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Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
A collection of dance films in which bodies—powerful, precarious, feeling, and knowing—move us. Dancers embody racial, cultural, queer, and migrant experiences through a diverse range of dance and film forms: narrative, animation, and experimental; hip hop, traditional, contemporary, and more. Co-organized by the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center.
In this program
Directed by Mīria George
To live is to dance. A story of migration, fire in the water, fire in the sky is a statement inspired by climate change.
Directed by Jiemin Yang
Wo/我 is an autobiographical short dance film that explores sexual identity and navigates family expectation of a Chinese immigrant dance artist based in New York.
Directed by Chaerin Im
The transformation of the over masculine Minotaur, inspired by Picasso’s print series ‘Vollard Suite’, leads to the destruction of boundaries of sexes.
Directed by Charlie Pu
What does it mean to be connected to culture?
Directed by Marina Fukushima
With portraiture and dance, the video reflects on the uncertainties of aging and the difficulties of caring for each other through varied proximity and condition.
Directed by Grayson McGuire, Shiori Kamijo
Not every family dinner can go as planned, experience the duality of a perfect family function and a disastrous one side by side.
Directed by Emily Okamoto, Krystal Matsuyama-Tsai
Informed by the Japanese internment during World War II, 永遠 Eien (meaning “forever”) explores a processing of our grandmothers’ camp memories through dance and film.
Directed by Marc Nuñez
“Bini-Bae-Laki” is a dance film featuring a fusion of Filipinx folk, contemporary, and street styles. The movement qualities are inspired by our 2-spirit Filipinx ancestors.
Directed by Karen Chuang
Three strangers are unknowingly connected through their shared grief, sensuality, and desperation.
Directed by Maria Luna Kamradt, Randal Kamradt
Dancers Lino and Dante are struck by tragedy and the supernatural.
Directed by Marissa Osato
An internal awakening to the shadows of history in Little Tokyo and WWII-era Bronzeville.