Dancers defy Covid-19 by embracing film. We present to you a series of short dance films as a testament to mentorship, creative collaboration and the refusal of artists to be defeated by Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions.
3 x 13 Film
Produced by Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre and Created by award-winning Director Eimi Imanishi and Choreographer Samar Haddad King, 3 x 13 explores the singularity of the individual and the universality of the human experience.
In 12 short films with original music by Lou Tides, 12 artists from around the globe share a journey of transformation that deeply marked their lives. These personal accounts of parenthood, loss, race, exile, dreams both realized and abandoned, all find expression through a common choreography for body and camera, offering an intimate glimpse into the performers’ inner and outer worlds.
The work culminates in an interactive 13th film that unites all 12 journeys in a virtual ensemble that invites audiences to chart their own course across 6 languages and 8 countries: Cuba, Egypt, France, Mali, Mexico, Palestine, South Korea, and the US.
Off Stage, On Screen
At the mist of the public health crisis, Amman based dance company Studio 8, launched an incubation program called “Choreography Creation Camp” (CCC), to supports emerging local young choreographers, dance makers, performance directors to sustain their individual or collaborative creativity, and, in the process, finding new ways to be connected with their audiences.
As a result, 9 new performances, or in-progress-performances in the form of short videos were created, reflecting the healing power of art, and the brave expansion of horizons, and our ability to touch each other’s hearts despite our physical distance.
This program was made possible with the support of: