2018 Films

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A Life of Movement

(United States, 2018) 13:52
Director: Melanie D’Andrea
Choreographer: Various

An uplifting short documentary series that highlights inspiring, bold and unconventional leaders in dance and their wisdoms of living a life of movement.

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A Life of Movement

Able

(United States, 2018) 5:09
Director: Jacob Jonas
Choreographer: ILL-Abilities Dance Crew

American choreographer Jacob Jonas collaborates with ILL-Abilities—a dance group representing the differently-abled community, basing the performance on the group’s mantra: “No excuses, no limits.”

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Able

Akasha

(Switzerland, 2017) 4:46
Director: Sean Wirz
Choreographer: Sean Wirz and Hannah Rocchi
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A surreal encounter with the sovereign of earth, air, water and fire, Akasha is embodied by four performers, moving to the futuristic song “Ants” by Los Angeles-based musician edIT.

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Akasha

All

(United States, 2017) 4:16
Director: Sarah Prinz, Daniel Rosenberg
Choreographer: Sarah Prinz, Amy Wilkinson

People living with Parkinson’s disease perform alongside their caretakers, professional dancers, and students. Through improvisation and embodied storytelling, the film explores the idea of home.

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All

All Who Wander Are Not Lost

(United States, 2017) 6:42
Director: Carmen Rozestraten
Choreographer: Carmen Rozestraten

A journey through time, a story of innovation, discovery, and loss somewhere between reality and fantasy.

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All Who Wander Are Not Lost

American Tap

(United States, 2017) 90:00
Director: Mark Wilkinson

This in-depth documentary is an absorbing narrative about a quintessentially American dance form—from its origins, to the historic and cultural events that shaped it, to its present day rebirth as a vibrant art form. Featuring archival footage of classic tap stars and highlighting the new generation of emerging talent, and commentary from historians, choreographers, and hoofers.

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And So Say All of Us

(United States, 2018) 9:42
Director: Mitchell Rose
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52 seminal international choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance. Featured artists include Ohad Naharin, Mark Morris, Elizabeth Streb, Bill T. Jones, Meredith Monk, William Forsythe, and Lucinda Childs. Commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music in honor of Joseph V. Melillo’s 35 years of service as its executive producer.

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And So Say All of Us

Antarctica: The First Dance

(United Kingdom, 2018) 4.55
Director: Corey Baker
Choreographer: Corey Baker
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Performed by Madeleine Graham, star of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, on the stunning and demanding ice planes of Antarctica, the film celebrates this awe-inspiring continent and draws attention to the current crisis it is facing from climate change.

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Antarctica: The First Dance

The Art of Silence

(Denmark, 2018) 27:22
Director: Signe Roderik
Choreographer: Morten Eggert, Lis Jeppesen, Poul-Erik Hesselkilde

The Art of Silence is an in-depth look at an exceptional profession within the Royal Danish Ballet, known as a “character dancer.”

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The Art of Silence

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Babelian Circles

(Spain, 2018) 5:25
Director: Ferran Romeu Sunyer
Choreographer: Emma Villavecchia
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To walk along a lone path. To witness the silence of a landscape. To measure space with gestures and trace circles around time. To bury my feet in the ground and raise my arms to the sky. To become a little ant and disappear before the eyes of the world.

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Babelian Circles

Baseballet: Into the Game

(United States, 2017) 27:31
Director: Matthew McKee
Choreographer: Weston Krukow, Ben Needham-Wood

Winner of 4 Regional Emmy Awards, this film celebrates the athleticism of dance, highlighting its attributes through parallels with another great discipline – baseball.

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Baseballet: Into the Game

Betroffenheit - PROGRAM POSTPONED

(United Kingdom, 2017) 108 min
Director: Jeff Tudor
Choreographer: Crystal Pite

Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, the award-winning Betroffenheit is a boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance that explores the psychological states of trauma, grief and addiction.

