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Thursday thru Saturday,
January 21-23, 2016

Note that this event has already taken place

Opening Night, Thursday, January 21, 7pm
  Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
  Free, with museum admission ($16/$12)
  –films from Cinedans (ScreenTalk follows)
  – Untitled (a screendance), film installation
    by Barron Sherer

Friday, January 22, 7:00pm, Miami Beach
  Cinematheque – screenings (ScreenTalk
  follows) $11/$10

Saturday, January 23, PAMM
  –Workshops, 10:30am-1:30pm,
    3:15-4:15, 4:30-5:30pm
  –Screenings, 2:00pm (ScreenTalk follows)
  Free with museum admission ($16/$12)

Saturday, Jan. 23, Mindy Solomon Gallery
  –Screenings, 7 & 9pm (ScreenTalk follows)
  $10 General Admission. Tickets are
  available at the door only

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach

Mindy Solomon Gallery
8397 NE 2nd Avenue

ScreenDance Miami

Awarded Best Festival in Miami New Times "Best of Miami 2016"

#1: Klasse
Director Malia Bruker, Choreographer Hannah Schwadron

#2: The Birch Grove
Director/Choreographer Gabrielle Lansner

#3: Lay Me Low
Director Marlene Millar, Choreographer Sandy Silva

See film descriptions below

Read The Miami Herald story by Rebekah Lanae Lengel
the Miami New Times articles by Nicole Martinez
and Artburst's Elizabeth Hanly

Thank you for attending ScreenDance Miami 2016. Great screenings, full houses and standing room only!

ScreenDance Miami is a Tigertail-produced festival that takes place each January. It supports national, international and Miami-based choreographers and filmmakers who are working with emerging and new concepts in movement and dance on film and dance on camera. ScreenDance Miami offers skill-developing workshops, panel discussions and screenings. The festival was created to support professionals and engage the public in this adventuresome form. For the second year in a row, Tigertail has partnered with the internationally acclaimed Cinedans of the Netherlands.

ScreenDance Miami 2016 Schedule of Events


January 21, Cinedans Screenings at PAMM, 7pm, curated by Cinedans Director Martine Dekker

Perron 13, 2015, 13 minutes, Netherlands
Director Camiel Zwart, Choreographer Klaus Jürgens, Music Rijndert van Woudenberg, Producer Blackframe
Tragicomic tale of a Japanese train guard who controls large crowds with powerful, graceful gestures. He finds himself in his worst nightmare; a strange world that has no need for him or his signals.

Son du Serpent (His Snake) 2015, 12 minutes, Netherlands
Director Tami Ravid, Choreographer Feri de Geus, Producer Family Affair Films
Son du Serpent tells the story in road movie style of a modern African man and his frantic search for his wife, who has disappeared. Yearning for his beloved, he strays into a supernatural reality – knowing it's possible that he has lost her to this invisible world.

Snap Into It, 2014, 4 minutes, United Kingdom
Director Devin Jamieson, Choreographer Jilian Meyers
Staccato attempt to physically unravel an iconic poem by Langston Hughes. Winner of the Cinedans Diorphate Jury Award 2015.

Coup de Gráce, 2011, 26 minutes, Spain/Netherlands
Director Clara van Gool, Choreographers/Dancers Damián Muñoz and Jordi Cortés Molina, Producer KeyFilm and NTR
After a lengthy separation, two men meet again is a huge remote building. Over the course of the evening they fight a weaponless, exhausting duel. The tale of how feelings of revenge never transform into acceptance, despite the passing of time. In the end there is no winner and no loser. Note: Tigertail presented the stage version of this film at the Colony Theatre, April 9 & 10, 2010. Coup de Gráce was awarded Best Film in the category Screen Choreography at Cinedans 2011.

6:30-7:00pm and 8:00-9:30pm

Untitled (a screendance) – film installation on display in the Vattikuti Learning Theater

January 22, Miami Beach Cinematheque, 7:00pm

Glace, crevasset et derive, 2014, 9:42, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Director Chantal Caron, Choreographer Chantal Caron
This choreographic work presents a metaphor in which ice takes on the allure of death by its coldness and resemblance to giant sea monsters floating on a mass of moving liquid, symbolizing the timeline.

