Friday Evening & Sunday Matinee Screenings (Program A)
Father’s Day/Free Land in KS, 2017, USA, 5 min
Directed by Joy French
Choreography and dancing by Joy French
Sound Design by John Sporman
An interdisciplinary performance piece about the story of fading rural townships and misplaced family lore.
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.
Stopgap in Stop Motion, 2016, United Kingdom, 5 min
Produced and Directed by Stephen Featherstone
Choreography by Lucy Bennett
Featuring Stopgap Dance Company
Dancing by Amy Butler, Laura Jones, Nadenh Poan, Chris Pavia, Hannah Sampson, David Toole, David Willdridge, Tomos Young
Music by Dougie Evans
Filmmaker: Stephen Featherstone
Performers in disabled and non-disabled dance company "Stopgap" move in and out of photos and across tabletops until the whole company meet and perform in unison.
Intermission, 15 min
Snack Time. Enjoy the video installations in the theater and the lobby.
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Panel Discussion, 15 min
Panel discussion on dance cinema. Moderators and panelists to be announced.
SEE | OBEY, 2015, Finland, 15 min
Directed by Jouka Valkama
Produced by Susanna Leinonen Company, Anniina Rantamäki
Choreography by Susanna Leinonen
Featuring Susanna Leinonen Company
Dancing by Pekka Louhio, Raija Ojala, Helga Valkama, Natasha Lommi, Eero Vesterinen, Sanni Giordani, Elina Häyrynen, Aksinja Lommi
Music by Kasperi Laine
Filmmaker: Jouka Valkama
Simultaneously, three different narratives about human emotions, every day events, and conflicts are portrayed by physical expression and movement. Time is manipulated by cinematic means, and the film uses several professional dancers as well as almost a hundred volunteers.
Women in Cities, 2017, United States, 2 min
Choreography by Rosie Trump
Featuring Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance
Dancing by Christina Carter, Abrie Parrish, Shelby Wilburn
Music composed by Kosta T
Cinematography by Trisha French
Edited by Rosie Trump
Three women navigate internal and external pressures in this a short stop motion dance film which assembles over two thousand still images. Kinetic snapshots of twisting, hinging, and flinging are interrupted by micro-arrests generating a passive tension between the women. Referencing visual artist Robert Longo’s Men in Cities series, and manifesting the implied movement in its images.
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.
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.