HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Music & Dance Festival – February 6, 2020

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: SHIFT
BEST DANCE PERFORMERS: SONDER
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: LOOK OUT
BEST MUSIC: DUET NO. 4

Theme of night: Our True Instincts

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE WEB OPERA Episode 3, 13min., USA, Music Short

festival posterLOOK OUT, 6min., USA, Experimental

festival posterFREE FALL, 3min., USA, Music Short

festival posterSOCIAL MEDIA BLUES, 4min., USA, Music Short

festival posterEVE, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterSCREAMING SHAPES, 6min, USA, Dance

festival posterTAKE ME THERE, 3min., USA, Dance

festival posterHIS PARTY, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterCOHORT 707, 6min., USA, Dance

festival posterDUET NO. 4, 3min., USA, Dance

festival posterSHIFT, 8min., USA, Dance

festival posterSONDER, 9min., USA, Dance

The 2nd festival in Los Angeles in 2020.
10 more festival events in 2020.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Sonder Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2020 LA Dance & Music Festival

SONDER, 9min., USA, Dance

Directed by Various

Sonder: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed. – Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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Shift Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2020 LA Dance & Music Festival

SHIFT, 8min., USA, Dance

Directed by Kasey Poracky

A studious Boy finds himself bogged down by his uninspired and mundane chores and responsibilities. Suddenly, the beautiful Terpsichore appears and whisks him away to a dreamscape where she beckons him into a romantic pas de deux.

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Duet No. 4 Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2020 LA Dance & Music Festival

DUET NO. 4, 3min., USA, Dance

Directed by Christopher Huth

A dull afternoon escalates into a creative social media show down.

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Cohort 707 Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2020 LA Dance & Music Festival

COHORT 707, 6min., USA, Dance

Directed by Lawrence Fung

What does a society cling to when its structures exist only in remembrance of unity? Cohort 707 depicts women who face this question in the shelter of a fallen community. When dirt becomes home, the only things worth valuing are hunger and fear which keep these women alive along with the strength they find in one another.

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His Party Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2020 LA Dance & Music Festival

HIS PARTY, 4min., USA, Dance

Directed by Brynn Bodair & Lauren Delisle

This movement infused short film explored the trope of Romantic Paternalism, a past societal norm deeming women as fair, gentle creatures to be gently handled and cared for, through exploring the isolated roles of women in the 1950’s.

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Take Me There Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2020 LA Dance & Music Festival

TAKE ME THERE, 3min., USA, Dance

Directed by Chantal Cherry

Take Me There depicts strong women, queer relationship, and characters outside of their ‘performative gender roles’ to be somewhat adrogonous and powerful. A band of misfit queers journeying together.

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