Screenscapes

By In Dance, Films

Surreal landscapes found within and without.
These shorts embrace the screen as a medium of its own, putting dancers in unusual and daring new places and positions. From animated explorations of modern architecture to vibrant activations of soundstages to restagings of classic paintings, you can only see this type of dance on the screen.

Los Perros del Barrio Colosal
Director: Drew Brown & Omar Román De Jesús
Choreographer: Omar Román De Jesús
A wild romp through the challenges of creative decision making.

Grief
Director: Peyrard Florence, Max Gozy, Bastien Fiche
Choreographer: Florence Peyrard
Sumptuous imagery and a surreal tone set the stage for grief

Jontae
Director: Siam Obregon, Kyana Lyne
Choreographer: Kyana Lyne
A young man alone in an empty swimming pool finds himself drowning in the emotional fall out and trauma of racism and racist violence

Desasosiego
Director: Aina Lanas Cartes
Choreographer: Aina Lanas, Tina Marti
Lead by a quartet of quirky performers, Desasosiego is a playful jaunt set to the soulful music of Raquel Lúa

Salidas (Departures)
Director: Michael Fetter Nathansky
Choreographer: Christiane “La Mona”
Salidas (Departures) tells the story of Giralda, an undertaker who accompanies deceased human beings into their afterlife

Impeto
Director: Juan Ruy Castaño
Choreographer: Sarah Storer
An experimental film that combines dance, music and architecture to create a singular vision of the human body in space

Bória
Director: Iwona Pasińska
Choreographer: Iwona Pasińska
Bória offers its viewers a visual feast, featuring Zofia Stryjeńska’s painting, Seasons. November – December, Pageant I – with a Deer brought to life by the dancers of The Polish Dance Theatre. Inspired by both Polish and Hutsul folk culture, Bória examines the juxtaposition of the individual experience with that of collective expectation

Toy Box
Director: Nathan Hirschaut
Choreographer: Nathan Hirschaut
A dancer discovers a portal into the whimsical world of her childhood imagination

Still Life: Tabeo
Director: Ryan Renshaw
Choreographer: Jake Koning, Jack Lister
Short dance film offering viewers a striking visual environment in which perspective, gravity, and the procession of time are all called into question

It Cries Too Loudly
Director: Dolly Sfeir
Choreographer: Dolly Sfeir
Devastated and powerless as she watched the 2020 Beirut explosion and its aftermath from afar, Lebanese American choreographer and director Dolly Sfeir set about creating a work to express her delicate state of mind


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