Flatlands Dance Film Festival-Fall 2023

August 3, 2023

Join us this fall for our 10th annual Flatlands Dance Film Festival
Saturday, September 9, 7pm Spurlock Museum

The festival celebrates its tenth season on Saturday, September 9, with films and a live performance. The event will open with Broken Memory, a short dance film performed and choreographed by Miki Orihara, who is a George A. Miller Visiting Artist in the Department of Dance and former Martha Graham principal dancer. Broken Memory was directed by Tomoko Mikanagi and commissioned by CORDA FOUNDATION for the use of music by David Rosenmann-Taub. Moving Together by Maggie M. Bailey is this year's feature-length film. Moving Together is a joyful dialogue between dancer and musician that brims with kinetic life and energy. This documentary explores the intricate collaboration between dancers and musicians, moving seamlessly between flamenco, modern, and New Orleans second line. The dialogue between featured artists is highlighted in class and performance spaces, celebrating artmaking, exploration, and the power of community. Artists collaborate with other disciplines consistently, but what pulls them back to specific creators? This feature-length, performative documentary investigates the relationships between Michael Wall, modern dance accompanist and composer, and Jesse Zaritt, dancer and choreographer; Olivia Chacon and Isai Chacon, flamenco dancer and Spanish guitarist, respectively; and New Orleans natives Michelle N. Gibson, cultural ambassador, choreographer, performer, and Thaddeus Ford, sixth-generation trumpet player.

Dancer falling down
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