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Special Events
Event Date(s)
4:00 PM EST
Sunday, November 14
Thalian Main

A cherished festival tradition, Dance-a-lorus pushes boundaries by pairing filmmakers and choreographers for a mutual exploration of cinema and dance. This live stage event encourages collaboration as a fundamental form of creative expression. From abstraction to documentary, this experimental showcase of the region’s most talented artists is a kinetic feast of innovation and entertainment.


Again with the L Word
Choreo: D’mitri Cápris & Tara Nobles
Filmmaker: Patrick Ogelvie

It’s just love. With a hint of comedy.

Sexxy Dancer
Jessican Makinson

A woman gets a lift when she is loaned Sexxy Dancer for the week.

Event Horizon
Choreographer: Linda Ann Webb
Filmmaker/Editor: Patrick Ogelvie
Assistant Filmmaker: Mike Webb
Creative Team Members: Joel Vannfuller, Lily Nicole

What scientific hurdles did we overcome to catch the first glimpse of the swirling matter surrounding the black hole in galaxy Messier 87, a galaxy 53.49 million light years away from earth? How do these seemingly impossible images help us reflect on our current climate crisis solutions? Are we approaching our own ecological event horizon?

Choreographer: Tracey Varga
Filmmaker/Editor: Patrick Ogelvie
Creative Associate: Sam Shores

A look at plastic ocean pollution, hunger and homelessness with a focus on steps everyone can take to combat these important issues.

Stopgap in Stopmotion
Stephen Featherstone

Photographs of performers in an inclusive dance company come to life. The individual artists dance out of the photos and across table tops until the whole company meet and perform in unison. Combining live action and stop motion animation techniques, this originated as a promotional film made for Stopgap Dance Company.

And Still, She Persists
Choreography & Filming: Sue Meier
Filmmaker: Molly Gumbert
Filming & Creative Consult: Joy Allen

Based on the art exhibition “She Persists” at the Cameron Art Museum in 2020 and early 2021, highlighting the 19th Amendment and the challenges still faced by women today.

Video and Dance by Mirla Criste

The second installment in a dance theatre series that began with “Loft” (Dance-a-lorus 2019). A memorial tribute to the dancemaker’s father, who passed in July 2018.

Vaguear Purus
Choreography: Nancy Carson
Digital Imaging by Jeramiah Roberts
Music by Arvo Pärt
Cylinder construction: Ross Helton

An immersive experience connecting dancers, music and interactive media for an expansive experience. Dancers interacting with live projections as they float through space to the beautiful music of Arvo Pärt.

When Things Fall Apart
Dancers: Shontrel Locke, Hannah Heil Brandon, Marcia Warner, SheaRa Nichi
Filmaker & Choreographer: SheaRa Nichi
Film Principles: Ashley Daniels, Todd Sherman, Lovell Pierce, and Penelope Grover. Also Features Jaquis and Joshua
Editor : Katrina Hargrave

“When Things Fall Apart” is the start of a series created to speak to how much or little do we really know about ourselves and the world around us. Getting so caught up in just surviving we lock ourselves into a way to thought in order to protect ourselves that will allow us to maintain a sense of false security.

In this 4-minute opening, 4 very different individuals the question are asked, in their opinions, when did things start to fall apart?

Intimate Immersion
Choreography and dance: Alyona Amato and Cedric Kopa
Filmmaker: John Bahr III
Voice: Dianna Dennis

Intimacy that connects through nature is boundless. This film is an invitation to see different angles of what is hidden.  Limitless possibilities, comfortable being, cozy existence, vulnerability of life exposed through dance and love.

While a human angel voice peppers an original serenade.

Dawn Westlake

When one takes an ill-advised leap of faith into the void, the body breaks. It takes a pooling of the deepest resources of the spirit to reconstruct the man.