The Cucalorus Film Festival will kick off festivities with The Dance Cooperative this Wednesday with Dance-a-lorus, a synthesis of dance and film in a live stage event that champions collaboration as a fundamental form of creative expression in a unique sensory experience. Filmmakers have paired with choreographers to create 9 interactive performances, ranging from artistic abstraction to dramatic documentary.
Much like the interaction between music and the moving image, dancers engage the medium in a dialogue, inspiring audience members to intellectually and emotionally participate on a much deeper level. (No, we won’t make you get up and dance..save that for one of our dance workshops!)
Some highlights from this year’s lineup include:
-“Love or Not,” explores themes of love in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” and the profound effect love can have on us.
-“Silent Shout,” provides a thoughtful commentary on the constant rush and varied sources of information our generation is exposed to and how we each try to grapple with this overwhelming overload in different ways.
-“Crawl Space Lovers” offers a new way of finding oneself by an investigation of risk-taking as a vehicle to discover deeper and more intense pleasures.
-“Two Twin Brothers” examines various points of view surrounding the pivotal events of 9/11 and its consequences
-“Capture” is a structured improv performance that centers around 2 humans and various Apple equipment.
-“The Devils Are Really Angels” is a meditation on the allure of the earthly and the freedom found in renunciation
-“In the Pines” pulls its inspiration from an ancient Japanese poem as a meditation on solitude.
-“Lexicon” utilizes a game board as a platform that the dancers must navigate on a journey that begins with instructional narration and graduates to adventures with a puppet named Lu.
-“A Home is a Home is a Home” explores the notion of “home,” capturing a range of emotion as it investigates multiple narratives of home.
Come experience one of the festival’s most popular traditions of interactive art at 7 p.m. Nov. 12, at Thalian Hall.
Tickets available here >>>