Ten shorts focus on body movement and push the boundaries of cinematic form.

Digital Afterlives
Richard James Allen and Karen Pearlman, Australia, 2017, 5m
New York Premiere
A witty, whimsical meditation on free will, identity, and the afterlife with a touch of Franz Liszt.

Palace of the Infinite
Kathy Rose, USA, 2018, 4m
New York Premiere
Rose’s mesmerizing encounter with a variety of orchid beings and her own unstoppable imagination.

Sculpt the Motion
Devis Venturelli, Italy, 2017, 6m
U.S. Premiere
Art and architecture unite in this performance of shifting metallic shapes that skim the ground like futuristic sculptures on parade.

Sue Healey, Australia, 2017, 10m
World Premiere
In a confined space, a woman in evident distress breaks free to “caper like a wild thing” in a series of riveting vignettes enacted by choreographer-performer Anca Frankenhaeuser.

Bleeding and Burning
Guillaume Marin, Canada, 2017, 2m
New York Premiere
An eerie encounter between a malleable human form and a galaxy unknown.

Black Out
Philippe Saire, Switzerland, 2017, 17m
New York Premiere
Three dancers and three towels lie in neat squares as if on a beach. The placid scene is disrupted by falling black pigment. The floor turns into a canvas and the bodies into brushes.

Alien Threads
Eva Ingolf, USA, 2018, 6m
New York Premiere
An original animation about spiders, webs, and DNA, inspired by a viewing of Louise Bourgeois’s sculptures at MoMA.

Shelley Lewis, USA, 2017, 4m
New York Premiere
Film meets music video as two dancers engage in a duel of escalating weaponry that turns dark and humorous. This is a project of San Francisco Dance Film Festival’s Co-Laboratory, in which filmmakers and choreographers are paired together and given one week to make a film, in this case RAWDance and director Shelley Lewis.

Time Reversal Symmetry
Evann Siebens, USA, Canada, 2018, 8m
World Premiere
This project is a collaboration between artists and scientists at TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. It’s not as daunting as it sounds: as playful as a vaudeville sketch, the piece uses pedestrian movement and references artists who have worked with the body and media—predominantly Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown, and Bruce Nauman.

Stopgap in Stop Motion
Stephen Featherstone, UK, 2016, 5m
New York Premiere
Photographs of performers in a disabled and non-disabled dance company come to life.The individual artists dance out of the photos and across table tops until the whole company meets to perform in unison.