Narrative Shorts: Rituals & Riddles

Immerse yourself in six unforgettable narrative stories with dance at their centers.

Highlights include the award-winning short Tap Boy (UK, 2021), where a vulnerable teenager finds escape from a violent gang by practicing tap dance. The darkly humorous An Evening With Taglioni (UK, 2021), by SFDFF regular contributors Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple (Jess and Morgs) is their latest film commissioned by English National Ballet and is based on a true story from when legendary ballerina Marie Taglioni, the first woman to go ‘en pointe’, retired. Her pointe shoes were bought by a fan… Then cooked at a lavish dinner party and served to 35 guests.

Viewing Details: Streaming Only

Program Info

Runtime: 109 minutes

October 28 - November 7

Venue: Streaming on Eventive

$8.99 General Admission

Program Films

An Evening With Taglioni - Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre Temple
A surreal, comical romp through the true story of Marie Taglioni’s pointe shoes.
Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple
Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple
(United Kingdom, 2021) 14:04 minutes

An Evening with Taglioni

Tap Boy, Will-Kenning
Trapped within a drug gang's turf, a vulnerable teenager finds escape by practicing tap dance
Will Kenning
Lizzi Gee
(Unites Kingdom, 2021) 15:58 minutes

Tap Boy

Just About, Mahmood Pouyandeh
A girl hopes for a brighter future for her brother.
Mahmood Pouyandeh
(Iran, 2021) 14:33 minutes

Just About

A Butterfly Dances, Kyung Jung Kim
Su Hyun visits a temple where his father's after death ceremony is held, and dances to comfort his father's soul at dawn.
Kyung Jung Kim
Kim Ju Bin
(Republic of Korea, 2021) 20:16 minutes

A Butterfly Dances

To Whom It May Concern, Bowie Verschuuren
Six truly unique characters, all intertwined by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, plead their innocence when accused of murder.
Bowie Verschuuren
Kollektiv 52°07
(Switzerland, 2022) 22:34 minutes

To Whom it May Concern

Fuego, Edwin FrankO
Passion and purpose collide as Gio tries to find himself within complicated family dynamics.
Edwin FrankO
Edwin FrankO
(United States, 2022) 22:03 minutes