Dance on Screen

You're Invited: Roxey Ballet's Dance on Screen Night

Saturday, February 11th

7:00 PM

Roxey Ballet's Canal Studio Theater

243 N. Union St.

Lambertville, NJ 08530

This 2 hour event will showcase local & international short dance films and includes refreshments. A discussion will follow the screening. Open to All Ages $12 - Advance | $15 - Door Tickets: http://www.roxeyballet.org/in-the-studio-events

The Films

STABILIA | Norway - Mariama Slåttøy, Sveinung Gjessing A massive circular chamber, constructed of steel and heavy concrete. Play of light is created on the wall by an opening in the roof. A woman is laying motionless with her eyes closed on the rough surface, demarcated from the outside world in the rusty room with no exits. She seems small and fragile, but then she opens her eyes.

Sveinung Gjessing | Mariama Slåttøy:

Mariama is a director and professional dancer from Norway. She experiments with movement and space by using moving images in collaboration with architect and filmmaker Sveinung Gjessing.

LONE SIGNAL | New York, NY - Bat-Sheva Guez LONE SIGNAL is a short film in which nostalgia nuzzles the futuristic, as a dancer reaches out to connect with loved ones left behind. In a paper moon universe, our dancer attempts to send a message back home through an unusual and mystifying method of communication. Set to DJ Kid Koala's modern rendition of Moon River, LONE SIGNAL is a wistful and romantic little ride.

Director Bat-Sheva Guez:

Bat-Sheva Guez weaves dance, magic, and experimental techniques into visually compelling, character-driven stories. She has directed over a dozen short films and screened them in festivals worldwide including the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the HollyShorts Film Festival and more. Guez is the recipient of the JT3 Artist Award for Screenwriting & Directing. She won Best Director at the Art of Brooklyn Film Fest for her latest film, Behind the Wall. The film also won the Panavision Grant for Best Cinematography at the Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival. Guez was also awarded the "Write By the Sea" Screenwriting Retreat from the Lighthouse Int'l Film Festival. With her production company, Adventure Pants, Guez directs films for clients like Lincoln Center featuring artists and performers such as New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and American Ballet Theatre to name a few. She's also directed videos for Conde Nast and branded content for think tanks, non-profits, dance companies, and brands. She is a member of Film Fatales Shorts, the filmmakeHERS, and the Directors Collective.

GEOMETRIES OF TIME | Philadelphia, PA - Zornitsa Stoyanova An experimental dance film shot on mobile media as part on an ongoing dance on film research called Body Etudes. Through multiplicity and time echo it creates new abstracted ways of perceiving the body.

Director Zornitsa Stoyanova:

Zornitsa Stoyanova is a performance artist, curator, organizer, lighting and video designer based in Philadelphia, PA. A native of Bulgaria, she holds B.A. in Dance and Sound Design from Bennington College, VT. After concluding her studies in VT she moved to Philadelphia, PA where she started creating, producing and presenting performing art and video under the name Here[begin] Dance. Zornitsa is a supporter for a sustainable dance community. From 2006 until 2010, she was a member of Mascher Space Cooperative and is deeply invested in helping further conversation and collaboration in the dance community. As Here[begin] Dance she has curated and produced Current: an evening of dance and art and Dance Cinema Projects from 2007 until 2011. In February 2015, she is hosting an ongoing community dance workshop in collaboration with <fidget> space called Get What You Need. Along with fellow artist Kristen Shahverdian and Jacelyn Biondo, Zornitsa is starting an ongoing mini DIY festival called Move Dance Think – with the goal to create more discourse and conversation between artists who are working with similar ideas. She also teaches improvisation technique for performance and has done so in Philadelphia, France and recently in her native Bulgaria.

CHAMPIONS | San Diego, CA - Todd Jackson

Filmed on location at Mary Murphy's Champion Ballroom Academy in San Diego, California, Champions (2016), a documentary, takes you on a journey through the art form of dance and what it means to those who devote their lives to it.

RAIN LOTUS | China - Joe Chang This seven-minute animated film uses water and ink to create a visual experience on screen, creating a mood from a poem which tells a love story of human joys and sorrows.

Director Joe Chang:

Joe Chang is an award-winning director, animator and artist. He studied at Lu-Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, China and Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan and the animated short the Chinese Violin (2000) was his first animated film with the National Film Board of Canada. His most recent animated feature film is The Magic Train (2015). Currently, Joe is an artist and independent filmmaker, and he also working at the School of Art, Zhejiang University of Technology as a Dean and professor in Hangzhou, China.

GASLIGHT | New York, New York - Mimi Garrard

Mimi Garrard has created more than 90 works for the stage and more than 1000 works for video that have been shown world wide in festivals, on television, and in galleries and museums.

SARAH | CANADA - Elias Djemil

Sarah wants to dance . Like any artist, wants to create. This movie tells the story of the creative transition from darkness to light.

Director Elias Djemil:

Sensitive traveler of the world of stories, explorer filmmaker in search of a universal language, a photographer with a discreet eye wanting to capture reality in its most authentic forms, Elias Djemil is an artist who wants to distinguish himself by his understanding of the world we live in and the one we aspire to.

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