In Tamar Rogoff and Daisy Wright’s documentary, an unlikely collaboration between a veteran choreographer and a young actor with cerebral palsy delivers astonishing proof that everyone is capable of miraculous transformation. As Rogoff trains Gregg Mozgala to dance in her performance, the two discover that her lack of formal medical training and his fears and physical limitations are not obstacles but the impetus for her choreography and their unprecedented discoveries. Enter the Faun is the story of a joyous, obsessed journey toward opening night, challenging the boundaries of medicine and art as well as the limitations associated with disability.
Martiality, Not Fighting
Marianne M. Kim & Cheng-Chieh Yu, China, 2012, digital projection, 10m
Martiality, Not Fighting follows a young Chinese dancer performing the role of conscientious objector. Moving through the pedestrian and the abstract, he reflects on the question “to fight or not to fight.” The choreography is infused with images drawn from postmodern dance as well as the martial art Ba Gua Zhang. New York Premiere