FilmFest by Rogue Dancer: Land…SCAPE Edition (November 2020)

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a dream of Troffea film by Kim Bumjin (c) 2019 REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Kim Bumjin – Director
Lee Kyusup – Producer
Park Youjung – Dancer + Choreography
Kang Deehee – Director of photography

Sonder (c) 2016 film by Simona Deaconescu + Anamaria Antoci ROMANIA

A visual abstract poetry of the human being confronted with nature, the machine and himself.
Simona Deaconescu – Director, Choreographer + Writer
Anamaria Antoci – Producer
Dancers – Simona Dabija, Diana Bejan, Razvan Stoian, Galea Bobeicu + Denis Bolborea
Sebastian Zsemlye – Sound Design
Tudor Panduru – Director of Photography

Unfurling Film by Hannah R.W. Hamalian USA

A girl leaves her path in order to find belonging in wilderness, learning that to be grown up is to accept vulnerability.

Etude film by Roma Flowers (c) 2019 USA

Etude follows the choreographic meditations of three women situated in an isolated and almost mythical world. Etude is a study of the shifting viewpoint and context from a macro perspective of a majestic landscape and by extension our world, our environment, our existence to a micro perception of the human element within that environment, where we are just as much a part of “nature” and are as singular and diverse and complex as the landscape itself.
Roma Flowers – Director + Producer
Cati Jean – Dancer
Robin Gee – Choreographer + Dancer
Frances Drewery – Choreographer + Dancer
Erik Ian Walker – Music
Cati Jean – Choreographer

midday film by Dina Veruytina (c) 2019 RUSSIAN FEDERATION

the day…midday
the shade brokе a day
in the middle
the man who cast a shade,
cast a shade over.
at midday.
the shade are looking for a man
The man are looking for a shade
it seemed to him
Dina Veruytina – Director
Arina Nagimova + Alexander Malyshev – choreography

Exile From the Moon film by Anna Rose (c) 2019 USA

On winter tides, a dancer arrives in exile from the moon. Visitor to an unworldly landscape, she spins and sings into an oblivion of wave song.
Robin Bisio – Director
Anna Rose – Producer + Dancer
Anna Rose + Robin Bisio – Concept + Choreography

TOPORZEŁ film by Iona Paslnska (c) 2019 POLAND

Beautiful mountain landscapes, from which the figures of dancers grow, rocks, bushes, the severity of nature and its strength, everything intertwines with each other, thus emphasizing the strong bonds between nature and man. This was the set of the latest film project of the Polish Dance Theatre entitled Toporzeł.
The project was inspired by sculptures by Stanisław Szukalski. In the works of this artist, who causes strong emotions, the motif of the human body appears; one can see muscle tension, movement, gesture and expression. The sculpture is made of earth, of nature, of which man is a part – this was the interpretive code of the project.
The Toporzeł project could not have been created anywhere else than in the Izerskie Mountains in the “Stanisław” quartz mine in Szklarska Poręba. The Karkonosze and Izerskie Mountains hide secrets, they are a place where magic mixes with reality, where the history of the legendary Mountain Spirit is still alive.
The film and the accompanying album are further elements building the story of the Polish Dance Theatre. We hope that apart from the beauty and aesthetics of the presented shots, you will see the Spirit of Dance Theatre in these materials.
Iwona Pasińska – Director + Writer
Polski Teatr Tańca – Producer
Dancers – Kacper Bożek, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Dominik Kupka, Paweł Malicki, Michał Przybyła + Adrian Radwański
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – Music composer
Marek Grabowski – Cinematographer
Edyta Pietrowska – Editing
Mirosław Mamczur – Grading
Andrzej Grabowski – Costumes
Adriana Cygankiewicz – Costumes
Aleksandra Konik – Sound
Grips – Stern Pictures Sterzyński Sp. J., Artur Schubert, Marcin Drobniuch
Małgorzata Andrzejewska – Production manager
Robert Chodyła – Production manager

