Opening Night 2016: International Shorts I
An evocative and eclectic mix of short films from around the world opens the 2016 festival. The program takes us across the globe, from Tahiti and a joyful traditional dance in Ori Tahiti, to Glasgow and a labyrinthine foray through a mysterious empty swimming pool in Maze; onward to Finland for a humorous send-up of bureaucratic absurdities in Body Language Zone and further to a sobering depiction of the Syrian tragedy with Message To…. Evening begins at 6:30 with a prosecco welcome reception for all ticketholders.
Thursday, October 20 | 7:30 pm
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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Single Ticket: $20 (Students/Members: $17 ID required)
Admission includes a pre-screening prosecco welcome and post-screening reception
Spark(Germany, 2015) 2:58
Director: Boris Seewald
Choreographer: Simone Schmidt, Althea Corlett An encounter between classical dance, geometry, and electronic music.
Body Language Zone(Finland, 2015) 10:13
Director: Kim Saarinen
Choreographer: Johanna Keinänen
View Trailer In four episodes a humorous consultant gives expert advice on body language for the office environment.
Expose(The Netherlands, 2015) 11:58
Director: Moniek van der Kallen
Choreographer: Moniek van der Kallen
View Trailer Through transparent curtains and glass ornaments a girl appears, dancing around her room carefree. Lightheartedly she moves across the floor. Until she realizes she is not alone.
Abismo(Canada, 2016) 8:12
Director: Pablo Diconca
Choreographer: Catherine Gaudet
View Trailer A man and a woman, drifting on a raft, dance with their instincts by choosing the only possible escape…
Maze(UK, 2016) 6:02
Director: Eve McConnachie
Choreographer: Sophie Laplane Two young people discover each other as they explore a labyrinthine and derelict Glasgow swimming pool.
Natalia & Robby dance ‘Ori Tahiti(French Polynesia, 2016) 2:36
Director: Marc E. Louvat
Choreographer: Natalia Louvat & Robby Ariiotima Natalia Louvat & Robby Ariiotima are two ‘Ori Tahiti dancers. They won Best Duet prize in the Tahiti Nui Competition 2015. In Tahiti, on the edge of the road, they perform their music and dance.
Interlude(The Netherlands, 2015) 9:56
Director: Harrie Verbeek
Choreographer: Jelena Kostić
View Trailer In a lonely fight for her identity, a woman finds power and acceptance through a bold and vulnerable dance.
Message To..(France, 2016) 15:00
Director: Rami Hassoun
Choreographer: Rami Hassoun
View Trailer With reference to the Syrian conflict, this work reflects the exploitation of women—in other words, human beings—when economic greediness takes priority over political humanist engagement.
Exquisite Corps(USA, 2016) 5:49
Director: Mitchell Rose
View Trailer Forty-two American contemporary choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance.
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