October 9th @ 7:00PM | Whitsell Auditorium | Run Time: 103mins

Ending our 2022 festival are 12 films that give us far-ranging commentary on this human experience. With films from Spain, Sweden, Egypt, China, Australia, the UK, Poland, France, and the US, the journey of Picks 3 is difficult to nudge into category. There is a sense of boarding a train, settling into the observation car, and gliding through 12 different terrains and scapes, each vivid, each true, each a reminder of our body-mind’s design to feel ten thousand sensations in a day and to follow the threads of those that lead to understanding. Picks 3 runs 88 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

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Director: Jaime Dezcallar
Choreographer: Marco Flores
DoP: Enrique Millán Fuentes-Guerra
Dancers: Marco Flores, Marina Paje, Jesús Hinojosa, Alejandra de Castro, Almudena Roca, David Acero
Original Music by Tagore Gonzalez based on ¡Ay, amante mío! by Antonio José
Produced by: Miquel Santín, Jaime Dezcallar, Ivan Smith
Movi: Diego Comendador
1st AC: Antonio García Albalate
2nd AC: Fernando Mendoza
G&E: Jimmy Alles, Hector S. Aguado, Jorge Quilez
Costume Design: Sabrina Lázaro
Art Direction: Rami Arda, Alicia Sánchez
Hair & Make Up: Miranda Kohl
Sound Recording: Raúl Valdés
Editing: Enrique Millán & Jaime Dezcallar
Credits: Guille Guerrero
Color: Dani Aránega
Sound: Tomás Virgós Navarro resedamedia
1st AD: Fran
Production: David Oeo, Pablo Pou
Camera: Lenso Films
Light: Gecisa La Vía Nivel
Transports: Arizmendi
Production materials: TheClient
Catering: JBFood

Antonio José Martínez Palacios was going to be the biggest Spanish musician of the 20th Century. Unfortunately, he was incarcerated and executed without a trial at the age of 33, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, with an unfinished vast body of work.

Marco Flores Dance Company and I try to pay him tribute by revisiting and rethinking his music.



Director: Emil Dam Seidel
Director of Photography: Kristoffer Engholm Aabo
Choreographer: Dorotea Saykaly
Dancer/Actor: Dorotea Saykaly
Voice: Dorotea Saykaly
Composer: Louis Dufort
Editor: Tiago Feliciano
VFX artist: Andreas Clausen
Sound engineer: Emil Woxen
Make up: Jill Arnfjord
Written by Dorotea Saykaly, adapted for screen by Emil Dam Seidel
Produced by Emil Dam Seidel & Dorotea Saykaly

Created with support from The Danish Agency for Culture & Palaces

Caught in a room the protagonist, Clarice, unfolds a vision of her own identity through a mirror interrogator.

SHE is a cinematic adaptation of a solo dance performance with the same name. The original performance work was created and performed by Dorotea Saykaly and premiered at 5éme Salle at Place des Arts in Montréal, Quebec in 2019. 

Inspired by The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector, the solo revolved around identity and doubt. 

Manifested through movement, distortion and an interview with a phantom interrogator, the original work proposed looking at a questioning body through a female lens.

The cinematic adaptation of the original performance work arose during the first COVID lockdown in 2020 as a collaboration between Dorotea Saykaly and film director Emil Dam Seidel.

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Folds of Wind


Director: Samir T. Radwan
Director of Photography: Seif Eldin Khaled
Producer: Nourhan Yasser
Choreographer & Dancer: Salvatore Cataldo
Composer: Mina Ghabbour

A transformative journey expressing the process of navigating emotions mirrored in the forming and reshaping of white desert clusters.

