Raising Voices

A diverse program weaving mini documentaries and experimental shorts spanning across a wide cross-section of the dance community, celebrating the work of under-represented artists and amplifying their powerful messages of activism and community through the arts.

Followed by a discussion about activism in the arts, moderated by Deborah Vaughan, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Dimensions Dance Theater.

Sunday, October 14, 3:00 PM

Brava Theater
2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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Black Man in America

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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Too Many Bodies

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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Jelanii's Dance

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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Shed

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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Black Stains

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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A Life of Movement

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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Cipher

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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