SFDFF On The Road
PROGRAM 1: Audience Favorites (AF17)
A curated selection of popular screen dance shorts from our 2017 festival. This collection of international, imaginative, and sumptuous shorts, is perfect for a varied audience—from those new to dance to the sophisticated enthusiast.
Persecuta(United States, 2017) 2:23
Director: Martin & Facundo Lombard
Choreographer: Martin & Facundo Lombard A new powerful dance scene by the Lombard Twins.
Blown Away(United States, 2017) 2:24
Director: David Masters
Choreographer: Dion Pratt
View Trailer From the firing of the first electrons to the cosmic journey across space. Blown Away traces the genesis and impact of sound waves on a waiting listener.
Cold Storage(Finland, 2016) 8:46
Director: Thomas Freundlich
Choreographer: Valtteri Raekallio
View Trailer On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely ice fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the sea ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother. A wild all-night drinking and dancing party ensues.
Ceiling(United States, 2016) 3:53
Director: Katherine Helen Fisher
Choreographer: Katherine Helen Fisher Ceiling focuses on a dancer’s repetitive leap as a physical allegory for striving. Shot in the Angeles Forest on the Phantom Camera, the film weaves gender and landscape into the body’s potential for movement in the tradition of Eadweard Muybridge.
Jonah(United States, 2016) 5:23
Director: Andrew Michael Ellis
Choreographer: Ernest Felton Baker An interview with a former African-American slave accompanies a powerful dance vignette of an urban man in extremis. The juxtaposition of past and present raises questions about inherited trauma and the possibility of regeneration.
Take Your Time(United States, 2017) 4:49
Director: Max Sachar, Natasha Adorlee Johnson
Choreographer: Natasha Adorlee Johnson Take Your Time is a raw and powerful performance-art piece that explores the concept of time & relationships by following a duet as they navigate complex obstacles and spaces.
Women’s Christmas Night(Ireland, 2016) 5:30
Director: Oonagh Kearney
Choreographer: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy
To the Ends of the Fingertips(United Kingdom, 2016) 3:11
Director: Roswitha Chesher
Choreographer: Sophie Arstall, Elizabeth Barker
View Trailer Slipping through the fingers of time, we follow a search for freedom and fulfilment in this visually rich and surreal tale. A Big Dance & Channel 4 commission.
The First Date(United States, 2016) 5:26
Director: Mary John Frank
Choreographer: Mary John Frank Despite the awkward small talk, disagreements, and their own destructive tendencies, Natalie and David show up for their first date and discover that they actually make excellent partners in crime.
Curing Albrecht(United Kingdom, 2016) 5:00
Director: Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple
Choreographer: Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple A young man checks into a bespoke institution, hoping to be cured of his inability to stop dancing.
How You Look At It(United States, 2015) 8:30
Director: Wendy Seyb
Choreographer: Wendy Seyb
View Trailer A story about how love at first sight changes a man’s perspective of the world around him. With a little help from his inner theme songs, his environment comes together to support his quest to be with his new sighted love…or at least, say hello.
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