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Wake, 2016, Canada, 6 min
Directed by Katherine Macnaughton
Produced by Emmanuel Hessler
Choreography by Ashley Werhun
Dancing by Ashley Werhun, Mark Caserta, Jeremy Coachman, Gemma Freitas, Kiera Hill
Music composed by De La Romance
Cinematography by Derek Branscombe
Edited by Katherine Macnaughton
Wake is a reflection on the isolation that technology can create. It is an invitation to reconnect and rebuild our relationships with the people and elements around us.
Separate Sentences, 2016, United States, 15 min
Produced and Directed by Amie Dowling, Austin Forbord
Choreography by Amie Dowling
Music composed by Albert Mathias
Music performed by Albert Mathais
Cinematography by Heath Orchard
Edited by Austin Forbord
Incarceration is not a single or discrete event, but a dynamic process that unfolds over time and affects families for generations. This dance/theater film draws upon individual experiences and physical memories of a cast comprised of Bay Area artists– some of whom are fathers or sons who have experienced incarceration. See below for a special note from the directors.
re: to resolve, 2017, United States, 4 min
Directed by Olivia Dwyer
Choreography and dancing by Olivia Dwyer
Music composed by Compiled by Olivia Dwyer
Cinematography by Satchel Spencer
Edited by Olivia Dwyer
Exploring fear, doubt, and hesitation through visceral imagery, flashes of light, and a quickening of tempo, this film attempts to unveil the reality of artistry, life, and body memory.
Chimera, 2016, France, 2 min
Directed by Steven Briand
Produced by Vast Be Mess
Choreography by Cathy Ematchoua
Featuring Cathy Ematchoua
Dancing by Aliaska HILSUM, Leonore ZURFLUH, Hajiba FAHMY, Dalila Cortes.
Music by Phazz
Cinematography by Kaname Onoyama
Edited by Nadir Cassim
Inspired by Greek mythology, the Chimera features acrobatic dance performances and highly aesthetic kaleidoscopic movements.
Amuse, 2016, Netherlands, 6 min
Directed by Ivo van Aart
Produced by Rob IJpelaar
Choreography by Jonne Covers
Dancing by Inbal Abir, Yeli Beurskens, Anna Fransen, Nina Funk, Julia Heider, Sophie Jetten, Minke Tettero & Heleen van der West
Music composed by Jeffrey van Rossum
Cinematography by Floris Verweij
Edited by Ivo van Aart
A large restaurant, full of people who are having a good time. They're chatting and paying attention to each other. At least, that's what it seems...
TAKE YOUR TIME, 2017, United States, 5 min
Directed by Max Sachar, Natasha Adorlee Johnson
Choreography by Natasha Adorlee Johnson
Featuring Concept o4
Dancing by Natasha Adorlee Johnson and Dalmacio Payomo
Music by Lender
Filmmaker: Max Sachar
Obstacles can sometimes pull us apart, but they can also create a force that binds us. This is the framework for this dream-like collaboration between Bay Area based indie rock band Lender, director/choreographer Natasha Adorlee Johnson, Concept o4 dancers, and Max Sachar, a feature film animation manager at Pixar. A single 5-minute choreographed shot, played backwards, follows a duet as they navigate complex obstacles and spaces.
COLD STORAGE, 2016, Finland, 9 min
Directed by Thomas Freundlich
Produced by Lumikinos Production Oy
Choreography by Thomas Freundlich
Dancing by Valtteri Raekallio, Eero Vesterinen
Music by Kimmo Pohjonen
Cinematography by Thomas Freundlich
Edited by Jukka Nykänen
Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.
JONAH, 2016, United States, 5 min
Directed by Andrew Michael Ellis
Produced by Andrew Michael Ellis, Ernest Felton Baker
Choreography and dancing by Ernest Felton Baker
Music by Christopher Marianetti
Cinematography by Andrew Michael Ellis
Edited by Ben Stamper
Interviewee by Charlie Smith
Interviewer by Elmer Sparks
JONAH is a meditative documentary using dance to explore and personify a curious interview with a former African American slave. Interpreting a historical interview through a modern exploratory dance, the documentary asks questions about the inheritance of trauma, and our capacity to regenerate.