Cultural Exchange: Dance Films from China
SFDFF presents a special collaboration with the Chinese Dancers Association of Beijing to showcase films from its Young Artist Platform, a program curating young Chinese creators. Ten intelligently crafted short pieces by different directors create dreamscapes of varied settings and scenes, interweaving fine details with broad physicality.
Co-presented by US Chinese Dance Association
Saturday, October 13, 5:00 PM and Sunday, October 14, 12:30 PM
Silent Cinema: Brava Theater Studio, Mezzanine
2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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(China, 2018) 1:17
Director: Hua Ming
Choreographer: Hua Ming
In this peace era, war is a word which is looking far away from the public, but the thinking of the relationship between war and people is helpful for our civilization to become better from the basic to the future.
(China, 2018) 1:46
Director: Hu Qingzhe
Choreographer: Xi Linfu
The film reveals the rising anxiety in the process of modernization in Mongolian region as the people’s spiritual world and value orientation are strongly impacted. The contradictions and conflicts between the traditional grassland culture and modern civilization are rising…
(China, 2018) 2:59
To awaken from the individual life is the living aspiration of each human being in the world. It is a long-term process full of various explorations from limitations to infinity, from the narrowness to the embrace.
(China, 2018) 1:56
Moth darting into a flame, bringing destruction upon itself.
One and Another Half
(China, 2018) 3:38
Half-bright meets half-dark, half-gray combines with half-color, half-known encounters half-unknown. Explicitly or secretly, calmly or dangerously, one side keeps building up, while the other keeps deconstructing. She is the One. She meets the other Half。
Tell Something to Yourself
(China, 2018) 3:52
Choreographer：Dynamic Wang, Tang Shiyi
When we return to the water again, whether it is to overcome the fear of being under the surface or the fear of holding our breath, it is a challenge to overcome our nature, to break through our limits and to talk to our inner selves.
(China, 2018) 15:41
Director：Chang Xiaoni, Guan Xi
They are waiting for a knocking at the door!
The War and the Peace
(China, 2018) 1:47
Director: Chen Yuting
Choreographer: Chen Chuwen
The war has never ever left our world. We, ancestors, have stepped over the trail of the smoke in the battlefield. The civil war slogans in 1930s are still clear on the wall, however, new lives have been reborn in the remains!
(China, 2018) 2:22
I believe the world of infinity can be interpreted using the unlimited power of creativity and measured by the length extended from my body and limbs.
(China, 2018) 4:03
Production Team: Jingrong Lee, Xidan Zhang, Muhan Zhang
Choreographer: Shen Yingying
The movement of Shen Yingying has the unique individual style. This work aims to transform the body’s line, energy and movement into the video language, thus recording the “Portrait” of contemporary Chinese dancers.