International Shorts III: Dancing The World | 2017 SFDFF

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Brava Theater Center
04:00 PM
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Ten films from ten countries bring dancers through urban streets, across architectural spaces, and deeper into their own physicality.

Cycles(Canada, 2016) 4:00Director: Joe CobdenChoreographer: Joe Cobden
Playful choreography, set to bright piano harmonies by Russian composer G. I. Gurdjieff, tells the story of a man reliving the memories of a failed relationship over and over.

Land of All(Slovenia, 2016) 5:37Director: Michal Rynia, Nastja Bremec, Giuseppe IppolitoChoreographer: Michal Rynia, Nastja Bremec
Two bodies move together exploring an imaginary world where nothing divides them and where art is a language and the power of connection, construction and creation is the main goal.

Recycled Movement(Kenya, 2015) 3:50Director: Bö LeeChoreographer: Bö Lee
Three Kenyan dancers and a Korean film maker met and shared two weeks. This film shows their collaborative attempt to “revive an abandoned world through our dance.”

Room(South Africa, 2016) 12:00Director: Daniel MorcosChoreographer: Kristina Johnstone
Room explores the dynamics and relationship between two bodies that occupy a particular environment with a specific vocabulary drawing from classical movement. Out of this is born a nuanced narrative as the two bodies on screen strive for synchronicity.
Six Solos(United Kingdom, 2016) 6:30Director: Simon FildesChoreographer: Sang Jijia
Individual performances or communal expression? We can become more than the just the sum of parts if we come together.

Vanitas(Brazil, 2017) 5:21Director: Vinícius CardosoChoreographer: Samuel Kavalerski
Short film exhorting us to think about passions—and also the ephemerality of life.

Smoke-Clad Warrior(Germany, 2014) 2:52Director: Mali Lazell, Mads Dinesen, Adrian KuenzelChoreographer: ANIMA‡
The Journey of a warrior.

Three on Four(United States, 2016) 3:41Director: Marty BuhlerChoreographer: Marty Buhler
A film about the re-imagination of sound and movement.

Moving Athens(United Kingdom, 2015) 4:58Director: Jevan ChowdhuryChoreographer: Emi Korfia
Set in the streets of Athens against a backdrop of urban decay as well as architectural durability, dancers improvise across a range of dance genres, from ballet to street.

We No Longer Wait for the Barbarians(Italy, 2016) 8:20Director: Alain El SakhawiChoreographer: Alain El Sakhawi, Valeria Zampardi, Fernando Roldan Ferrer
Allegory on the myth of the original sin of Adam and Eve transposed to the contemporary world.


  1. Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA