DANCE MOViES Commission 2009-2010
Premieres of five commissioned works where dance and video combine: in one, three street kids in the streets of Rio seem to juggle air; in another, a dancer and an incandescent hoop rotate in a black void; and in another, multiple video screens installed side by side layer film samples and a dancer’s gestures to create counterpoints of movement and image. Chosen by an international panel at EMPAC, these works represent the third round of the DANCE MOViES Commission program.
The screenings will be immediately followed by a panel discussion including the filmmakers and curator.
Floating in a black void, swinging through shafts of light, a woman keeps an incandescent and familiar circular childhood toy in perpetual motion.
Anatomy of Melancholy
Visual metaphors about space portray the melancholy that underlies contemporary society. Recursive imagery and gesture accumulate to reveal the catharsis of individuals who are faced with profound isolation in today's communicative processes.
Multiple video screens installed side-by-side layer film samples and a dancer’s gestures to create counterpoints of movement and image.
In this exploration of urban isolation, three strangers tracing their solitary paths through empty streets at night become locked in anonymous antagonism when trying to pass each other.
The closer one gets, the less one sees
Intervention in the everyday lives of three street jugglers/beggars in Rio transforms the objective action of their juggling into the abstract vocabulary of contemporary dance.