BodyVox and Northwest Film Center are presenting their Second Annual Contact Dance Film Festival this April. This three day festival is a showcase featuring award-winning collaborations between filmmakers, dancers, and choreographers from around the world. Audiences can expect four different programs screening at the BodyVox Dance Center and the Whitsell Auditorium.
 

PROGRAMS

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DANCE@30FPS: a collection of short films curated by Mitchell Rose (Professor of dance-filmmaking at Ohio State University) including "Shift" (Rachel Lincoln and Amelia Rudolph), "We Came to Dance" (Tasha Blank), "Exquisite Corps" (Mitchell Rose), and "Home Alone" (Adi Halfin). 

Dancing Over Borders: a collection of short films curated by Jamey Hampton that combines fresh emerging voices with seasoned artists speaking with authority through film. The evening is a celebration of beauty, vitality, and the shared human experience through the ever-growing art of dance on film.

Mr. Gaga: Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences. 

Broken: A stunning documentary that tells the intimate portrait of Simone Orlando, Ballet BC's lead dancer for twelve years, and how her life changed after her injury. This film is a one of a kind study of the devotion and dedication that artists, performers and even athletes and musicians bring to their vocation, and what happens when fate intervenes to threaten their life's work – and their identity. Directed by Lynne Spencer, this film explores the question "Can injury destroy a life's passion?"
 

SCHEDULE

BodyVox Dance Center
1201 NW 17th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Thursday, April 27
6:30pm: Mitchell Rose pre-show talk "Dance-Film: Abandon Expertise"
7:30pm: DANCE@30FPS

Friday, April 28
7:30pm: Dancing Over Borders

Saturday, April 29
3pm: Mitchell Rose pre-show talk "Dance-Film: Abandon Expertise"
4pm: DANCE@30FPS
7:30pm: Dancing Over Borders

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Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205
    
Friday, April 28
7pm: Mr. Gaga

Saturday, April 29
7pm: Broken
8:30pm: Mr. Gaga

 

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Filmmaker
Mitchell Rose
Artistic Director
Jamey Hampton

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