2022 MOVING BODY – MOVING IMAGE Festival: The Moving Body With Disabilites (FREE)
Barnard College Department of Dance and The Movement Lab
MOVING BODY – MOVING IMAGE Festival, a biennial presentation of dance films centering around issues of social justice, returns to Barnard College. Conceived and curated by the accomplished choreographer, dancer, teacher, and filmmaker Gabri Christa, this year’s edition takes on The Moving Body With Disabilites. The presentation consist of a live event and a video installation in New York City, as well as the online content available to global audiences, with a special block of programing devoted to visual impairment and the artists who live through this experience.
Among the highlights are: Vision Portraits, a feature documentary which chronicles the creative paths of blind and visually impaired artists, including a photographer John Dugdale, writer Ryan Knighton, dancer Kayla Hamilton, and the film's director, Rodney Evans; Sense 8, by the visionary Scottish director Katerina McPherson, in which she presents a multi-perspective experience of contact improvisation dance; as well as a short films featured in the installation section, Yo Obsolete – a tale of a disabled child, directed by Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez. Other noteworthy selections include Phoenix Dance, a heroic journey of transformation and healing featuring the NYC-based dancer Homer Avila (1955-2004), choreographed by Alonzo King; and One + One Makes Three, directed by Katherine Helen Fisher and choreographed by Alice Sheppard.
The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
For more information, including all artist bios and film synopses, visit www.movingbodymovingimage.com.
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