Trailer for SCREENDANCE: A NEW VISUAL LANGUAGE
A program curated by Lynette Kessler for Stanford University.
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 7:30-9 pm.
Cummings Arts Bldg. Annenberg Auditorium, 435 Lasuen Mall
Free & Open to the Public, No reservations needed
The evening’s film program, “Screendance, A New Visual Language,” features seven award-winning short dance films including artists from Germany, Scotland, Sweden, Tibet and the U.S. The screening is followed by informal conversation with Lynette Kessler, Founding Director of Dance Camera West.
Screendance the short film form in dance media is diverse, global, emergent, alive, trans-media, and continually evolving. The hybrid medium is an active spectrum, encompassing a broad range of cinematic styles from surreal visual abstractions to strict narratives. This inimitable collection of screendance features stimulating and provocative films that depict movement both viscerally and conceptually while challenging traditional notions of choreography. These films translate the rich texture and nuance of physical communication onto screen to bring a new visual language for our time.
Films featured in trailer:
MOMENTUM – Director & Choreographer Boris Seewald
WEIGHTLESS – Director: Erika Januger Choreographer: Malin Statting, Tuva Lundkuist, Erika Janunger
IN DREAMS I RUN WILD – Director & Choregrapher Ramaa Mosley
OUTSIDE IN – Director: Tove Skeidsvoll, Petrus Sjövik, Tyrandora Choreographer: Tove Skeidsvoll
THERE IS A PLACE – Director: Katriina McPhearson & Simon Fildes Choreographer: Sang Jijia
WRITTEN IN THE MARGINS – Director: RJ Muna Choreographer: Wendy Rein, Ryan T. Smith
SAND – Director: Cari Ann Shim Sham Choreographer: Kenji, Darrow Igus, Cari Ann Shim Sham