For the August compilation of What to Watch, we are taking you across the world with a range of different films. From Slovenia to the UK and the US — the location and the set of these five films are all pertinent to the story being told. Can you spot a common theme amongst them? Let us know which one your favorite is! #GDWhatToWatch
In Case You Missed It
1. BOX OUT - The Jacob Jonas Company
This piece is a choreographic interpretation of the mental strategies that are utilized in basketball. Under the guidance of Coach John Mosley, Head Coach of East Los Angeles College Men’s Basketball team, Micaela Taylor and Jermaine Spivey portray themes of disruption, confrontation, and resistance in the context of both the court and the relationships we hold. Filmed in Los Angeles, CA, with direction by Joy Isabella Brown, choreographed and performed by Micaela Taylor and Jermaine Spivey.
2. Room With A View - MN Dance Company
MN Dance Company presents a screen dance adaptation of the dance performance Room With a View which was recorded in the home of the Vinazza family. The Slovenian based dance company uses contemporary dance language in the film to search for different interactions between the cast, and the choreography is playing with lines and movement to correspond to the architecture. Choreographed by Michal Rynia & Nastja Bremec, and performed by Siniša Bukinac, Jure Masten, Michal Rynia, Nastja Bremec, Arnika Matko Juvančič, Tjaša Bucik, Mara Rogelja & Martina Beraldo.
Dance On Screen
3. May Her Memory Be A Revolution - The Wilder Project
This quirky, fun and beautifully performed dance film is by the Wilder Project. With director and choreography by Holly Wilder and cinematography by Duncan Wilder, the piece is performed by dancers Mikaela S. Brandon, Victoria Daylor and Michaela Esteban.
For, and in memory of, the notorious RBG.
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4. The Cube - Marina Merkucheva
The choreographic intent of this piece is through a mixture of intimate memories and common stereotypes, to show an internal struggle for an external acceptance.
With choreography and direction by Marina Merkucheva, and performance by Yoalli Sousa.
Dance On Screen
5. Misshapen Pearl - Miriam Levy
We will be finishing our compilation with this beautiful screen dance piece from choreographer and performer Miriam Levy. Misshapen Pearl is a dance film looking at the Baroque sensibility through a queer lens, made in collaboration with the viol consort Fretwork. It attempts to retain elements of its emotional and aesthetic core without such strict gender and class signifiers.
Choreographed by Miriam Levy with direction and videography by Sunniva Moen Rørvik and Miriam Levy. Performed by Miriam Levy and Sula Castle and costume by Georgie Earnshaw. Music credit The Flat Consort by Matthew Locke.