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Geometries of Time at Philadelphia Screendance Festival
March 3, 2017 @ 7:30 am - March 4, 2017 @ 10:30 pm UTC+0$15 – $25
NGCB is proud to present this film festival, which celebrates the nexus between the cinematic and the choreographic! Film/dance-makers from all over the globe: Philadelphia, The Netherlands, Seattle, Belguim, Canada, London, and more . . . will be represented in two dynamic programs.
PROGRAM B, “Edgy” 9:00pm (March 3 & 4)
Tickets for each program are $15; see the double-feature for a discounted price of $25
Directed, choreographed, edited and music written by Mike Esperanza
Dancer: Katrina MuffleyBorn in Manila, Philippines and raised in Southern California, Mike Esperanza has established himself as a sought after teacher and choreographer throughout the nation. With a BFA in graphic design from California State University, Fullerton, Mike’s approach to visual construction has influenced a unique movement orchestration on stage. His works have been commissioned by prestigious college and university dance programs including Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, UNLV, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Utah Valley University and Shenandoah University to name a few. Six choreographic works have made regional gala appearances at the American College Dance Festival with 3 going on to perform at the American College Dance Festival National Gala held at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. In 2005, Mike was awarded the “Dance: Creation for Performance” grant presented by Dance/USA and the Irvine Foundation. With this distinguished award, BARE Dance Company began. BARE has produced numerous show around Southern California including the Lestor Horton Award nominated “Manhattan” – an alternative take on West Side Story. Mike has also been a finalist at the Palm Desert Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 taking second place in 2009 and winning the paid engagement award in 2010. BARE was recently part of the “Innerstate” roster presented by ODC Theater and funded by the Irvine Foundation. The program allowed the company to perform numerous cities in Southern and Northern California. In 2012, Mike moved East to New York and rebuilt the company. Embraced by the New York dance community, BARE has Presented at Ailey Theater, Peridance Capezio Theater, Symphony Space, Dixon Place and St Marks described as “captivating visuals of impeccable lines and shapes.” ~ Jessica Abejar, Broadway World. In 2014, Mike was presented with the CUNY Dance Initiative grant to produce a new work for LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Mike Currently teaches at Peridance, Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway.
Director – Brian Johnson Choreography – 605 Collective
Dance Direction – Josh Martin, Lisa Gelley Producer – Marc Stephenson
Composer – Jesse Zubot
Editor – Aram Coen
Wardrobe – Dandilion Wind Opaine
Rehearsal Director – Susan Elliott
Cinematography – Yves BernadetDancers – Laura Avery, Scott Augustine, Maxine Chadburn, Ralph Escamillan, Hayden Fong, Lisa Gelley, Elya Grant, Ellisa Hanson, Stuart Iguidez, Josh Martin, Tyler Olson, Jane Osborne, Diego Romero, Lexi Vajda, Jessica Wilkie, Sophia Wolfe
Lighting – Trevor Gray, Kai Kayooka, Bray Jorstad, Leonardo Harim
Grip – Alex Kuchera, Harvey Thomison, Julian Chapdelaine
Camera – Jan Klompje, Jon Thomas, Selim Mete
Stills – David Cooper Make Up – Richelle Leigh
Costume Asst – Meagan Lenover Producer Asst – Geoff Manton
Locations – Trevor Stackhouse Swing – Elyjha Kiyooka;
Site Liaison – John Symons Colour Grading – Lorne Wright
Audio Mix – Jesse Zubot
Company 605 – Choreography / Performance / Production
Led by Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley, Company 605 is a Vancouver-based arts organization dedicated to producing new dance work through a shared creative process. Inspired by the exchange between urban and contemporary dance, 605 places emphasis on movement innovation and physically demanding works, valuing collaboration as an essential tool for new directions in dance. The company aims to offer a highly athletic art form derived from the human experience, exploring new paths and creative methods to build powerful and engaging performances. 605 has toured over 30 cities across Canada, as well as in the US, Central America and Europe.
