Tuesday 7th May – Perth Theatre
And So Say All of Us – Mitchell Rose – 9 minutes 40 seconds (USA)
52 seminal international choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance. Featured artists include Ohad Naharin, Mark Morris, Elizabeth Streb, Bill T. Jones, Meredith Monk, William Forsythe, and Lucinda Childs. Commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music in honor of Joseph V. Melillo’s 35 years of service as its executive producer.
Shoe Horn/Office – Ingrid Nachstern – 10 minutes (Ireland)
This film deals with the restrictive nature of women’s clothing throughout the ages and also with sexism in general.
Manada – Patricia Campos & Francisco Ríos – 11 minutes (Chile)
Manada is the first part of a series of dance works videos, which aproaches this concept, in order to observe ourselves in our own group behaviors and regain the sense of link, through movement. It is at the same time a question, that hopes to answer, if dance is a privileged place to reach this condition, inquiring in the insistence of movement.
Manada, is a symbolic and poetic journey, of a group of people who live collectively the transformation of their habitat.
T.I.A. (THIS is Africa) – Matthieu MAUNIER-ROSSI – 7 minutes (France)
Aïpeur Foundou is a congolese dancer and choreographer. Amidst some popular areas of Brazzaville, he shows us one possible way to freedom.
REVEL IN YOUR BODY – Katherine Helen Fisher – 3 minutes 20 seconds (USA)
Jumps evolve into joyous flight and split-second connections are luxuriously lengthened in this short dance film featuring disabled dancers Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson.
Clearing – Kim Brooks Mata – 6 minutes (USA)
Exploring the concepts of place, belonging, and memory. What makes us feel at home in our bodies, in a space? What do we carry with us, who do we carry with us? How do we hold on to what we want to keep and let go of or ‘clear’ what prevents us from moving on? In a seemingly empty space, three dancers are intertwined with one another in past and present coming together in the clearing.
Soul is Just a Fragment of Ether – Remu Iwai – 10 minutes (Hong Kong)
Ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras believes that the soul is a matter object, smaller than particles in the air or dust in sunlight. The blend of these components is named Ether. Hong Kong director Remu Iwai set foot in Northern Europe last year, taking part in the industrial conversion Finland Malakta Art Factory residency programme for three weeks. He worked with local dancers under bright sunshine to feel the temperature of Ether, freeing the soul to be with nature through movement.