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A selection of short films reveal the soft power of dance to spark joy and dismantle dominant narratives.
We Belong is a co-production of the Tiny Dance Film Festival and McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, with The Roxie Theater.
We Belong presents a selection of international short dance films that revel in the joy, eccentricity, and variety of human connection. Organized with a sensitivity to accessibility and inclusivity, this cross-genre lineup features Bharatanatyam, hip hop, and contemporary dance. Subjects range from Black trans femme love to the Chinese diaspora to the irreverence of office furniture—each offering a refreshing alternative to dominant narratives.
The act of connecting was vastly redefined during the pandemic as we withdrew from public spaces and into distant and virtual ones. This program marks the significance of gathering together once again and highlights the integral role that the arts play in society, culture, and politics.
Terrence Paschal opens the program with a solo dance performance that embodies the Kitsune (fox) from Japanese mythology and its symbolism of the conscious and unconscious in human expression. Following the screening, Eric Garcia moderates a filmmaker Q&A with Jody
Stillwater (The Wind Telephone) and Jenny Stulberg (Hold Still). We Belong is curated by Kat Gorospe Cole and Eric Garcia, founders of the Tiny Dance Film Festival, a San Francisco-based festival that prioritizes films that embrace brevity, embody the concept of dance with the camera, and amplify marginalized voices.
ACCESSIBILITY: All films are screened with open captioning and audio descriptions. Assisted listening devices are available at The Roxie Theater. Introductions and discussions are offered with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. If you require assistance on the day of the event, please contact [email protected] with advance notice for accommodation.
Tiny Dance Film Festival is a film festival based in San Francisco that features short dance films from across the globe. Founded in 2013, TDFF prioritizes films that upset the trend, stretch into new territory, challenge dominant narratives, and embrace brevity.
We Belong is organized in conjunction with the exhibit Next to You on view through December 4th, 2021, at McEvoy Arts. The exhibit of modern and contemporary artworks from the McEvoy Family Collection celebrates the joy, vitality, and healing power of the performing arts.
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts presents exhibitions and events that engage, expand, and challenge themes present in the McEvoy Family Collection. Established in 2017, McEvoy Arts creates an open, intimate, and welcoming place for private contemplation and public discussion about art and culture. Rooted in the creative legacies of the San Francisco Bay Area, McEvoy Arts embodies a far-reaching vision of the McEvoy Family Collection’s potential to facilitate and engage conversations on the practice of contemporary art. McEvoy Arts invites artists, curators, and thinkers with varied perspectives to respond to the Collection. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.mcevoyarts.org.
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