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Thursday thru Saturday,
January 19-21, 2017

Note that these events have already taken place

Opening Night, Thursday, January 19, 7pm
  Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
  Free, with museum admission ($16/$12)
  –films from Cinedans (ScreenTalk follows)

Friday, January 20, 7:00pm, Miami Beach
  Cinematheque – Program I screenings
  Click here for your tickets ($11/$10/$9)

Saturday, January 21, MDC Live Arts Lab
  –Workshop w/ Gabri Christa,
    10:00am-1:00pm, Free

Saturday, January 21, PAMM
  –Program II screenings, 2:00pm
    (ScreenTalk follows)

  –Workshop w/ Martine Dekker and
    Andrea Baker, 3:15am-4:15pm,
  –Workshop w/ Marlon Hill,

  All events at PAMM are free with museum
  admission ($16/$12)

Saturday, January 21, MDC Live Arts Lab
  –Program III screenings, 7pm
    (ScreenTalk follows)
    $10 General Admission. Tickets are
    available at the door only

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami 33132

Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach 33139

MDC Live Arts Lab
300 NE 2 Ave., Building 1
Miami, FL 33132

To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any disability accommodation, please contact Tigertail at 305 324 4337, info@tigertail.org, ten days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).


PAMM has a covered, paid parking lot. We recommend traveling to PAMM via Metromover; the Museum Park Metromover station is literally feet away from the museum.
Click here for a Google map to PAMM

There is a large, public parking lot directly behind Miami Beach Cinematheque.
Click for a Google map to
MB Cinematheque

MDC Live Arts Lab is at MDC Wolfson Campus Bldg. 1 – former location of Teatro Prometeo}
Click for a Google map to Bldg. 1

ScreenDance Miami

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

#1: Exquisite Corps
Filmmaker: Mitchell Rose; Choreographers: Bebe Miller, David Dorfman, Victoria Marks, Kyle Abraham, Andrea Miller, Joe Goode, Sara Pearson, Pavel Zuštiak, Doug Varone, Liz Lerman, David Rousseve, Kate Weare, Ann Carlson, Stephan Koplowitz, Larry Keigwin, Mark Dendy, Sidra Bell, Vicky Shick, Susan Marshall, Faye Driscoll, Claire Porter, Beth Gill, Jonah Bokaer, Lionel Popkin, Elizabeth Streb, Ivy Baldwin, Jane Comfort, Meredith Monk, Zoe Scofield, Annie-B Parson, Deborah Hay, Miguel Gutierrez, Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland, John Jasperse, Sean Curran, Neil Greenberg, Pat Graney, Stephen Petronio, Eiko Otake, Daniel Ezralow and Brian Brooks.

#2: Release
Filmmakers: Marissa Alma Nick & Christin Paige Minnotte; Choreographer: Marissa Alma Nick

#3: Ravages
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Alan Lake

See film descriptions below

ScreenDance Miami is a Tigertail-produced festival that takes place each January. It offers skill-developing workshops, discussions and screenings. ScreenDance Miami highlights national, international and Miami-based choreographers and filmmakers who are working with emerging and new concepts for dance on camera. The festival was created to support professionals in this field and the development of dance created for the camera. For the third year in a row, Tigertail is partnering with the internationally acclaimed Cinedans of the Netherlands.

Read Jordan Levin's Miami Herald preview

Read the Miami New Times article/interview by Catherine Hollingsworth

Download the ScreenDance Miami 2017 Brochure (2MB)

Festival Screening Schedule (Workshop schedule is below)

Thursday, January 19, 7pm, Opening Night at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Selections from Cinedans, with special guest Cinedans Director Martine Dekker. (ScreenTalk follows)

My Brother's Room, NL, 2015, 4:00
Director: Heidi Vierthaler, Esther Janmaat; Choreography: Heidi Vierthaler
Dance meets design in this intriguing encounter between Heidi Vierthaler's dance initiative Hato Project and Hotel Droog in Amsterdam.

Dancin' The Camera, NL, 2015, 9:00
Director: Pieter-Rim De Kroon; Choreography: Marije Nie
A tap dancer's adventure in the mechanical world of black-and-white film. Shot on an original 35mm camera made in the 1920s, the era when tap was all the rage. As well as being the eye into this world, the camera is décor and character – the camera and a pianist attempt to entice the dancer into a duet.

Uath Lochans, UK, 2015, 7:00
Director: Katrina Mcpherson, Simon Fildes; Choregraphy: Marc Brew
A solo dancer's physical and visceral dissection of place, shot on location in the mountainous landscape of Uath Lochans, Scotland.

Hang On – Carry On, NL, 2015, 1:00
Director: Michiel Vaanhold; Choreography: Erik Kaiel
Finding your soulmate is all that matters.

