Redefining Dance

Redefining Dance

A quartet of films displaying the inquisitive, risk-taking nature of artists as they attempt to create new definitions of style, form, and identity.

Friday, November 7, 2014 | 9:00 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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ArtofDefiningMeThe Art of Defining Me

(UK, 2013) 15:20
Director: Seeta Patel, Kamala Devam
Choreographer: Seeta Patel, Kamala Devam
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In a tick-box society where identity has become a commodity, directors/choreographers Seeta Patel and Kamala Devam take a humorous look at how we as humans and artists are influenced by the expectations and definitions placed upon us. Who puts us in these boxes? Society, institutions, individuals or ourselves?

FreefallFreefall

(UK, 2012) 5:00
Directors: Sima Gonsai, Babis Alexidis
Choreographer: Lee Fisher
Co-presented by AXIS Dance Company
Freefall is one of the only companies in the West Midlands, UK, that is comprised of performers with learning disabilities. The dancers’ unique imaginations allow choreographers and filmmakers to explore new creative possibilities. that is comprised of performers with learning disabilities. The dancers’ unique imaginations allow choreographers and filmmakers to explore new creative possibilities.

bookinstill2Bookin’

(USA, 2013) 18:32
Director: John Kirkscey
Choreographers: LaShonte Anderson, Rafael Ferreras, Dylan G-Bowley, Jonathan Gaston
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Two Memphis jookers (urban dancers) and two ballet dancers fuse their dance styles to a soundtrack that mixes hip-hop beats and cello at a famous Memphis juke joint.

EnemyWithin2Enemy Within:
The Making Of & Short Film

(USA, 2013) 45:00
Director, Making Of: Eric Seals
Director, Short Film: David Anderson
Choreographer: Preston Miller
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A behind-the-scenes documentary accompanying the short film “Enemy Within,” featuring some of America’s top dancers in an unprecedented collaboration as they explore a unique blending of dance genres. Featuring New York City Ballet’s Tiler Peck, Dragon House Crew member Marquese Scott, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Matthew Rushing, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s Samantha Figgins.

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