Shorts 3: Into the Wild Blue Yonder
Travel to the farthest reaches of the world — from the frozen beauty of Antarctica to the deserts of Israel. Including AM:PM by Freedom Ballet of Ukraine, providing an introduction of this cutting-edge dance theater troupe to Bay Area audiences. Also on the program is Jacob Jonas’ Able, showcasing superhuman feats by “differently-abled” international hip hop crew ILL-Abilities.
Friday, October 12, 8:45 PM
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And So Say All of Us
(United States, 2018) 9:42
Director: Mitchell Rose
52 seminal international choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance. Featured artists include Ohad Naharin, Mark Morris, Elizabeth Streb, Bill T. Jones, Meredith Monk, William Forsythe, and Lucinda Childs. Commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music in honor of Joseph V. Melillo’s 35 years of service as its executive producer.
(United States, 2018) 5:09
Director: Jacob Jonas
Choreographer: ILL-Abilities Dance Crew
American choreographer Jacob Jonas collaborates with ILL-Abilities—a dance group representing the differently-abled community, basing the performance on the group’s mantra: “No excuses, no limits.”
Antarctica: The First Dance
(United Kingdom, 2018) 4.55
Director: Corey Baker
Choreographer: Corey Baker
Performed by Madeleine Graham, star of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, on the stunning and demanding ice planes of Antarctica, the film celebrates this awe-inspiring continent and draws attention to the current crisis it is facing from climate change.
(Israel, 2018) 6:17
Director: Micah Smith
Choreographer: Tamir Ginz
The film is a single, fluid shot that moves around a crowded bar, landing on different couples and individuals whose inner worlds are suddenly manifested through dance.
(United Kingdom, 2018) 3:42
Director: Billy Boyd Cape
Choreographer: Botis Seva
Director Billy Boyd Cape collaborates with Botis Seva’s hip-hop theatre collective Far From The Norm to explore the themes of love, abandonment and fatherhood.
(United Kingdom, 2016) 6:24
Director: Barney Cokeliss
Choreographer: Louise Tanoto, Jacob Ingram Dodd, Jason Thorpe
Every night, a lonely man sees a beautiful young woman dancing outside his window. He is transfixed by her and wonders if she’s real. Then things become complicated….
(Israel, 2017) 10:58
Director: Or Schraiber
Choreographer: Or Schraiber, Ori Ofri, Bobbi Jene Smith
SHIVTA is a short dance film telling a cinematic and kinetic exploration of two lost desert wanderers who find themselves bewitched and possessed by a celestial fortune teller.
(Ukraine, 2018) 19:00
Director: Konstantin Gordienko
Choreographer: Konstantin Gordienko
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