THIS PART I CARRY
GAELYN AND GUSTAVO AGUILAR
This Part I Carry is an extended field of poetic thought, movement, and sound that traces a relationship of kinship between the unraveling body and the cycle of bereavement, isolation, and regeneration. Filmed in a former foundry, the film explores the relationship of self and memory to the experience of aging rooted in our own bodies and to the sheer persistence “to survive one’s own departure” (Hannah Arendt).
Love letters in the form of gestures, where the invisible lives, expresses feelings, making the virtual universe a powerful partner to access the sensitiveness. Scenes of a man, a woman, whom carry on loneliness in their bodies, vestiges of dreams in the search for the reunion. An aesthetic experience that transforms virtual space into universal territory where poetic transcendence allows us to contemplate a non-verbal zone. Recorded by dancer´s cell phone during COVID-19 confinement.
#FreeBelarus is a film created in direct response to unprecedented violence that has erupted around Belarus following its deliberately falsified presidential elections in August 2020, in solidarity with the protestors. The peaceful protests were severely suppressed by the riot police. Several people have died, hundreds of people have been injured and tens of thousands have been detained, including oppositional candidates, journalists, reporters. Red and white colors, which are used in the film, are the symbols of the peaceful protests.
ANTOINE PANIER, HAROLD GEORGE
Making Men examines the question of masculinity. This dance film zooms in on 4 individuals in the process of becoming men. As is expected, they proceed unquestioningly into manhood through various stages of their lives, adopting the clearly coded characteristics allowed by society.
However, a feeling of unease, in the very depths of their being, oppresses them. They feel uncertainty but also something else, harder to define…
Shot in the landscape of Zimbabwe, the film features strong and rhythmical choreography but also a special camera work that intensifies emotions inspired by the movement.
This year revealed many things. I don’t even know where to start.
Chimera is a short dance film. The character, a sort of Lewis Carroll’s Alice of modern times, evolves in a world where the boundaries between reality and fiction are blurred. In front of a mirror, she looks into her past and into herself. The reflection becomes the place where dreams and questions materialize as much as the past we carry within us and the multiple faces that make us who we are
Filmed amidst scorched ruins of the Minneapolis Uprising following the murder of George Floyd, Dastak: Fire is the third movement of a soul- stirring cinematic dance meditation created with Guggenheim Awardee, choreographer Ananya Chatterjea, and her company of fierce, BIPOC women & femmes. Fire traces the knockings of disruptions and injustices on our hearts as dancers respond to the complexities of intersecting pandemics, weaving stories of boundaries and loss, belonging, forgiveness, and love.