Doc Shorts: Movers and Makers

Four documentary shorts from around the world showcase the passion and resilience of artists pursuing a life in dance

This program of documentary shorts will have you pulsing with Maasai tribal dancers in Kenya, suspended from the cliffs of the Grand Canyon, awestruck by the daring athletic feats of Bay Area-based disability arts ensemble Kinetic Light, and rooting for young ballet dancers following their dreams in Canada.


Viewing Details: Streaming Only

Program Info

Runtime: 92 minutes

October 28 - November 7

Venue: Streaming on Eventive

$8.99 General Admission

Program Films

ADUMU, Steve Woods
An African choreographer brings Maasai dance to the modern stage.
Steve Woods
Fernando Anuangá
(Ireland, 2022) 29 minutes


The Reality of a Dream, Ryan Mah
Story of five young dance students united by their passion and driven to be extraordinary.
Ryan Mah
Chan Hon Goh
(Canada, 2021) 23 minutes

The Reality of a Dream

Kinetic Light Dancers Take Disability Arts to New Heights, Kelly Whalen Isara Krieger
“Wired” by Kinetic Light uses sound, light, and movement to reflect on the stories and history of barbed wire, and how it has been used to separate people, groups, and movements on the basis of gender, race, sexuality, and disability.
Kelly Whalen, Isara Krieger
Jerron Herman, Laurel Lawson, Alice Sheppard
(United States, 2021) 12:52 minutes

Kinetic Light Dancers Take Disability Ar...

OMEN, Harlan Taney, Justin Clifton, Blake McCord
OMEN tells the story of one woman’s exploration of bravery and perseverance, intimately following her as she takes risks and overcomes fears.
Harlan Taney, Justin Clifton, Blake McCord
Dark Sky Aerial
(United States, 2021) 27:31 minutes