SSF @ Texas State: Dancing Into Infinity

Co-presented by Texas State University Department of Theatre & Dance.

Dancing Into Infinity

a group of male and female dancers with eyes closed, holding hands, mid-breath

We’re thrilled to partner with our friends at Texas State University once again to bring students a very special event. This program includes dance shorts from three continents as well as a feature-length documentary.

Texas State University Theater Building
430 Moon St
San Marcos, TX 78666

program of films

A strobe light is present in one film.

a dancer with jeans and boots leaps through a flowery meadow

Far-Flung Dances: V (The Meadow)

2020 / Ireland / 5 min

Directed by Mary Wycherley
Produced by Tipperary Dance Platform, Mary Wycherley
Choreography by Mary Wycherley
Dancing by Marion, Sarah Ryan, Éile Simpson
Music composed by Jürgen Simspon
Cinematography by Raja Nundlall
Color by John Talbot

A poignant and timely reflection through the eyes of a child on our human impact on the natural world. The legacy of our time is the challenge for generations to come. Understanding our human impact on the natural world and environment the film negotiates time, scale and innocence while reflecting on ways of seeing, belonging and connecting to our natural world.

a dancer bends backward with arms splayed in a snowy open flat

Persequi

2021 / Argentina / 9 min

Produced and Directed by Cecilia Slongo
Choreography and Dancing by Cecilia Slongo

Persequi investigates the non-linearity and reproduction of the collective memory and its residuality in the body. Inspired by historic events and their ongoing repercussions.

a frame split in 3, with the same dancer in each frame in angular poses

Color Theory

2021 / United States / 3 min

Directed by Cara Hagan
Choreography and Dancing by Juel D. Lane, Lindsay Fisher Viatori, Daniel B. Coleman, Cara Hagan
Camera by Cara Hagan, Robert Gelber, Ben Viatori, Shoccara Marcus

A celebration of movement, color and texture, Color Theory blends dance, animation, and visual art to create a joyous burst of energy on the screen.

a light skinned woman with hair in mid-flight swings an arm upward

Modern Person

2018 / Finland / 1 min

Produced and Directed by Tero Peltoniemi
Choreography and Dancing by Marika Styrylska-Palka
Cinematography by Tero Peltoniemi

She is trapped and makes a push to escape the modern tragedy.

a group of male and female dancers with eyes closed, holding hands, mid-breath

The Infinite Ninth

2021 / Mexico / 61 min

Directed by Ricardo Yahuaca Vázquez, Jazim Meza Beltrán
Produced by Ricardo Yahuaca Vázquez
Choreography by Raúl Tamez
Featuring La Infinita Compañía
Cinematography by Juan Manuel, Yahuaca Vázquez

watch the trailer

At the beginning of 2020, La Infinita Compañia finds itself working on La Novena Sinfonía Danza Contemporánea for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday, then the world stopped. Raúl Tamez the director and choreographer of this dance theater play, decides to move on with the project. This documentary shows a historic moment in the life of the dancers and creators that form part of this play based on the legendary masterpiece by Beethoven, during one of the major health crises of modern times. How do you create a dance play in México under these circumstances?