Bay Area Shorts Program

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Join us for our annual showcase of films by Bay Area artists, with new work from established dancers and filmmakers and by newcomers venturing behind the camera for the first time.

Viewing Details: This digital screening is available to stream between 12:00 pm Sunday, October 18 and 11:59 pm Sunday, October 25. Suggested Viewing Time: Sunday, October 25 at 7:00 pm.

Co-Presenter: Dancers’ Group

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Feature Ticket, Festival Pass

$9.00 / $50.00

October 18 - October 25, 2020

TT Runtime: 55 minutes

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shorts – part 1

Interconnected
During a time of isolation and restraint, the need for human connection has only grown stronger. Technology can only bring us so close, but nothing can compare to physical touch.
Benjamin Freemantle
Jaime Garcia Castilla, James Gilmer
(United States,2020) 0:05:07

Interconnected

Turf Nation
Turfing is an Oakland-born dance form that combines roots in gang culture with elements of tutting, gliding, and bone-breaking.
Jun Bae
Various Artists
(United States, 2019) 13:27

Turf Nation

Last Dance
A young girl watches her mother perform onstage as her imagination runs wild.
Lindsay Gauthier, Kevin Jenkins
Kevin Jenkins
(United States, 2020) 4:57

Last Dance

Love Child
Before and after another sweet life enters this world.
Charlie Stellar
Charlie Stellar
(United States, 2020) 4:57

Love Child

Barrer
The original choreography for “Barrer/let’s sweep” was a duet inspired by Afro-Peruvian artist Victoria Santa Cruz’s song “Hay que barrer”.
Carmen Román
Carmen Román, Pierr Padilla
(United States, 2020) 3:30

Barrer

Golden
GOLDEN is a wordless screen-dance in which a woman discovers, after years of domestic life, that her independence, intellectual curiosity, and sexual vibrancy are as powerful as ever. In dream-like sequences, she encounters the self she has been and the self that she can become.
Kate Mitchell
Bianca Cabrera, Kate Mitchell
(United States, 2019) 8:23

GOLDEN

Pacifica
Shot in Pacifica, Calif., to the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, Pacifica is a short film of 8 dancers exploring community-centered movement, emotive expression, and the spiritual elements of dance.
Amanda Beane
Various Artists
(United States, 2019) 0:05:33

Pacifica

Another Sky
“Another Sky” follows one woman’s journey from static confinement to life more momentous. Floating between the feminine nature and the manufactured environment, “Another Sky” explores fluidity and restrictions using choreography and the visual frame.
Milissa Payne Bradley
Milissa Payne Bradley
(United States, 2019) 4:58

Another Sky

Dreamer
A beautiful girl goes to work in her beautiful outfit and high heels working for hours and hours until she gets overwhelmed by paperwork and falls asleep on it. She dreams of being in a gorgeous green environment where all she has is the freedom to move freely and joy herself.
Marcos Vedovetto
Sharon J. Kung
(United States, 2019) 0:05:18

Dreamer

The Storm
Lotus Dickey wrote The Storm, adapted and arranged here by Evie Ladin for her all-female Body Music Moving Choir – MoToR/dance. Filmed and edited by Chafic Saad & Kris Lee of Kind Motion at the Albany Bulb, California – a public land rich with folk art and abandoned ad repurposed spaces.
Chafic Saad
Evie Ladin
(United States, 2018) 5:16

The Storm

shorts – part 2

ICARUS TRAILER 2020
Starring San Francisco Ballet principal dancer, Angelo Greco
Pietro Pinto
Angelo Greco
(United States, 2020) 11:21

Icarus

Lyra Surface Down
Lyra is the result of a deeply collaborative, multi-perspective process rooted in the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Robert Dekkers
Vanessa Thiessen
(United States, 2020) 5:51

Lyra: Surface Down

Contention
Oakland, California natives KrowtheGod and SnooptheShooter collaborate with a fellow Bay Area native and dancer @dooli-J. The trio masterfully creates Contention, an emotion-stirring production that details struggle.
Algerion “KrowtheGod” Bryant II , La Ron “SnooptheShooter” Gardner
James Palmer aka Dooli_J
(United States, 2020) 0:05:23

Contention

Portrait
‘Portrait’ is a cinematic adaptation of choreographer Dana Genshaft’s ballet of the same name, which premiered at San Francisco’s ODC Theater in 2016.
Steve Condiotti, Dana Genshaft
Dana Genshaft
(United States, 2020) 0:08:25

Portrait

Lovely
Directed, filmed, and performed by Connor Alhart, “Lovely” is an experimental film that uses modern dance techniques and elements of contact improvisation. The film tells a simple story of what it feels like to look into the mirror can not recognize the person looking back.
Connor Alhart
Connor Alhart
(United States, 2029) 0:03:52

Lovely

We Sleep No More
We Sleep No More is a “power wheelchair ballet” directed and set to original music by Carina Ho, who also performs music under the moniker ONIKHO.
Carina Ho
Carina Ho
(United States, 2019) 7:01

We Sleep No More

Daydreamer
Imagination is set adrift among cityscapes and clouds in this film that combines dance, animation and time-lapse photography.
Peter Litwinowicz
Lizz Roman in collaboration with the dancers
(United States, 2019) 0:04:15

Daydreaming

Diwata
A young woman is stranded in a desert.
George Almanza
Kirsten Millan
(United States, 2020) 0:04:58

Diwata

Run Whitness
Choreographer laura e. ellis in collaboration with the artists of Dimensions Dance Theater and MIJIS Productions; exploring through body memory and physical expression: resilience, grief, loss, hope in being… black, woman, mother, child. 
Sonia D. Pina, Diana Cordero
laura e. ellis
(United States, 2020) 0:02:45

run. witness. cycle. ash. fly…

Toy Enemy
The Bates Dance Festival community and disciples of Albert Mathias’ music join together with big dancing and big heart in this uplifting music video.
Delaney McDonough, Ellen Maynard, Albert Mathias
Kathleen Hermesdorf
(United States, 2020) 4:00

Toy Enemy

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