Dance Camera West 2023
Dance • 1h 22m
Documentary • 2023 • 82 minutes
OVID is proud to present a selection of the 2023 experimental shorts program for Dance Camera West, a festival that aims to foster ground-breaking creation of dance film.
Yurodivy - directed by Ryan Renshaw, choreography by Kyle Page. Based upon the legend of Sisyphus, Yurodivy explores contemporary humankind's relentless pursuit for wealth and happiness. (4 mins)
Cuckoo Song - directed by James Copeman, choreography by Sophia Melvin. A joyous dance experience that celebrates Mother Nature’s natural cycle. (13 mins)
Our Planet Destiny - directed, choreography by Chen Li. The hope there will be less pollution, destruction and war. (10 mins)
La Galerie - directed by Loup-William Théberge, choreography by Machine de Cirque. An unforeseen connection between a woman and a painting triggers an unexpected journey. (12 mins)
Suck it Up - directed, choreography by Baye & Asa. Confronts the violent fallout of male insecurity and entitlement. (12 mins)
The Noise My Leaves Make - directed, choreography by Tia-Monique Uzor. A contemporary dance film that explores Black womanhood and the rural environment. (7 mins)
What I Know So Far - directed by Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, choreography by Emilie Leriche. Movement, words, a soliloquy. (5 mins)
At Lake - directed, choreography by Mistaya Hemingway. A revisioning of Maya Deren's iconic 1944 film, At Land. (13 mins)
Park - directed by Iván Asnicar & Ailén Cafiso, choreography by Ailén Cafiso. Two bodies dance looking for the exit. (7 mins)
Sheila - directed, choreography by Gabri Christa. A dancer blows out a candle and finds herself in a magical world of memory, dance and presence. Featuring Sheila Rohan, one of the founding members of Dance Theater of Harlem. (8 mins)
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