Run Time: 56 mins

2 outstanding short documentaries that allow us to take a journey back in time and use that perspective to bring us back into the present, and into the future.

Dancing At The Royal Palaces (Denmark) – 28:00

Director: Tobias Praetorius, Fred Salmon

Choreographer: Tobias Preatorius
Producer: Fred Salmon
Production Company: Macho Films

Tobias Praetorius, Sebatian Hayens, Ghrai Devore-Stokes, Ida Praetorius, Christina Michanek, Ulrik Birkkjær, Andreas Kaas, Astrid Elbo, Emma Riis-Kofoed

Last year the Danish Royal Family opened their private residence, Amalienborg Palace, to host a brand new choreographed ballet.   The ballet is performed in the four Great Halls of the four different palaces that constitute Amalienborg Palace. The ballet was filmed and is now available for an international audience.  The audience experience some of Europe’s most beautiful rooms and some of world’s best renowned ballet dancers. In the movie the three royal sisters H.M. Queen Margrethe, H.M. Queen Anne-Marie and H.R. Princess Benedikte share their view on ballet, and what it means to them.  Dancing at the Royal Palaces is choreographed by Tobias Praetorius and Visually directed by Fred Salmon. The ballet comprises of four parts each part uniquely suited to the characteristic and interior of the four Great Halls.

Shoah Survivor’s Project (USA) – 27:24

Director: Cathy B Allen
Choreographer: Cathy Allen, Louis Kavouras
Concept: Dr. Roberta Sabbath, Shahab Zargari, Louis Kavouras
Producer: Dr. Nancy Usher

Tessa Richard, Mateo Anderson, Sarah Ferguson, Kristina Hakobyan, Kalie McLaughlin, Lonnie Chaney III, Heather Farrell, Jenna Wurtzberger, Sandra Sherer, Danylle Smith, Keely Drace, Karly Meehan, Cierra Wachtel, Ari Ramirez, Bri Escobedo-Hernandez, Katelyn Canale, Margo Colbert, Alissa Kuhn, Keanni Certeza, Brooke De Soto

This film tells the stories and memories of four holocaust survivors who live in Las Vegas.  Through dance, these stories unfold.  This film does not follow a literal storyline but are impressions of images shared by the survivors.   The dance and the text are presented in three sections:  pre-war innocence and Hope, then War time fear, despair and tragedy, and finally liberation with its joy, unification and sorrow. The dancing is a collaboration of several choreographers with one choreographic director overseeing the entire project with the videographer.