ScreenDance Miami

2024 Official Selections!

January 20, 2024

1:00 pm

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January 20, 2024

1:00 pm

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Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Florida Focus and Films from Abroad!

Join Miami Light Project at Perez Art Museum Miami for our Open Call Official Selections featuring two programs of short films selected by the ScreenDance Miami Festival curator and panelists. The panel included Marissa Alma Nick, Rhonda Mitrani, Jeremy Stoller, Florencia Portieri, and Pioneer Winter.

Screenings included with Museum Admission. RSVP Link Coming Soon!

 

Program Order – Florida Focus 1:00 pm

 

Carmen (2023, 4:36 min, US Premiere, Miami)

Carla Forte and Alexey Taran 

Carmen is a dance for camera in which the character tells the story through her body, creating new body language.

 

Memories of Future Past (2023, 9:03 min, World Premiere, Miami)

Dale Andree 

Memories of Future Past is a meditation on time. The waters of the Everglades are the canvas, a constant interplay of growth, death, and support of new life. The film is a reflection of ourselves as we connect with what has passed, our present, and the future we are making.

 

A Place Down Below (2023, 12:29 min, World Premiere, Davie)

Damaris Ferrer 

A Place Down Below captures a movement experience that occurred in 2023 with the students of Nova Southeastern University when choreographer, Damaris Ferrer explored ideas of underground systems and those who travel through them.

 

Surrender (2022, 7:59 min, World Premiere, Miami)

Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez, Niurca Marquez, Sun Young Park 

Film and dance for times of letting go…

 

BKM008 (2023, 4:08 min, World Premiere, Miami)

Enrique Villacreses 

The daily life of a wandering soul.

 

Rebirth (2023, 7:04 min, World Premiere, Miami)

Reshma Anwar

The film captures the experiences of two women who are daughters to immigrant parents. One story features the experience of growing up in Germany as a South Asian woman, the other tells the story of Nigerian woman who grew up in the US. Both connect through their experiences and movement.

 

GOZA (2023, 7:27 min, Miami)

Barbara Caridad Meulener 

Short, collage-style dance film embodying and exploring joy and its place as inheritance/resistance in the realities of Black and brown queer people. A visual and sonic offering. Simultaneously shot on Hi8 film and digitally on a Canon Rebel.

 

Under Your Light (2023, 11:55 min, Florida Premiere, Miami)

Idy Vandepas 

Sometimes letting go of someone’s light is an act of far greater power than hanging on could ever be. However, during the process of letting go, we will not only lose a tremendous amount, but we will find our own light too.

 

763 (2023, 2:40 min, World Premiere, Winter Park/FL)

Devin Waxman and Kristina Lee-Moorer

Heavy is the head, Light is the body.

 

>> Total length: 1 hr 5 min + a brief conversation with the filmmakers

 

 

Program Order – Films from Abroad 3:00 pm

 

Thick Skin (2023, 2:51 min, Florida Premiere, Bogotá/Colombia)

Laura Steiner

To live in Bogotá, you need a skin than can adapt: that can turn reptilian when it’s raining and that can go soft when you get a free coffee from the corner shop. Thick Skin takes you through Bogotá with stylized movement that speaks of life in the bustling city.

 

kopitoto (2020, 8:34 min, Florida Premiere, Tokyo/Japan)

Lisa Kusanagi, JuJu Kusanagi, Yvonne Meier 

kopitoto offers us a glimpse into the snowy Japanese forests and the mythical inhabitants within.

 

Ana[Morphia] (2023, 4:36 min, Florida Premiere, Guaynabo/PR)

Ana Sanchez-Colberg

The short dance film is rooted in the idea that choreography is a transformation of embodied forms that do not have to be based on languages of technique. The camera focuses on capturing a moving choreographic portrait of a mature dancer. Mobile capture is chosen to decolonize the genre.

 

The Noise My Leaves Make (2022, 6:56 min, Florida Premiere, Leicester/England)

Tia-Monique Uzor 

The Noise My Leaves Make follows three dark-skinned Black women as they dance through the Leicestershire environment. As Black British women, this space has been denied to them as a place of belonging. Through their movement, these three women claim the countryside as their own finding sisterhood, connection, and joy.

 

Despues (2023, 9:14 min, US Premiere, San Juan/PR)

Sorely Muentes-Mendez

Around 2 billion people around the world do not have access to clean and safe drinking water. This film explore the relationship with a water tank and the challenges of moving the object that can give you and supply one of the most important elements in our daily life.