Brian Johnson – Director
Brian has received numerous awards and accolades for his work as a director and as a cinematographer, exhibiting in numerous festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival and Clairmont–Ferrand International Short Film Festival. He has won two Golden Sheaf awards, a Leo, and been nominated for a Gemini, for his work as a cinematographer on feature films such as On the Corner and The Delicate Art of Parking. He is a frequent collaborator with the Electric Company Theatre, The Hard Rubber Orchestra, and dance artists such as Josh Martin, TomorrowCollective and Crystal Pite. Brian directed of a one-hour anthology on BC artists for Knowledge Network and is in development with Telefilm Canada on a feature film about troubled youth in a Pacific Northwest coastal/industrial town.
Special Thanks – Raquel Alvaro, Justine Chambers, Kenley and Maxine Tamoto, Melanie Semlacher;
Thanks – Rogers Sugar, William F. Whites, Finale Editworks
Company 605 gratefully acknowledges the support of both the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.
Geometries of Time is a short screendance film created with mobile technology. Every movement is an echo until future and past selves merge into an abstracted body of kaleidoscopic dance.
Film by Zornitsa Stoyanova
Sound, editing and performance by Zornitsa Stoyanova.
Zornitsa Stoyanova is a performance artist, curator, writer, lighting and video designer based in Philadelphia, PA. She produces and presents events under the name Here[begin] Dance.
Since becoming a mother in 2013 she has focused on abstracting the female body, feminist ideas and imagery. Mylar reflective material and custom lighting are integral part of her most recent work, Explicit Female. In 2016 she started working on a new evening length show called Lick My Gun, exploring female sexuality and gun violence.
As Here[begin] Dance she has curated and produced Current, Dance Cinema Projects from 2007 until 2011, and Get What You Need, a community dance workshop from 2015 until present. She teaches improvisation for performance, dance on camera and composition and has done so in Philadelphia, France, Hungary and her native Bulgaria. Her writing you can find at thINKingDance.net.
Film: by Gus Reed with Caitlin Trainor/Trainor Dance
Sound and Choreography: Caitlin Trainor with the dancers
Performers: Susie Barth, Julia Discenza, Tamrin Goldberg, Allegra Herman, Falls Kennedy, Morgen Littlejohn, Debbie Mausner,& Valentina Strokopytovathe stairs is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net Thanks also to Barnard College for use of the space and costumes.
Gus Reed Bio: Gus Reed is a filmmaker based in New York City. Raised on Cape Cod, he relocated to New York City in 2010 to study film and visual art at Columbia University. He specializes in making video for and with dance, and works at the intersection of narrative filmmaking, dance and video art. Some of his frequent collaborators include The George Balanchine Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Trainor Dance, MADBOOTS DANCE and The Liz Gerring Dance Company.
Caitlin Trainor Bio: Named one of 25 to watch in 2016, Caitlin Trainor is a dancer, choreographer, and the artistic director of Trainor Dance, a contemporary dance company, whose recent performances include the World Science Festival, TEDx Columbia University, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Originally from Scituate, Rhode Island, Trainor fell in love with dance during her college years at Skidmore. She received her MFA in dance from Mills College in Oakland, CA before moving to New York City and performing for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Sean Curran, and site specific choreographer Stephan Koplowitz. Caitlin creates highly physical, structural satisfying, and intensely human dances. trainordance.org
Director, Choreographer, Editor: Marta Renzi
Cinematographer: Charles Caster-Dudzick
Performers: Ching-I Chang and Jenny Tortorello
Music: Kevin MacLeodMarta Renzi is the creator of over 20 short films which have screened in festivals all over the world. She received the first Dancing in the Streets award as “a fearless explorer of unconventional sites” for her site-specific choreography.
