Friday Evening Screening at 8 PM
photo by Trish Simonite
Palimpsest, 2010, USA, includes live performance, 12 min
Directed by Susanna Morrow
Produced by Ana Baer Carrillo
Choreography and dancing by Susanna Morrow
Filmmaker: Ana Baer Carrillo
A woman preoccupied with perfection attempts to learn from her mistakes by taking copious notes.
photo by Mauereen Lopez
After the Water the Clouds, 2009, san francisco, california, USA, 10 min
Produced and Directed by Carmen Rozestraten
Choreography by Carmen Rozestraten
Featuring Carmen Rozestraten
Dancing by Maureen Lopez, Carlos Fuentes, Anna Tejera
Music by Toni Marti
Cinematography by Enric Miro
Edited by Jennifer Chinlund
Playful and poetic voyage of a young Catalan woman whose world becomes more and more surreal as she encounters mythical and unusual characters.
photo by Martin Klemik
Puddle Song, 2009, Oakland, CA, USA, 3 min
Directed by Teresa Brazen
Produced by Michele Stewart
Choreography and dancing by Jenni Bregman
Music composed by Brandon Hopp
Cinematography by Martin Klemik, Brandon Hopp
Edited by Brandon Hopp
Lighting by Rich Wells
Observation by Leila Banijamali
A young woman happens upon a puddle that makes a strange sound. This film explores play and its loss in adulthood.
Body/Traces, 2009, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 7 min
Produced and Directed by Sophie Kahn & Lisa Parra
Choreography by Lisa Parra
Dancing by Lisa Parra and Tina Vasquez
Music composed by Sawako Kato
Edited by Lisa Parra & Silvia Zaya Serra
New media artist & 3D animation by Sophie Kahn
3D scanning by David Barrett-Kahn
Made with a DIY 3D laser scanner, this stop-motion animation asks the question: what happens to the body in motion when it is made into a still image and then re-animated into the motion from whence it came?
The Breath We Left, 2009, USA, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders
Music composed by Sigur Ros [edited]
Filmmaker: Tara Rynders
I find comfort in your warmth and your texture in my hands and feet. I reach into my pockets and search for the breath we left. I look back only to see the future swept up by the current and I am again alone. Forced to face myself I have a choice. I am here and I am there - searching. . .
Youth Divers, 2010, USA, 2 min
Produced and Directed by Mark and Angela Walley
Featuring Northside Aquatics Diving Team
Music composed by Mark Walley
"Youth Divers" documents the practice of a local youth diving team. The film brings a calm, slow elegance to a normally loud, fast-paced practice - and in doing so is able to capture what the eye cannot.
Mujeres de Juarez, 2004, USA, includes live performance, 10 min
Directed by Ana Baer
Produced by Ana Baer - Avant Media Productions
Choreography by Ana Baer
Dancing by Alyssa Benitez, Sarah Sanchez & Katherine Wren performing live
Music composed by original by Randy Gibson
Music performed by Laine Rettmer
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
An intimate view on the femicides of the border town of Juarez.
Persecution, 2009, USA, 4 min
Produced and Directed by John T. Williams
Choreography by Yannis Adoniou
Dancing by Justin Andrews, Marina Fukushima
Music composed by Richard Zarou (Music Arrangement)
Cinematography by James Tucker
Edited by John T. Williams
In this abstract film, symbols, words, and abusive phrases wash over the bodies of flowing dancers as they drift through a world of intolerance.
Binary Form, 2009, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK, 2 min
Directed by Chirstinn Whyte
Choreography and dancing by Chirstinn Whyte
Cinematography by Jake Messenger
Edited by Chirstinn Whyte
Short sequences of improvised movement are reduced to a binary form. The resulting frames are animated by sequence replication with the Apple Motion application.
The Bridge, 2010, USA, 6 min
Directed by Caren McCaleb / Ana Baer
Produced by Bitcho Maria
Choreography by Ana Baer
Dancing by Yuki Hammel and Enissa Harris
Music composed by Stephen D. Anderson and Todd Gerber
Cinematography by Caren McCaleb / Ana Baer
Edited by Caren McCaleb
Two woman drawn together find themselves walking towards the same bridge; their encounter reveals a greater bond.
no, 2010, USA, 2 min
Produced and Directed by Michelle Ellsworth
Choreography and dancing by Michelle Ellsworth
Filmmaker: Michelle Ellsworth
"no" is an experiment in negative listening. Shot at the Beecher Island Battlefield near Wray, Colorado.
Plastic Ballad, 2009, USA, 3 min
Directed by Mara Tasker and Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow
Produced by Mara Tasker
Choreography and dancing by Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow
Music composed by Hamster Theatre
Cinematography by Mara Tasker
Edited by Mara Tasker and Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow
Ink, color and assorted mediums provide textures which parade playfully upon the surface layer, engaging in a ballad of abstract conversations between figure and ink. With the cinematic influences of Bruce Conner and dance influences of Loie Fuller, "Plastic Ballad" abstracts the movements of the human form beyond recognition.
NOBODY'S DARLING, 2010, USA, 4 min
Directed by Marta Renzi
Produced by Dixon Place
Choreography by Marta Renzi
Featuring And Dancers, Inc.
Dancing by Tina Vasquez, Amos Wolff
Filmmaker: Marta Renzi
The independent spirits and unsentimental intimacy of the dancers is both tough and tender. Similarly, the setting for this relationship is a bare bones studio in which their breathing and footfalls create the score.