Dance Films Kino: Utopias and Dystopias Film Program (6-8 pm)
This screening is part of Dance Films Kino at the Art Center from March 17-25. Free Admission. This program may contain imagery that is not suitable for children.
This program explores the notion of utopia, as expressed through Merce Cunningham’s nature studies and through idyllic and dreamlike landscapes. It explores dance forms like the Japanese performance tradition butoh and stories told through dance which are bittersweet, encompassing both darkness and lightness. It asks whether hitchhiking along an open road is the path to freedom, or whether it brings you closer to death. It asks whether cyborgism is a symbol of a dark future or of the transformation of a person who transcends his or her physical body and the boundaries of pain to become a godlike figure.
Utopias and Dystopias Film Selections
After the Water Under the Clouds (2009), Carmen Rozestraten, (Netherlands), 9.47 minutes.
Labyrinth Within (2010) Pontus Lidberg (Sweden), 28.5 minutes.
Bittersweet (2005), David Rousseve (US), 15 minutes.
Curtain of Eyes (1997) Danièle Wilmouth (US/Chicago), 13 minutes.
Drift (2010) Kat Cole, Eric Garcia, Peggy Peralta (US), 8 minutes.
elena (or the misfortunes of the virtual) (2011), Adam Rose & Glen Jennings (US/Chicago), 15 minutes.
Reines d’un Jour (Queens for a Day) (1996) Pascal Magnin (Switzerland), 1996; 26 minutes.
Utopias and Dystopias film program, part of a three week free admission festival, will be screened on the following dates and times, the week of Saturday, March 17 – Saturday, March 25, 2012 at the Art Center:
Sunday, March 17: 1-4 pm with live dance performance by Synapse Arts
Tuesday, March 20: 6-8 pm
Thursday, March 22: 2-4 pm
Thursday, March 22: 6-8 pm
Friday, March 23: 2-4 pm
Saturday, March 24: 2-4 pm
Sunday, March 25: 2-4 pm