Saturday 05 OCT 2019 @7:00
NW Film Center Whitsell Auditorium
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Director & Choreographer  Iwona Pasińska
Director of Photography  Marek Grabowski
Dance artists Polish Dance Theatre: Fabian Fejdasz, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Paweł Malicki, Marcin Motyl, Michał Przybyła, Adrian Radwański, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Dominik Więcek, Emily Wong, Kacper Bożek, Marta da Pinto, Iga Włodarczyk
Composer Jacek Sienkiewicz
Set Design Andrzej Grabowski 

‘Initiation’ is the cinematic experiment directed by Iwona Pasińska, with the hypnotizing music composed by Jacek Sienkiewicz and Andrzej Grabowski’s ascetic scenography, in which each prop has its own significance. Each of the black and white frames is the separate, pictorial composition.They pan out into the dreamlike story, in which the viewer’s perception is strongly influenced by the motion of the movie camera, cyclically returning to the same places. Looking into the human habitats, toxic relationships and untamed fears we can see that demons, with whom the characters struggle often exemplify social problems described on the front pages of newspapers.


The Netherlands

Director Sergio Gridelli
Producer plan d-
Dancers & Choreographers Andreas Denk & Josephine van Rheenen
Composer Guy Corneille

Henk leads an idiosyncratic and eccentric life. When a young woman unexpectedly enters into his world, he is forced to face the confrontation.

Between Silences


Director & Director of Photography Rich Ferri
Choreographer & Dancer Ali Kenner Brodsky
Composer MorganEve Swain

Filmed on location on Cape Cod, between silences is a dance film based on Ali Kenner Brodsky’s solo the most depressing piece… Together with filmmaker Rich Ferri, Kenner Brodsky transforms her live solo into a raw, unfiltered cinematic experience. between silences portrays one woman’s journey through grief. To love. To lose. To grieve. To find a way back.

Memories of Bodies Motion


Director & Director of Photography Thomas Lallier
Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj
Dancers Déborah Casamatta, Alexandre Tondolo, Baptiste Martinez, Luca Cesa, Anne-Céline Pic-Savary, & Solène Hérault
Composer 79D

In the french abbey of Montmajour, a man remembers the bodies in motion, giving life to this millenial and empty set.  Conceived as a poem, the movie should be taken as a radical gesture: 4 shots, including one long shot, 6 dancers and the figure of the choreographer, creating and also remembering things.

of Ecstasy


Director & Director of Photography Sam Asaert
Choreographer Andrew McNicol
Dancers Delia Mathews, William Bracewell, Giulia Frosi, Teo Dubreuil & Laurie McSherry Gray
Composer Nicolas Robert Thayer

An otherworldly ballet short film about the relentless yearning for escapism, and the intoxicating fantasy of emotional connectivity with alternative selves and others, as a way out of the growing sense of drunkenness abound in our actual reality.

Alice in Nite Hawk

Oregon Dance Film Commission

Director Devin Tau
Directors of Photography Charlie Balch, Zach Osterhout
Choreographer Heidi Duckler
Dancers   Kiel Edward Boston Moton, Kya Bliss, Joshua “Snubb” Dudley, & Conrad “Icon” Kaczor

Friends are forced to navigate a new world when their tradition is disrupted. However, the transformative change leaves them questioning their own existence.

I'm Your Man


Director, Choreographer, & Dancer, Andrew Harper
Assistant Director Katherine Henly
Director of Photography Bart Cortright
Composer Leonard Cohen, arranged and performed by Sydney Torin Shepherd

Harnessing the explicit dynamics of stock seduction, one man alone in a room dances dangerously between restraint and madness; inviting the camera in closer only to unravel the illusion of control.

Dance, Dance, Evolution


Director Jules Rosskam
Directors of Photography Sarah Tricker, Shannon Palmer, Ashley Battle
Dancers & Choreographers  Syd Robbie, Malia Santiago, Parker Haines, Lua Garino, Max Monroe, Mattilda Sycamore Bernstein

Dance, Dance, Evolution is a short documentary film exploring transgender people’s relationship to dance. Specifically, the film looks at how shifting ones gender might cause shifts in how one dances, whether or not one feels comfortable dancing, and how dance may highlight an individual’s internal experience of gendered embodiment.

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