In the 1980’s Renzi was commissioned by public television to make 2 half-hour video dances: YOU LITTLE WILD HEART and MOUNTAINVIEW. Renzi is a 2013 Bogliasco Fellow and a 2014 RAW Community Supported Artist. Her first feature film – Her Magnum Opus – is due out in spring of 2017.
www.Hermagnumopus.com For more information: http://martarenzi.blogspot.com
Directed, Choreographed, and Edited by Liana C. Percoco
Performed by Liana C. Percoco, Jennifer Thornton, & Zachary Zube
Cinematography by Carl Wiedemann
Originally commissioned in 2013 by DancesMadetoOrder.comBiO FOR DIRECTOR:
Liana C. Percoco is a movement-based performing artist, choreographer, musician, and licensed massage therapist. A Vermont native, she relocated to Boston, MA in 2013 after over 10 years in Chicago, IL. With a BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago, Liana creates screendances, site-specific performances, and original dance theatre. As a choreographer her work explores relationships between people and their environments as an inquiry to various expressions of identity, individuality, community, and the corporeal self. Her work has been shown inter/nationally at Links Hall, and Mordine and Co. Dance Theater in Chicago; Boulder Int’l Fringe Festival (CO); Chashama (NYC); LaMaMa E.T.C. Spoleto (Italy); Mobius Gallery and The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA; and online at DancesMadetoOrder.com, Liana is currently creating a short dance film series called “Train Moves”, choreographing musicals in schools around Boston, and pursuing an MFA in Dance at the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin.
Year of Creation: 2016
Videography/Original Computer Music: Jeffrey Hass
Choreographer: Elizabeth Limon Shea
Dancer: Kate Vermillion AndersonJeffrey Hass (composer/videographer) is currently Professor of Composition at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he serves as the Director of the Center for Electronic and Computer Music (CECM). He has composed many works for electronics with live instruments and ensembles, as well as new works for contemporary dance. A Fellow of the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, he has investigated new interfaces for live interaction between music, video and dance, and created hybrid video/computer music works with 3D motion graphics. Mr. Hass has served on the faculties of Rutgers University and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. His acoustic compositions have been premiered by the Louisville Orchestra and Memphis Symphony, and been performed at Lincoln Center. His works have also been performed at numerous national and international festivals for both music and dance, including SEAMUS, ICMC, NYCEMF and NIME and the World Dance Alliance International Conference.
Elizabeth Shea (choreographer): Called “a remarkable contemporary-dance display” by arts critic Jay Harvey, Upstage, Elizabeth Shea’s choreography was recently presented as part of the Millennium Stage Series at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her work has also been produced by WHITE WAVE for their Wave Rising Series in NYC, Detroit Dance City Festival, the American Dance Guild, DUMBO Dance Festival, Footprints Dance Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, RADfest, the National College Dance Association, the World Dance Alliance, and Regional Dance America. Liz has been a guest artist for Moving Collective, Dance Kaleidoscope, Eisenhower Dance, Karen Reedy Dance and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and has served on the faculty and as a guest at many universities and dance schools. She presents her unique methodology, Somatic Laboratory, at workshops in the USA and abroad, teaching at Dance Italia each summer. Liz is a 200-hour RYT and Director of Contemporary Dance at Indiana University.
Kate Anderson (dancer) began her dance training at the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University) at age nine, and continued to study under Doricha Sales, Jacques Cesbron, and Violette Verdy through her teen years. She then went on to study modern dance at Indiana University with Elizabeth Limons Shea, Selene Carter, Gwen Hamm, and Roberta Wong. There she immersed herself in improvisation, choreography, and performance. While at IU, she performed in Paul Taylor’s “Esplanade,” Laurie Eisenhower’s “Long Way Round,” and David Parsons’ “Nascimento Novo,” to name a few. After college, she filmed a music video with Dietrich John titled “S.Y.B.G.”, and traveled to Israel with Elizabeth Shea to set one of Shea’s works on the students of Jerusalem Music Academy. Kate is currently working on solo performance and new choreographic ideas in Boulder, Colorado.
Funding for Labyrinths was provided by an Indiana University Office of the Vice Provost for Research New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant.
Labyrinths is a dance-based video work with original computer music employing the latest techniques in 3D motion graphics, particle systems and movement/sound coordination and green-screen filming. The work features dancer Kate Anderson and choreography by Elizabeth Shea, with videography and music, in 5.1 surround, by Jeffrey Hass. Based loosely around imagery of labyrinths and mazes, along with oddly-adapted models of blueberries, eyeballs, and pin sculptures, the work very abstractly progresses from constraint to release in a fantastical setting.
Production: The JaM Youth Project
Direction: Mark Orsborn, Jen Ray & Justin Myles.
