Shorts screening & performance, Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:30 pm
Live Cinematic Trans Flux, 2008, Finland, includes live performance, 25 min
Produced and Directed by Sini Haapalinna
Choreography and dancing by Sini Haapalinna
Music by Sini Haapalinna
Visual Programming by Markku Nousiainen
Continuously in a state of becoming, the energetic movement interacts with the flows and dynamics of the body, of space, and of image - being at once both factual and abstract. A plurality of events, the performance happening: in digital space, on laptop and camera, on miniatyre stage, via projected image, in performance space, with materials in and on the body of the performer as well as in the collective body and consiciousness of the audience, and in the nongravital wavy soundscape.
Grishka Caruge, Andrea Bescond & Stefanie Batten Bland; photo by Guillaume Le Grontec
Shoplift, 2008, Paris, France, 3 min
Directed by Guillaume Le Grontec
Produced by Stefanie Batten Bland & Guillaume Le Grontec
Choreography by Stefanie Batten Bland
Dancing by Grishka Caruge, Andrea Bescond
Music composed by Mychael Danna
communication, a couple, an elevator
The Encounter, 2008, Spain, 3 min
Directed by Fátima Tocornal
Produced by ob-art produccions
Choreography by Maria Stoyanova & Fátima Tocornal
Dancing by Maria Stoyanova & Tania Atanassova
Music composed by Bizet, Carmen, (Maria Callas)
"The encounter" is a collaboration between Fátima Tocornal, Maria Stoyanova and her mother, Tania Atanassova as a plastic artist.
The search for identity, the tension face to the imposed model, or the liberation are represented in the posing game, catching the shadow of the figure, or dancing in a bubble.
photo by Johan Candert
Homeward Bound, 2005, ÅKERSBERGA, Sweden, 9 min
Directed by Efva Lilja
Produced by Malcolm Dixelius
Choreography by Efva Lilja
Dancing by Anna Koch, Helene Karabuda, Göran Blomqvist, Yvan Auzely
Music by Tommy Zwedberg
A film about a man and his journey through an outer landscape towards an inner one. Accompanying him on his journey are another man and two women. Together they move through a kind of dream-like state that only a floating life under water can create. There is space in water not only for pleasure and enjoyment but also for the desperate struggle, the resistance of the element, and the lack of oxygen it generates. Life and death. Good times and bad.
I am, 2008, USA, 5 min
Directed by Joy French
Choreography by Joy French with the help of her dancers
Dancing by Celine Cooper, Amy Dillahunty, Page Jenkins, Sarahbelle Marsh, Lyndia McGauhey, Cortney McGuire, Julie Murphy, Lauren Ponder, Katie Whalen
Music composed by Big Sam Thompson
Music performed by Chris Thile
"I am." explores a group of women and an object that brings them all together: the egg. It is about community. About women. And about meditating on our individual choices in the face of our future paths.
Night Practice, 2006, UK, 3 min
Directed by Susanna Wallin
Produced by Colin Bell
Choreography by Susanna Wallin
Featuring Kombat Breakers
Dancing by Kombat Breakers
Music composed by Mikkel H Eriksen
In Susanna Wallin's "Night Practice," the seven dancers from Coventry's Kombat Breakers are seen hanging out on a floodlit football pitch at night. There is no coach to be seen and the film explores the undirected energy that comes from being able to do whatever you want. Shot on a pitch in the middle of the night in Coventry, "Night Practice" combines the structure of meticulous training with simple magical wonder.
Please, 2008, USA, includes live performance, 6 min
Produced and Directed by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders
Music composed by Explosions in the Sky
Film by Heather Gray
This dance for camera piece is about two people having a conversation over and over again in multiple locations. The conversation also takes place live while the film is being shown.
Expressive Processing, 2007, Porto, Portugal, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Helena Figueiredo
Dancing by Catarina Costa e Silva
Music by Pedro Marques
A dancer controls a virtual character, displacing her senses to her shadow. The event is registered by seven video cameras and the gesture, movement and articulation captured in those images are input to a music generation algorithm.
I Want You Back, 2008, USA, 11 min
Produced and Directed by Gaelen Hanson
Choreography and dancing by Gaelen Hanson
Editing by Gaelen Hanson
"I Want You Back" is the latest video work by choreographer and media artist Gaelen Hanson. In her quest to transcend heartbreak, Gaelen employs technical wizardry to solicit the help and advice of two of her alter egos; Betty and Dr. Faker. In "I Want You Back," droll theatricality gives way to the potential of the camera and fervent dancing ensues.
ROOPER, 2008, USA, 2 min
Produced and Directed by Kim Arrow
Choreography by Kim Arrow
Featuring Ponto Facto
Dancing by Kim Arrow
Music composed by Tara Tucker & Arnie Amura
Music performed by Tara Tucker & Arnie Amura: Mikanji: The Meeting Place
Using power-stilts, a man fails to hop with a mob of kangaroo but succeeds in making a dance
Helenka, 2008, Canada, 12 min
Directed by Karen Rose
Produced by Karen Rose/Ed Video Media Arts Centre
Choreography by Karen Rose
Featuring Company Karen Rose
Dancing by Ali English, Yvette Bon, Kelly Steadmen, Stephanie Toohill, Karen Rose
Music composed by Karl Snyder
Music performed by Karl Snyder, Dan Forsey
Cinematography by Dan Evans
Helenka is a unique and powerful dance film that follows the physical and emotional journeys of five women during a time of Nazi Regime. Their journeys are driven by emotion that is inextricably bound to the physical choreographic language. It is a testament to their solidarity, strength, and resilience.
A viseral form of remembering.
Head2Head, 2008, Hoboken, NJ, USA, 12 min
Produced and Directed by David Mathias
Choreography by Christina Towle
Featuring Company Version Originale
Dancing by Philippe Lbehar and Christina Towle
Music composed by David Mathias
With our sensory organs we hone in on those who surround us, like a camera zooming in on its subject; from the blur of anonymous faces emerges the physical and personal allure of certain individuals. Through these antennas we contact one another, choosing either to create a rapport of intimacy, or to separate ourselves as though within a bubble that surrounds and protects us. The duet, "Head2Head," is inspired by this moment of choice.
Beatrice, 2009, USA, 5 min
Produced and Directed by Lynda White
Choreography by Lynda White
Dancing by Wess Statts
Music by Greg T. Harris
A woman struggles to survive her own damnation and dreams of heaven.
CONSIDERING AN EXHIBITION, 2008, USA, 5 min
Directed by Marta Renzi
Produced by And Dancers, Inc.
Choreography by Marta Renzi
Dancing by David Thomson
Music by William Finn
Cinematography by Jake Goldwasser
Photos by Patricia Aridjis, Francisco Matas Rosa, Saiya Miller
A photographer wrestles with his conscience in a small attic studio at night. In a crisis of faith, he keeps returning to his black and white images for proof that what he does matters. After a bath, image and reality merge into a new beginning.
ALONE, 2008, USA, 5 min
Directed by Mary Wohl Haan & Leslie Merrill
Produced by HAAN Dances
Choreography and dancing by Mary Wohl Haan
Featuring HAAN Dances
Music composed by Highlights from Terracotta Warriors, A New Action-Musical, "Life is a Bewildering Journey"
Videography by Mary Wohl Haan & Leslie Merrill
A glimpse into the beauty and sense of aloneness we might see in the changing seasons of our lives.
Self Portrait, 2008, USA, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Ana Baer
Choreography and dancing by Kim Olson
Editing by Caren Mc Caleb
An exploration of Self within dance and video.