two jazz film screenings give a sneak peek of our 19th season!
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!
Saturday, July 23 at 12pm
University of Colorado
Charlotte York Irey Theatre (university theater building)
Boulder, CO 80302
Accessibility: handicap parking, wheelchair seating available upon request, theatre on the first floor with ramps to building, all installations accessible.
This screening runs approximately 56 minutes.
2021 / United States / 4 min
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.
2021 / United States / 3 min
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
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.
2022 / United States / 2 min
Synopsis coming soon.
2021 / United States / 6 min
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.
2021 / Bulgaria / 15 min
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.
2021 / United States / 5 min
Woman awakes for midnight snack and is seduced by the food in her fridge that has come to life.
2019 / Spain / 6 min
Synopsis coming soon.
Yacht Club Swing
2019 / United Kingdom / 5 min
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.