A dancing celebration of the LGBTQ+ community

Celebrate queerness in all of its forms through these six shorts. Moving from the intimacy of partners’ embraces to the emphatic maximalism of vogue performance, these films recognize the challenges of existing beyond the binary but ultimately embrace difference as a force for pride and positive change.

Program includes a live performance by Ballet22’s Roberto Vega Ortiz and Evan Ambrose, and a post-screening reception.

Program Sponsor: Brava Theater / Co-Presenter: Ballet22

Program Info

Runtime: 48 minutes

Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 7:30pm

Venue: Brava Theater


Program Films

I Just Wanna Dance

Still from "I Just Wanna Dance" by Amanda Beane, Abdiel Jacobsen and Shay Dixon dance film at SFDFF 2021
I Just Wanna Dance showcases the vitality and innovation of dancers from both the New York City and Los Angeles hustle scene.
Amanda Beane
Abdiel Jacobsen and Shay Dixon

To You My Love

Still from "To You My Love" by Olivia Gastaldo dance film at SFDFF 2021
To You My Love investigates the visual poetry of a love letter in movement
Olivia Gastaldo
Olivia Gastaldo


Stil from "Soar" bu Natalia Roberts dance film at SFDFF 2021
Soar is a snapshot of the intersection between identity reclamation and expressive freedom that dance offers one young trans dancer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Natalia Roberts
Sho Morikawa


Still from "Without" by Robert Dekkers dance film at SFDFF 2021
A meditation on interiority and the passage of time, Without turns its gaze inward to examine both the individual and coupled experience of isolation.
Christian Squires and Robert Dekkers
Christian Squires and Robert Dekkers


Still from Carmen by Alberto Alonso dance film at SFDFF 2021
Oakland-based and gender-defying dance company Ballet 22 presents an excerpt from Carmen featuring Daniel R. Durrett.
Roberto Vega Ortiz
Alberto Alonso

Black Magic

Promo image for Black Magic by Rashaad Newsome Live Capture at SFDFF 2021
An uplifting celebration of resiliency and strength, Black Magic documents a 2019 live performance created by Rashaad Newsome that has been “expanded” and activated with the use of motion tracking software and dazzling visual effects
Rashaad Newsome
Rashaad Newsome, Omari Oricci Wiles
Live Performance Capture