From Dirt, 2015, 12 minutes, Willemstad, Curaçao
Director Hester Jonkhout, Choreographers Nina Fischer and Reuel Rogers.
From Dirt is a short movie about two individuals who discover each other in a mysterious place and time. A journey of attraction and rejection begins, expressed through dance.

Limbo Umbilical, 2015, 5:06, Miami, FL
Director Claudio Marcotulli, Choreographer Paola Escobar
Limbo Umbilical is a film about a diaspora, taken from a scene of the theatrical production Nomadis. It is about friends left behind during those days of youth and glory and the necessity of having a home and someone to talk to.

Lay Me Low, 2015, 8:00, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
VOTED #3 ScreenDance Miami 2016 People's Choice Award
Director Marlene Millar, Choreographer Sandy Silva
Lay Me Low opens a communal space of experience through mourning: individual voices woven together to make one song, steps taken in rhythm to make one walk. Using body percussion and voice ten performers communicate a universal feeling of loss while evoking a paradoxical sense of intimacy.

The Birch Grove, 2011, 20:11, New York, NY
VOTED #2 ScreenDance Miami 2016 People's Choice Award
Director Gabrielle Lansner, Choreographers Gabrielle Lansner, Lonnie Poupard Jr., Matt Reeves and Colette Krogol
Caught between love and death, two brothers wrestle with their past in a dance towards reconciliation. A poetic film about the power of family ties, inspired by the novella of the same name by the Polish author, Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz.

January 23, PAMM, 2:00pm

Pas, 2013, 3:01, Champaign, IL
Directors & Choreographers, Charli Brissey & Courtney Harris
Pas, a satirical parody extends upon ballet's tendency to embody animal qualities. Subverting Western ideology of grace and beauty, Brissey and Harris incorporate untraditional and comedic imagery while destabilizing ballet's heteronormative structure through queer suggestion.

Klasse, 2015, 9:04, Tallahassee, FL
VOTED #1 ScreenDance Miami 2016 People's Choice Award
Director Malia Bruker, Choreographer Hannah Schwadron
Klasse tracks back to Jewish Hamburg at the height of WWII as children escape one by one on the Kindertransport. The preserved classroom from 1938 emphasizes the haunting fixity of place, while a cast of German students reimagines the courageous spirit of children with uncertain futures, both then and now.

Snags in Palladio, 2015, 6:03, Verona, Italy
Director Michele Manzini, Choreographer Barbara Canal
In the modern era, the concept of beauty reappears as an idea that makes differences visible without destroying them. It is at this point that the enigma of beauty is unveiled, revealing its complex, paradoxical and contradictory nature.

Black Carriage/White Heart, 2015, 13:22, Miami, FL
Directors Christina Pettersson, Christin Paige Minnotte, Marissa Alma Nick, Choreographer Marissa Alma Nick
Black Carriage/White Heart is a screendance about death, ceremony and resolution. It is a meditation on the inscrutable weight that accompanies loss.

Vindinòs, 2015, 10:42, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Director Maria Joana Alves Laranjeira, Choreographer Maria Joana Alves Laranjeira
Telling a tale by lending it a new meaning through the experience of the three bodies, their souls and spirits who dance A Vindima (The Harvest). Touch. Taste. Smell. Observe. Listen… Feel. Journey… Memories turned on. Memories rebuilt. Harvested wine.

Ella, 2015, 15:02, Miami, FL
Directors Carla Forte & Alexey Taran, Choreographer Heather Maloney
Ella is a forty-one week, two-day study of the body – the making of a heartbeat.

January 23, Mindy Solomon Gallery, 7:00 & 9:00pm (identical programs)

TWITCH, 2015, 5 minutes, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Director Jules de Niverville, Choreographer Michael Watts
TWITCH is a five-minute experimental performance video incorporating contemporary dance, contortion and acrobatics. It chronicles the life-pulse of a creature in conflict, its stirrings, twitching, and convulsions, its agonizing missteps and battle with demons. It's an ode to overcoming dark energies that lie within the embodiment of conflicting energy.

