Friday Evening Screening, September 14 at 7:30 PM
TerraBlue, 2017, United States, 5 min
Directed by Ana Baer and Rosely Conz
Choreography and dancing by Rosely Conz
Music by Alexis Bacon
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
Inspired by the poem “O Azul” written by Brazilian poet Clarice Lispector, TerraBlue plays with the Portuguese word Terra, meaning Earth and soil. Earth, ironically mostly covered by water, blue as seen from space. Or blue as the sky when we look up from Earth. Is blue a matter of perspective? Is it possible to have mobile and yet nourished roots? These are questions permeating TerraBlue.
Body of Your Dreams, 2018, United States, 10 min
Directed by Quinn Wharton, Myles Thatcher
Choreography by Myles Thatcher
Featuring The Joffrey Ballet
Dancing by Derrick Agnoletti, Nicole Ciaponni, Edson Barbosa, Anais Bueno, Elivelton Tomazi, Fernando Duarte, Yumi Kanazawa, Valeriia Cheryakina
Music composed by Jacob TV
Music performed by Recorded
Filmmaker: Quinn Wharton
A short film exploring the ballet "A Body of your Dreams" by Myles Thatcher featuring the Joffrey ballet dancers. Using athletes in a gym setting the film looks at body issues and pop culture in conjunction.
Gatha, 2018, China, 16 min
Produced and Directed by Chenglong Tang
Choreography by Chenglong Tang
Dancing by Zibo Geng, Shifei Chen
Music composed by Margot Reisinger, PIKLANS, Hubert von Goisern
Music performed by Existence, PIKLANS, Hubert von Goisern
Cinematography by A Luo, Chan Fu
Edited by Xiaoxiu Guo, Chan Fu
Gatha tells the story of two Tibetan brothers’ prostrating pilgrimage to Mount Kangrinboqe, or Mount Kailash, where the elder brother unfortunately dies on the road. With his late brother's last wish, and in spite of all the trials and tribulations, the younger brother finally arrives at the Holy Land, alone, grieved, but fulfilled. His journey continues, as a new cycle of life begins.
The Carnival Kid, 2017, United States, 5 min
Directed by Michael Perry
Produced by Amalia Kaufman, Joey P. Fama
Choreography by Lane Napper
Dancing by Cooper Flanagan, Matt Wiercinski
Music composed by Michael C. Perry
Music performed by Jour Majesty
Cinematography by Rüdiger Barth
Edited by Michael C Perry
Ever have a little bit of trouble concentrating at work? Travis does. He can’t seem to get much done with his co-worker Adelaide on his mind. This imaginative romantic-comedy is reminiscent of the golden age of Hollywood musicals, including an old Dixieland band, just for starters! The Carnival Kid is a surreal Technicolor musical short set to the music of Jour Majesty.
Otherland, 2018, Netherlands, 13 min
Directed by Jan Pieter Tuinstra
Produced by Sanne Cousijn, Camiel Zwart
Choreography by Keren Levi
Dancing by Elvin Elejandro Martinez, Xavier Barthelemi, Zelda Dapaah, Joby Shayron Tremus, Guilliano Pinas, Marvin Oliveira, Cyril Adaine, Mattia Palumbo, Amber Vineyard, Naimah Janse, Debbie Ruijter, Natascha Ruimwij, and more
Music by Hexenschuss
Cinematography by Jan Pieter Tuinstra
Edited by Patrick Janssens
Based on the biographical story of Elvin Elejandro Martinez and narrated by him, ‘Otherland’ is a juxtaposition of two narratives that evoke new associations for viewers: Martinez's coming of age in Sint Maarten, and his character's Vogue performance at the Voodoo Carnival Ball. While the visual story of the Ball is fictional, the film is based on in-depth research into the Dutch ballroom community, and all the characters and dancers are part of the European ballroom/vogue community.
don't dwell on it, 2017, United States, 4 min
Directed by Samantha Lysaght
Choreography and dancing by Samantha Lysaght
Featuring Samantha Lysaght
Music by Frank Sinatra
Cinematography by Samantha Lysaght, Sexton McGrath
Edited by Samantha Lysaght
"don't dwell on it" manifests anxiety and heartbreak through physical extremes. Filmmaker and dancer Samantha Lysaght intensifies her sensation of pain to find catharsis. The film, accompanied by the sounds of Frank Sinatra, combines Lysaght's struggle and humor to convey tenderness.
TWINS "You must be related!", 2018, United States, 4 min
Directed by Varya Rootwood
Produced by Varya Rootwood, Yura Makarov
Choreography by India Gonzales, Ananda Gonzales
Dancing by India Gonzales, Ananada Gonzales
Music by Patric Gregg
Filmmaker: Yura Makarov
Two dancers explore public perceptions of twins and their internal struggle of sisterhood.
BATTLE, 2017, USA, 4 min
Directed by Shelley Lewis
Produced by Chris Whitney, Kathryn Cole
Choreography and dancing by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein
Music by Lou Canon
Cinematography by Devin Whetstone
Edited by Alison Gordon
In this modern dance-duel, two personalities fight for control of one woman’s fractured mind. Set within the dark reaches of her psyche, the conflict escalates from thumb-wars to bows and arrows as she faces herself in a fight to the finish. But can one side live without the other?
Dark and detailed, with a dose of unexpected humor, Battle seamlessly merges contemporary choreography with mesmerizing settings, shot on location in San Francisco’s historic Armory complex. Written by Shelley Lewis and RAWdance and complemented with a haunting soundtrack by Lou Canon.
Groggy Grugg, 2018, United States, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Conor C. Long
Choreography by Brianna Lopez
Featuring University of Utah Screendance
Dancing by Grugg
Music by William Cannon
Filmmaker: Conor C. Long
A claymation screendance short film about that terrible every day struggle to get out of bed for that first delicious cup of coffee.