Enjoy an evening of short dance films, all recently selected for film festivals:
A love story between two dancers, deconstructed and distilled into its most elemental ingredients: dreams, memories, family and environments.
Directed by Ethan Payne and B. Brian Foster, 2022, U.S., English, narrative.
Nicholas Brothers: Stormy Weather
In the 1940s, the Nicholas Brothers performed a dance routine so seminal it prefigured hip hop by three decades. In this film, tap phenom Savion Glover breaks down the routine against the social context of the time, and contemporary dancers Les Twins choreograph their own homage to the original.
Directed by Michael Shevloff and Paul Crowder, 2022, U.S., English, documentary.
Ballet isn’t easy, and 11-year-old Aedan knows it. As he preps for his first solo competition, full of blossoming drive, seasoned ballet professionals share their own journeys with ballet.
Directed by Stephanie Owens, 2020, U.S., English, documentary.
Photo credits: Courtesy of each film