 

Soleá por bulerías (2022, 1:23 min, US Premiere, Barcelona/Spain)

Cristina Candela 

A rhythm and RGB play on top of traditional flamenco music.

 

Cork Journal (2023, 6:55 min, Florida Premiere, New York City)

Marta Renzi 

Personal and public intersect in the city of Cork, as 3 women, unphased by chilly weather and friendly passersby, dance on a bridge. Added to the mix are musings about the how, why and when of art-making itself.

 

Let’s Call It A Tie (2022, 8:53 min, Florida Premiere, Berlin/Germany)

Vasiliy Zhitlov, Maya Selezneva

Gathering for the late dinner 11 members of one family are joyfully meeting each other under the roof of parents’ home. While the dinner is being served they go through the sequence of memories, revealing the brokenness, fragility and rifts between.

 

Equilibrio (2023, 3:14 min, Medellín/Colombia)

Camilo Velásquez A. and Juan Miguel Posada 

A Dance Film that speaks of life as a journey of ups and downs and emotions through dance and classical music. Developed in a setting as imposing as its solitariness, wild and instinctive like human life, and undeniably peaceful.

 

Moth (2023, 5:17 min, Florida Premiere, Asheville/NC)

Kate Weare 

Moth, a ghost story, explores female desire in a darkened space of imagination using a single light source: a lantern. The film complicates ideas of sexual objectification, guilt, and loss by tracing the flux of whose feelings matter most in an act of coupling.

 

>>> Total length: 57 min

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A native of Miami, Kristina Villaverde became Miami Light Project’s Technical Director in 2014. Kristina is also the director of Miami Light Project’s Technical Fellowship, a program designed to train emerging theater technicians and prepares them for professional work. A long time staple in the South Florida theater community, Kristina has worked as the Head Electrician at Byron Carlyle Theater, The Colony Theater and the Olympia Theater. Additionally, she has built her theater skills as Light Designer and Stage Manager for numerous productions, and worked for local arts organizations as Young Arts and Miami Lyric Opera. Kristina has been a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 500 and had the opportunity to work as a stagehand for a variety of productions from Broadway, Comedy Central, CBS, Telemundo to Live Nation at a great number of venues in South Florida.
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A native of St. Thomas, US Virgin Island, Terrence Brunn is an arts administrator and designer with a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Miami. Terrence Brunn joined MLP in 2012 as part of the Miami Light Project’s Technical Fellowship Program inaugural class where he explored all aspects of stagecraft. Now Terrence is the communications manager for Miami Light Project and the program coordinator for Miami Theater Center. Terrence currently resides in Miami and enjoys traveling when not working.
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Regina Moore joined Miami Light Project in October 2012. Previously, Regina worked as an independent consultant and grant writer for nonprofits in South Florida. Since 2003, Regina has worked with cultural & arts and community services organizations on projects that have generated more than $4 million in grants. She has 18 years of experience in grant proposal development, strategic planning, building collaborations and program evaluation for small/mid-size nonprofits. Regina holds a master degree in business administration from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) and bachelor’s degree in business from Pontificia Universidade Católica (Sao Paulo, Brazil). A native of Brazil, Regina currently resides in Boca Raton with her husband, John, and two children, Thomas and Emilie.
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Eventz Paul is currently the Technical Director and Productions Manager at Miami Light Project. He has been a part of this organization since 2011. He participated in Miami Light Project’s first class of the Technical Fellowship Program held at The Light Box. He joined this program hoping to improve his existing theater skills. He received training from experts in the industry that mentored and further his theater technical skills. Now, he has successfully used his professional knowledge and has had the opportunity to work with various arts organizations and venues throughout Miami including Miami Theater Center, National Young Arts Foundation, the Colony Theatre and many more. He has become an instructor and conducts audiovisual classes to incoming technical fellows.

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Elizabeth Boone

Artistic & Executive Director

Beth Boone has been the Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project since 1998, developing critically acclaimed artistic programs that have asserted the organization as one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. These programs include: the establishment of Here & Now, South Florida’s most respected commission and presenting program for community-based artists; premiere presentations of internationally acclaimed; pioneering historic international cultural exchange with Cuba; and the creation of The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a multi-use performance and visual art space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. She previously served as Associate Director of Development for Florida Grand Opera, Deputy Director for the Department of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, co-founded an Off Broadway theater company (New York Rep), and served for six years as a Program Associate in the Arts & Culture Program of the AT&T Foundation. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and a MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University in Boston, MA.