Short Film: KNOT, 9min., Mexico, Dance

Watch the Audience Feedback Video:

Get away from the spirit, get attached to the material. Forget the simple things that connect us to the universe.
Looking the other way, burying empathy, clinging to individualism and losing the essence to give up the throne to the artificial, to frivolity.
Implicit decisions that, little by little and without noticing it, condemn us to dehumanize ourselves and become what, seen from the outside, disgusts us.

“Knot” is part of the project “The simple things”, made up of 5 video-dances, each one with its own life and at the same time interconnected.

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Director Biography – Claudia Lavista, Alexander Dahm

CLAUDIA LAVISTA

Choreographer, dancer, teacher and interdisciplinary creator with 30 years of experience.

Co-founder of Delfos contemporary dance company and the Professional Dance School of Mazatlán, both considered pillars of dance projects from Latin America. With an undergraduate degree in Dance Pedagogy from UAEH and two times the winner of the National Dance Award (MX), Claudia has received both national and international recognitions and fellowships. She has created more than 55 works that have been presented in 25 countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. She teaches workshops continuously in Mexico and abroad, and the University of Chicago awarded her with the prestigious Mellon Fellowship. She has collaborated in opera, theater, site specific and multimedia projects created in different formats, and is interested in interdisciplinary collaborations that generate works created from artistic dialogue. In 2020 she received the National System for Arts Creators (MX) and the Jerusalem Fellows Award in 2021.

“If we want to talk about the great figures of contemporary Latin American dance, the name of Claudia Lavista is inevitable.” (Valerio Cesio, For the Dance Magazine, Spain)

ALEXANDER DAHM

Born in Chile. Self educated writer and Filmaker, avid reader and art consumer.
Hard core progressive and ruthless critic of world leaders. Passionate digger for the underlying speech in every form of human manifestation. Eternal seeker for meaningful expressions… incurable experiencer of joy.

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