherine Barthram
"Strings" explores the rich possibilities for connection, communication and creative expression through dance. Bringing together Barrowland Ballet’s dance artists and young people with complex needs, "Strings" celebrates children’s ability to take the lead and express themselves physically.
And After, It's the Carnival (Et Après, C’est le Carnaval), 2020, France, 52 min
Directed by Yaïr Barelli, Axelle Poisson
Dancing by inmates of Fleury-Mérogis Remand Center
Written by Yaïr Barelli
A week at the Fleury-Mérogis Remand Center confronts us with the challenge of conceiving the condition of an inmate as a terrain of adventure. Combining bodily exercises, true and false stories, a confusion is created between the prison situation and a fiction imagined with the inmates. Out of step with the predominant machismo, using dance as a tool of inner escape, the prisoners gradually experience the pleasure of sensation. A trust is woven, a soft bond emerges.