Choreography: Mark Orsborn & Justin Myles
DP: Jen Ray
Montage: Jen Ray
Art Direction Jen Ray
Original Song: “Farther Up the Road” – Mick Hucknall
Audio Record & Mix: Justin Myles
The JaM Youth Project is a pre-professional tap dance company based in Washington, DC with passionate young dancers from all over the country. Under the direction of Mark Orsborn, Jen Ray & Justin Myles, JYP provides opportunities for development through tap technique, choreography, performance, dancefilms and master classes. “Farther Up the Road” is JYP’s second film which combines lindy-hop style and old school values such as “reap what you sow” with fresh rhythms and the diverse personalities of these talented youth.
Director + Choreographer: Lora Allen
Composer: Bob Lanzetti and Ross Pederson
Dancers: Lora Allen and Andrea Lanzetti
Editor: Lora AllenLora Allen is the artistic director of allendance. Her work has been performed shown in Philadelphia, NYC, Louisiana, New Jersey, Coventry UK, and throughout Pennsylvania. She was a HATCH artist- in- residence in 2016. She is currently a collaborator in Project Trans(m)it: a collaborative, long-term research and performance project delving into tech-riddled space. Lora was the Company Manager for Leah Stein Dance Company, and is currently the founder and director of The Iron Factory. a space that works to support the challenging and experimental work of performance artists. She holds a BA in Dance from DeSales University.
Andrea Lanzetti is a New York City based artist with a dance degree from DeSales University. She has had the opportunity to perform throughout the US and abroad working with companies such as B.S. Movement, BODYART, Marie-Christine Giordano Dance, Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance, Megan Bascom & Dancers, and allendance. Andrea holds a comprehensive Pilates certification through LindaFit and Center for Movement. Additionally, she is the co-founder of TheMarshallettiProject; an improvisational movement media company. Andrea is continually humbled and thankful for the artists she has been able to collaborate with throughout her career
Bhairavi SkyDirector & Producer: John Bush
Concept & Choreography: Nadine Helstroffer
Cinematographer: Premal Raval
Dancers: Nadine Helstroffer, Tanvi Palav
Editor: Julianne Reynolds
Costume designer: Lashmi Dalal
Synoppsis: From a lake palace in Udaipur, India, to an ancient fortress, a western traveler slips into the mystery of devotional India and meets a young Indian Kathak dancer. The Rajasthani hills and Devi Garh palace become a gateway for the two women to explore layers of identity, presence and memory.
John Bush is an award-winning New York filmmaker whose work has screened at major museums, festivals, movie theaters and on the American TV channel, PBS. His theatrically released documentary, VAJRA SKY OVER TIBET, ran in competition for best documentary at festivals including Rome, Bangkok and Munich. John started his collaboration with choreographer Nadine Helstroffer with a series of dance films shot in outdoor locations of New York City. Their 35 minutes film DREAM ON ME premiered at the Rubin Museum of Art, NY and won the Award for Best Dance Video at the Patras International Festival, Greece. http://www.directpictures.com
Nadine Helstroffer, French-born, is a New York-based choreographer, dancer, teacher and film producer. The dance films created with John Bush have been selected at festivals in 21 countries, including The American Dance Festival, Durham, FI:AF Crossing The Line Festival, New York and Spoleto Festival Dei Mondi, Italy. Nadine has been presenting her live choreography in the U.S., Canada and France and obtained a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Paris, Nanterre. She is the founder of the “BodyResonance Workshop” she presented at New York Insight Meditation Society, New School University, Zen Center of NYC and Bowling Green State University, Ohio. http://www.directpictures.com/dance
Director/Choreographer: Holly Wilder
Composer: Prathit Kadam
Cinematographer/Editor: Duncan Wilder
Dancers/Collaborators: Victoria Daylor, Tanner Myles Huseman, Gabriel Lawton, Shelby Claire, Santiago MacLean
Produced in part by Berklee School of MusicDirector/Choreographer: Holly Wilder is a choreographer, dance film director, performer, and dance teacher based in New York City, and artistic director of the award winning dance film and stage company, Wilder Project. She holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance with an emphasis in choreography from The Boston Conservatory. Her dance films have been screened to critical acclaim at film festivals all over the USA and Canada. She has received dance film commissions from Berklee School of Music, singer-songwriter Jennah Bell, and Hub New Music. She is also on the jury of the LA Dance Film Festival. Her film “undertow” received the “Audience Favorite Award” at the Philly Screendance Festival last year. www.hollywilder.com.
