FilmFest by Rogue Dancer: Black & White Edition (May 2020)

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Schwebebahn (english) film by Wanda López Trelles (c) 2016 ARGENTINA

Video-essay that through the Schwebebahn transport, located in the German city of Wuppertal, makes an interior journey on the way of three artists.
The director seeks answers through the registration of two dancers, one from Argentina and the other from Turkey, who are experimenting at Folkwang University, where Pina Bausch laid the foundations for a dance teaching not to train dancers, but human beings who dance. to understand the principles of the movement and develop them in their own individual way.
The documentary reflects the experience of these artists through their memory, emotions and dreams.Wanda López Trelles – Director & Writer
Alexia Kos – Producer
Dancers – Noelia Grasso & Yildiz Güventürk

MINE film by Sasha Chudacoff (c) 2018 USA

A dance and music collaboration between sisters exploring a coal mining site from the 1920’s where an iconic structure called the Gronk still stands. Body based dance research and song writing were translated based on the mining history of this place. The sisters collected stories and myths on Peanut and Pershing Mine from elders in Crested Butte, CO. Sasha developed gestures and movement themes from the mining stories and Sophia created lyrics and music. The Gronk overlooks spectacular views of Paradise Divide in the West Elk mountain range. The sights are beautiful and popular for outdoor recreation and tourism; however sadly still toxic. The land has only partially recuperated from destruction. Mosses are the first step in ecological restoration of toxic mine sites. Very few mosses are growing here. After land violence, how is spirit of place honored? This place based film is having a successful run in the genres of environmental, dance film and experimental categories. It is utilized locally in the mining town where I reside to invite critical inquiry, dialogue and education around these issues particularly in the current times of climate crisis.

Sasha Chudacoff – Director, Writer, Producer & Dancer
Ian Curry – Producer
Sophia Chudacoff – Composer & Dancer

ISHTAR – Portrait number 4 of XXY film by Clotilde Rullaud (c) 2018 FRANCE

“She opens. She spits a rainbow. The peony.” Yosa Buson

The modern woman faces social and biological pressures that force her to choose either to fulfil herself in motherhood or else to renounce to it to have a carrier.
Yet the multifarious Great Feminine can embrace all these roles without having to choose. This is about reconciling “warrior impulse” and “fertile love”.

Ishtar, is the Goddess for the Assyrians and Babylonians, she was called Inanna by the Sumerians. The culture and mythology that grew up around her is unparalleled by any other goddess in the Middle East. At the height of her adoration, she was goddess of war and of physical love, governing life and death. She seems to have given rise to Aphrodite, Turan and Venus in the Greek, Etruscan and Roman pantheons. She is often depicted with hermaphrodite features (Ishtar barbata).

Ishtar est le 4ème portrait de l’oeuvre video-musicale XXY [ɛks/ɛks/wʌɪ], qui questionne le “Féminin”.

Written and directed by Clotilde
Produced by Tzig’Art
With the support of the French Ministry of the Women’s Rights, the SPEDIDAM, the SACEM, the French National Audiovisual Institute, the Simone de Beauvoir CentreCinematographer : Florent Bourgeais
Editor : Clotilde Rullaud
Additional editor : Violeta Fernandez
Compositing and calibration : Stéphane Jarreau / Donc Voilà
Titles animation and direction : Bérangère LallemantDance : Marina Chojnowska
Choreography in collaboration with the performer.Music by Tristan Macé
Clotilde : vocals
Médéric Collignon : cornet
Justin Faulkner : drums
Albin Lebosse : cor
Yann Cléry : flute and vocals
Anne-Lise Clément : clarinet
Laurent Salzard : bass
Cyril Hernandez : percussionsRecorded and Mixed by Jean-Paul Gonnod
Mastering by Thomas Pégorier
Cinema mixing and mastering by Bruno Gueraçague / Tabaskko

