SFDFF On The Road
PROGRAM 4: Audience Favorites (AF16)
A selection of our 2016 festival’s most popular screen dance shorts. This is a compilation of accessible, creatively-infused, and beauty-laden shorts, perfect for a diverse audience—from new dance discoverer, to sophisticated aficionado.
Disco(Germany, 2016) 2:09
Director: Boris Seewald
Choreographer: Simone Schmidt, Althea Corlett
View Film A handmade dance video of 1,250 paintings on paper.
In the Countenance of Kings(USA, 2016) 3:17
Director: Ezra Hurwitz
Choreographer: Justin Peck
View Film An original short-film adaptation of Justin Peck’s ballet, In the Countenance of Kings. Filmed on location in the old 16th Street Train Station in Oakland with music by Sufjan Stevens.
Maze(UK, 2016) 6:02
Director: Eve McConnachie
Choreographer: Sophie Laplane
View Film Two young people discover each other as they explore a labyrinthine and derelict Glasgow swimming pool.
Separate Sentences(USA, 2016) 15:00
Director: Austin Forbord, Amie Dowling
Choreographer: Amie Dowling, Natalie Greene
View Film Dance/theater film that addresses the cycle of incarceration in families by drawing upon individual experiences and physical memories of a cast of formerly incarcerated men and their sons.
Inheriting a Legacy (Herencia de un Pueblo)(Peru, 2016) 12:02
Director: Carmen Roman
Choreographer: Carmen Roman Set in the vibrant Peruvian town of El Carmen, this film highlights the people, town, and dance legacy of African descendants in Peru.
Dancing Day(USA, 2016) 3:53
Director: Tytus Bergstrom
Choreographer: Tytus Bergstrom Fantasy about playing hooky from work and the surprise events that follow when leaving the house.
Shift(USA, 2015) 11:00
Director: Rachael Lincoln and Amelia Rudolph
Choreographer: Amelia Rudolph
View Film Bay Area vertical dance company BANDALOOP journeys across the Sierras using climbing technology to access back-country sites including a 2,900-foot dance wall. BANDALOOP challenges the boundaries of site-specific performance, re-imagining what dance can be and where it can take place.
Just So(USA, 2016) 8:00
Director: Ben Estabrook & Amy Seiwert
Choreographer: Amy Seiwert A morality play exploring anticipation and the ’70s.
Being and Nothingness(Canada, 2016) 8:29
Director: Alejandro Alvarez Cadilla
Choreographer: Guillaume Côté
View Trailer A reflection in dance of a key theme in Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential philosophy. Featuring National Ballet of Canada Prima Ballerina Greta Hodgkinson.
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