Brava Theater Kickoff: Double Play
Four days at the Brava Theater Center kick off with a double-feature event exploring the theme of creativity and play. Featured films include the North American Premiere of Creative: Alexander Ekman’s Study in Creativity and BaseBallet: Into the Game.
The program will conclude with a special live performance by Ben Needham-Wood and Weston Krukow.
Thursday, October 11 | 7:00 pm
Single Ticket: $25 (Students: $21, ID required) : BUY TICKETS
Creative: Alexander Ekman’s Study in Creativity
Sweden | 2018 | 52 minutes | Director: Alexander Ekman
In a new documentary, award-winning choreographer Alexander Ekman dives into the subject of creativity—where it comes from, and whether or not it’s possible to contain and understand it—by meeting scientists, professors, artists, film directors, and choreographers, with the goal of trying to understand every aspect of the phenomenon.
Producer Paul Möllerstedt, Magnus Ader Berg | Executive Producer Anna Hellman | Project leader Ditte Feuk
Co-presented by the Consulate General of Sweden
(United States, 2018) 8:00
Director: T.M. Rives
Choreographer: Alexander Ekman
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.
— INTERMISSION —
BaseBallet: Into the Game
United States | 2017 | 28 minutes | Director: Matthew McKee, Choreographer: Ben Needham-Wood, Weston Krukow
EMMY-award-winning documentary featuring original music as six dancers transform AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, into a spectacular stage. Narrated by Giants announcer Mike Krukow and featuring his son, local dancer Weston Krukow.
Lead Dancers Erica Chipp Adams, Cameo Cross, Terez Dean, Natasha Adorlee Johnson, Weston Krukow, Ben Needham-Wood | Producer Weston Krukow, Matthew McKee, Ben Needham-Wood | Production Company Athletic Art Productions, Red Panel Creative | Director of Photography Matthew McKee, Matt Piniol | Composer Ben Sollee, Natasha Adorlee Johnson | Executive Producer / Commentary Mike Krukow | Editor Torin Simpson, Matthew McKee
Co-presented by Amy Seiwert/IMAGERY
(United States, 2018) 9:38
Director: Quinn Wharton, Myles Thatcher
Choreographer: Myles Thatcher
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.
SMUIN Contemporary Ballet