BLACK STAINS film by Tiffany Rhynard (c) 2018 USA

A dance and music collaboration between sisters exploring a coal mining site from the 1920’s where an iconic structure called the Gronk still stands. Body based dance research and song writing were translated based on the mining history of this place. The sisters collected stories and myths on Peanut and Pershing Mine from elders in Crested Butte, CO. Sasha developed gestures and movement themes from the mining stories and Sophia created lyrics and music. The Gronk overlooks spectacular views of Paradise Divide in the West Elk mountain range. The sights are beautiful and popular for outdoor recreation and tourism; however sadly still toxic. The land has only partially recuperated from destruction. Mosses are the first step in ecological restoration of toxic mine sites. Very few mosses are growing here. After land violence, how is spirit of place honored? This place based film is having a successful run in the genres of environmental, dance film and experimental categories. It is utilized locally in the mining town where I reside to invite critical inquiry, dialogue and education around these issues partic

Black Stains addresses the systemic pattern of racial profiling by the police. Inspired by the personal experiences of choreographer Trent D. Williams, Jr., the film illustrates the reality of being black in the United States. Through interviews with men of varying ages and robust athletic dancing, the film persistently asks the question: why do we not see black men as human?

Tiffany Rhynard – Director & Producer
Trent D. Williams, Jr. – Choreographer & Producer
Heather Mathews – Editor & Producer
Larry Rosalez – Key Cast

Tailored (Su misura) film by Augenblick (c) 2014 ITALY

A tailor, his wife: a day like any other. Then she comes in. Suddenly a mistake, a glimpse… one more word and the elbows will touch.The rhythmic gestures of the craft become a dance, now. The motif on the dress takes the form of a movement that is tailor-made. But this glimpse of desire springing from the line of the mountains falls down after only one minute, like a pin. It’s the effects of a short choreography, the dancing effects of a memory.

Augenblick – Director, Writer & Producer
Alessandra Elettra Badoino – Choreographer & Dancer
Marina Giardina – Choreographer & Dancer
Fabio Poggi – Choreographer & Dancer
Marco Longo – Camera Operator & Editor

In search of lost time film by Marta Renzi (c) 2017 USA

A man and a woman inhabit the same surreal location though not, apparently, at the same time. Marta Renzi directs this black-and-white meditation on memory and absence, joined by long-time collaborators Charles Caster-Dudzick (camera), as well as Aislinn MacMaster & David Thomson (performers). With a nod to the sound score for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker and a location inspired by Joelle Bouvier and Regis Obadia’s La Chambre.

Marta Renzi – Director
Dancers – Aislinn MacMaster & David Thomson
Charles Caster-Dudzick – Camera

Ghazal film by Jana Younes (c) 2019 LEBANON

There is no such thing, at the level of love, that causes -must- precede effects.
Ghazal takes us on a flirt journey with a game of time and its flow, where moving backwards seems as natural as forward.

Jana Younes – Director

Echoes film by Hanna Ojala (c) 2018 FINLAND

A piece about the eternal play of darkness and light, night and day, up and down, and the human part in it all. The poem below:

Shadows
playing on my skin,
penetrating
my landscape,
my vision
evaporating.

White, grey,
black, white again,
waves crashing,
crushing
away, away
with me, them.

I lay
still, rippling,
they go through
sediments
of dust, fine,
sawtooth.

Waves, shades
skinning my play,
raw, black, grey,
white again,
glimpses of bones,
soul, passing openings.

Hanna-Mari Ojala – Director, Writer, Producer & Dancer

VESTIGES film by Mary Fitzgerald (c) 2019 USA

Vestiges is a collaborative dance/animation film that explores the multiple ways of imagining legacies of the moving body. The piece delves into questions about what the body leaves behind as it ages – metaphorically speaking, and in terms of the objects we create in the realm of dance and digital arts.

