Run Time – 52 mins

A stunning collection of Australian and World premiere short films from this season’s semi-finalist dance filmmakers.

Socially Distanced (USA) – 6:22
World Premiere
Mobile Device Dance Film

Credits
Choreography & Videography – Jennifer La Curan

Video Editing – Desiree Stafford
Music – Mari Kimura
Costumes – Christina Perez

Cast
MacKenize Baker, Jordan Burton, Sabrina Campaña, Danna Pacheco

Perhaps, even here, I am growing. When the days are long and I do not fee as strong and when the hours go by slower than they ever have before, and sun is shining and I am lost indoors, perhaps even here, I am growing…learning to be at peace in what does not make sense to me. Perhaps, even here I am growing – Morgan Haper Nichols

Come to Life (USA) – 6:15
World Premiere
Mobile Device Dance Film

Credits
Producer, Director & Choreographer – Olivia Evans

Key Cast
Ally Ng, Camille Tokar Pavliska, Carissa Logan, Liza Smelyanska, Sunny Winn

Shot at ZK Gallery in San Francisco, 5 dancers search to embody a selection of still, visual art.

Wander (USA) – 4:33
World Premiere
Mobile Device Dance Film

Credits
Director & Choreographer – Starrene Foster

Music – Cam Millar
Producer – Starr Foster Dance

Key Cast
Fran Beaumont

A dancer finds an adventure through the city  neighborhood.

Beings of Light (USA) – 4:17
World Premiere
Dance Short Film

Credits
Producer, Director, & Choreographer – Aly Rose

Key Cast
Minina Yulia, Guzhavin Vitaly

Lifting, spiraling, and descending through the ethers; this aerial display of artistry is one of a kind.

TrainEscape (Australia) – 11:24
World Premiere
Art/Experimental Dance Film

Credits
Producer, Director & Choreographer – Francesca Gozdek

Co-Director – Benjamin Fraser McKenzie
Cinematographer – Benjamin Fraser McKenzie
Sound Designer – Filippo Conti

Key Cast
Tina Moss, Charlotte Twitchell, Chris Wade, Rachelle Silsby, Georgia Van der Sman, Phaedra Brown, Francesca Ferrer, Fiona Larkin, Tom Kennedy

TrainEscape explores the complexity of humanity, the pressure of society on an individual and the need to escape a world that doesn’t belong to us.

West (USA) – 3:27
Australian Premiere
Dance Short Film

Credits
Director & Choreographer – Kate Corby

Cinematography/Editing – Elizabeth Wadium
Music – Tim Russell

Key Cast
Katie Graves

West, an experimental dance film, loosely plays off the Western genre, offering a gendered perspective on the rugged individualism, archetypes, and violence of the “American West.” The work, featuring soloist Katie Graves, was filmed at the Call of the Canyon Trailhead in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, AZ and is equal parts conscious and subconscious, present and past, pleasure and agony.

One Shilling (UK) – 5:29
Australian Premiere
Dance Short Film

Credits
Director & Choreographer – Monica Nicolaides

Choreographer – Monica Nicolaides
Producer – Judy Ibelhauptaite
1st AD – Olivia Cottenden
Cinematographer – João Luís Ribeiro
1st AC – Faisal Khan
Editor – Miguel Pinto
Gaffer – Thomas Caminada
Composer – Ben Lloyd-Evans

Cast
Cameron Everitt, Susana Campesino, Mukeni Nel, Melanie Whitehead Smith

One Shilling. A contemporary dance film where four strangers from different backgrounds escape everyday life for one night, drinking and dancing in one of London’s underground bars during the Blitz.

Heart (USA) – 3:08
Australian Premiere
Student Dance Film

Credits
Producer & Director – Allison Chaves

Choreographers – Allison Chaves, Dallas Silva-Dunn, Cassie Dusseault
Production Assistant – Rachel Beaulieu

Key Cast
Dallas Silva-Dunn, Cassie Dusseault

 

A couple is going through a difficult time in their relationship as they are both unhappy in some way, but they are unable to communicate with each other.

Patricia (Spain) – 7:30
World Premiere 
Documentary

Credits
Director – Tom Anlezark

Choreographer – Patricia Guerrero

Cast
Patricia Guerrero

Set in the south of Spain this documentary explores the music, fashion, and choreography that comprise the cultural tradition of flamenco. Protagonist Patricia Guerrero grew up in the gypsy neighbourhood of El Albacín, Granada, where she wandered the halls of her mother’s dance school as an infant. After years watching her idols perform on stage, she now dances alongside them and won the National Spanish Dance Award in 2021. The film draws visual inspiration from traditional dance films to create an immersive piece that captures the beauty of flamenco. Set in the stunning streets of Andalusia, the camera weaves together the striking architecture of the city, couture dresses and energetic choreography, all set against live performances by local musicians. Like jazz, flamenco is built upon improvisation. Each show is unique to a moment in time, evolving with the impulses of the performers. Patricia discusses her ambition and how the values of flamenco transcend the genre and influence her everyday life.