Short films and live performance, Friday, Sept. 10, 7:30 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.
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?
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.
Passing Through, 2009, USA, 4 min
Produced by Michelle Ellsworth
Choreography by Toby Hankin
Dancing by Kelsey Chilton, Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow, Joy French, Cortney McGuire, Michael Richman and Stephanie Kobes
Cinematography by Robert Schaller
Edited by Hamel Bloom
Humans passing through each others' lives is portrayed with movement and overlay.
Duet, 2009, Istanbul, Devon, Turkey, 2 min
Directed by Anthony Askew, Ellen Pillow
Choreography and dancing by Ellen Pillow
Music by Anthony Askew
Cinematography by Anthony Askew
Edited by Anthony Askew, Ellen Pillow
This playful manipulation of body image and time highlights the aesthetics of developing bodily movements and the body's integral relationship with environment. Filmed in Scotland.
photo by Margaret Williams
Veterans, 2008, USA, 17 min
Directed by Margaret Williams
Produced by Victoria Marks
Choreography by Victoria Marks
Dancing by Manuel Flores, Aaron McCollum, John Tingley, Cidkyee Williams, Felton Lee Williams
Music composed by Jeremy Cox
Music performed by Jeremy Cox, Nigel Hoyle
Filmmaker: Margaret Williams
Production Assistance by Ellen Bromberg & Cari Ann Shim Sham*
Temporarily emerging from solitary battles of isolation, dislocation, and memory, five US war veterans converge in a quiet alley and join in a ritual re-enactment of combat.
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. . .
The Imp in the City, 2010, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2 min
Produced and Directed by Dawn Westlake
Choreography and dancing by Marc Carrizo
Music by Gregory Johnson
Cinematography by Dawn Westlake
Edited by Gregory Johnson
Having just lost his mother to lung cancer, 15-year-old Marc Carrizo breakdances in his Barcelona neighborhood. This film is dedicated to her.
photo by Project Photographer: Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang
water burns sun, 2009, USA, 7 min
Produced and Directed by Petra Kuppers
Choreography by Petra Kuppers
Featuring The Olimpias
Dancing by Neil Marcus, Mayuko Abaye, Eboni Hawkins, Leslie Schickel
Music by Dax Pearson
Cinematography by Lissa Ivy Tiegel
Edited by Sadie Wilcox
This Butoh dancevideo sheds light on skin, water, ghosts and the meanings of 'cripple'. An Olimpias Disability Culture Production.
MY FERAL VALENTINE, 2009, USA, 3 min
Directed by Marta Renzi
Produced by And Dancers, Inc.
Choreography by Marta Renzi
Featuring And Dancers, Inc.
Dancing by Leonides Arpon and Mica Bernas
Music composed by Lila Downs and Paul Cohen
Music performed by Lila Downs and Ixaya Mazatzin Tleyotl
Cinematography by Jake Goldwasser
Edited by Jake Goldwasser and Marta Renzi
A man and a woman meet after-hours in an empty bar. Suddenly, a fusion of ranchera and jazz, all is teeth and tongues - not your usual valentine.
She, 2009, USA, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Kathy Rose
Choreography by Kathy Rose
Dancing by Kathy Rose, Chi Kit Tso
Music composed by C.P. Roth
Filmmaker: Kathy Rose
An insectoid fantasy with an indio/arachnid sound track, this piece was originally created as a live performance and then re-interpreted as a video.
January, 2009, USA, 4 min
Choreography and dancing by Rachael Lincoln
Music by Low in the Sky
Edited by Cari Ann Shim Sham*
Concept by RJ Muna and Rachael Lincoln
Set and Videography by RJ Muna
Within real and imagined confines of winter, with chalk dust as snow, a woman follows her mind's small agitations as she meditates on the passage of time.
dis.appear, 2010, USA, 5 min
Produced and Directed by Beth Portnoy
Choreography and dancing by Beth Portnoy
Music by Caroline Shaw
Filmmaker: Beth Portnoy
what exists when everything you know disappears?
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.
Let's Dance, 2010, USA, 2 min
Produced and Directed by Malia Bruker, Oscar Molina
Choreography and dancing by Eun Jung Choi, Guillermo Ortega Tanus
Featuring Da Da Dance Project
Music composed by Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli
Music performed by Miles Davis and the Lighthouse All-Stars
Filmmaker: Malia Bruker, Oscar Molina
"Let's Dance" is a sensual black and white film that captures the relief that dance provides in everyday life.