Cinematographer/Editor: Duncan Wilder, co-founder of Wilder Project, grew up in Westport, Connecticut and graduated from Principia College in Illinois with a BA in Mass Communication. He is currently a freelance videographer based in New York City. His video production company, Rhythm of You Productions, was founded in 2013 and produces music videos, wedding videos, promotional videos, and short films. He previosuly worked in sports video production with Major League Lacrosse and the Minor League Baseball, and his film projects have been selected to multiple film festivals. www.rhythmofyou.com.
Director and Choreographer: Nicola Hepp
Dancers; Rolf Hepp, Martinette Janmaat, Reggy Deekman, Célinne Moza
Director of Photography: Chris Fawcett
Editor: Ad Rietvelt
Music: Lou Reed, performed by Good Sounds and Daphne DeMuirBio Nicola Hepp
Nicola Hepp is a swedish filmmaker and choreographer, based in the Netherlands. Holding a master in Choreography and New Media from Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, she has worked with video as an integral part of live performance and installations since 2002. Her films Echo, Walk, The Double and Songs of the Underworld have been screened and awarded at (dance) film festivals internationally.
PROGRAM B “EDGY” March 3,4 (9:00pm)
Band: Big Ups
Director/Writer: Robert Kolodny
Choreographer/Dancer: Dora Lea Novak
Additional Dancers: Kaitlyn Ezell, Brian Jones, Amanda McNussen
A House of Nod Production
Robert Kolodny is an Emmy® Award-winning Director and founder of House of Nod. His work has screened at the Cannes Film Festival. He has been awarded a National Board of Review Human Spirit Award and Best Director, short form, from the First Glance Film Festival. He is based in New York City.
Dora Lea Novak is a Choreographer and Dancer based in New York City. She has been a Dancer at Janusphere Dance Company and Chen Dance Center / H.T. Chen & Dancers.
Elizabeth June Bergman (Producer, Performer) is a dancer, improviser, and scholar currently based in Philadelphia. She is in the second year of the Dance Studies doctoral program at Temple University; her research focuses on the dance work of Michael Jackson. She holds a MFA from The University of Iowa and a BA from DeSales University. Elizabeth’s creative work often engages with feminist themes, cultural history, and critical theory. Her choreography, solo performances, dance films, and dance scholarship has been presented across the United States. www.elizabethjunebergman.comKaitlyn Busbee (Director, Editor, Cinematographer) is an acclaimed director, producer, and cinematographer. Tribeca’s 30 Under 30 Film Festival selected her as one the next wave of gifted young filmmakers for her feature, “These Hopeless Savages.” This film, which she co-directed, shot, and edited, has now played in over 30 film festivals around the world. In additional personal projects, Kaitlyn has created a wide range of dance, music, and narrative short films. Her most recent feature film, “The Legend in My Heart”, she shot in Guangzhou, China. It recently screened at the LA Diversity Film Festival. This past summer Kaitlyn adapted and directed “Sexpert Franzen,”a comedic short film.
Joshua Dumas (Composer) is a sound artist, composer, and filmmaker in Chicago and Brooklyn. He’s scored dance and theatre for Lydian Junction, Dages Juvelier Keates, Lost Geneva Projects, Roosevelt University. His work has been presented at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Knockdown Center, the Watermill Center, the New School. He has two recent releases from his project Mending. Joshua performs with Weatherman, and created the generative music app Chicago Avenue Moon.
Mark Stastny (Assistant Director, Cinematographer) is an Iowa City based raconteur who works in film and photography. As a multimedia specialist for The University of Iowa Foundation and a freelance artist, he has produced work that ranges from weddings and events, to music videos and feature length films, as well as videos to support the philanthropic needs of the University of Iowa. Mark has worked with Iowa City based and touring artists and he has aided in producing a documentary focused on the Hawkeye Wrestling program titled, “The Iowa Way”.
a film by Jason Andrew
choreography by Julia K. Gleich
danced by Tiffany Mangulabnan + Izabela Szylińska
director of photography + editing Theodore Collatos
art work + installation by Debra Ramsay
on location: Cypress Hills, Brooklyn
produced + directed by Jason Andrewwww.nortemaar.org
A prominent figure in the Brooklyn art scene, Jason Andrew is the co-founder with choreographer Julia K. Gleich of Norte Maar, a non-profit now celebrating thirteen years of encouraging, promoting and presenting collaborative projects in the arts. Guarding against special interests in any particular style or genre, Andrew’s curatorial projects bridge gaps left in art history. He frequently lectures on the creative imagination and its relationship to collaboration within the various disciplines of art.
Julia K. Gleich is a choreographer, teacher, scholar and mathematics aficionado. She is interested in collaboration, illuminating the relationships between the traditional and the contemporary, and scrapping aesthetic labels. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Gleich Dances which she established in 1994.
“Immovable” is the second film in a trilogy that features strong, striking women performing the unique pointe work choreography of Julia K. Gleich. Concerned with notions of masculinity and femininity in the body and in the environment and moving towards weight, a clash with the cliche of ballerina and the demands of pointe work, dancers engage in taking up space and posturing, with building up and deconstructing. Two women become angles and directions, masculine and feminine versions of themselves–rough-hewn geometries contrasting with precise intersections of pointed feet and elbows.
*Created in early 2016, Andrew and Gleich could never have predicted the progress of events in the United States. During what many see as a prickly political situation, this dance now also suggests the tensions and frictions of disagreement.
Official Video for “Swimminghole” by Droves from their first EP North River
Directed and Choreographed by Sarah Friedland
Produced by Physical Plant and Sarah Friedland
Danced by Kyle Marshall and Benny Olk
Cinematography by Gabe C. Elder
Production Design by Stephanie Osin Cohen
Editor: Sarah Friedland
Colorist: Gabe C. Elder
Water & Light Handling: John White and Marianne Abbott
Production Assistant: Sophie Balaban
Special Thanks: Hanna WellishBIOS:
Sarah Friedland is a filmmaker and choreographer who works at the intersection of moving images and moving bodies. Her choreography has been performed at Dixon Place, WestFest Dance at Martha Graham Studio, Gibney Dance, Triskelion Arts, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Her narrative shorts and experimental dance films have screened in the New Orleans Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, at numerous screendance festivals in the US and abroad and have been featured as a Vimeo “Music Video We Love.” Sarah is a graduate of Brown University where she studied in the department of Modern Culture and Media.
Droves is an electronic duo based in Berlin, comprised of Will Peterson and Erik Kennedy. www.drovesmusic.com
Gabe Elder is a freelance cinematographer, director and camera operator based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared on numerous networks including the BBC, Food Network, HGTV, DIY as well as PBS. www.gabecelder.com
Stephanie Osin Cohen is a production designer and artist, and currently getting her MFA in set design at the Yale School of Drama. www.stephanieosincohen.com
Choreographed and Performed by Emilee Lord
Video created by Gregg Thompson
Sound design by Emilee Lord
Created in response to the handmade book Feelings My Sister Has Had, written/drawn by Karen Taylor
Gregg Thompson is an experimental filmmaker based in Brooklyn.
Karen Taylor is a writer and artist for her community. She loves physicality and intimacy. The piece Feelings My Sister Has Had is a booklet, a performance, and a dance. The booklet, written and drawn, is based on Karen’s sister’s descriptions of her private feelings. Karen told her audience to read the wax-sealed booklets later, alone, giving one to each person silently. Emilee Lord was charged with creating a dance reaction to these feelings. From three women, woven together by words, images, and movement, emerged something unique.
Emilee Lord is a visual and performing artist that explores the places in between movement, image, language, material, object and abstraction. She creates quiet, sparse and repetitious works on paper, installations and multi media performance events. She received her BA from Bennington College, in sculpture and dance – 2004, and her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art – 2007. She has been an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center, Santa Fe Art Institute, Jentel Artist Residency, and SIM in Reykjavik, Iceland. She is visiting faculty of visual art at Bard High School Early College.