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Betroffenheit – PROGRAM POSTPONED

Bhairava

(Canada, 2017) 13:45
Director: Marlene Millar, Philip Szporer
Choreographer: Shantala Shivalingappa

Dancer-choreographer Shantala Shivalingappa embodies the powerful and omnipresent persona of Bhairava, destructor of evil and guardian of time, in this vivid incarnation of the deity.

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Bhairava

Black Man in America

(United States, 2018) 5:07
Director: Justina Kamiel Grayman, Vance “Johnny Hobbes” Brown
Choreographer: Justina Kamiel Grayman

Joyful Black boys turn into silenced men, but what happens when enough is enough?

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Black Man in America

Black Stains

(United States, 2017) 13:27
Director: Tiffany Rhynard
Choreographer: Trent D. Williams, Jr.
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Inspired by the personal experiences of choreographer Trent D. Williams, Jr., the film addresses the systemic pattern of racial profiling by the police

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Black Stains

Body of Your Dreams

(United States, 2018) 9:38
Director: Quinn Wharton, Myles Thatcher
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher
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A short film exploring the ballet A Body of your Dreams by Myles Thatcher featuring the Joffrey ballet dancers. Using athletes in a gym setting the film looks at body issues and pop culture in conjunction.

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Body of Your Dreams

BOOKANIMA: Dance

(South Korea/United States, 2018) 7:31
Director: Shon Kim
Choreographer: Shon Kim
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BOOKANIMA, a compound word of ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’, is an experimental animated film using the technique of Chronophotography to bring a book to life.

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BOOKANIMA: Dance

Botchan Retreat

(Japan/Australia, 2018) 23:10
Director: Nathan Smith & Max Pollard
Choreographer: Nathan Smith
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Based on the classic Japanese novel Botchan. A group of Japanese business people attend a weekend retreat only to find they must battle through challenges not only to receive a promotion, but to survive.

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Botchan Retreat

Bournonville Today

(Denmark, 2017) 27:19
Director: Signe Roderik
Choreographer: August Bournonville

A tribute to the magnificent ballets of August Bournonville, the film gives an in-depth look at a unique cultural heritage that has been passed on through generations, since the Romantic era.”

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Bournonville Today

But First

(United States, 2018)
Director: Erin Brown Thomas
Choreographer: Mike Esperanza

One of two Co-Laboratory films created with the National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron in Ohio.

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But First

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Carriberrie

(Australia, 2018) 14:33
Director: Dominic John Allen
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An exhilarating and visceral VR film that tells the expansive story of Carriberrie- dance and song in Indigenous Australian culture. We journey through traditional ceremonial dance and song, towards intrinsically contemporary and modern expressions.

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Carriberrie

Celestial Motion

(United Kingdom, 2018) 6:33
Director: Shehani Fernando
Choreographer: Alexander Whitley
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Produced by Guardian VR, Celestial Motion is inspired by the stunning imagery captured by solar physics research. Choreographed by Alexander Whitley and performed by his company, the interactive experience uses 360 filming and motion capture technology to explore movement across human and astronomical scales. With creative technologists Studio FENYCE.

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Celestial Motion

Chrysalis

(United States, 2018)
Director: Nicole Klaymoon in collaboration with Morgan Wise
Choreographer: Nicole Klaymoon

One of two Co-Laboratory films created with the National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron in Ohio.

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Chrysalis

Cipher

(United States, 2018) 24:35
Director: Rafael Roy, Kelin Verrette
Choreographer: Team Heat

In a rapidly changing Bay Area, dancers from the thriving TURF (Taking Up Room on the Floor) community guide us through the spaces they hold to create, innovate and maintain the culture.

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Cipher

Computer Love

(United States, 2018) 4:31
Director: Carina Y Ho
Choreographer: ONIKHO

Short film that celebrates the sexiness of diversity by synchronizing dance and bodies of different abilities to the beat of ONIKHO’s dark electro-pop tune Computer Love.

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Computer Love

Crashing Waves

(United Kingdom, 2017) 3:39
Director: Emma Gilbertson
Choreographer: Joshua Hubbard

Queer dance film which explores sexuality and working class themes. Two men who earlier shared an intimate moment engage in a combative dance which explores their vulnerability.