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Director: Tian Ruo Wen
Cinematographer: Bao Da Teng
Choreographer: Tian Ruo Wen, Liu Chang, Wang Zhen Ya, He Lang Yuan, Qian Ming Xuan
Dancer: Liu Chang, Wang Zhen Ya, He Lang Yuan, Qian Ming Xuan
Original Music: Ma Mao Xuan
Cinematographer: Bao Da Teng
Film Editing: Jin Hui
Standby: Li Ping, Tian Teng, Zhang Dong Qing, Yang Pei Yi
Gaffer: Qiao Sen Sen

In an old factory trapped in stilled time, I try to show how common folk constantly exist in an ever moving forward torrent of time, through the collision and contrast between the youth of young dancers and the antiquity of the machinery and environment, while also using the shoe that appears in the beginning and at the end to represent the memories of people who couldn’t keep up with the changes of the times.

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Still Life - 'Interitus' / 'Tabeo' / 'Vanitas'


Director: Ryan Renshaw
Director of Photography: Jake Koning
Choreographer: Jack Lister
Dancers: Marlo Benjamin, Chase Glegg-Robinson, Lonii Garnons-Williams, Bernhard Knauer, Jack McLarnon, Josephine Weise
Composer: Will Hughes

Still Life is a triptych of three films inspired by the stage version.  The films are the result of a 12-month COVID-enforced collaboration between Australasian Dance Collective and Kiosk Film.

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A Perpetual State of What the F#@k!!??

Made by The Farm in collaboration with Jerrycan Films
It was commissioned by Bleach Festival

Young Performers: Milo Milwood and Sam Webber
Party Performers: Kate Harman, Thomas E.S Kelly, Gavin Webber, Cecilia Martin, Grayson Millwood, Yvonne Huang, Laurie Young
Cinematography: Mick Angus
Editor: Gavin Webber
Composer & Sound Designer: Anna Whitaker
Costume Designer: Tyler Hill
Production Manager: Melinda Collie–Holmes
Camera Assist / Grip; Remy Webber
Production Co-Ordinator; Mindy Davies
Assistant Grip: Liam Angus

We would like to acknowledge and thank
The Quandamooka People, its Elders past and present, and the Quandamooka Land and Sea Country where parts of this film were filmed. Mick Soiza, Rosie Dennis, Jo-Anne Driessens, Alycia Warner, Chad Calderon and the Bleach Team, Valda Graham, QYAC, Phil Schmulian, Artwork Agency
The Farm are proudly supported by The City of Gold Coast and Arts Queensland.
Seen through the eyes of a child, this is a film made like a dream, but a dream we are all in. It’s a dream of our future, blurred and indistinct, seen through a glass windshield, windswept by sand, hidden beneath the waves. Two children scavenge the carcass of a world decimated by negligence and come across the leftovers of the past, buried in the sand but still moving towards an end that’s out of sight.
Award winning companies Jerrycan Films and The Farm ( dance theatre) bring a uniquely physical and visceral aesthetic to the screen in a work of sweeping imagery that asks all of us to remember what keeps us together when it all falls apart.

Cuckoo Song

Unted Kingdom

A 28 Dance Company Production

Director: James Copeman
Choreographer: Sophia Melvin
DOP: Richard Bell
Drone Operator: Joshua Hooley
Assistant Director: Max Melvin
Assistant Choreographer: Rhianna Bolton
Editor: Victoria Man
Edit House: Quarry
Colourist: Jim Bracher
Post Production: Youngster
Sound Designer: Jak Melvin
Music: ‘Cuckoo Song’ by Cosmo Sheldrake
Cast: Abigail B, Abigail M, Ace, Alba, Alice, Amaya, Amelia, Anastasia, Bella A, Bella F, Cerys, Daisy, Darcey, Delilah, Elise, Ella,Ellie, Eve, Heather, Isla, Kit, Laila, Maddy, Martha, Rebecca, Reese, Rosa, Shivani, Sisi, Sophie

‘Cuckoo Song’ is a joyous, hypnotic dance experience set within a quiet, quintessentially English pasture. Under great cumulus white clouds, the young dancers from 28 take the audience on a truly emotive, trance-like flight, accompanied by Cosmo Sheldrake’s memorable, folkish melody.


