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Movement and Flow: Portland Dance Films

Tonight’s program features six Portland-made films featuring dance and movement. Conrad Kazcor’s We’re From Here (2015, 18 mins.) documents three distinctly different dancers and how they came to love and perform with their own particular style. Fuchsia Lin’s Crystals of Transformation (2016, 5 mins.) combines unique costumes and wave-side locations to suggest how the energetic environment of water affects those near it.. Dylan Wilbur Media’s Living the Room: Dance For Film</i (2016, 32 mins.) is a collaborative work with dancers, musicians, and a 103-year-old house, combining to tell various stories of life lived indoors. Gabriel Shalom’s Warehouse Samba (2015, 3 mins.) uses editing and audio created by dancers interacting with an empty warehouse and music made from the sounds of their own movements. Jackie Davis’s Slip Cast (2016, 10 mins.) investigates patterns found in everyday life using confined spaces, dance, and a roaming camera that intertwines with the movements; and Amy Yang Chiao’s Ciao Bella (2017, 7 mins.) utilizes a song born from the anti-fascist movement, but whose current day remixed versions set feet dancing all over the world. Join us for a reception with the filmmakers before the screening starting at 6pm with food provided by the gracious Brass Tacks Sandwiches. 

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Narrative, Documentary

Other Films by Fuchsia Lin

Dancing Over Borders

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

Crystals of Transformation

The energetic environment of water affects its molecular structure.