SSF Jazz!

two jazz film screenings give a sneak peek of our 19th season!

Boulder, Colorado

  • Saturday, July 23 at 12pm
  • at University of Colorado Boulder
  • $15 ($10 for BJDW participants); tickets available soon

Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • date TBD (fall 2022)
  • at ShowPlace ICON Theatres at the West End
  • tickets available soon

a dark skinned dancer leans far forward, as if falling

This season we’re giving you a sneak preview of our new selections from our first-time-ever Jazz Dance category, crafted in collaboration with Rhythmically Speaking Dance and our new friends at Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop. Don’t miss your chance to see these films before anyone else!

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Boulder, Colorado

Saturday, July 23 at 12pm

University of Colorado
Charlotte York Irey Theatre (university theater building)
261 UCB
Boulder, CO 80302

Accessibility: handicap parking, wheelchair seating available upon request, theatre on the first floor with ramps to building, all installations accessible.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

date TBD (fall 2022)

ShowPlace ICON Theatres
at the West End

1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416

This screening runs approximately 56 minutes.

Moses Supposes

2021 / United States / 4 min

Directed by Nic Petry
Produced by The American Dance Machine for 21st Century, Nikki Feirt Atkins
Choreography by Caleb Teicher

A diverse cast of New York City dancers reimagines tap in the city with this updated take on “Moses Supposes” from Singin’ in the Rain. Music used by permission.

a dark skinned dancer leans far forward, as if falling

Melanin Vibes

2021 / United States / 3 min

Directed by Fredrick Germany
Produced by Creative Discipline Studios
Choreography by Cyrian Reed
Dancing by Jeffrey Wilson-Boykin and KydSteez, Gabriella Bridgmon, Izabella Bridgmon, Desirre Brown, Shanivan Epps, Semya Ogeare: derFmania

watch the trailer

Melanin Vibes is the discovery and conscious awareness of your skin and being proud of the layers of your existence. Recognizing and reframing the perception of how others view individual layers of talents. This piece also explores movement variations in connection to the fusion of various genres of dances that are solely driven by musical composition.

Solo Chini: Un Dia Normal (Only Chini: A Normal Day)

2021 / United States / 10 min

Directed by Ephrat ‘Bounce’ Asherie
Produced by McKnight Artist Fellowships
Choreography by Yeniel ‘Chini’ Perez Domenech and Ephrat Asherie
Featuring N/A

What does it mean to create a solo in community? Follow Chini on a typical day in New York City, as he revels in rhythms found throughout the city and reflects on connections between underground club music and rhythms from the Latin and African/Caribbean diaspora.

Play-Doh

2022 / United States / 2 min

Directed by Chris Bedan
Produced by Chris Bedan, Ricky Perry
Featuring Ricky Perry

Synopsis coming soon.

a mirrored image of five dancers leaning to their left

Rube G.

2021 / United States / 6 min

Directed by Jody Oberfelder
Choreography by Jody Oberfelder
Featuring Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects
Music composed by Frank London
Animation by Eric Siegel

Rube G. brings to light how things (and people) connect. Inspired by Rube Goldberg, the object artist, and inventory, Oberfelder selected 100 clips of dancers and regular people who were given direct prompts: spin, pop up, drop down, leap, fall, etc. Oberfelder assembled these into a five-minute film, wherein one action bumps, slides, or unfolds into the next.

a man in red pants and a colorful jacket sits on a wide, padded staircase

Surrender

2021 / Bulgaria / 15 min

Produced and Directed by Kosta Karakashyan
Choreography by Kosta Karakashyan
Featuring Studio Karakashyan

Surrender is a poetic documentary that highlights four of the most captivating Bulgarian male dancers (Krastyo Metodiev, Remi Toin, Nikola Hadjitanev & Svetoslav Seropyan) and lifts the curtain on who they are and why they dance. Combining their original performances with first-person documentary accounts, the film traces each man’s personal relationship with dance to understand how it interacts with the idea of masculinity in Bulgarian society.

If

2021 / United States / 5 min

Directed by Elizabeth Troxler, Tim Fuchs
Produced by Allongé Films
Choreography by Elizabeth Troxler

Woman awakes for midnight snack and is seduced by the food in her fridge that has come to life.

in a dance studio, a woman places her hand on the upper back of a man with a mustache

Blue Monday

2019 / Spain / 6 min

Directed by Andrew Margetson
Choreography and Dancing by Agnes Sales Martin and Hector Plaza Hernandez

Synopsis coming soon.

a joyful looking woman in a jean jacket raises her finger in the air while walking past an open shop on a city street

Yacht Club Swing

2019 / United Kingdom / 5 min

Produced and Directed by Silvia Cherneva
Choreography by Angela Andrew
Featuring Cookie’s Jam Productions

Yacht Club Swing is a pedestrian study of an all-too-poeticised question: the regeneration of cities and what happens to those who were there before.