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Crashing Waves

Creative: Alexander Ekman’s Study in Creativity

(Sweden, 2018) 52 min
Director: Alexander Ekman

Award-winning choreographer Alexander Ekman dives into the subject of creativity by meeting scientists, professors, artists, film directors and choreographers, with the goal of trying to understand every aspect of the phenomenon.

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Creative: Alexander Ekman’s Study in Creativity

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Dance Films from China

(China, 2018)
Director: Various

Program of ten contemporary dance films by different directors/choreographers commissioned by the Chinese Dancers Association of Beijing, as part of their Young Artist Platform.

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Dance Films from China

Danseur

(United States, 2018) 70 min
Director: Scott Gormley

Danseur is a powerful look at the struggle facing male ballet dancers as they battle bullying and homophobia in pursuit of their dreams.

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Danseur

Define Gender: Unboxing

(United Kingdom, 2018) 3:31
Director: Kate Cox
Choreographer: P A L E T A CalmQuality

Dancers liberate themselves from a confined space in this work that redefines gender as something more fluid than fixed definitions allow: masculinity and femininity exist inside us all.

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Define Gender: Unboxing

Digital Afterlives

(Australia, 2018) 4:45
Director: Richard James Allen, Karen Pearlman
Choreographer: Richard James Allen
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A man in white-winged angel shoes awakes in infinite black to the strains of Liszt’s Dance of the Dead.

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Digital Afterlives

Discofoot

(Sweden, 2018) 28:00
Director: Paul Möllerstedt, Magnus Ader Berg
Choreographer: Petter Jacobsson, Thomas Caley

Bust a groove! Discofoot is an ass kicking, DJ spinning, maybe even twerkin’ free styling battle, where football’s rules are twisted and thrashed by dance.

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Discofoot

Don’t Trust the Border

(Germany, 2018) 4:19
Director: Leila El-Kayem
Choreographer: Jessica Nupen

Short film featuring seven dancers from South Africa and Europe, blending cultural influences and blurring lines between national borders and identity. The film aims to illuminate the bravery around our search for community, no matter where we come from or where we are headed.

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Don’t Trust the Border

Double Up

(United States, 2017) 15:00
Director: Francesca N. Penzani
Choreographer: Francesca N. Penzani, Kyreeana Breelin
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Based on a dream to bring two women together to create a collaboration that celebrates the joy of being alive, Double Up is a powerful conversation, through music and dance.

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Double Up

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Ekman’s Concise Guide to Natural Movement

(United States, 2018) 8:00
Director: T.M. Rives
Choreographer: Alexander Ekman
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Dance Film SF commissioned Alexander Ekman and his favorite filmmaker, T.M. Rives, to create a short dance film for SFDFF’s Co-Laboratory program—neither very concise nor totally natural, it’s pure Ekman.

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Ekman’s Concise Guide to Natural Movement

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The Field

(United States, 2018) 6:55
Director: Holly Wilder
Choreographer: Holly Wilder

Do you ever wish you could shut up all the voices in your head? Who are you when the voices go quiet, even if just for a moment?

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The Field

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Gatha

(China, 2018) 15:49
Director: Chenglong Tang
Choreographer: Chenglong Tang
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Gatha tells the story of two Tibetan brothers’ prostrating pilgrimage to Mount Kangrinboqe, or Mount Kailash, where the elder brother unfortunately died on the road.

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Gatha

Ghosts

(France, 2017) 70 min
Director: Tommy Pascal
Choreographer: Cina Espejord

How many lies can a person tolerate? This is the question posed by Henrik Ibsen’s drama Ghosts, which has been transformed into a ballet with concept and direction by theatre director Marit Moum Aune and choreography by Cina Espejord.

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Ghosts

Go

(United States, 2018) 5:23
Director: Morgan Frasier and Robert Dekkers
Choreographer: Robert Dekkers

Go contrasts the physical hustle, drive, and rush of city living with the capacity for each mind and body to move and be moved. Go celebrates San Francisco and the means of movement that transport it.

