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.
To live is to dance. A story of migration, fire in the water, fire in the sky is a statement inspired by climate change.
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.
The transformation of the over masculine Minotaur, inspired by Picasso’s print series ‘Vollard Suite’, leads to the destruction of boundaries of sexes.
What does it mean to be connected to culture?
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.
Not every family dinner can go as planned, experience the duality of a perfect family function and a disastrous one side by side.
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.
“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.
Three strangers are unknowingly connected through their shared grief, sensuality, and desperation.
Dancers Lino and Dante are struck by tragedy and the supernatural.
An internal awakening to the shadows of history in Little Tokyo and WWII-era Bronzeville.