Co-Laboratory Films + Local Shorts
The premiere screenings of our two new Co-Laboratory films, followed by a selection of shorts by Bay Area dance artists exploring themes of war, remembrance, young love—and disco. Closing night reception for all ticket holders immediately following screening.
Sunday, October 11 | 7:00 pm
2015 Co-Laboratory Films
Program begins with a special screening of the two films from the 2015 Co-Laboratory.
Co-presented by Dancers’ Group
Mad Scene 2.0(USA, 2015) 4:40
Director: Mark Kohr
Choreographer: Christopher Stowell A Silicon Valley office is the setting for a twenty-first century mad scene.
Listen to the Oracle(USA, 2015) 4:00
Director: Elena Greenlee
Choreographer: Sara Shelton Mann in collaboration with Jesse Hewit A cinematic experiment in improvisation, movement, and soul retrieval.
Silent Disco(USA, 2015) 4:00
Director: John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson, Amy Seiwert
Choreographer: Amy Seiwert In a silent disco, dancers move to the different music in their heads.
Director: Lindsay Gauthier
Choreographer: Dana Genshaft An intricate duet bathed in light.
Director: Abraham Heisler
Choreographer: Davit Karapetyan
More Info A memorial tribute to the Armenian spirit channeling universal feelings of loss, remembrance, and a desire to bring peace to the world.
Amoureuse(USA, 2015) 2:17
Director: Matthew Taylor
Choreographer: Brian Gibbs
More Info Dancers entangle themselves in an unedited slow-motion duet in real time.
Private Life(USA, 2015) 4:37
Director: Deborah Slater
Choreographer: Deborah Slater Private Life is a meditation on loss from many points of view. A soldier, his comrades and his companion are mixed in emotionally charged flashbacks.
Director: RJ Muna
Choreographer: Jodi Lomask
More Info Afterthought is an excerpt from the performance Synaptic Motion by Capacitor, which explores the neuroscience of creativity. In Afterthought you see a dance that was choreographed while lying in an MRI machine.
Arrellah(USA, 2014) 3:12
Director: Damian Smith, Kate Duhamel
Choreographer: Damian Smith
More Info In Arrellah, the Aboriginal word for “dancing ground,” Smith incorporates elements of his Aboriginal roots in sensual, transcendent and haunting work captured on film and on four large canvases for the 45th anniversary of the San Jose Museum of Art.
Director: Walter Yamazaki
Choreographer: Lauren Jonas
More Info Our time in this physical world is brief, and so is the stage time of dance. This short film is an attempt to grasp the presence of eternity through its temporary physical representations.
What is Life(USA, 2014) 4:25
Director: Brandon Moore
Choreographer: Dana Genshaft Winner of the Genero TV competition, choreographer/former San Francisco Ballet Soloist Dana Genshaft’s film was selected as the Official Music video for George Harrison’s ‘What is Life.’