Bangs Shorts: Dance

Directors: Various
Shorts Blocks :: Vanguard
Running Time:87:23 minutes
Event Date(s)
1:30 PM
Thursday, November 14
Thalian Black

Beyond this moment / Blink / Burden Halved / Cygnus / From There to Here / In Dog Years I’m Dead / Revel In Your Body / Underground / How to Never Stop Being Sad / But First… / Pooling

Beyond This Moment
Directors: Alyona Amato, Erika Edwards / 8:50
Mother of two kids putting them to sleep and going to bed as well. She seeing a dream of her dancing and making art with her body. She woken up by her kids and realizing it was just a dream. But one of the child seen a paint stain on her neck. She ran to her little garage studio and seeing a big fresh painted canvas hanging on the wall. Was it just a dream or reality?

Blink
Director: Nathan Kim / 7:39
A woman blindly grasps for her way on a journey through darkness.  Filmed in one continuous shot, “Blink” uses the language of dance to ponder the most universal of voyages. It is the second collaboration between filmmaker Nathan Kim and Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company under the artistic direction of Genevieve Carson.

Burden Halved
Director: Kitty McNamee / 8:23
Four dancers, each bearing their own burden, find comfort when their isolated experiences converge in a lush, emotionally intense exchange.   A film by Kitty McNamee and Lara Schnitger.

Cygnus
Directors: Cara Hagan, Robert Uehlin / 6:14
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.

From There to Here
Directors: Janique L Robillard, Sydney Skov / 17:55
Blending dance and documentary, “From There To Here” showcases a courageous group of women moving against gender inequalities in Kolkata, India using dance movement therapy to empower themselves and survivors of sex trafficking and violence.

In Dog Years I’m Dead
Director: Kenji Ouellet / 13:11
Young ballet dancers – not necessarily the typical poster children of ballet school – comment their training with quotes from known personalities ranging from Kim Kardashian or Therese of Avila to Mikhail Baryschnikov. Taking the body politics and the fate of children in ballet as a starting point, the film raises issues going beyond the dance world.

Revel In Your Body
Director: Katherine Helen Fisher / 5:21
“Revel In Your Body” is a short dance film that blows that same contagious joy of flight out and up to operatic levels. Shot on an empty parking rooftop with the Atlanta skyline in the background on the campus of Georgia Tech, this film takes high-stakes choreography into the site-specific realms of concrete, metal railings, skyscrapers, and breathtaking blue sky.

Underground
Director: Jun Bae / 7:50
An introspection of freedom, culture and identity through the minds of raw battle b-boys in the Bay Area.

How to Never Stop Being Sad
Director: Mateo Davis / 3:12

But First…
Director: Erin Brown Thomas / 4:48
Coffee literally changes the way I see, think, and interact with other people.  “But First…” is my way of exploring this through two of my favorite mediums, film and dance.  

Pooling
Director: Dawn Westlake / 4:00
A breakdancer breaks…literally.