An in-person screening celebrating Colorado dance filmmakers!
For the first time ever, we’re partnering with Jack’s Solar Garden in Longmont, CO – the first full-scale agrivoltaic site in the country. At this very special event at the farm, we invite you to bring a blanket or camping chair to enjoy highlights by local artist from our 18th Annual Festival Selections, as well as films made by our AED Michelle Bernier during her 2021 Artist Residency at Jack’s.
This screening will have limited seating.
Jack’s Solar Garden
8102 N 95th St
Longmont, CO 80504
program of films
Coil & Web
2020 / United States / 9 min
Bodies swirl and shift through Coil & Web, navigating natural elements and internal landscapes, contemplating the accelerating disconnect and the unseen entanglement of life forces on our planet. At the core of our being lies a code that defines us, a script that writes our story and interweaves our lives with others, making it evident that, even at our basic genetic level, we are 99.9% alike…more alike than we are different. This internal connection expands from living being to living being, creating an invisible web that is imperceptible to measure, yet omnipresent. Coil & Web journeys to a place where pushing past the noise and tuning in to a deeper connection aligns us on the same frequency, spiraling towards oneness and turning away from division.
EntangleMEN: From the Dugout
2021 / United States / 22 min
EntangleMEN: From the Dugout centers on a male duet exploring coexistence through an exhaustive collision course of in-between states. Wheat fields, spillway infrastructures, and baseball dugouts on indigenous territories of Arapaho, Cheyenne and Ute Nations set the scenes for this viscerally charged work. (This work is also a component of the evening-length live performance project The Conversation Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging.)
2021 / United States / 4 min
The Wanting uses themes of abundance to make a playful statement on desire and the human impulse we all share to fill our own emptiness.
2021 / United States / 5 min
A bored young woman helping her dad with chores finds she can’t keep from dancing, despite the risk of getting in trouble. When she finally gets caught, dance once again saves the day.
2021 / United States / 7 min
A short film featuring Dance for Parkinson’s Programs around Colorado. To stay connected despite the pandemic, the director of each group created movement inspired by a stanza of a poem. The sixth stanza was used to bring everyone together in the virtual landscape. The film is a movement compilation of how we adapted and flourished in these times.
2021 / United States / 10 min
Picking up the pieces of a puzzle which was scattered through the timelines of two entangled lives, Under Grace dances the viewer through different dimensions, inviting them to dive into an intimate portrait of a relationship long lost to memory and the wind.