Dance MOViES Commission 2008

An international panel met in May 2007 to select the four winning projects for the DANCE MOViES Commission. With awards ranging from $7,000 to $42,000, these works represent the first commissions given out through this new program. They will be premiered in the fall of 2008 at EMPAC's opening.

Stats: 163 applications were submitted – 82% from the US, 10% from Canada, 4% from Argentina, with artists also applying from Uruguay, Paraguay, France and the UK.

Works: 

2008

Kino-Eye

Joby Emmons

Kino-Eye directed by Joby Emmons and Elena Demyanenko (USA) — A work combining the aesthetic of video surveillance in post-Soviet Russia and the filmed movements of a contemporary Russian dancer. (8 minutes)

Nora

Alla Kovgan
David Hinton

Nora directed by Alla Kovgan and David Hinton, choreographed by Nora Chipaumire, soundscore by Thomas Mapfumo, produced by Joan Frosch (USA/Zimbabwe/Mozambique/UK) in association with Portland Green Cultural Projects, and Center for World Arts, University of Florida— a dense and swiftly moving poem of sound and image that tells the story of a dancer growing up in Zimbabwe (35 minutes)

PH Propiedad Horizontal

David Farias
Carla Schillagi
Maria Vallejos

PH Propiedad Horizontal created by David Farias, Carla Schillagi and Maria Fernanda Vallejos (Argentina) — a group of dancers use a narrow passageway, typical for Argentinean urban housing, to create an elegant, abstract, and lively piece of pure movement and form. (5-7 minutes)

Veterans

Margaret Williams

Veterans directed/choreographed by Victoria Marks, directed/edited by Margaret Williams (USA/UK)—five young veterans return to their civilian lives attempting to make peace with their military service. Performed and co-created by vets from the West Los Angeles VA combat rehab/ PTSD clinic. (18 minutes)