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Directed by Various

63 mins.

BodyVox Co-Artistic Director Jamey Hampton has curated a collection of recent films that combine fresh emerging voices with seasoned artists speaking with authority. Ranging from absurdly humorous to raw and human, all represent reality altered through the unexpected: a sense of transformation and evolution, a destruction of the inevitable. With selections from around the world as well as Portland, they celebrate the beauty, vitality, and shared human experience possible through the marriage of dance and film.

Films in this Program

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Dance of the Neurons

Directed by Jody Oberfield, Eric Siegel

Twenty four dancers embody the birth of neurons, activating the brain/body.

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Shadow/Self

Directed by Laura Scrivano

Movement, music, design and light combine to explore the idea of the "inner critic" — the paralyzing self-doubt that can

Crystals of Transformation

Directed by Fuchsia Lin

The energetic environment of water affects its molecular structure.

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The Art of Krump

Directed by Steve Won

Krump is a freestyle dance form popularized 2001 in the streets of South Central, Los Angeles (USA), that is characterized

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Su Misura

Directed by Marco Longo

A tailor and his wife in a day like any other until a customer enters.

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Spark

Directed by Boris Seewald

An encounter between classical dance, geometry and electronic music.

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Momentum

Directed by Boris Seewald

For some it is just an ordinary party snack, but for Patrick, a tortilla chip started a moment of self-discovery.

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Chant En Fugue

Directed by Lombard Twins

The Lombard Twins dancing in the streets of Manhattan.

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Vanishing Points

Directed by Marites Carino

Like two molecules unknowingly affecting one another in space, conceptual hip-hop dancers collide and share fleeting moments of intimate synchronicity

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Moving Southwark

Directed by Jevan Chowhury

A magic realist expression of London’s medieval backyard.

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Wide Open

Directed by DOM&NIC

A dancer shows us what’s beneath in this computer-generated stunner.

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itsy bitsy

Directed by Julu Kusanagi, Lisa Kusanagi

According to the research, there are nine different types of intelligence; naturalistic, musical, logical-mathematical, existential, interpersonal, bodily-kinesthetic, linguistic, intra-personal, and

Appears in: Contact Dance



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.