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More of SFDFF’s best screendance from around the world in this collection of shorts where dancers transcend space, time, and gravity through the magic of film.
A Tap Dance on the Pier
(USA, 2014) 2:23
Director: Geoffrey Goldberg
Choreographer: Geoffrey Goldberg
When a young man takes a break on a bench on the pier, an unexpected visitor turns his break into a full-out musical number.
The Acid — Fame
(USA, 2014) 3:48
Director: Dugan O’Neal & RY X
Choreographer: WIFE Wrenn
Poetically choreographed music video for the sensuous, downtempo “Fame,” by The Acid.
(Canada, 2014) 9:02
Director: Nellie Carrier
Choreographer: Nellie Carrier
Four characters see their destiny falling apart. As they pause in the current moment they experience sensations of mourning, absence, and loss.
Snap Into It
(USA, 2014) 3:57
Director: Devin Jamieson & Jillian Meyers
Choreographer: Jillian Meyers
A gleeful digression from anticipated outcome, in favor of savoring the pursuit of whim // Following a renegade train of thought with dimension, texture, and amplitude // A staccato attempt to trace the digressions from an iconic Langston Hughes poem.
One Fine Day
(UK, 2014) 7:00
Director: Sima Gonsai
Choreographer: Lee Fisher
Travel through an imagined world through the eyes of Freefall Dance Company.
A male and female dancer move independently in multiple universes with several similarities. They are united through similar impulses, beyond space and time.
Queen of Distance *
(USA, 2013) 3:12
Director: Zoie Harmon
Choreographer: Zoie Harmon
One dancer breaks herself like she breaks in her shoes.
(Hong Kong, 2014) 8:00
Director: Fuk Pak Jim
Choreographer: Li De
Modern communication issues between people, three scenes, three dances, one message: Stop Phubbing (the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention).
A soul lives in an abandoned hospital where it journeys secretly. The body as the unconscious, the dissolution of the self in the breakdown of inside/outside, pain as beauty are explored.
A man crawls to his death. Spilling out the essence of life, he envisions vivid memories to accompany his decline.
(Spain, 2014) 6:35
Director: Francesc Sitges-Sardà & Elisabet Prandi
Choreographer: Ferran Carvajal & Marta Filella
A blend of nature, woods, and weird landscapes with two characters who travel through that space in constant transformation trying to fit in.
(Italy, 2014) 2:43
Director: Gabriele Rizzi
Choreographer: Cris Ursu
An endless flight of body and soul in which anything could happen… even what looks impossible is made possible through Lei.
(Sweden, 2014) 4:28
Director: Lucas Carlsson & Jonathan Morell
Choreographer: Lucas Carlsson
A dance video inspired by the original Pharcyde music video Drop, where each dancer’s movement was painstakingly choreographed in reverse, creating unusual visual effects, and set to a parody of the original rap in Swedish.
Pictured above: Zoie Harmon: Queen of Distance (2013)