Friday, 04 OCT 2019 @7:00
NW Film Center Whitsell Auditorium
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USA/Oregon Artist

Directors Cara Hagan and Robert Uehlin
Director of Photography  Robert Uehlin
Choreographer & Dancer  Cara Hagan
Composer Mike Wall

A short screendance filmed on location on Battle Lake, MN. Cygnus invites us to revel in the beauty of the sunrise over calm waters as the moon slips behind the horizon. A celebration of the earth, the body, and their kinship.



Director, Choreographer, Dancer, & Composer Nadav Heyman
Installation Son Jinhee & Kim Younghyun
Special Thanks to S.A.C. Art Lab 

As part of the 2019 S.A.C. Artist Residency and in collaboration with Studio 1750 (South Korea), filmmaker Nadav Heyman explores the claustrophobic limits of his physicality, set in rural Thailand.



Director Álvaro José Peña
Directors of Photography Sergio López Guevara & Rodrigo García
Choreographer Erika Suárez
Dancers Lilibeth Sawary Pérez Herrera, Noreidis Valdés Reyes, Brendys Vanesa Herrera, Daniela Padilla Cáceres, Damisleidis Padilla Salgado, Emilis Yuleisis Casseres Perez.
Composer Roberto Ávila & Adama Drame

“Kaddume” is an expedition that recognizes San Basilio de Palenque’s past and future relationships. It’s a look to and from the body, the land they live in and the voice of their female ancestors. The same ones that opened new paths in search of freedom. This dance is a new approach through rhythm and movement, to that strength and wisdom. It is an homage of these girls, not professional dancers, to that empowered walk of freedom that still lives in their bodies.

The Dance of Death


Director & Director of Photography Zanyar Azizi
Kurdish Dance Master Ali Zahirnya

There is a dance in Kurdistan , performed in mourning ceremonies. This tradition has not been performed in many parts of Kurdistan for nearly 50 years. Ali, a Kurdish dance master, decides to perform it for his friend who lost his life in 1980 war in Sanandaj.

The Sun is God

United Kingdom

Director & Director of Photography Alice Pennefather
Choreographer Valentino Zucchetti
Dancers Francesca Hayward, Matthew Ball
Composer Ernest Seitz

Set in 1918, The Sun is God is a story of love, loss and remembrance told through the poetic use of classical ballet. A woman imagines her betrothed has returned from the horrors of war in France. A painting by the great English Romanticist landscape painter JMW Turner ‘The Lake, Petworth, Sunset’ triggers memories of moments shared together, before the mist of the landscape slowly envelops him and she is left alone with only memories of their love.

Dancer Francesca Hayward plays a leading role in Tom Hooper’s upcoming ‘Cats’.



Director Cass Mortimer Eipper
Director of Photography Liam Edward Brennan
Choreographer Cass Mortimer Eipper
Dance Company Queensland Ballet
Music  Red Sex by Vessel

‘Brute’ is about duality – how we try to restrain the untameable beast within us, and how this in turn contorts and mystifies our consciousness.



Director  Marlene Millar
Director of Photography  Geoffroy Beauchemin
Choreographer  Sandy Silva
Dancers Sonia Clarke, Afia Douglas, Hélène Lemay, Kimberly Robin, Sandy Silva
Editor Jules de Niverville
Composer Jean Frechette, Sandy Silva

TRAVERSE weaves the powerful performances of five women into a tapestry of collective experience, revealing an intersection of dance, movement and voices in a profound personal, yet collective journey. Performers occupy and move through undiscovered terrain unearthing openings and connections in a breathtaking setting while encountering travellers sharing similar trajectories. 


Oregon Artist

Director  Dylan Wilbur
Director of Photography Sam Membrino
Choreographer & Dancers Suzanne Chi, Kailee McMurran, Rachel Slater, Lena Traenkenschuh
Composer Duke Stebbins

Unfolding​ follows an anonymous woman as the poetry of the world blurs around her. She experiences the excesses of demand. With surreal imagery and dream logic, ​Unfolding explores the tug between determination and anxiety; the balance between surrender and endurance.


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