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Go

Gravity Hero

(United States, 2018) 70 min
Director: Trey McIntyre

After ten years of building his dance company in Boise, Idaho, to great acclaim, Trey McIntyre shut it down. Its sudden and mysterious end is the backdrop of this introspective documentary, which explores themes of creativity, loss, and transformation.

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Gravity Hero

Ground Fine

(United States, 2017) 4:32
Director: Sharon Leahy
Choreographer: Sharon Leahy

Ground Fine is a screendance with original music that takes a light-hearted look at our obsession with food cravings and behaviors detrimental to our health.

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Ground Fine

Guernica

(United States, 2018) 3:53
Director: Kate Duhamel
Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Guernica is an original short film for the world premiere production of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s ballet of the same name made for San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound: A Festival of New Works.

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Guernica

The Gods of Dance

(United States, 2017) 5:45
Director: Jayson Tang
Choreographer: Pascal Molat, Dores Andres, Kamryn Baldwin

Enter a surreal world where god-like dancers rule.

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The Gods of Dance

The Great Ghosts

(France, 2018) 52 min
Director: Louise Narboni
Choreographer: Yoann Bourgeois

Adapted from The Mechanics of History, this remarkable film is a live performance capture of an exhibition at the Pantheon. Fixed to the highest point of the Pantheon dome, Foucault’s famous pendulum provides the medium for a choreographic creation around movement and balance.

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The Great Ghosts

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Haunt

(United States, 2017) 7:36
Director: Deborah Slater
Choreographer: Deborah Slater

A rumor, an old house and two sets of lovers. One pair from the past, the other current, and how the history of one inhabits the house and affects the lives of the second.

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Haunt

Hydra

(United States, 2018) 5:15
Director: Erin S Murray
Choreographer: Erin S Murray

A child wandering alone in a desolate realm meets a faceless, militaristic lineup that transforms her into a woman. Hydra is an experimental dance narrative exploring themes of identity, herd mentality, and indoctrination.

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Hydra

Hype Cycle: Machine Learning

(United Kingdom, 2018) 3:43
Director: Matt Pyke
Choreographer: Dwayne-Antony Simms

Hype Cycle: Machine Learning is a set of futurist films that explore human-machine collaboration through performance and emerging technologies. The series asks: when will machines achieve human agility?

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Hype Cycle: Machine Learning

Hypra

(Germany, 2018) 2:50
Director: Tim Jockel
Choreographer: Majid Kessab

Hypra explores the relationship between dance and digital art. The dancers’ energetic expressions take the viewer on an accelerating journey while evolving light visuals react, intersect or reflect back on his movement.

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Hypra

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Impetu's: Flamenco's Driving Force

(United States, 2017) 5:00
Director: Lulo Rivero
Choreographer: Jesús Carmona

In a personal portrait set in Miami’s diverse landscapes, flamenco dancer Jesus Carmona shows us the raw and sincere intimacy of his virtuoso dance.

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Impetu’s: Flamenco’s Driving Force

In the Pines

(United States, 2018) 6:00
Director: Jenny Stulberg
Choreographer: Lauren Simpson, Jenny Stulberg

Set amongst the trees of Northern California, Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations expands upon their approach to realness, intimacy, curious moments, and a sense of being compelled to pay deep attention to fleeting action.

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In the Pines

Initiation

(Poland, 2018) 18:00
Director: Iwona Pasińska
Choreographer: Iwona Pasińska

Cinematic experiment that looks into human habitats, toxic relationships and untamed fears.

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Initiation

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Jelanii's Dance

(United States, 2017) 3:43
Director: Maggie Piazza Carroll
Choreographer: Jelanii Kabita

Jelanii moves through life with an unrelenting positivity and determination, even when faced with extreme adversity.

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Jelanii’s Dance

Jewels at 50

(United States, 2017) 23:46
Director: Lindsay Thomas
Choreographer: George Balanchine

In observance of the 50th anniversary of Balanchine’s Jewels, the film documents four of the original dancers working through rehearsals, lecture-demonstrations and interviews, as they coach the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company.