Helena, 2015, 3:50, Los Angeles, CA
Director and Choreographer Nadav Heyman
Solo performance in the wake of a stream of consciousness. "Sleep is not democracy and it is not a mantra. It is neither plastic nor glass. It cannot break. It cannot burn. It cannot pollute. Sleep is salty and at times sweet."

When the Time Is Right, 2015, 5:58, Tallahassee, FL
Director Jennifer Petuch, Choreographers Jennifer Petuch and Ircamar Garcia
Reflecting nature we witness profound life-change through personal metamorphosis. When the Time Is Right captures the transformational moment of an individual breaking free from her past into something beautiful and passionate.

Plow Plant Reap, 2015, 13:02, New York, NY
Director and Choreographer Marta Renzi
An all-female community comes together, joins in a baptism and a roundelay against a majestic landscape of rolling farmland. Shot at the historic Miller Farm and danced by eleven members of the Slippery Rock University dance department.

Whitespace Bodyspace, 2014, 4:23, Miami, FL
Director and Choreographer Ariel Baron-Robbins
This is a site-specific piece developed for an art space called Whitespace in West Palm Beach. The filmmaker visited the site and made a series of body-interventions in the landscape.

Migration, 2015, 5:50, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Director Marlene Millar, Choreographer Sandy Silva
On an island in the Saint Lawrence Seaway, preparation for a migratory journey is expressed through percussive movement and vocals set within an unusual natural landscape.

A dia de hoy…, 2015, 6:45, Miami, FL
Director and Choreographer Niurca Marquez
This is a journey of the unfleshed mover and the moved, a picture of the echoes that remain in spaces long after we depart; evidence of lives lived in earnest.

All Waters, 2015, 7:03, Miami, FL
Director and Choreographer Julien Valme
"I feel you… your abundant presence and never ending grace. It is only in the stillness that you are with me. It is only in the darkness that I see you in the deepest part of my heart. There I find you. Yet with eyes wide open I lose you."

On the Other Side of the Lake, 2015, 6:10, Hollywood, FL
Director and Choreographer Jenny Larsson
On the Other Side of the Lake is an experimental short film where the main character is the lake – a body of water that connects memories, emotions and experiences. The lake becomes a catalyst for communal storytelling as well as a physical journey into the water.

Klasse, 2015, 9:04, Tallahassee, FL
VOTED #1 ScreenDance Miami 2016 People's Choice Award
Director Malia Bruker, Choreographer Hannah Schwadron
Klasse tracks back to Jewish Hamburg at the height of WWII as children escape one by one on the Kindertransport. The preserved classroom from 1938 emphasizes the haunting fixity of place, while a cast of German students reimagines the courageous spirit of children with uncertain futures, both then and now.

WORKSHOPS, January 23, PAMM, 3rd floor James L. Knight Education Center, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

10:30am - 1:30pm
Creative Process: From Brain to Body to Screen

Writer/director /producer/choreographer – Gabri Christa

Read the preview of this workshop in the Miami New Times

In this workshop you will discover your way of screenwriting, story boarding and visualizing for your next dance film. Where do you start - write, sketch, film, storyboard, create a look?. We will tackle several methods. Come with an idea in mind and a small camera (photo or film), glue, big sketchbook, pencils, color and paper. Be ready to dance, film and express in anyway that fits your current need.
All levels welcome.

3:15pm - 4:15pm
NOTE that
Martine Dekker's Cinedans Amsterdam: A Case Scenario workshop has been cancelled. Dekker, Director of Cinedans, Amsterdam's dance on screen festival, has had to cancel due to illness.
Instead, a group discussion about dance for camera will be held by Tigertail ScreenDance Miami 2016 director Marissa Alma Nick.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Legalities with Marlon Hill: Legal advice for Choreographers and Directors

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel – Marlon A. Hill
This popular essential workshop returns again this year. Marlon Hill will help put your legal questions to rest. As a partner at Hamilton Miller Law, Marlon Hill has an extensive background on how to prevent infringement, plagiarism, copywriting and everything else you need to know to protect you and your work. Bring your questions.

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