In a dystopian and colorless universe nobody dreams, and nobody wins. Emotions are useless, as are abundant thoughts. A hive with marked paths to serve an unnamed queen.
He saw her. He touched her. She was the only one to break him from years of mechanic and automatic routine, if only for a flash. Where will that lead him? Straight to a new understanding, or straight back to hell?
A dance and music collaboration between sisters exploring a coal mining site from the 1920’s where an iconic structure called the Gronk still stands. Body based dance research and song writing were translated based on the mining history of this place. The sisters collected stories and myths on Peanut and Pershing Mine from elders in Crested Butte, CO. Sasha developed gestures and movement themes from the mining stories and Sophia created lyrics and music. The Gronk overlooks spectacular views of Paradise Divide in the West Elk mountain range. The sights are beautiful and popular for outdoor recreation; however sadly still toxic. The land has only partially recuperated from destruction. Mosses are the first step in ecological restoration of toxic mine sites. Very few mosses are growing here. After land violence, how is spirit of place honored?
Experimental horror film studying a ‘Peeping Tom’ as he gathers footage and reviews his findings amidst a storm of psychedelic visuals.
7 minutes 51 seconds
June 9, 2018
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1943, a revolt broke out at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Among the resistants, a famous polish ballerina.
It is said that she disarmed a cruel SS officer with the simple grace of a ballet movement.
Only her story has survived until today.
Her name was Franciszka Mann.