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Script and Direction: Iwona Pasińska
Camerawork: Marek Grabowski
Editing: Edyta Pietrowska
Choreography: Iwona Pasińska
Dancers: Evelyn Blue, Kacper Bożek, Julia Hałka, Paulina Jaksim, Patryk Jarczok, Jerzy Kaźmierczak, Zbigniew Kocięba, Katarzyna Kulmińska, Dominik Kupka, Daniel Michna, JinWoo Namkung, Pau Perez-Pique, Katarzyna Rzetelska, Sandra Szatan, Zofia Tomczyk, Emily Wong-Adryańczyk
Composer: Edward Grieg
Scenic Design and Costumes: Andrzej Grabowski

ZIELNIK/HERBARIUM is the fifth choreographic film directed by Iwona Pasinska. It is a fairy-tale episode, told with tenderness, gushing with the intense colours of flowers and élan vital. Choreography composed to a suite by Edward Grieg and presented by the artists-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre takes the audience into the world of flora. It allows to explore a day in the life of a plant from the moment it blooms to the end, drowned in warm nostalgia. We invite you to immerse yourself in the beautiful world of flowers and leaves, in the greens, reds and purples transitioning to the greys and browns of the autumn. And all this told with movement to the rhythm of the dynamic sounds of the suite Peer Gynt op. 1 performed by Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.

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France / Spain

Cor is a choreographic film shot in Lanzarote that features a tribe of enigmatic dancers with faces marked with symbols ready to pluck the sky. In a frantic race towards elsewhere, they will unite in a trance that will allow them to leave a form of reality. This trance is like a heartbeat and a jerky breath. This lung is the engine that gives the impulse to “the unhooked jump” to leave only bodies and cries.

The Deadly Rhythm


Director: Nils Nygårdh
Director of Photoraphy: Lisabi Fridell
Choreographer: Nils Nygårdh
Dancers: Sakarias Larsson, Frida Segerdahl, Vincenzo Fesi, Hyun Jung Choi, Maja Hellsten, Patrik Pettersson, Lizette Rönnkvist, Peter Loggings, Anders Sihlberg, Nils Andrén, Bianca Locatelli, Nils Nygårdh

A cassette tape is inserted and gives our protagonist (Dennis Lyxzén) a violent and physical trip back to where it all began. Mental disorders or dreams? Imagination or illusion? Get ready for an dance excursion where the deadly rhythm is the flag bearer and brutality is its closest companion. 

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to be near you.

United States

Directors: Ali Kenner Brodsky & Jarret Blinkhorn
Director of Photography: Rich Ferri
Choreographer: Ali Kenner Brodsky
Dancers: Ali Kenner Brodsky & Jenna Pollack
Composer: MorganEve Swain

In to be near you., the movement unfolds subtly; tension and emotion are driving forces. It pushes the boundary of time, feeling at once like a memory—the moment of reconnecting with something, or someone, who is gone. 

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Promise Me You'll Sing My Song

United States

Directors: Jirard & Adam W. McKinney
Choreographer: Adam W. McKinney
Music: Najeeb Sabour
Costume Design: Adam W. McKinney
Dancer: Matthew Roberts (Bruce Wood Dance)
Cinematographer/Editor: Jirard
Assistant Editor: Pockett Brown
Grip/BTS Photographer: Garrett Brown
Still Photographer: Brian Gilliaux

“Promise Me You’ll Sing My Song” is an homage Mr. Reuben Johnson, an innocent man who was lynched on December 27, 1874 in Mountain Creek, Texas, USA. Performed by dancer Matthew Roberts of Bruce Wood Dance (Dallas, TX) near the site of the lynching of Mr. Johnson, “Promise Me You’ll Sing My Song” invites viewers to wrestle with history that hides in plain sight.

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