HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: March 2022 DANCE Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
BEST FILM: CRYING ON THE ISLAND THEY OWN
BEST DANCE FILM: EIGHTFOLD
BEST EXPERIMENTAL DANCE: HOW WE LIVE
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: KNOT

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

CRYING ON THE ISLAND THEY OWN, 9min., USA, Dance
Directed by Joan Dwiartanto, Cyrie Topete

Stuck in a bubble, these wealthy patrons know nothing else but this tension.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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KNOT, 9min., Mexico, Dance
Directed by Claudia Lavista, Alexander Dahm

Get away from the spirit, get attached to the material. Forget the simple things that connect us to the universe.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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BIRDSONG, 8min., Singapore, Dance
Directed by Claudine Liang

Birdsong tells a tale through the lens of the artist whose voice is stifled in the everyday humdrum of survival. Learning to dream again often begins with the bold remembering of our creative birthright. In daring to sing aloud, we call onto others who are searching for a place to belong, to arrive home again.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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THE DUEL, 3min., Canada, Dance
Directed by Emily Cheung

Go is a strategic two-player board game, known as “Yi”(?) in ancient China, and “Go” in the west. “The Duel ” is about the protagonist’s inner struggle for victory and finding the meaning of opponents in her life. It is lonely for a skillful person without opponents. Through the battle of Go, the protagonist imagines a non-existent opponent and wants to have a duel.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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EIGHTFOLD, 34min,. UK, Dance
Directed by Cassa Pancho, Mark Donne

In the wake of the most recent Black Lives Matter movement, I wondered how Ballet Black should react to the apparent shift in global thinking about race, inclusion and equity. My overriding feeling was one of exhaustion; micro aggressions, persecution, death – it seemed never ending. I wanted to see the passionate, joyful aspects of our diverse existence brought to the fore, not just the tragic. Blackness it is not a singular experience: we do not all share the same background, beliefs, trauma or skin colour. I felt compelled to respond by showcasing the multifaceted aspects of joyous human emotion, and also the artistic power of Ballet Black, an organisation that has been championing positive change for Black and Asian dancers for twenty years.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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SAMURAI, 5min,. Brazil, Dance
Directed by Eliana Favarelli Chiti

We are dressed in fighting as a ninja. We don’t hide how strong we are. Living reality is not easy, but we take strength and courage with us.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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HOW WE LIVE, 15min., USA, Dance
Directed by Rachel Slater, Suzanne Chi

After cataclysmic events decimate the human population, the survivors build new ways of living and remembering. Alone and adrift, a woman journeys to a memorial for those lost, and in doing so, finds what she needs most.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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COD’INE, 7min., USA, Dance
Directed by Sasha Travis

A film of a dance piece about addiction.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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QUERETARO VIBRANT LAND, 41min., Mexico, Dance
Directed by Rodrigo Mendoza

This film is about looking into the deep part of the interpretation of traditional Queretaro´s dances, an invitation to an immersive experience of the ritual meaning, its relationship with the land and the cadence of life itself.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!

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By experimentalfilmfestival

Festival occurs 3 times a month! Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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