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Jewels at 50

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Kaori Ito, A Body of Life

(France, 2017) 66 min
Director: Jankovic Tatjana
Choreographer: Kaori Ito

Kaori Ito left Japan to dance, to create, to be. As a portrait, the film travels through her own choreographies and her eclectic collaborations. Reaching a moment in her career, she invokes her Japanese roots and tells an intimate story by inviting her father, the sculptor Hiroshi Ito, to dance with her on stage…

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Kaori Ito, A Body of Life

The Key

(Spain, 2017) 15:00
Director: Oscar Andrés
Choreographer: Jon Ugarriza

A famous dancer and a photographer meet at a party, they are attracted but no one decides to show their feelings until two children guide them through a magical world where they can express their love.

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The Key

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La Chana

(Spain, 2016) 72 min
Director: Lucija Stojevic
Choreographer: La Chana

With depth, humor and pathos, La Chana celebrates a self-taught Gypsy flamenco dancer who rose to international stardom, and then vanished from the public eye at the height of her career.

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La Chana

LADIA

(USA/Slovakia/Spain, 2018) 6:52
Director: Álvaro Congosto
Choreographer: Sandra Kramerova
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Inspired by Female ¨Superheroes¨ Lara Croft and Nadia Comaneci, LADIA portrays the struggle of many contemporary women who have to constantly overcome themselves while hiding the scars of their fight.

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LADIA

Le Chorégrave

(France, 2017) 4:27
Director: Jake Russell
Choreographer: Rami Hassoun

At a Christmas dinner where connections between people is impossible, Salla tries to make everyone move.

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Le Chorégrave

Le Howl

(United States, 2018) 2:45
Director: Ryan Strongin
Choreographer: Joseph Walsh

Le Howl is a spontaneous soliloquy. A stream of consciousness personal experience.

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Le Howl

Let's Begin at the End

(United States, 2018) 5:07
Director: Matthew Mckee
Choreographer: Dwight Rhoden

Let’s Begin at the End is an original short film for the world premiere production of Dwight Rhoden’s ballet of the same name made for San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound: A Festival of New Works.

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Let’s Begin at the End

Lightness

(Paraguay, 2017) 19:26
Director: Jorge Báez, Jero Buman
Choreographer: Jorge Báez, Fabián Lequizamón
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A man… a space acquired… and a decision suspended.

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Lightness

Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art

(United Kingdom, 2016) 4:00
Director: Andrew Margetson
Choreographer: Lil Buck

Chicago-born dancer Lil Buck takes London-based director Andrew Margetson on a light-footed tour through the halls of the Frank Gehry-designed ‘Fondation Louis Vuitton.’

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Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art

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Magic Cowboy

(United States, 2018) 2:36
Director: Tytus Bergstrom
Choreographer: Tytus Bergstrom

A short film experiment to see what can be done with the bare essentials of an iPhone and a Hat. Magic Cowboy was born out of those limitations.

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Magic Cowboy

Make Me Wanna Holler

(United States, 2018) 4:00
Director: Erica Eng
Choreographer: Dawn James, Antoine Hunter

Poetic depiction of the daily struggles and frustrations that challenge a homeless man who lives on the streets of San Francisco. Starring the deaf dancer and performer Antoine Hunter.

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Make Me Wanna Holler

Maurice Béjart, the Soul of Dance

(Belgium, 2018) 52 min
Director: Henri de Gerlache, Jean de Garrigues

Chronicles the unique destiny of this outstanding choreographer through rare archives, testimonies of his close relatives and of contemporary choreographers who were deeply influenced by his work.

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Maurice Béjart, the Soul of Dance

Moving Stories

(United States, 2018) 85 min
Director: Rob Fruchtman
Choreographer: Battery Dance Company & Dancing to Connect students

Six dancers from the acclaimed Battery Dance Company travel the world, teaching the tools of choreography to young people who have experienced war, poverty, sexual violence, extreme prejudice and severe trauma as refugees.

