DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL – Sat. April 24th – Stream for FREE

Watch this best of DANCE & MUSIC Shorts streaming online ONLY on Saturday April 24thth. EMAIL US to reserve the FREE private link and password to watch the festival.

THE EYE AND EYE’S DELIGHT, 15min., Canada, Dance

Directed by Marshall Pynkoski

The Eye and Eye’s Delight opens with the appearance of an Angel, who is herself recounting a dream-like experience. A doe in the wood catches the eye of the Virgin as she passes by, and as a result, magically gives birth to the Unicorn.

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LOVE SONG, 4min., Japan, Music Video

Directed by Yuki Kubo

The girl, an android, does not have her intentions.
However, she lives freely with her intentions in her imagination world that is created in her mind.
The work is expressed her energy that is overflowing to the real world from her imagination world.

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6 FEET APART, 3min., USA, Dance

Directed by Erin Heidenreich

A reimagining of the disconnection many of us feel living in a pandemic.

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THE TRAGEDY OF DOMNA VISVIZI, 4min., Germany, Music Video

Directed by Katerina Giannakopoulou, Mixalis Iliaskos

“The Tragedy of Domna Visvizi,” is a multidisciplinary work of art combining the poetry of lyrics, music, dance, acting, cinematography and sound design to tell the story of the forsaken and forgotten Greek patriot and heroine Domna Visvizi from the time of her husband’s death in 1822, to her own in 1850.

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IN MEDIA RES, 6min,. France, Dance

Directed by Anthony VALON

A human shadow wakes up in the middle of a factory, at the foot of a monolith that reflects his silhouette endlessly.
Performance danced in front of a led screen, a 6m by 3m monolith that broadcasts what the camera is filming, to create feedback.
The performance is filmed in a master shot, without special effects.
Everything is created live, including the “mirror” mode at the end.

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SLOW DIVE, 6min., Finland, Music Video

Directed by Andrei Zaitcev

Existential video poem.

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SEPA, 2min., Latvia, Dance

Directed by Viktorija Vrublevska

A poetic short film exploring a process of separation between mother and daughter through the use of contemporary dance and music by Mark Pritchard.

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MOMENTO MORI, 6min,. USA, Music Video

Directed by Ami Hanna

Remember that you will die. What have you spent your time with in your life? Piano music video with special effects.

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LIFE IS NOW, 3min., UK, Experimental

Directed by Michael Coppola

The video is a conceptual and surrealistic montage. It is a visual poetry with a young, male playing the protagonist, whilst a female plays the dancer.

The aim of the video is to show our perception of time through the use of artistic choreography and poetry. It present the theory that our brain is constantly creating an illusion about our present and that our constant focus on the future is keeping us away from appreciating the present moment.

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NAïADE, 11min., Canada, Dance

Directed by Mistaya Hemingway, Alan Kohl

Naïade is a reflection on the ways image and self-perception have changed in a post #MeToo era. What do we keep and what do we shed? Using the water as a feedback loop and the haunting music of Beatrice Deer and Jace Lasek, Naïade takes a shallow dive into the depths of consciousness.

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ENTER NIRVANA, 9min., UK, Experimental

Directed by Lindsay Bennett-thompson

A woman’s journey to find peace leads to esoteric depths. Art-House horror from the actor – Lindsay Bennett-Thompson

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IONIC RESONANCE, 5min., USA, Dance

Directed by Laura Katz Rizzo

Ionic Resonance is a short dance film that captures the responsive currents of water’s flow, as well as the tranquil beauty of Franklin D. Roosevelt Park, a green oasis within the city of Philadelphia, PA . A cast of 8 dancers in white costumes conjures spiritual imagery as they swirl, glide and ripple in the rose gold light of sunset. The choreography, animations and sound score work together to create an immersive experience that brings to life the reflective and conductive properties of water.

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LAT.COPIARE, 4min., Austria, Experimental

Directed by Claudia Ungersbäck

Asking the question of originality in a world of DIY Reproduction

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COMPOSITION: SNAKES FOR HER, 10min., Greece, Dance

Directed by Antonia Economou

Five bodies in composition, create ever changing microcosms: striving to find meaning amidst their shared reality (-ies) when really it is a fluid sequence of narratives bearing no catharsis. Like in her dream, everything is fulfilled in itself.

Interrupted.

The bodies are carriers and generators of these microcosms. They live, mature and decay in their own artificial conditions, questioning their very existence.

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INFECTED, 4min,. USA, Music Video

Directed by Alfonso Moreno

A dystopian glimpse into the fall of contemporary western society by Madrid punk band A.C.T., animated and directed by 21 year Minneapolis resident Alfonso Cronopio.

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CALL/AWAKENING AT THE TOP, 7min., Canada, Dance

Directed by Louis-Martin Charest

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (Quebec, Canada) Artistic Director, Guillaume Côté reacted with innovation and resilience to a cancellation of the live performances and created a digital initiative titled A Shared Solitude in collaboration with the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The result was 20 renowned Canadian artists (10 composers and 10 choreographers) paired to create new works that were performed and filmed outside in nature by Director Louis-Martin Charest.

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#DANZARESTLESS, 24min., USA, Dance

Directed by Eduardo Zuñiga, Edgar Zendejas, Esdras Hernandez, Ernesto Sebastian Aria

#DanzaRestless

It is a collaboration composed of 4 audiovisual pieces that are articulated as postcards or impressions of the confinement.
Four glances from four different choreographers who, separated by time and geographical borders, direct the movements of a single performer. The dancer, from the intimacy of his confinement, makes a time-space tour of his apartment, reinterpreting places and objects to transform them into the forced scene of this pandemic. The bed, the windows, the instruments are thus taking on another meaning, transforming the imposed routine of confinement into a kind of vehicle or door to more intimate and at the same time phantasmagorical places, spaces where the deepest aspirations of being can be appreciated. like freedom and communication, as well as all the psychological tensions typical of an imprisoned being. A challenge for the interpreter, a Chilean dancer living in Tribeca New York, the center of the pandemic and the antiracial outbreak, who alone had to juggle the technical and logistical tasks to record and rehearse the various choreographies that make up these works, sometimes all in a same day, turning his department into a creative experimentation laboratory where the body and its different dimensions take on an unusual thickness. With the Symphony No.9 in D Minor, Op. 125, by Ludwig Van Beethoven as a tribute to the 250th anniversary of the German composer’s birth.

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