Interlude, NL, 2015, 10:00
Director: Harrie Verbeek; Choreographer: Jelena Kostić
Three eras pass as a woman searches for the source of her power.

Miniatuur, NL, 2016, 6:00
Director: Jellie Dekker, Choreographer: Jaap Flier
An elderly dancer looks back on his life. Subtle echoes of past virtuosity filter through as he flexes his hand or twists his torso. A study of an aging body and passage of time.

Warehouse Samba, US, 2015, 3:00
Director: Gabriel Shalom; Choreography: Gabriel Shalom, Rachael Lembo, Taylor Eggan, Mandy Cregan
A trio of dancers in an empty industrial warehouse. The edited sounds they make form a rhythmic soundtrack.

She/Her, NL, 2015, 11:00
Director: Sonja Wyss; Choreography: Cecilia Moisio
Ella lives in the real world but her daughter Nora lives in a fantasy world. A tale of power relations and the underlying emotions of a mother-daughter relationship. The story starts normally enough, with Ella and Nora dining out at a restaurant. We are then transported into Nora's fantasy world, and finally return to reality.

Friday, January 20, 7pm, Program I Screenings, Miami Beach Cinematheque. (ScreenTalk follows)

Ravages, 13:58
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Alan Lake
A kind of abstract tale, inviting the viewer to dive into the raw and fragile world of a symbolic epic where the human confronts what is perishable or unchangeable.

Gimp Gait, 5:06
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Pioneer Winter
A solo for two: our fleshy bodies operate in tandem (surrogates to one another) without wheelchair to facilitate gesture, mechanics. Notice every part of our bodies – the similarities and differences. This is Marjorie – she wants you to witness her. This is Pioneer – he is performing Marjorie's power.

Dead Draw, 1:56
Filmmaker: Charli Brissey; Choreographers: Charli Brissey and Courtney Harris
Two dandies flirt over a playful game of chess.

Solar Duplex, 10:32
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Victoria Marks
Two dancers inhabit the same space but rarely acknowledge one another. Connected through rhythm, and the awareness that the other is there, vocabulary is generated from curling and expanding movements of the spine that expand from simple "open and close" to intimate actions of pleasure and public actions of performance.

The Stairs, 2:30
Filmmakers: Gus Reed and Caitlin Trainor; Choreographer: Caitlin Trainor
A collaboration between choreographer Caitlin Trainor and filmmaker Gus Reed, featuring eight dancers navigating an everyday location untethered from any stable laws of space and time.

Release, 6:15
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Marissa Alma Nick
An exploration of the kaleidoscopic mental process of letting go, articulating the lamentation of recalled memory as a means to release the burdened past in order to rise above and emerge into a new and present freedom.

Chinatown: Watermark, 10:10
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Stephan Koplowitz
Imagine a site-specific performance taking place inside a Hollywood film. An alternative choreographic reality invades the celluloid world of a contemporary classic about water.

Exquisite Corps, 5:49
Filmmaker: Mitchell Rose; Choreographers: Bebe Miller, David Dorfman, Victoria Marks, Kyle Abraham, Andrea Miller, Joe Goode, Sara Pearson, Pavel Zuštiak, Doug Varone, Liz Lerman, David Rousseve, Kate Weare, Ann Carlson, Stephan Koplowitz, Larry Keigwin, Mark Dendy, Sidra Bell, Vicky Shick, Susan Marshall, Faye Driscoll, Claire Porter, Beth Gill, Jonah Bokaer, Lionel Popkin, Elizabeth Streb, Ivy Baldwin, Jane Comfort, Meredith Monk, Zoe Scofield, Annie-B Parson, Deborah Hay, Miguel Gutierrez, Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland, John Jasperse, Sean Curran, Neil Greenberg, Pat Graney, Stephen Petronio, Eiko Otake, Daniel Ezralow and Brian Brooks.
42 American contemporary choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance.

Saturday, January 21, 10:00am–3:15pm; 5:30pm–closing. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

Film Installation: Soliloquy, 14:28. Film loops continuously during above hours.
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Heidi Latsky
Through elegant landscapes, intimate portraits, quiet stillness, frenetic bursts, and dynamic dancing, a cast of physically diverse dancers defies our preconceptions about dance, revealing virtuosity and beauty in unexpected ways.

Saturday, January 21, 2pm, Program II Screenings, PAMM. (ScreenTalk follows)

Exquisite Corps, 5:49   *see above in Friday's program.

Mon Corps a Dos, 8:16
Filmmaker: Gaëlle Hannebicque; Choreographer: Georgina Alcantara
"She twists me, bends me, transforms my body. This curved spine. This hump on my back cutting off my wings, sticking to my skin. Like a shedding that will not occur… My scoliosis."