hold ( S T I L L ) film by Jenny Stulberg (c) 2016 USA

‘hold ( S T I L L ) .’ is the first dance-film in our collection ‘Still Life Dances’-a series of movement studies based on still life paintings from the de Young Museum in San Francisco, CA. These dances are inspired by the composition and detail of early American artworks. It expands upon Simpson/Stulberg’s signature style, characterized by speed, attention to detail, and careful composition. Set outdoors in the Marin Headlands of Northern California, ‘hold ( S T I L L ) .’ marks a transition from our interest in the precise arrangement of objects in still life paintings, to the natural and wild setting of a landscape painting.
Jenny Stulberg – Director, Choreographer, Dancer + Editor
Simpson/Stulberg Collaborations – Producer
Lauren Simpson – Dancer + Choreographer
Tyler Burke – Director of Photography
William M. Rogers – Camera Operator

From the Outside, In – A Study of Ruse #3 film by Maia Iotzova & Serena Chalker (c) 2016 CANADA

In the video dance ‘From the Outside, In – Study of Ruse #3’, we are presented with an image of the “Spirit of Ruse”, who moves, dream-like through the city, discovering the layers of time, the beauty and decay that weaves the city’s history. The video examines a moment where past and present visions of a place might meet, and the potential destabilizing force of time. Ruse, a city port situated on the Danube River, was the largest city in Bulgaria in the late 19th Century, reflected in its beautiful neoclassical architecture. The city was also known as “Little Vienna”. However in the 20th century river trade declined, and the country went through 45 years of a communist regime followed by a rocky transition to democracy. Today Ruse is faced with a hard economic and social situation. In the city you clearly see the effects of time, the way that past and present co-exist in a complex relationship, and the open question of the future.
Maia Iotzova – Director + Camera/Editing
Serena Chalker – Choreographer + Dancer/ Performer

A part as we film by Maïka Giasson & Philipe Auger (c) 2019 CANADA

Maïka Giasson’s first production, A part as we, is a short film created by young artists all with a desire to explore their cultural differences and willing to break down the borders before they become no longer reachable. Coming back for what’s important to their souls and hearts. Focused on the bonds of their relationships and all the subtle differences of each individual, the dancers discover themselves, proud of the person they embody. Creating a universe where for a moment, time stands still. Leaving space for expression and openness of one’s self to finally find some sort of balance. The frenzy and the dazzling speed in which society takes us to live is widely disputed in this work. Everyone takes the time to tell their stories, without rushing. Disappearing into a forest, the universe disregards all forms of technology, moving as far away as possible from this medium and getting considerably closer to the essential; nature and humanity. The relationship with nature recalls the origin of the world as well as the force it generates in us.  A part as we is a gentle criticism, a refusal to get lost in a world that overflows. It is a step back, a return to sharing, to learning from others, to discovery, to acceptance. A return to the present, with a better understanding of the other and ready to build forward, together.
Maïka Giasson – Director
Philipe Auger – Director
Maïka Giasson – Writer
Francesca Luconi – Producer
Lorenzo Borella – Producer
École de danse contemporain de Montréal – Producer
Dancers – Roxanne Dupuis, Miranda Chan, Danny Morissette, Matéo Chauchat, Yakhoub Dramé, Nimikii Couchie, Chloé Saintesprit + Susannah Haight
Samuel Desrosiers – Music composer
Maxime Fortin – Music composer

between silences film by Rich Ferri & Ali Kenner (c) 2018 USA

Filmed on location on Cape Cod, between silences is a dance film based on Ali Kenner Brodsky’s solo the most depressing piece… Together with filmmaker Rich Ferri, Kenner Brodsky transforms her live solo into a raw, unfiltered cinematic experience. between silences portrays one woman’s journey through grief. To love. To lose. To grieve. To find a way back.
Rich Ferri – Director
Ali Kenner Brodsky – Choreographer + Performer
MorganEve Swain – Music Composer