Mary Fitzgerald: Choreography – Director
Eileen Standley: Choreography – Director
Dmitri Von Klein – Writer, Producer & Filmmaker
Casey Farina – Music & Animation
Dancers – Taimy Miranda & Joan Rodriguez

The legend of a celestial maiden-tears film by Sachiyo Kaneko (c) 2016 JAPAN

There is a Japanese legend of Tennyo, a celestial maiden.
One day, Tennyo came down on earth to bathe in the beautiful fountain.
While she was bathing, a strong wind blew her Hagoromo, a flying cape, away to the high branch of a tall tree.
She cannot fly nor go back to the sky without Hagoromo.
She felt at a loss.
And then a beautiful young man passed by………… This love story begins with tears of Tennyo at a loss and ends with tears of her husband by losing Tennyo. Sachiyo is drawing two idiograms in this film and expressing these tears. Sachiyo’s movement is an authentic movement of SHOKA, so called Japanese calligrapher. But it is also a soulful dance at the same time.

Sachiyo Kaneko – Director, Writer, Producer & Key Cast

no more beautiful dances film by Anabella Lenzu (c) 2017 USA

“No more beautiful dances” wrestles with the ideas of exploration, introspection and reframing a woman after becoming a mother, and being an immigrant. Lenzu’s dance-theater piece uses spoken word and drawings to tell a personal vision of femininity, and what it means to be a woman today.

Anabella Lenzu – Director, Choreographer & Dancer
Daniel Pettrow – Acting Director & Voice Coach
Todd Carroll – Technology advisor
Angelo Vasta – Cinematographer & Editor

Dark Night Cold Ground film by Shaun Clarke (c) 2017 USA

A short dance film investigating the contradicting stereotypes of black men. Set to the music of Blind Willie Johnson.

Shaun Clarke – Director
Thang Dao – Choreographer
Marcus Willis – Dancer

Aicha film by Elias Djemil (c) 2019 CANADA

In an attempt for a dialogue, visually and musically, the movement and the non-movement are confronted. Can they co-exist?

Elias Djemil – Director
Aïcha Bastien N’diaye – Dancer & Choreographer

Bones of the Earth film by Holger Mohaupt & Dana Macpherson (c) 2016 UK

The pace quickens, an assured jump, a light step and a scramble – this film is a visceral poetic experience of movement across landscape where dark rock, sea and sky collide.

Holger Mohaupt – Director
Dana Macpherson – Choreography & Dance

Good Luck America film by Kamara Thomas (c) 2018 USA

“It’s been a minute since Kamara Thomas‘ power trio Earl Greyhound went on hiatus, and her latest solo single is a reminder how much we need her voice right now. Released on Election Day, ‘Good Luck America’ is an unexpectedly moving song that looks for transcendence in the discarded refuse of the American Dream. Over six minutes and change, the song and it’s evocative video build from conflict to uplift to a final question mark. It’s the rare track that’s almost more an experience than a song, and it’s one you’ll definitely want to engage.”

Kamara Thomas – Director & Producer
Jim Haverkamp – Video, Editor & Producer
Aya Shabu – Choreographer

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UPCOMING THEMES  (We are curating/ categorizing as we go, so submit all your DANCE Films)

June 2020 – OUtBreaK

July 2020 – JOYful

August 2020 – h2o
(with a LIVE Screening @ SHADOWBOX Studios, SUN., SEPT. 6th @ 7pm)

September 2020 – Travel-ing

October 2020 – Fantasy

November 2020 – LAND-scape

SUN., NOV., 8th, 2020 @ 7pm LIVE Screening @ SHADOWBOX Studios, “Rogue Dancer Choice Screening”

December 2020 – OUT the Office
(with a LIVE Screening @ Hunt Library (NC State University), THURS. JAN. 14th)

January 2021 – 4 the Children
February 2021- A-lone
March 2021 – About FACE
April 2021 – URBAN View
May 2021 – Ball-ET
June 2021 – AMONGst the People
July 2021 – BALL-room
August 2021 – A Lil’ Dirty
September 2021 – Dance NOIR

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