Containment, 1:37
Filmmaker: Moira Holohan; Choreographer: Niurca Marquez
Holohan and Marquez, with musician José Luis de la Paz, collaborate in a tactile video animation that weaves experimental video techniques with site informed flamenco contemporáneo and the disembodied voice to collapse the distance between recycled intention and craft.

Gimp Gait, 5:06   *see above in Friday's program.

Solar Duplex, 10:32   *see above in Friday's program.

The Stairs, 2:30   *see above in Friday's program.

Promenade, 8:50
Filmmaker: Cirila Luz Ferron; Choreographer: Florencia Olivieri
"They are time,
Silence and space.
They are angles,
Darkness and light.
And also colours.
They are vertices
Doors and windows
Floors and ceilings
They are their home.
Their bodies, the architecture of their being and their lives."

Ravages, 13:58   *see above in Friday's program.

Saturday, January 21, 7pm, Program III Screenings, MDC Live Arts Lab. (ScreenTalk follows)
     See directions and FREE PARKING info above in left column of this page

Dead Draw, 1:56   *see above in Friday's program.

The Warp and Weft, 6:06
Filmmaker: Niurca Marquez; Choreographer: Niurca Marquez
Explore a space for remembering and forgetting that allows the viewer to see beyond the movement into the private thoughts of the dancer. With shifting centers and margins, explore ideas about memory, identity, present and past through a ritual of unraveling.

Anda Luz, 11:30
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Daniela Guimaraes
An oneiric journey created from composition – architecture and natural light game, based on improvisation and open structures in creative development among dance and film languages: Connected portals; the passage of time and the memory of the body; blended by unique path signals. It is life under construction.

Myco, 2:01
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Julia Fisher
my·co·plas·ma, mīkō plazmə/ noun: any of a group of small typically parasitic bacteria that lack cell walls and sometimes cause diseases. Mycoplasma species are the smallest bacterial cells yet discovered, can survive without oxygen, and come in various shapes.

iRun, 4:15
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Julien Valme
Between pop culture and global conflict it's easy to be distracted by the constant stream of information and disillusionment. Coupled with Talib Kweli's "Stand to the Side", iRun is an ode to the individuals who take bold steps to create a better tomorrow for their community, at home and abroad.

528 Days, 8:08
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Ivonne Batanero
Wrestling techniques are used to create a struggle between the conscious and subconscious.

Songs of the Underworld, 5:56
Filmmaker/Choreographer: Nicola Hepp
Bittersweet, almost tangible remembrance is vividly portrayed by Rolf Hepp (the director's father), Martinette Janmaat (the director's former teacher/mentor), Reggy Deekman and Célinne Moza. As the images of the older and younger couple become more intertwined, we begin to understand that this story is not only about youth being lost.

Sparks, 1:27
Filmmaker: Nicole Manoo; Choreographer: Eric Harper
An exploration of the sparks between two people.

Gods Always Behave Like People That Make Them, 5:35
Filmmaker: Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez; Choreographer: Shaneeka Harrell
A tribute to Zora Neale Hurston created by collaborators Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez, Shaneeka Harrell and Sista Whirlwind in celebration of Hurston's 125th birthday, January 2016.

Promenade, 8:50   *see above in Saturday's program.

Release, 6:15   *see above in Friday's program.

Festival Workshop Schedule

Saturday, January 21, 10:00am – 1pm, MDC Live Arts Lab. Free.
     See directions and FREE PARKING info above in left column of this page

Creative Process: From Brain to Body to Screen

Gabri Christa, Writer/Director/Producer/Choreographer
In this workshop, participants aim to gain an understanding of choreographing for the camera and the choreography of the camera when recording dance for all screens. This experiential, hands-on workshop requires all participants to choreograph, dance, and film. Focusing on single-shot (one long take) filmmaking, the duet of the camera and the dance will create a firm understanding of the interaction between the two, enabling participants to create work without complicated editing.
Additional information: Visit vimeo.com/180377984 for an example of single-shot. Experience as dancers is required.
Limited to 8 participants. NOTE: Registration is closed for this workshop. The 8 slots have been filled.

Saturday, January 21, 3:15 – 4:15pm, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), first floor. Free.

Dance Film Abroad

Martine Dekker, Cinedans and Andrea Baker, Jumping Frames
Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival director Martine Dekker (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival representative Andrea Baker (Hong Kong, China) will present a workshop and discussion. They will share their insights on their international festivals, including development, mission, and goals for the future. Dekker and Baker will also discuss the similarities and differences between European and Asian aesthetics in dance film creation and development. Perspectives will also touch on how small organizations and individual artists can broaden the genre and inspire other makers.

Saturday, January 21, 4:30 – 5:30pm, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), first floor. Free.

Legalities with Marlon Hill: Legal Advice for Choreographers and Directors

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

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