A festival tradition, Dance-a-lorus pushes boundaries by pairing filmmakers and choreographers for an exploration of film and dance. This live stage event encourages collaboration as a fundamental form of creative expression. From abstraction to documentary, film and choreography come together in an experimental showcase of the region’s most talented artists.
Class of…; Kevin Lee-y Green
For more than a decade youth have been subject to death by gun violence in a place where safety should not be questioned. Provided here is a glimpse of what could be a bright future and then a look into the unfortunate reality of now, to create a conversation, in hopes of enacting social change.
Blueprint to Oust Duterte; Rina Espiritu
In 1989, the Treaty of Paris was signed by USA and Spain. Fast forward to now, why is the western mass media all of a sudden interested in the war on drugs and human rights violation in the Philippines? Aided by videos of Pres. Duterte’s public speeches not highlighted by the western mass media, Blueprint to Oust Duterte puts forth a different point of view.
Escena de la Calle; Linda Ann Webb, Patrick Ogelvie
Inspired by the music of Mexican bandleader Juan Garcia Esquivel, the flashy arrangements and otherwordly instrumentation suggest a series of vignettes – moments or interactions that could happen on any urban canvas. A celebration of his astonishing work.
Every 98 seconds; Sue Meier
Every 98 seconds a person in the United States is sexually assaulted. This project presents 9 stories of abuse and the empowerment of victims.
In Memory Of; Nicole Dalier
After losing two friends to suicide last year, I began my own dance project in efforts to bring further awareness to the community. By its nature, dance is a collaborative art form with ALL people. If you’re struggling, help is available. Please reach out to 800-273-TALK or text “Talk” to 741741.
It’s All About Me; Alyona Amato
It’s always hard to deal with other people, with their emotions, their desires, their wishes, their interests and their life. It’s hard to listen people and be compassionate. I don’t deal with it, I concentrate on myself, I talk about myself. Only. It’s all about me. It’s easier and more pleasurable. I am better then you, don’t you think?
Lucid; Emily Bannerman
Lucid is inspired by the words of philosopher, writer, and speaker, Alan Watts who encourages us to ask ourselves, “Who am I in this universe? What is my role?” He suggests that we can live the life we dream simply by dreaming it, and theorizes that because dreamspace is infinite, there are infinite possibilities and choices to be made. We could be the dream of someone else. Reality might be a dream, or your dreams may be reality. Lucid is a visual homage to one of the great thinkers responsible for opening the minds of hearts of Western civilization in the 20th century and beyond.
The Haunted Mansion; Kim McGee
Welcome to the Haunted Mansion, a spooktaculer ride throughout the mansion with ghosts and ghouls at every turn! Enjoy our ride!
to be:free; Remi Harris
to be:free asks the question “what does freedom feel like to you?” The viewer is immersed in the world of the performer who begins to investigate the notion of freedom in her body and in the world she inhabits. Inspired by afro-futurism, history, and the politics of the black dancing body, to be:free looks towards a world where a black female body can just be.