Shorts 2: Ears Wide Open
Seven films with music at their center, weaving sounds from East and West, from jazz to electronic to pure human percussion. Choreographers interpret new compositions, and on-screen collaborations blur the roles of dancer and musician, generating original music as we watch, and listen. Featuring Indian dance superstar Shantala Shivalingappa as she highlights the detailed nuances of her accompaniment.
Followed by a special audience participation activity lead by filmmaker/choreographer Sandy Silva.
Friday, October 12, 2:00 PM
2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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The Wayward Wind
(United States, 2017) 3:38
Director: Steve Delahoyde, Monica Thomas
Choreographer: Monica Thomas
The Wayward Wind uses movement and humor to turn the “rambling man” trope on its head.
(Canada, 2017) 13:45
Director: Marlene Millar, Philip Szporer
Choreographer: Shantala Shivalingappa
Dancer-choreographer Shantala Shivalingappa embodies the powerful and omnipresent persona of Bhairava, destructor of evil and guardian of time, in this vivid incarnation of the deity.
(France, 2017) 4:27
Director: Jake Russell
Choreographer: Rami Hassoun
At a Christmas dinner where connections between people is impossible, Salla tries to make everyone move.
(United States, 2017) 15:00
Director: Francesca N. Penzani
Choreographer: Francesca N. Penzani, Kyreeana Breelin
Based on a dream to bring two women together to create a collaboration that celebrates the joy of being alive, Double Up is a powerful conversation, through music and dance.
(United States, 2018) 6:57
Director: Katherine Helen Fisher, Michael Shedlin
Choreographer: Katherine Helen Fisher
A film by Safety Third Productions, VORTICES is a screen dance featuring aerial cinematography by Sinziana Velicescu, which sees a kaleidoscope of dancers inhabit an austere desert landscape with impressive athleticism and attack. Directed by choreographer Katherine Helen Fisher with Michael Shedlin and set to a driving score by new music composer Anna Meredith, NAUTILUS is constructed in the minimalistic tradition of Babette Mangolte and Lucinda Childs.
The Third Breath
(France, 2017) 9:14
Director: Jonathan Mandel
Choreographer: Yutaka Nakata
Painter-performer Yon Costes, dancer Yutaka Nakata and composer Aleksi Aubry Carlson mix their disciplines in a powerful blend of creative dynamics.
(Canada, 2018) 13:00
Director: Marlene Millar
Choreographer: Sandy Silva
Traverse weaves the stories of five women into a tapestry of collective experience as they journey, confronting obstacles along the way. Through this process of reflection in motion, a powerful sense of strength is ignited.
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