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Moving Stories

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Night Dancing

(United Kingdom, 2016) 6:24
Director: Barney Cokeliss
Choreographer: Louise Tanoto, Jacob Ingram Dodd, Jason Thorpe
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Every night, a lonely man sees a beautiful young woman dancing outside his window. He is transfixed by her and wonders if she’s real. Then things become complicated….

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Night Dancing

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Of Silence

(United Kingdom/Belgium, 2017) 6:46
Director: Sam Asaert
Choreographer: Andrew McNicol
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A short dance film about the contrast between intimacy and vastness, conflict and freedom—and the individual yearning for a past long gone, in the face of a bleak collective future.

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Of Silence

Oh! Million Fist!

(Hong Kong, 2017) 7:48
Director: Hugh CHO
Choreographer: Hugh CHO
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A long term practitioner of martial arts, dancer Hugh Cho collaborates with fight director Master Yuen Fai to develop a choreography based on fight scenarios in this humorous take on action movies.

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Oh! Million Fist!

Our Last Aria

(United States, 2018) 7:15
Director: Scotty Hardwig
Choreographer: Scotty Hardwig, Keanu Forrest Brady
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Filmed on location in the Eureka dunes of Death Valley, California, this work follows the journey of two figures traversing a kinetic and emotional landscape in the heart of a desert wilderness.

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Our Last Aria

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Palace of the Infinite

(United States, 2018) 4:23
Director: Kathy Rose
Choreographer: Kathy Rose
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Haunting the palace of the mind, a rich tapestry of orchid beings comes to life as the breathing rain whispers. We all like to play with dolls of ourselves….

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Palace of the Infinite

Paloma

(USA, 2018) 16:14
Director: Sophia Conger
Choreographer: Elisabet Aguilera, Jose Moreno
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Paloma tells the story of a woman who has lost her creative self. But through a small transformative act, she recognizes that she is still a woman, dancer and mother.

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Paloma

Perfectly Normal For Me

(United States, 2017) 57 min
Director: Catherine Tambini

In this intimate documentary, a group of kids from ages 5 to 15 reveal what it’s like to live with a variety of physical and developmental challenges.

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Perfectly Normal For Me

Perpetual Motion

(Israel, 2018) 6:17
Director: Micah Smith
Choreographer: Tamir Ginz
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The film is a single, fluid shot that moves around a crowded bar, landing on different couples and individuals whose inner worlds are suddenly manifested through dance.

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Perpetual Motion

Play Serious

(United States, 2018) 58 min
Director: T.M. Rives
Choreographer: Alexander Ekman
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A one-hour documentary about Alexander Ekman’s challenging journey creating the full-length work, Play for the Paris Opera Ballet in 2017.

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Play Serious

The Painting on the Wall

(France, 2017) 72 min
Director: François-René Martin
Choreographer: Angelin Preljocaj

Exploring themes of illusion and transcendence, and featuring dancers from the Ballet Preljocaj, the contemporary dance show travels through cultures and art forms while preserving the essence of the tale.

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The Painting on the Wall

The Perfect Place

(United Kingdom, 2017) 3:55
Director: Laura-Jane McRae
Choreographer: Christopher Hampson, Sophie Laplane

The Perfect Place tells the story of a couple looking to recapture the spark they once had. By delving deeper into the life of a seemingly perfect relationship, it explores the emptiness and regret behind the façade.

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The Perfect Place

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Reach

(United Kingdom, 2018) 3:42
Director: Billy Boyd Cape
Choreographer: Botis Seva

Director Billy Boyd Cape collaborates with Botis Seva’s hip-hop theatre collective Far From The Norm to explore the themes of love, abandonment and fatherhood.

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Reach

The Return

(Russia, 2018) 8:50
Director: Liudmila Komrakova
Choreographer: Anton Popichenko, Maria Marinova-Vasilieva
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While waiting for his wife to come home, a returning soldier looks through their belongings thinking about the happy past. How will their meeting be?

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The Return

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Sailli - The Light

(United States, 2018) 3:50
Director: Haansol Rim
Choreographer: Danielle Derisse

The film portrays an existentialist struggle of one who seeks individuality (The Light) in a homogenous world, only to be confined again in the never ending nightmare.

