MOV-ies

A celebration of work between the body and the camera. Curated by Cari Ann Shim Sham and New York University Tisch School of the Arts, the program will feature a series of short and feature films with movement as a strong component, presented in interactive and creative screenings.

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THE FEZ DOCUMENTARY

The Fez, the first of its kind, opened in Hollywood in 1959 becoming a center for the Arabic community in Southern California as well as a catalyst for Arab music and dance on the West Coast. The Fez went on to inspire generations of musicians and dancers well beyond Los Angeles. Featuring live Arabic Music, Belly Dancers, and the best Arabic food in town, The Fez has become legend!

Festival Movers Bonus!
A ticket to Convergence will give you free entry to this MOV-ies Feature Screening

Cost

$7

Schedule

Wednesday 21 Sep, 8:30pm

Venue

Moonah Arts Centre
23 -­ 27 Albert Road, Moonah
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THE COST OF LIVING

A disparate group of dancers, preferring to express themselves through dance rather than speech, clash with each other and members of the local community.

DV8’s film has won eleven international awards, including a Prix Italia and a Rose d’Or. It continues to be screened by various festivals worldwide throughout 2006, including the Reeldance tour in Australia, Dance Shorts in Brighton, and Dancing the World in Newcastle.

DV8 Physical Theatre’s work is about taking risks, aesthetically and physically, about breaking down the barriers between dance, theatre and personal politics and, above all, communicating ideas and feelings clearly and unpretentiously. It is determined to be radical yet accessible, and to take its work to as wide an audience as possible.

Festival MOVER bonus!
A ticket to the Rite of Spring will give you free access to this screening

Cost

Name your price. Suggested donation $7

Schedule

Thursday 22 Sep, 8:30pm

Venue

Peacock Theatre
Salamanca Arts Centre,
77 Salamanca Square
Battery Point
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SHORT FILM PROGRAM 1

Curated by Cari Ann Shim Sham from New York University Tisch School of the Arts
46 mins

The Boudoir (David Latreille, Canada)
Drop (Alfredo Salom, Mexico)
Lay me low (Marlene Millar, Canada)
Home Alone (Adi Halfin, featuring the Bat Sheva Dance Company, Israel)
Quake (Erin Malley, USA)
Body Without A Brain (Mark Freeman, USA)
Aura Lee (Mitchell Rose, USA)
Amongst (Chisa Hidaka, USA)
Steadfast (Erin Malley, USA)
Inheritor Recordings (Josh Martin, Canada)
Not Today (From the new 48hr dance film contest Boundless in Brooklyn)
Jonah (2nd year New York University MFA candidate Ernest Baker)

Schedule

Tuesday 27 Sep 7pm

Venue

Festival Hub
Salamanca Arts Centre
77 Salamanca Square
Battery Point
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SHORT FILM PROGRAM 2

Curated by Cari Ann Shim Sham from New York University Tisch School of the Arts
41 mins

First Thing (Jamie Benson, USA)
Tethered (Alejandro Abarca, USA)
Relapse (Stephane Glynn, USA)
Reveries About Dunhuang (Zhen Wu, China)
Misplaced (Georgina Araceli Almeida Rosas, Mexico)
349 (Kristen Shaeffer, USA)
This Is Not Magritte (Ivan Skorik, Russian Federation)
Lying Women (Deborah Kelly, Australia)
Dance Macabre (Jess Cavender, USA)
AS60 (Shumpei Nemoto, Sweden)
Step Well Pilgrim (Duncan McDowall, Canada)
Not Today (From the new 48hr dance film contest Boundless in Brooklyn)
Jonah (2nd year New York University MFA candidate Ernest Baker)

Schedule

Wednesday 28 Sep, 7pm

Venue

Festival Hub
Salamanca Arts Centre
77 Salamanca Square
Battery Point
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OFF THE FLOOR

The Rise of Contemporary Pole Dance. In the film, a struggling dancer sets out to change the taboo misconceptions of pole dancing as she launches the world’s first contemporary pole dance company and confronts the prejudices of her critics.

Off The Floor is a feature length documentary about the emerging art of contemporary aerial dance and how it has evolved into a movement of feminine empowerment and self-expression. The film follows the personal journey of one dancer, Jessica Anderson-Gwin, a trained hip-hop and modern choreographer with a unique vision of blending modern dance with aerial fitness. She forms the first ever contemporary pole dance company, Jagged, and with her passionate and visionary recruits learns what it takes to share an artistic vision with the world and bring one’s dreams to life. From the technical hurdles of having special equipment not designed for most venues, to the constant emotional drain of defending her art to skeptics, Jessica confronts challenges most dancers have never faced. Yet with every performance, whether a live full-length dance show or a televised national competition, Jessica and the ladies of Jagged always defy expectations. Off The Floor is the timeless story of how passion and vision can change the world, one performance at a time.

Cost

$7

Schedule

Thursday 29 Sep, 7pm

Venue

Peacock Theatre
Salamanca Arts Centre,
77 Salamanca Square
Battery Point
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SHORT FILM PROGRAM 3

Curated by Cari Ann Shim Sham from New York University Tisch School of the Arts
45 mins

Helena (Nadav Heyman, USA)
The Fox Is No Deceiver (Virginie Combet, France)
Tailored (Italy)
Migration (Marlene Millar, Canada)
Uath Locans (Simon Fildes, United Kingdom)
In Between (Blake Horn, USA)
Canvas (Jacob Edmonds, Australia)
Queens Duets (Lindy Fines, USA)
Besties (Marta Renzi, USA)
Shift (Rachael Lincoln, USA)
Not Today (From the new 48hr dance film contest Boundless in Brooklyn)
Jonah (2nd year New York University MFA candidate Ernest Baker)

Schedule

Saturday 1 Oct, 2pm

Venue

Festival Hub
Salamanca Arts Centre,
77 Salamanca Square
Battery Point
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REEL TALKS

7pm in the NYC is 9am the following day in HBA- so let’s grab a cup of coffee and gather digitally with some of the film makers whose work we have seen the night before to talk all things MOV-ies. Moderated by MOV-ies curator, Cari Ann Shim Sham

Schedule

Wed 28, Thurs 29, Fri 30 Sep, 9am

Venue

Festival Hub
Salamanca Arts Centre
77 Salamanca Square
Battery Point
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MOV-ies INSTALLATIONS
Puppet
Puppet is an interactive dance piece where the performer explores a digital audiovisual environment as a puppet connected to it by strings. This piece was developed as a final project for the class Choreographic Interventions, taught by Mimi Yin for students of the Interactive Telecommunications and Dance & New Media graduate programs at NYU Tisch. Concept, design, choreography and programming by Yuli Cai, Aarón Montoya-Moraga, Donald Shorter.
Schedule

Sept 23-Oct 1, 11am-7pm

Venue

Festival Hub
Salamanca Arts Centre
77 Salamanca Square
Battery Point
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Inquiry Into Time and Perception, Study #1 (Philip Szporer, Canada)

Inquiry Into Time and Perception, Study #1 comprises two silent danced portraits. The slow-motion movement creates a dialogue between the two dancers. These wall-sized projections act as windows opening onto the passions and the ambiguities of physical and emotional manifestation, drawing the viewer’s awareness to subtleties that might otherwise be unnoticed.The intimacy that the camera provides is connected to the dynamic aliveness that is evoked in the cycles of choreographer Mariko Tanabe’s work, more specifically the power and complexity of this manifestation of emotions.

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