Contact Dance: SHORTS 2: INTERNATIONAL STEPS

Escualo

ESCUALO
US 2015
DIRECTORS: MARTIN AND FACUNDO LOMBARD 

A powerful new tap piece from the Lombard Twins’ Piazzolla Suite. (4 mins.) 

ENSO
US 2014
DIRECTORS: FAITH MORRISON, ROBERT UEHLIN 

Conveying a kinesthetic experience of sand, grasses, sea, and space, ENSO was filmed in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. (12-1/2 mins.) 

MARTIALITY,
NOT FIGHTING
CHINA 2012
DIRECTORS: MARIANNE KIM, CHENG-CHIEH YU 

A young dancer performs the role of a conscientious objector through the pedestrian and the abstract to deliberate the question “to fight or not to fight?” (11 mins.) 

AMANDI
SPAIN 2014
DIRECTORS: FRANCESC STIGES-SARADÀ, ELISABET PRANDI 

A blend of nature, woods, and weird landscapes featuring two characters in constant transformation. (6-1/2 mins.) 

PAS
CANADA 2015
DIRECTOR: FRÉDÉRIQUE COURNOYER-LESSARD 

Throughout her life, Rose has followed her passion for dance by using it as a singular method of communication essential to connecting with her surroundings. (14-1/2 mins.) 

LAY ME LOW
CANADA 2015
DIRECTOR: MARLENE MILLAR 

Ten dancers, musicians, and singers communicate a universal feeling of loss while evoking a paradoxical sense of intimacy. (8 mins.) 

GONE
ICELAND 2014
DIRECTOR: HEKENA IONSDOTTIR 

Who is living your life at this moment? A physical meditation on identity and the self. (16 mins.) 

CRACKS
SPAIN 2013
DIRECTOR: ALEX PACHON 

A soloist dances to the sounds of his own joints cracking and popping. (3-1/2 mins.) 

MIGRATION
CANADA 2015
DIRECTOR: MARLENE MILLAR 

A migratory journey of percussive dancers who rely on their hands, feet, and sonic bodies to create a unique soundtrack as they move through water, wind, and sand while interpreting the preparation, departure, and flight of their collective journey. (6 mins.) 

CONTINUUM
FRANCE 2014
DIRECTOR: NATALIANNE BOUCHER 

Our perception of time and its connection with space is explored in movement through the symbolism of shifting sand. (9 mins.) 

The Northwest Film Center and Portland’s premiere dance company, BodyVox, are pleased to partner in presenting the first annual Contact Dance Film Festival, a showcase featuring award-wining collaborations between filmmakers, dancers, and choreographers from around the world. Portland has long been a mecca for dance of all forms. With films from the Northwest and across the globe—and an entire program curated by filmmaker and frequent BodyVox collaborator Mitchell Rose–the Contact Dance Film Festival represents the latest evolution of an art form bursting with hybrid creativity. The screenings will take place at both the Bodyvox Dance Center, 17th and NW Northrup, and the Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium. We hope you’ll hop between the two venues and that the series’ eclectic choices will get your 2016 off on just the right foot.

SHORTS 2: INTERNATIONAL STEPS screens Friday, January 8 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium and Friday, January 8 at 9pm at BodyVox.  The program is being presented as part of our Contact Dance series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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