International Shorts 4 – Saturday Night Shorts
The final collection of screendance shorts from around the world is centered on the themes of light, loss, oppression, and scaling heights told through dance. Anchored by the Australian autobiographical feature Ward of the State, about girls who were stolen from their families and placed in convents, the program also includes the world premiere of Bay-Area filmmaker Austin Forbord’s compelling new film exploring the plight of formerly incarcerated men and their relationship to their sons. Films from Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. round out the program.
Saturday, October 22 | 9:30 pm
Single Ticket: $15 (Students: $13, ID required)
Shadow State(Canada, 2015) 3:00
Director: David Cooper
Choreographer: Danielle Gardner
It’s in darkness that we find our true light.
NAVE(México, 2016) 4:51
Director: Tania Reza & Omar Linares
Choreographer: Tania Reza
View Trailer In this futuristic concept-film, a vessel lands on a lonely planet and inspires the rebirth of a hopeless world that has lost its spiritual and natural conscience.
Shift(USA, 2015) 11:00
Director: Rachael Lincoln and Amelia Rudolph Choreographer: Amelia Rudolph Bay Area vertical dance company BANDALOOP journeys across the Sierras using climbing technology to access back-country sites including a 2,900-foot dance wall. BANDALOOP challenges the boundaries of site-specific performance, re-imagining what dance can be and where it can take place
Separate Sentences(USA, 2016) 15:00
Director: Austin Forbord, Amie Dowling
Choreographer: Amie Dowling, Natalie Greene
Dance/theater film that addresses the cycle of incarceration in families by drawing upon individual experiences and physical memories of a cast of formerly incarcerated men and their sons.
My “Best” Friend, According To Him(USA, 2016) 3:45
Director: Josh Anderson and Logan Hall Choreographer: Josh Anderson
A man tries to remain zen when he is forced to carry his complaining co-worker around for the day.
Ward of State by Claire Marshall(Australia, 2014) 29:23
Director: Sarah Jane Woulahan
Choreographer: Claire Marshall Narrative dance film about a girl who was taken from her mother and stepfather and placed under the care of the state in an Australian convent in the 1940s.
In Interlude(USA, 2016) 3:26
Director: Jamie Lew
Choreographer: Neaz Kohani Dance and animation are combined to create a duet where the quiet inner experience of heartbreak and heart healing are shared with a roomful of strangers.