BODIES IN MOTION

FREE/PAY WHAT YOU CAN

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


fire in the water, fire in the sky

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.

WO

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.

EYES AND HORNS

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.

VARIOUS SHADES OF OFF-WHITE

Directed by Charlie Pu

What does it mean to be connected to culture?

A video segment from: Relative Audience

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.

CAN YOU CAN CHRISTMAS?

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.

EIEN

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.

BINI-BAE-LAKI

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.

sonder

Directed by Karen Chuang

Three strangers are unknowingly connected through their shared grief, sensuality, and desperation.

DANSE MACABRE

Directed by Maria Luna Kamradt, Randal Kamradt

Dancers Lino and Dante are struck by tragedy and the supernatural.

to peer through veils

Directed by Marissa Osato

An internal awakening to the shadows of history in Little Tokyo and WWII-era Bronzeville.

Dates & Times
Past
Aratani Theatre @ JACCC

Thu, May 12
7:00 pm