Tell Me There’s a Garden is a short dance film that explores the anxiety of waiting to see if the seeds we’ve planted will produce a harvest—and the questions we are compelled to ask about ourselves when they don’t. There is hope in every season, even if we sometimes need help picking up the pieces.
Director Biography – Austen Browne, Mykala Micek
Austen Browne is a Minneapolis-based artist specializing in dance filmmaking. He has been dancing since the age of 7, and remains active in the dance community today as an instructor for the past 13 years. Attending film school in Minneapolis and receiving an Associates Degree has allowed him to pursue his passion for film & dance as a freelance filmmaker.
Mykala Micek has dedicated the past decade and a half to the creation, advocacy, and facilitation of expressive arts. She works in a variety of mediums, including dance + movement, textile design and writing. Mykala works as a contemporary choreographer and instructor in the Twin Cities, and is the head choreographer of Branches Contemporary Dance in Saint Paul, MN. Tell Me There’s a Garden is her debut film.
Austen and Mykala met as teaching artists at Out on a Limb Dance Theater Company & School, a 20 year-old non-profit organization dedicated to bringing dance within everyone’s reach. Tell Me There’s a Garden is Austen and Mykala’s first collaboration, and was made possible through the generous support of Out on a Limb Dance Theater Company & School.