The Co-Laboratory

The Co-Laboratory is a unique collaboration between two teams of choreographers and filmmakers who create short dance films in a compressed amount of time. The intention is not to create the perfect film, but to bring professional artists into the atmosphere of a laboratory, one that challenges them to think collaboratively and explore possibilities for expression outside their fields, hopefully inspiring future creative relationships among local artists.

2020 Co-Laboratory Q&A: Dear Black Girls

Join moderator Laura Elaine Ellis for a deep dive into the brand new 2020 commissioned dance film Dear Black Girls with filmmaker Yoram Savion and dancers, artists, and activists Isha Clarke and Shayla Avery.

The film honors and gives voice to all Black girls while celebrating their diversity and power. Take a moment to join the discussion.

Co-Laboratory Behind the Scenes

To learn more about the Co-Laboratory, read the Huffington Post REVIEW of the 2013 Co-Laboratory films and check out the mini documentaries below which follows the experience of that year’s collaborating artists.

A behind the scenes look at the first annual Co-Laboratory, presented by the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and funded in part by the Rainin Foundation. Special Thanks to Djerassi Resident Artists Program.

Journey through the birth of an idea with this behind-the-scenes look at Dance Film Virtual Reality Co-Laboratory film INTO THE NEURAL FOREST.

INTO THE NEURAL FOREST is a unique collaboration between researchers and artists. Go behind the scenes with Bhautik and Jodi for a discussion of the process and challenges involved in the creation of Dance Film SF’s first VR film.