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Sailli – The Light

Seasoned

(United States, 2017) 19:50
Director: Blake Horn, Alex Jenkins, Audrey Rachelle
Choreographer: Alex Jenkins, Audrey Rachelle
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As one woman navigates a vulnerable heart within shifting relationships and landscapes, she is reminded of the history she carries with her as she connects to others, breaks apart, and tries again.

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Seasoned

Shed

(United States, 2018) 3:49
Director: Emily Halaka, Carolyn DiLoreto
Choreographer: Carolyn DiLoreto

A poetry-in-motion piece that explores the relationship between female sexuality and self-worth.

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Shed

SHIVTA

(Israel, 2017) 10:58
Director: Or Schraiber
Choreographer: Or Schraiber, Ori Ofri, Bobbi Jene Smith

SHIVTA is a short dance film telling a cinematic and kinetic exploration of two lost desert wanderers who find themselves bewitched and possessed by a celestial fortune teller.

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SHIVTA

Sirens Tango

(United States, 2018) 11:36
Director: Lisa Le Lievre
Choreographer: Dani Rowe

The Tango is a dance of seductive moves and rhythm changes. Sirens Tango is a film that uses the Tango as a metaphor for Life and its tempting interruptions.

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Sirens Tango

Skies Calling Skies Falling

(United States, 2017) 8:26
Director: David Hodge, Hi-jin Hodge
Choreographer: Margaret Jenkins

A collaboration with MJDC (Margaret Jenkins Dance Company) Skies Calling Skies Falling uses shock – the physical, emotional and intellectual embodiment of this state – as its central metaphor.

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Skies Calling Skies Falling

Spirit Labour

(United Kingdom, 2018) 41 min
Director: Adrian Heathfield
Choreographer: Anna Halprin

Spirit Labour follows the practice of sculptor/performance artist Janine Antoni and her collaborations and conversations with the choreographer Anna Halprin and writer Hélène Cixous.

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Spirit Labour

Spiritus

(United States, 2018) 6:55
Director: Walter Yamazaki
Choreographer: Multiple

Succumbing to day-to-day worldly life stalls human potential. Those who dare to challenge it will spark a new beginning in discovering who they truly are. This film is about the story of life, and our quest for inner freedom.

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Spiritus

Swing Time

(United States, 2018) 9:58
Director: Brian Hollins
Choreographer: Nicole Zuckerman, Steve Sayer, Chandrae Roettig

Seeing a 1930s swing dance troupe on TV inspires a young couple to call their friends, step back in time, and dance their way across Art Deco San Francisco.

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Swing Time

The Specter of the Other

(United States, 2018) 3:42
Director: Brendan Barthel, Katherine Helen Fisher
Choreographer: Brendan Barthel, Katherine Helen Fisher

Investigating what is seen as human touch using martial arts and dance as vocabulary, but taking them out of context and bias as aggressive, decorative or kind

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The Specter of the Other

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The Third Breath

(France, 2017) 9:14
Director: Jonathan Mandel
Choreographer: Yutaka Nakata

Painter-performer Yon Costes, dancer Yutaka Nakata and composer Aleksi Aubry Carlson mix their disciplines in a powerful blend of creative dynamics.

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The Third Breath

The Town On Notice

(United States, 2018) 4:35
Director: Sonia D. Pina, Umi Vaughan
Choreographer: Latanya d. Tigner, Colette Eloi

An experimental film based on the original stage production by Dimensions Dance Theater. Visions of Oakland, dynamic choreography, and touches of abstraction combine to show our city’s profound, unique flavor.

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The Town On Notice

Through the Supermarket in Five Easy Pieces

(Finland, 2017) 8:40
Director: Anna Maria Joakimsdottir-Hutri
Choreographer: Maria Saivosalmi, Andrius Katinas

A family tries to manage the weekly grocery shopping without disintegrating. Will they be able to gather the supplies for existence and still come out of the store with all the children?

