co-presented by Texas State University Department of Theatre & Dance as part of our Screening Partner Program
We’re thrilled to partner once again with one of our longest running screening partners, the Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance. Specially curated with Texas State students in mind, these two screenings represent the breadth and diversity of the screendance genre – from emerging artists to seasoned professionals.
Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center
Texas State University Theatre Center
430 Moon St
San Marcos, TX 78666
March 25, 2022 at 11am (CST)
A strobe lighting effect is present in this film.
The Infinite Ninth
2021 / Mexico / 61 min
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?
March 21-26, 2022
The link for the virtual screening can be obtained from the Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance.
2018 / USA / 7 min
A short, poetic performance art/dance film that investigates gender and masculinity — more specifically the American black male experience — through embodied inquiry to find spaces where identity exists between and in opposition to social constructs. This film guides us through narrative incorporating movement, spoken word, and chant, as it uncovers truths about race, gender, and success in an ever-changing social landscape.
Searching for Wonder
2018 / USA / 6 min
Searching for Wonder was inspired by conversations with fellow artists who have diverse relationships to the African Diaspora. These discussions highlighted how we all feel lost in different ways, because history, slavery, colonialism & fear have left many of us feeling disconnected, searching for something we can’t fully articulate. Searching for Wonder deals with the tremendous power we have to rediscover & reimagine ourselves through our ancestors, their gods, their cultures & our interconnectedness.
2020 / Brazil / 4 min
This piece is a study on being female, the pain and the beauty of being what you are. Nothing is certain. It is about putting yourself through a state of transformation.
2021 / Argentina / 9 min
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.
Far-Flung Dances: V (The Meadow)
2020 / Ireland / 5 min
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.
2018 / USA / 6 min
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.
2021 / Brazil / 1 min
Kauã dances in the hill, like a bird of prey.
2020 / United Kingdom / 12 min
Strings explores the rich possibilities for connection, communication and creative expression through dance. Bringing together Barrowland Ballet’s dance artists and young people with complex needs, Strings celebrates children’s ability to take the lead and express themselves physically.
T.I.A. (THIS is Africa)
2015 / France / 7 min
Aïpeur Foundou is a Congolese dancer and choreographer. Amidst some popular areas of Brazzaville, he shows us one possible way to freedom.