For two years, local filmmaker Bob Hammel followed six dancers around the globe, recording the creation of six unique solos. SOLO: 1X2 is a documentary film that reveals the dedication, artistry, and perseverance of these incredible dance artists. It also captures the intense partnership between dancer and choreographer in all that it is: surprising, exhilarating, edgy, and life changing.
The dancers, Colette Illarde, Karla Grotting, Mifa Ko, Tamara Nadel, Laura Selle Virtuccio and Abdo Sayegh, represent the best of Minnesota's vibrant dance community. Each of them works in a different dance form: Classic Ballet, Modern Ballet, Flamenco, Bharatanatyam, Rhythmic Dance, and Modern Dance. Each solo reveals something about the pair of artists who created it as well as something about the art of dance.
International dance artists, including Nora Chipaumire, Carla Maxwell, Molissa Fenley, Douglas Dunn, Valda Setterfield, Dana Reitz, Susan Marshall, Katsura Kan, Donna Uchizono, and critics, such as Deborah Jowitt and Gia Kourlas, introduce each section and serve as witnesses to our dancers' experiences.
After the screening there will be a discussion with the directors and dancers.