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Through the Supermarket in Five Easy Pieces

Timecode

(Spain, 2016) 15:00
Director: Juanjo Giménez
Choreographer: Lali Ayguadé
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Luna and Diego work as security officers in a parking lot. When Luna discovers Diego’s secret their work gets a whole new dimension. Winner of the 2016 Palme d’Or for Best Short and Oscar nomination in 2017.

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Timecode

Together as One

(United States, 2018) 5:32
Director: Jessica Kantor
Choreographer: Marisa Hamamoto
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A choreographed VR dance video mixing live action capture with animation that immerses you in a journey of inclusion. Featuring the incredible company dancers from Infinite Flow and depicts the journey of joining the inspiring community of mixed abled dancers.

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Together as One

Too Many Bodies

(United States, 2018) 5:36
Director: Reena Dutt
Choreographer: Nancy Dobbs Owen

Too Many Bodies is a music video addressing America’s need for gun reform through dance, music and passion, culminating in a website of resources for advocacy and survivor support.

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Too Many Bodies

Traverse

(Canada, 2018) 13:00
Director: Marlene Millar
Choreographer: Sandy Silva
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Traverse weaves the stories of five women into a tapestry of collective experience as they journey, confronting obstacles along the way. Through this process of reflection in motion, a powerful sense of strength is ignited.

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Traverse

True Love Waits

(Israel, 2017) 2:55
Director: Adi Halfin
Choreographer: Bobbi Jene Smith

A poignant tale of loss and loneliness, featuring world-renowned dancer-choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith.

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Vertical

(United Kingdom, 2017) 10:00
Director: Eddie Frost
Choreographer: Le Patin Libre
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Contemporary ice skating company Le Patin Libre use the ice in daring and dazzling ways to present a completely new perspective.

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Vertical

Vortices

(United States, 2018) 6:57
Director: Katherine Helen Fisher, Michael Shedlin
Choreographer: Katherine Helen Fisher
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A film by Safety Third Productions, VORTICES is a screen dance featuring aerial cinematography by Sinziana Velicescu, which sees a kaleidoscope of dancers inhabit an austere desert landscape with impressive athleticism and attack. Directed by choreographer Katherine Helen Fisher with Michael Shedlin and set to a driving score by new music composer Anna Meredith, NAUTILUS is constructed in the minimalistic tradition of Babette Mangolte and Lucinda Childs.

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The Wayward Wind

(United States, 2017) 3:38
Director: Steve Delahoyde, Monica Thomas
Choreographer: Monica Thomas

The Wayward Wind uses movement and humor to turn the “rambling man” trope on its head.

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The Wayward Wind

Wake Up

(India, 2018) 8:40
Director: Shonet Barretto
Choreographer: Shonet Barretto, Surendra A.K.A Alex, Kartik Raja
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Welcome to the horror dance world of a little school boy who encounters his scary teachers, principal, and class mates dancing around him in the school. Was this just a nightmare?

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We Are Here

(United Kingdom, 2018) 7:10
Director: Sima Gonsai
Choreography: Lee Fisher

A short dance film that explores notions of identity where the search to belong unites you as one. Performed by Freefall Dance Company and Birmingham Royal Ballet principal dancers.

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Wildfires into the Heartwood

(United States, 2018) 5:00
Director: Nancy Lyons, Lindsay Gauthier
Choreographer: Nancy Lyons

Wildfires into the Heartwood commemorates the impact of the 2017 North Bay fires on the Root 101, Sculpture Garden by Bruce Johnson.

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XXY (three portraits)

(France, 2018) 14:39
Director: Clotilde Rullaud
Choreographer: Clotilde Rullaud with the dancers

XXY is a stunning portrait of the feminine using a holistic multi-media approach of music, dance, and images.

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XXY (three portraits)

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The Yellow Room

(United States, 2017) 4:46
Director: Kitty McNamee
Choreographer: Kitty McNamee
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In a series of increasingly lush and intimate encounters, two dancers are forced to confront each other and themselves, exploring the expansion of identity beyond solely masculine or feminine.

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The Yellow Room

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