Join us for a ScreenDance Miami Festival 2023 Projection Wall Screening with Feature-length Film Selections.
This evening is out of doors and features “AILEY” by Jamila Wignot and “Iya tundé, la mère est revenue [Iya tundé, The Mother Came Back]” by GERMAINE ACOGNY/LAURE MALÉCOT on New World Center’s Projection Wall at Soundscape Park.
AILEY (2021) – A feature film by Jamila Wignot
Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. AILEY traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty. Told through Ailey’s own words and featuring evocative archival footage and interviews with those who intimately knew him, director Jamila Wignot weaves together a resonant biography of an elusive visionary.
Iya tundé, la mère est revenue [Iya tundé, The Mother Came Back] (2017) – A feature film by Germaine Acogny & Laure Malécot
This portrait pays homage to the doyenne of contemporary African dance, Germaine Acogny as she turns 70. Documenting the life’s work of the Franco-Senegalese dancer-choreographer, whether at home at the Ecole des Sables, in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal that she founded, leading master-classes in Africa, Asia and Europe, or in performance, this film focuses on understanding her creative process and discovering her personal development and approach to life.
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.
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.