Dance on Film at Lafayette Library

SFDFF joins Diablo Ballet & the Lafayette Library and Learning Center in presenting their summer 2016 Dance on Film Series. Invited to present programming for the August 4th screening at the library theater, SFDFF will offer highlights from the 2015 festival, including award-winning screendance shorts and the documentary Rare Birds, about the epic undertaking of Alexander Ekman’s A Swan Lake at the Norwegian National Ballet.

Rare Birds is an intimate look at creativity. Following choreographer Alexander Ekman during production of A Swan Lake (Norwegian National Ballet), the film tracks dance creation from ideas to hard reality. The house’s army of artists and workers took on unique challenges, requiring new approaches to costume and sets, and the installation of a 6000-liter lake onstage. A portrait of Ekman as well as a celebration of the state of the craft (A Swan Lake became a sensation, nominated for the 2014 Prix Benois de la Danse), Rare Birds reveals the challenges and pleasures of production in a major institution.

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Rare Birds

(USA/Norway, 2014) 59:01
Director: T.M. Rives
Choreographer: Alexander Ekman

Thursday, August 4, 2016 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Community Hall
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549 | MAP



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A selection of our 2015 festival’s most popular screendance shorts. This is a compilation of accessible, creatively-infused, and beauty-laden shorts, perfect for a diverse audience– from new dance discoverer, to sophisticated aficionado. View program details.