Shorts 2

Screendance Shorts II: What’s the story?

A collection of shorts that tell stories through dance, music, and experimental filmmaking. These unique choreographic works have been created specifically for the camera, made as dances that come to life only on the screen. Q & A with directors to follow.

Friday, September 13 | 7:00 pm

Delancey Screening Room, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Single Ticket: $15 (SFDFF Members/Students: $13)

063_Drawing Blank (c) Bill KerriganDrawing Blank

(CANADA, 2012) 6min
Director: Stefan Verna
Choreographer: Emily Honegger

A dream-like story of impermanence told through dance and stop-motion painting. The main character discovers a magical property inside a discarded ink sketch.

061_Double Take - Jeremy & Michael Hodges (c) Wiliam KnightDouble Take

(UK, 2012) 3min
Director: Samuel Hodges
Choreography: Ben Duke

Inspired by the story of real-life identical twin dancers, “Double Take” is a story of family rivalry and aging bodies, charting each man’s journey to re-connect with his mirror and find redemption along a trail of forgotten memories.

161_May & June (c) RJ MunaMay & June

(USA, 2011) 11min
Director: Rachael Lincoln, Leslie Seiters
Choreography: Rachael Lincoln, Leslie Seiters

Two imaginative sisters live their entire lives in 11 minutes on a couch.

283_The Stage (c) Anders UrmacherThe Stage

(USA, 2012) 3min
Director: Pierce Jackson

David Hallberg, dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet, speaks about his desire and drive for perfection in the art of ballet.

141_Feast (c) Sergio CruzFeast

(UK, 2012) 8min
Director: Sergio Cruz, Marc Brew
Choreography: Marc Brew

Set in a medieval castle in both contemporary and period costume, “Feast” captures the timeless atmosphere of families, their tensions, conflicts and celebrations, at the dining table.

121_Body of a Dancer (c) Daniel Gallenkamp N.S.C.Body Of A Dancer

(NETHERLANDS, 2012) 6min
Director: Daniel Gallenkamp
Choreography: Tim Persent

By showing what our eyes normally can’t see in real time, this cinematic poem brings an ode to dancers and what they are able to do with their body and mind.

133_Dance Me To the End of Love (c) Leeanna Walsman & Oliver Torr (c) Ross Giardina, Godmart ProductionsDance Me To The End Of Love

(AUSTRALIA, 2012) 11min
Director: Martha Goddard
Choreography: Richard James Allen

A touring duo dance their final performance in this compelling and intimate portrait of fading love.

154_Ingrid (c) Greg ArmstrongIngrid *

(USA, 2012) 7min
Director: Alise Anderson
Choreography: Alise Anderson

An isolated and neurotic women is longing for a man to love her. The tall, dark, and handsome gentleman of her fantasies suddenly appears, but his limp expressionless form leaves much to be desired.

263_Passage - Carla Körbes, Portrait of a Ballerina (c) Patrick FraserPassage: Carla Körbes,
Portrait Of A Ballerina

(USA, 2012) 5min
Director: Patrick Fraser

“Passage” is a short documentary about the process of becoming a professional Ballerina. Carla Körbes, Principal with the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, talks about her journey from starting out at a young age and passing through personal chapters in her ballet career.

226_One Man Walking (c) Andrew LambOne Man Walking

(UK, 2011) 17min
Director: Margaret Williams
Choreography: Kenrick Sandy

Explores some of the intensity and challenges of life in the metropolis, using krump – an expressive and highly energetic dance movement – combined with the uplifting, soaring excitement of free-running. .

* Student Film

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