Screendance Shorts I: Opening Night at the Roxie
A vibrant collection of shorts kicks off the festival with this special celebration at the Roxie Theater in the Mission, featuring eleven short “screendances” from around the world — and from our own backyard. See what happens when choreographers collaborate with filmmakers and musicians to create original works for camera. Q & A with filmmakers to follow.
Thursday, September 12 | 7:00 pmRoxie Theater, 3117 16th St, San Francisco
Single Ticket: $15 (SFDFF Members/Students: $13)
Director: Kate Duhamel
Choreography: Yuri Zhukov A collaboration between director Kate Duhamel and choreographer Yuri Zhukov to create an original dance video overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The 3D version of “Aloft” will be screened separately on 9/14 at 8:30 pm. More info
Director: Altin Kaftira
Choreography: Juanjo Arques Flowing movements over a surface of water.
Director: Tove Skeidsvoll, Petrus Sjövik, Tyrandora
Choreography: Tove Skeidsvoll Cecilia dances inside a forest. She moves in front of a film crew who direct her movements. When the camera gets too close to Cecilia she decides to go her own way. View Trailer
Director: RJ Muna
Choreography: Katherine Helen Fisher A study of movement and physical architecture based on the characteristics of circular movement.
Director: Katrina McPherson, Simon Fildes Improvising dancers Simon Ellis, Dai Jain and Rosalind Masson in a new film by award-winning screendance artists Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes, filmed on the Western Isles of Scotland. View Trailer
Director: Mitchell Rose
Choreographer: Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland A dancer is confronted by an onslaught of attackers, illustrating that our days are battles, from which we find respite in simple human contact.
Director: Eric Garcia, Kat Cole
Choreography: Eric Garcia, Kat Cole In an unprecedented merger of dance, theatricality, and high visual imagery, “Pedestrian Crossing” reveals unexpected moments of imagination within and among our everyday activities.
Director: Amy Seiwert
Choreography: Amy Seiwert Inspired by a true-life relationship and set to a musical score by Daniel Bernard Roumain, “Veronica and Vincent” captures that longing for connection and the nostalgia that can arise when that opportunity is no longer available.
Director: Tiit Helimets, Austin Forbord
Choreography: Tiit Helimets Created by Tiit Helimets, this film tells the story of how visual art can be created through dance.
Director: Lindsay Gauthier
Choreography: Heather Baer A dream of love caught outside of gravity.
Director: Danièle Wilmouth
Choreography: Peter Carpenter Saturated colors, euphoric music, and ecstatic dance choreography fail to engage an immobilized public.