“Partly autobiographical, “VECINAS” is the story of two solitudes brought closer by the laws of magnetism.”
Direction , Original Idea, Choreography: Natalia Sardi
With: Frauke Mariën, Nora Alberdi
Image: Lou Vernin
Sound & editing: Thomas Turine
Grading: Nicolas Lebecque
Artistic assistant: Laida Aldaz Arrieta
Camera assistant : Agathe Corniquet, Guillaume Gry, Ana Samoilovich
Space design collaboration: Marilyne Grimmer
Ligth assistant: Fairuz, Jessica Meerts, Léopold de Neve
Sound assistant: Jessica Meerts, Léopold de Neve
Artistic collaboration: Thomas Turine, Lou Vernin
Dramatic writing collaboration: Caroline Logiou
Producer : Nicolas Lebecque
Logistique/ Post Production : Arnould Chapel
Production: AJC! 2015 , Cosipie asbl, Natalia Sardi
Diffusion/Distributor: AJC! Valérie Berteau
Photo credits: Thomas Turine© Natalia Sardi©Natalia Sardi was born in São Paulo and grew up in Buenos Aires.
She studied at the Contemporary Dance Workshop of General San Martin Theater, at the National School of Dance II and as a scholarship student with Carlos Casella at the Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center of the University of Buenos Aires.
Nowadays she works and lives in Brussels as a choreographer, dancer, filmmaker, singer and teacher. Natalia has created and produced short films since 2009 that have been awarded in several international festivals. www.nataliasardi.com
Thomas Turine, composer and musician from Belgium. He has developed his own personal field of research on contemporary music and stage performance where the slightest musical experience conjures up new ways of looking at the world that’s before our eyes. www.thomasturine.com
DIRECTOR: H. Paul Moon
BIO: H. Paul Moon (zenviolence.com) is a filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. His body of work includes documentaries, dance films, and experimental cinema, regularly featured at film festivals worldwide. He also worked as a small camera specialist for a Paramount feature film starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and as cinematographer for director Josephine Decker’s film in “collective:unconscious.” His recent films include “Sitka” (sitkadoc.com) about the craftsmanship of Steinway pianos, and “Quartet for the End of Time” (quatuor.xyz) about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent wartime composition. He has just completed a feature-length documentary about composer Samuel Barber (samuelbarberfilm.com), and is currently creating a dance film to be projected in concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York’s performances of Richard Wagner’s Prelude to “Tristan und Isolde” in April 2017. He is also finishing “The West” (westdocumentary.com).CHOREOGRAPHER/DANCER: Paul Singh
BIO: Paul Singh has a BFA from the University of Illinois. He has danced for Gerald Casel, Erica Essner, Risa Jaroslow, Douglas Dunn, Christopher Williams, and Will Rawls and was featured in the inaugural cast of Punchdrunk Theatre Company’s American debut of “Sleep No More.” In 2014, he was a dancer in Peter Sellars’ opera “The Indian Queen.” Most recently, he danced for Peter Pleyer in a large-scale improvisation work in Berlin. Work presented at the Judson Church, New York Live Arts, Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place, and La Mama E.T.C; in 2004, his solo piece, “Stutter,” was presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Taught contact improvisation around the world during CI training festivals in Israel, Spain, Germany, France, Finland, and India. In NYC, he continues dancing and choreographing, and he is on the dance faculty at Sarah Lawrence College.
COMPOSER: Chester Hawkins
BIO: Chester Hawkins (www.chesterhawkins.org) has been recording and performing a wide range of experimental music since 1985. His long-running project BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT covered sonic territory from tape-collage/loop compositions to collaborative free improv and krautrock. After 30 years, Hawkins did away with the band pretense and continues under his own name with a new focus on evocative, cinematic works. Combining a love of modern composition and the exploratory work of “kosmische” artists of the 1970s, Hawkins’ latest experiments in electronics, dense harmonies, and glacial time-scales are leading to evermore ambitious projects.