2023 Co-Laboratory

SFDFF’s 2023 Co-Laboratory film, Intimité Révélée, was created in collaboration between SFDFF, Ballet22 and a creative team led by Artistic Director Lorris Eichinger, Director Natasha Adorlee, and Co-Choreographers Hope Mohr and Olivia Evans. A tender statement that dares to explore and celebrate the nuances of queer love and intimacy, Intimité Révélée features dancers Sunny Winn, Luella Nandra, Charmaine Butcher, Alaja Badalich (courtesy of AXIS dance company), D Calhoun (courtesy of AXIS dance company) and Liam Fleming.

“In a dance world that continues to operate in a binary way and driven by heteronormative stories, iconography, and esthetics, “Intimité Révélée” intends to show scenes of intimacy between queer couples through dance, to normalize what queer love could look like on stage and in dance film. This work provides representation for LGBTQIA+ community in dance film.”

– Lorris Eichinger, the film’s Artistic Director

Co-Laboratory Artists

Lorris Eichinger

Lorris Eichinger

Artistic Director, Story, Co-Choreographer

Lorris Eichinger (he/they) started training in Grenoble at the National Conservatory and continued at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Danse de Marseille. After training at The School of American Ballet in New York from 2010 to 2013, Eichinger joined the Professional Division program of the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. He then moved back to France to dance with the Jeune Ballet de Lyon. Eichinger danced with De Dutch Don’t Dance in the Netherlands in 2015, and then moved to Israel to join Kamea Dance Company in 2016. He joined LINES Ballet in 2019.

Hope Mohr

Hope Mohr

Co-Choreographer

Hope Mohr (she/her) is an artist and advocate. As a dancer, Mohr trained at S.F. Ballet School and on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown Studios in New York City. She performed in the companies of dance pioneers Lucinda Childs and Trisha Brown. As a choreographer, Mohr makes work that “conveys emotional and socio-political contents that ride just underneath the surface of a rigorous vocabulary.” (Dance View Times). Her dances have been presented by Movement Research at Judson Church (NYC), 18th Street Arts Center (LA), Highways Performance Space (LA), Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore), di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art (Sonoma), Moody Center for the Arts (Houston), and in the Bay Area at SFMOMA, ODC Theater, Counterpulse, ICA San Francisco, 836M Gallery, Mills Art Museum, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. hopemohr.org

Olivia Evans

Olivia Evans

Co-Choreographer

Olivia Evans (she/her) is a multimedia artist whose work intends to accentuate the sensationally unique voices of everyone she works with. As a queer woman, she feels a strong desire to explore the qualities of individuals’ identities that are considered non-comformative to the traditional dance world; through this exploration, she hopes to make dance and art more accessible to those who may not know how to approach it. Olivia has set work on dozens of her peers throughout her time in various education programs, most recently including the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program, from which she graduated in May 2023. She has also recently collaborated with ZK Gallery and Mark Foehringer Dance Project, and her work in dance film has been presented by festivals including San Francisco Dance Film Festival and Inspired Dance Australia.

Natasha Adorlee

Director

Natasha Adorlee is an Emmy Award-winning choreographer, filmmaker, composer, and educator based in San Francisco, CA. A first-generation Asian American woman, she is currently the Artistic Fellow with Amy Sewiert’s Imagery. Adorlee began choreographing in 2014 while maintaining a dance career with Robert Moses’ KIN, ODC/Dance, Kate Weare and Co., and the San Francisco Symphony. Since winning over ten international awards for her acclaimed short film Take Your Time in 2018, she has been a much sought-after filmmaker, choreographer, and composer.

After attending SUNY Purchase and graduating from UC Berkeley, Adorlee joined ODC/Dance. As a performer, she has danced a vast repertoire of works and contributed original choreography, sound design, and art direction to over 20+ ODC/Dance repertory works. In addition, she has created over 20 original dance-based works- spanning stage, film, and immersive performance mediums. Most recently, she was commissioned to create for Joffrey Ballet’s Winning Works, Ceprodac (Mexico), Kawaguchi Ballet (Japan), Ballare Carmel, Ballet22, and Imagery. In addition to working for dance companies, Adorlee has created original work for Pixar Animation Studios, Occulus, National Geographic, and New Yorker Magazine. She founded Concept o4 to create multimedia dance-based experiences advocating for more accessibility to the arts. Awarded an NEA Grant, Dresher Fellowship, and Jacob’s Pillow Choreographic Fellowship in 2023 and a BalletX and Kansas City Ballet commission in 2024, Adorlee is pursuing a prolific creation period while sharing her deep knowledge of movement and film with the greater community through Dance on Camera workshops. She is also an Artistic Advisor for Ballet22.