Shorts screenings, Friday, April 4, 2008, 8 pm
Multiframe from Phrase
Phrase, 2007, USA, 8 min
Produced and Directed by Robert Schaller
Choreography and dancing by Michelle Ellsworth
Camera Design/Cinematography by Robert Schaller
A body tries to explain itself to a viewer who can't see very well; she tries to get her point across several times, but her attempts become more elusive to grasp, perhaps even to herself. Finally, she can only shake her head... Phrase was filmed with a handmade 16mm pinhole camera.
The Shape of Water, 2007, Australia, 14 min
Directed by Cordella Beresford
Produced by Brook Wilson
Choreography by Narelle Benjamin
Featuring The Sydney Dance Company
Dancing by soloist, Alexa Heckmann
Music composed by Huey Benjamin
"The Shape of Water" is a sensory journey revolving around the idea of the mind and its inner workings, flowing back and forth like the sea, explores the symbolic connection between water and the human psyche.
Ritual, 2007, USA, 1 min
Choreography by Joy French (Dance Improvisation)
Camera & Editing by Jessica Damon
Music Composition, Additional Editing & Concept by Patrick Maxwell
The anticipation and anxiety inspired by a familiar morning ritual.
photo by Karn Junkinsmith
'Bus Stop' / 'Arret D' Autobus', 2007, USA, 8 min
Directed by Karn Junkinsmith
Produced by Popjunk Productions (kj)
Choreography by Karn Junkinsmith
Dancing by Cara Brooke, Yvonne Croteau, Michael De Smet, Francis Goritsand, Courtney Ryan, Marsha Threlkeld
Music composed by Jeff Junkinsmith
Music performed by Jeff Junkinsmith, Sound Engineer: Ian Lesage
Cinematography by Angela Esposito
Editing by Sean Donavan
Citizens at a rainy bus stop discover a shared passion for public dancing. When one falls, the resulting mild head injury prompts a daydream and calls out the muses. Shot on dreamy super 8 black and white with a rocking piano score played by Jeff Junkinsmith.
Dancer Meaghan McHenry
Dance Like Your Old Man, 2006, Australia, 10 min
Directed by Gideon Obarzanek & Edwina Throsby
Produced by Chunky Move in association with Chequerboard Productions
Featuring Chunky Move
Dancing by Meaghan McHenry, Sara Black, Alexandra Dillon, Bec Reid, Penelope Bartiau & Ros Warby
Music by various artists
Cinematography by Cordelia Beresford
Editing by Simon Njoo
Six unseen fathers come to life through their dances as imitated and reflected on by their daughters.
Unspoken Letter, 2008, USA, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Michael Richman
Choreography and dancing by Michael Richman
Music composed by J.S. Bach
Music performed by Yo-Yo Ma
Cinematography by Heather Gray
"Unspoken Letter" is essentially what the title suggests. The piece abstactly represents the things we wish to say to our family but cannot because of issues of respect and generational differences.
Azalea, 2007, USA, includes live performance, 8 min
Directed by Lynda White
Produced by To & Fro Productions
Choreography by Lynda White
Featuring To & Fro Productions
Dancing by Lynda White and Jen Jones
Music composed by Greg Harris
Music performed by Greg Harris, Jeremy Averitt, Matt Fuller, Megan Tipton, Casey Sidwell
This live multi-layered multimedia performance explores modes of expression and identification through a peeling away of layers and identities. Dancers and musicians explore ways of transforming themselves and mirroring each other - thus transforming the stage into a world that allows one to reflect on the beauty of change.
Goon in Bunny Water, 2007, USA, 7 min
Produced and Directed by Angie Nina Yeowell Blue
Choreography and dancing by Angie Nina Yeowell Blue
Featuring Ballerina Eight Laboratories
Music by Angie Yeowell / Robin Chestnut = SolarTinkle
A music video.
Diva, 2007, UK, 4 min
Directed by Liz Aggiss
Choreography and dancing by Liz Aggiss
Featuring Liz Aggiss
Music composed by Chopin & Schumann
Music performed by J.D. Andrews & Rachel Fryer
Funding by University of Brighton
Craving attention, a dance diva performs a reconstruction from 1927. Nobody gives a fig. She then performs a dance raspberry, Ranki Panki circa 2007. "Diva" is where fact and fiction collide, where archive and reportage rupture.
Thaw, 2007, USA, 7 min
Directed by Marta Renzi
Produced by And Dancers, Inc.
Choreography by Marta Renzi
Dancing by Kimberly Liu and Caitlin Roben-Looker
Music composed by Johannes Brahms
In this visual poem alternating superimposed images of water, women, and swans move in a winter landscape which gradually thaws.