Kaddume Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental/Music/Dance Festival Oct. 2019

KADDUME, 3min., Columbia, Dance

Directed by Álvaro José Peña, Sergio López Guevara, Rodrigo García, Roberto Ávila

“Kaddume” is an expedition that recognizes San Basilio de Palenque’s past and future relationships. It’s a look to and from the body, the land they live in and the voice of their female ancestors. The same ones that opened new paths in search of freedom. This dance is a new approach through rhythm and movement, to that strength and wisdom. It is an homage of these girls, not professional dancers, to that empowered walk of freedom that still lives in their bodies.

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Inclinations Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental/Music/Dance Festival Oct. 2019

INCLINATIONS, 5min., Canada, Dance

Directed by Danielle Peers

Choreographed, directed and shot from disability perspectives, this dance-on-video short contrasts the playful connections when disability aesthetics, community and a ramp meet the institutional histories and discordant inclinations that can lurk just below the surface.

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Fire In The Sky Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental/Music/Dance Festival Oct. 2019

Eldur Á Himni – Fire in the Sky, 7min., Iceland, Experimental

Directed by Boris Schaarschmidt

Buckle up for compelling, fast images of the magnificent Northern Light shot in Iceland over the winter.

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Eclosion Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental/Music/Dance Festival Oct. 2019

ECLOSION, 5min., Canada, Experimental

Directed by Jenny Ni

Ann, who has just turned 20, is ashamed of the way she looks, especially the freckles on her face. She dreams to one day feel beautiful, and go from caterpillar to butterfly.

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Brute Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental/Music/Dance Festival Oct. 2019

BRUTE, 4min., Australia, Dance

Directed by Cass Mortimer Eipper

‘Brute’ is about duality – how we try to restrain the untameable beast within us, and how this in turn contorts and mystifies our consciousness.

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Animal Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental/Music/Dance Festival Oct. 2019

 

ANIMAL, 7min., France, Dance

Directed by Raphaël THIERS

This short film is an adaption of the performance Animale (choreography by Lisie Philip, music by Laurent Tamagno). It was produced for an event in the MAMAC (the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Nice) called “la Nuit des Musées” in 2017. I perceived the show as a celebration of the vitality of the body which is hunted and cornered but also resistant and pugnacious. The ardour and youthness of the tense muscles reminded me of creepers around a tree. I admired the transcendental beauty of the protean animality, oscillating between a quadruped, a reptile and a bird. I wanted to confront, as a last hunt, this body to young to die to the cold beauty of the cutting room of the old slaughterhouse of Nice.

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental & Music & Dance Festival – September 5, 2019

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: BLACK LIVES MATTER
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM: PASSAGE
BEST PERFORMANCES: THANATOS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: TOO MANY BODIES
BEST MUSIC: EMERGENCE

Them of night: “Transformation”

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterBLACK LIVES MATTER, 9min., USA, Experimental

festival posterDANCE WITH DEATH, 6min., USA, Experimental

festival posterEMERGENCE, 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterFLORETS, 4min., USA, Music Video

festival posterGEOMETRY, 2min., USA, Experimental

festival posterPASSAGE, 2min., Australia, Animation/Experimental

festival posterRANGWANG, 6min., Canada, Experimental

festival posterREDEMPTION, 7min., USA, Experimental

festival posterTHANATOS, 6min., USA, Music Video

festival posterTHE SHE IN ME, 3min., France, Music Video

festival posterTOO MANY BODIES, 6min., USA, Music Video

festival posterUFO, 4min., Belgium, Music Video

festival posterUNREMEDIED, 2min., USA, Dance

festival posterABSOLUTION, 7min, USA, Dance

The 9th event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.
3 more festivals to go in LA this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo