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In a burst of creative filmmaking, the University of Minnesota Dance Program students, faculty, and guests responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the call for social justice catalyzed by the murder of George Floyd. Curated by UMN dance professors and choreographers Joanie Smith (Shapiro & Smith Dance) and Carl Flink (Black Label Movement), Dancing Our Way Out brings forward some of the truly unique and poignant cinematic visions produced by its community of embodied art makers and learners during the COVID Winter, celebrating their rich diversity of perspectives, identity, and aesthetics.
Program includes: A Dream of Touch When Touch is Gone (Black Label Movement). Premiered at Tedx Minneapolis Oct 23, 2020, this film has received over 30 laurels and was recently selected for the Dance Camera West festival in L.A.
This event will be captioned, with other accessibility services available upon request.
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Program Order and Credits
Curated by Carl Flink
Content Advisor Joanie Smith
Choreographer: Megan Gerlach
Performer: Megan Gerlach
Our Next System
Creator: Tori Breen
Collaborators: Kaitlyn Hawkins, Rahila Coats, Morgan Cogley, Milo Sachse-Hofheimer, Vivian Wolkoff, Elliana Vesely
Notes: movement created in collaboration with the dancers, title, and themes inspired by thenextsystem.org
Choreographer: Sharitah Nalule
Performers: Sharitah Nalule
The Turmeric from My Hands Will Stain Your Snow
Concept and Choreographer: Ananya Chatterjea
Performers: Tori Breen, Cierra Dailey, Addie Guenther, Ansel Langmead, Connie Pierce and Ansel Langmead
Please Don’t Stretch Out My Sweater
Choreographer: Lily Conforti
Performer: Lily Conforti
Director: Mia Johnson
every day’s the same
Choreographer and Performer: Maria Strittmater
战斗吧!闪光少女! fight! Shining Woman!
Choreographer and Performer: Mathilda Wen
A Dream of Touch When Touch Is Gone
Concept, Choreographer and Director: Carl Flink
Performers: Hannah Albers, Patrick Jeffrey, Alexandra Bodnarchuk, Sarah McCullough, Rachel Miller, Ashley Pyle, Joe Tennis, Elliana Vesely, Paula Vasquez Alzate and Cheng Xiong
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