International Shorts 2
More of our best screendance from around the world in this collection of shorts where dancers transcend space, time, and gravity through the magic of film.
Co-presented by San Francisco Cinematheque
Friday, October 9 | 9:30 pm
Director: Geoffrey Goldberg
Choreographer: Geoffrey Goldberg
More Info When a young man takes a break on a bench on the pier, an unexpected visitor turns his break into a full-out musical number.
The Acid — Fame(USA, 2014) 3:48
Director: Dugan O’Neal & RY X
Choreographer: WIFE Wrenn
View Film Poetically choreographed music video for the sensuous, downtempo “Fame,” by The Acid.
Néants(Canada, 2014) 9:02
Director: Nellie Carrier
Choreographer: Nellie Carrier
Co-presented by Consulate General of Canada
Four characters see their destiny falling apart. As they pause in the current moment they experience sensations of mourning, absence, and loss.
Snap Into It(USA, 2014) 3:57
Director: Devin Jamieson & Jillian Meyers
Choreographer: Jillian Meyers A gleeful digression from anticipated outcome, in favor of savoring the pursuit of whim // Following a renegade train of thought with dimension, texture, and amplitude // A staccato attempt to trace the digressions from an iconic Langston Hughes poem.
One Fine Day(UK, 2014) 7:00
Director: Sima Gonsai
Choreographer: Lee Fisher Co-presented by Axis Dance Company
Travel through an imagined world through the eyes of Freefall Dance Company.
Genêt(Belgium, 2014-2015) 6:51
Director: Valery Carnoy
Choreographer: David Noblet
View Trailer | More Info A male and female dancer move independently in multiple universes with several similarities. They are united through similar impulses, beyond space and time.
Queen of Distance *(USA, 2013) 3:12
Director: Zoie Harmon
Choreographer: Zoie Harmon One dancer breaks herself like she breaks in her shoes.
Let’s Say(Hong Kong, 2014) 8:00
Director: Fuk Pak Jim
Choreographer: Li De Modern communication issues between people, three scenes, three dances, one message: Stop Phubbing (the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention).
Director: Vinícius Cardoso
Choreographer: Irupé Sarmiento
View Trailer | More Info A soul lives in an abandoned hospital where it journeys secretly. The body as the unconscious, the dissolution of the self in the breakdown of inside/outside, pain as beauty are explored.
Descent(UK, 2015) 4:56
Director: Antoine Marc & DrewCox
Choreographer: Antoine Marc
View Trailer | More Info A man crawls to his death. Spilling out the essence of life, he envisions vivid memories to accompany his decline.
Amandi(Spain, 2014) 6:35
Director: Francesc Sitges-Sardà & Elisabet Prandi
Choreographer: Ferran Carvajal & Marta Filella
More Info A blend of nature, woods, and weird landscapes with two characters who travel through that space in constant transformation trying to fit in.
Lei(Italy, 2014) 2:43
Director: Gabriele Rizzi
Choreographer: Cris Ursu An endless flight of body and soul in which anything could happen… even what looks impossible is made possible through Lei.
Slääp(Sweden, 2014) 4:28
Director: Lucas Carlsson & Jonathan Morell
Choreographer: Lucas Carlsson A dance video inspired by the original Pharcyde music video Drop, where each dancer’s movement was painstakingly choreographed in reverse, creating unusual visual effects, and set to a parody of the original rap in Swedish.
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