Shipwreck film by Simon Alteen (c) 2020 CANADA

Set against the urban and natural landscapes of St. John’s, Newfoundland during the Covid-19 lockdown, Shipwreck uses contemporary dance to highlight the tension between isolation and connection, and between confinement and possibility. Featuring music by award-winning Canadian composer Greg Harrison (Grej), from his album “In Search Of…” which he recorded during isolation in April, 2020.
Simon Alteen – Director
Jenn Edwards – Dancer, Choreographer + Producer
Philip McDermott – Dancer + Choreographer
Greg Harrison (Grej) – Composer

Turning Shadow film by Robin Bisio USA

Turning Shadow juxtaposes a stark denuded fire landscape with dance and the inevitablity of new growth.
Robin Bisio – Director + Producer
Ethan Turpin – Producer
Dancers – Kaita Mrazek, Lamara Heartwell + Bonnie Crotzee

Terpsichore’s Daughters Film by Fani Latrou (c) 2020 GREECE

A young man is walking alongside a quiet beach. Suddenly he sees three mythical creatures, the Sirens. They enchant him with their moves, a gift they got from their mother, Terpsichore, the muse of the dance. The young man, entirely taken by their presence, follows them in the sea, oblivious to their true motives.
Fani Latrou – Director, Writer + Producer
Petros Skoutas – Cinematographer + Editor
Merina Keramida – Choreographer
Korinna Takaroni – Hair and Makeup
Mamaka Clothes – Costume Design
Cast – Merina Keramida, Aggeliki Demenaga, Lydia Simou + Spiros Faflioras

The Flowers Gone – Sweet Dreams Film by Hanna Ojala (c) 2019 FINLAND

A bitter love letter to life.
Hanna Ojala – Director, Writer, Producer +

AloneTogether film by Cherie Carson (c) 2020 USA

An inspiration during isolation. “Porsche” means “offering”. Created during C-19 pandemic as our offering of hope in a lonely time.
Cherie Carson – Director + Producer
David Worm – Producer
David Creech – Producer
Helium Valentine – Dancer

Floating Chronologies film by Mary Fitzgerald (c) 2017 USA

HANNAH – Portrait number 6 of XXY film by Clotilde Rullaud (c) 2018 FRANCE

“I am like a tulip in the desert. I die before opening. And the desert breeze scatters my petals.” Anonymous Afghan woman
Her perpetual quest for fulfillment and the gathering of her feminine and masculine in a harmonious whole, the woman finds herself the hostage of power-hungry masculins. She, who unknowingly draws the fire of jealousy and resentment. She, a weapon of war, assaulted and muzzled. She, who loses a masculine guardian each time a warrior arises. Despite her creative power, SHE is the Feminine who cries.
Hannah is the first name of the mother of the Virgin Mary in the Muslim tradition (Anne in the Christian tradition). Although supposedly sterile, she gave birth to Mary after twenty years of marriage.
Hannah is the 6th portrait of the 30min long non-narrative abstract music video of XXY [ɛks/ɛks/wʌɪ], that investigates the “feminine”.
Written, directed and edited by Clotilde
Produced by Tzig’Art
With the support of The French Ministry of the Women’s Rights, SPEDIDAM, SACEM, The French National Audiovisual Institute, The Simone de Beauvoir Centre
Cinematographer Florent Bourgeais
Compositing and calibration by Stéphane Jarreau / Donc Voilà
Dance by the Shanghai Jin Xing Dance Theatre
Music by Gregory Dargent
Clotilde vocals
Grégory Dargent oud
Jean Louis Marchand bass clarinet
Nicolas Beck tarhu
Etienne Gruel percussions
Vincent Posty double bass
Recorded by Mathieu Pelletier at Downtown Studios
Mixing by Jean-Paul Gonnod
Mixing and mastering cinema by Bruno Gueraçague / Tabaskko
Mastering by Thomas Pégorier / Brut de Prod
Filmed in Iceland
℗ & © Tzig’Art and Clotilde – 2018

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