(USA/Israel, 2014) 39:54
Director: Stacey Menchel Kussell
Choreographer: Noa Wertheim

Saturday, October 10 | 2:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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Single Ticket: $15 (Students: $13, ID required)

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Renewal is a documentary film – a reflection on art and environmental action, profiling Israel’s famed Vertigo Dance Company. Vertigo is a stunning group of dancers who dedicate their lives to saving the earth. They not only create choreography, but also run a school for ecological construction, living sustainably alongside their families.

Featuring scenes of rehearsals, interviews, and on-site footage of gray water recycling, mud building, and permaculture, Renewal reveals the inside life of a world-class dance company that is renewing our world.

Additional Credits

Lead Dancers Noa Wertheim, Adi Sha’al, The Vertigo Dance Company | Company The Vertigo Dance Company | Producer Stacey Menchel Kussell | Director of Photography Elad Debi | Composer Ran Bagno | Editor Michael Hull | Re-recording Sound Mixer Josh Berger

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SFDFF, Portrait of Marc Brew, Director: Lewis Landini, Jamiel LaurenceA Portrait of Marc Brew

(UK, 2015) 5:31
Director: Lewis Landini, Jamiel Laurence
Choreographer: Jamiel Laurence
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An intimate and highly personal dance film depicting the acclaimed dancer and choreographer in the studio.

San Francisco Dance Film, Rhizophora, Director: Julia Metzger-Traber & Davide De Lillis, Choreographer: Davide De Lillis & Julia Metzger-TraberRhizophora

(Germany/USA, 2015) 16:23
Director: Julia Metzger-Traber & Davide De Lillis
Choreographer: Davide De Lillis & Julia Metzger-Traber
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Dancing between waking and dreaming, eleven Vietnamese youth, with disabilities caused by Agent Orange, take us on a whimsical and intimate journey through their day. It is a reminder of the toxic effects of war and an ode to life.

San Francisco Dance Film, Parables of War, Director: Nina Gilden Seavey, Choreographer: Liz LermanParables of War

(USA, 2014) 31:59
Director: Nina Gilden Seavey
Choreographer: Liz Lerman
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Dance, documentary, and drama—all coalesce in Parables of War in search of a multi-textured answer to the timeless question of the human condition: how can civilization bind the wounds of war?

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