Lobby Installation – Poetry of Motion
Featuring a collection of international films chosen for their poetic narratives, atmospheric moods, and cinematic visuals. The program will be on continuous display in the lobby of the Brava Theater during the entire four-day festival.
Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, October 22 | running continuously
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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A Full Circle – Movement #3(Canada, 2016) 8:55
Director: Rodrigo Rocha-Campos
Choreographer: Erika Mitsuhashi, Michael Ethan Kong
View Trailer Two siblings on an emotional roller-coaster vie for dominance. After reaching the deepest bottom, how will they make it back up to the light?
SEE | OBEY(Finland, 2015) 15:05
Director: Jouka Valkama
Choreographer: Susanna Leinonen
View Trailer SEE | OBEY tells three different narratives about human emotions, every day events and conflicts. Time is manipulated and the moments that happen in a blink of an eye get a new depth with slow motion. The film uses both professional dancers and almost a hundred volunteers.
Sonder(Romania, 2016) 12:20
Director: Simona Deaconescu
Choreographer: Simona Deaconescu
View Trailer A visually abstract and poetic film about the human being confronted with nature, the machine and himself.
This is not Magritte(Russian Federation, 2016) 5:54
Director: Ivan Skorik
Choreographer: Ivan Skorik
View Trailer A story inspired by paintings of René Magritte. The film was created as a part of Cinema Dance Project at Acting Faculty of Moscow Film School.
Gogi(Australia, 2017) 9:34
Director: Viviane Frehner, Stefan Jose
Choreographer: Viviane Frehner, Alicia Harvie, Ashleigh White
A poetic narrative of three sisters, separated from each other and stuck in their own worlds, Gogi is a short dance film that drives home the importance of unison and tells about isolation and longing for connection.
Beating(Czech Republic, 2014) 6:10
Director: Kari Sulc
Choreographer: Tereza Hradilkova In this observational dance film, the camera work and editing bring to the surface not only the beauty of the body in motion but also the unexpectedly archaic, ritual dimension of an ordinary boxing training session.