Program C • Oct 20 & 23
photo by Shimmy Boyle
REVEL IN YOUR BODY, 2018, United States, 5 min
Directed by Katherine Helen Fisher
Produced by Lisa Niedermeyer
Choreography by Alice Sheppard
Featuring Kinetic Light
Dancing by Alice Sheppard, Laurel Lawson
Music composed by Missy Mazzoli
Music performed by Roomful of Teeth
Cinematography by Shimmy Boyle
Edited by Katherine Helen Fisher
Still Photo by Shimmy Boyle
Jumps evolve into joyous flight and split-second connections are luxuriously lengthened in this short dance film featuring disabled dancers Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson.
Express, 2018, United States, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Meredith Slifkin
Choreography by Aleksandar Dokuleski
Featuring Arthur Murray NYC Broadway
Dancing by "Lauren Wilmore[CR]Devin Packard"
Music by Jacob Lurye
Cinematography by Lydia Lovell
Edited by Meredith Slifkin
On their daily Q train commute, two strangers form a connection.
Flight, 2018, Netherlands, 12 min
Directed by Wiam Al-Zabari
Produced by Iris Lammertsma, Boudewijn Koole
Choreography by Krisztina de Châtel
Dancing by Anna Sara Fierro, Alina Fejzo, Kirvan Fortuin, Kiyan Khoshoie, Konstantinos Kranidiotis, Martina Orlandi, Sterre Vreeker
Music composed by Juho Nurmela
Cinematography by Reinout Steenhuizen
Edited by Riekje Ziengs
Director Wiam Al-Zabari and choreographer Krisztina de Châtel, who’ve both fled their home countries, make us feel what it’s like to have to flee, by taking us from our own familiar – Dutch – environment, on a frightening journey of flight. Just like we’re one of the ones staying behind, we see a group of dancers flee from a typical Dutch village, through the woods and the dune fields into the sea, heading towards their freedom. Along the way they struggle with nature and its unpredictable forces; a symbol for the obstacles to overcome in order to see a flight through successfully.
Gravitation: Variation in Time and Space, 2015, Russian Federation, 14 min
Directed by Andrei Severny
Produced by Rem Khass
Choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti
Dancing by Diana Vishneva
Music composed by Arvo Part, Richard Garet
Music performed by Various
Cinematography by Steve Romano
Edited by Andrei Severny
Gravitation is a synergy of dance and cinema. It is shot entirely in slow motion and features Diana Vishneva, principal dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet and the American Ballet Theater. The film is the story of creation, inner struggle and transformation. Calligraphic black and white images are rich in metaphors exploring the notions of time and space, movement and light.
as·phyx·i·a·tion, 2019, United States, 6 min
Directed by Nadav Heyman
Choreography and dancing by Nadav Heyman
Music by Nadav Heyman
Cinematography by Parinda Mai
Edited by Nadav Heyman
As part of the S.A.C. Artist Residency and in collaboration with Studio 1750 (South Korea), filmmaker Nadav Heyman explores the claustrophobic limits of his physicality, set in rural Thailand.
Atena/Nets, 2019, Ghana, 6 min
Produced and Directed by Mark Freeman
Choreography and dancing by Julius Yaw Quansah and Sena Atsugah
Music composed by New Global Ensemble USA/Germany/Ghana
Music performed by New Global Ensemble USA/Germany/Ghana, Benjamin Boone, Stefan Poetzsch, Aaron Beb,e Sukura Baffour, Awuah Kyerematen
Cinematography by Jenna Castillo
Edited by Mark Freeman
A site-specific contemporary dance set in Jamestown, a traditional fishing community in Accra, the capital of Ghana, with rising stars in Ghana’s dance community, Julius Yaw Quansah and Sena Atsugah, enmeshed in the challenges of daily life. Drawing from Ghanaian customs and traditions, they cast a wide net, remaking their world.
Pooling, 2018, United States, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Dawn Westlake
Choreography and dancing by Marc Carrizo Vilarroig
Music by Joan Armand Forero
DP/Editing/VFX by Pol Carrizo Vilarroig
Animation by Dismas & GrissyG Lizarraga
When one takes an ill-advised leap of faith into the void, the body breaks. It takes a pooling of the deepest resources of the spirit to reconstruct the man.
Mami Origami, 2018, Canada, 7 min
Produced and Directed by Marites Carino
Choreography by Emmanuelle Lê Phan
Featuring Tentacle Tribe
Dancing by Emmanuelle Lê Phan, Marie-Reine Kabasha, Victoria Mackenzie
Music by Samuel Nadai Sung Productions
Cinematography by Kes Tagney
Edited by Marites Carino
Mami Origami speaks of transformation and the multi-layered, complex nature of being, and is inspired by the intricate Japanese art of Origami.
The Indexical Dance-a-Thon!, 2016, Canada, 4 min
Directed by Evann Siebens
Choreography and dancing by Cora Bos-Kroese, Justine A. Chambers, Kevin Cregan, Jane Ellison, James Gnam, Amy Raymond
Music composed by Philip Glass
Music performed by Lisa Moore
Filmmaker: Evann Siebens
Remixing her archive of 16mm film and years of dance cinematography, Siebens creates a messy yet emotional montage, using visual phasing to jump-cut across time and individual dancers. Shot in seminal dance environments Ballett Frankfurt in Germany and The Western Front in Canada, the film mixes professional and amateur dancers, probing their gaze and the search for the sublime through simple improvisational gestures.