Screen Dance Miami opens with ‘Another Building’, a series of three films (Savoneta, Quarantine and Casita) by choreographer and filmmaker Gabri Christa, about the Dutch history through dance and narrative. Casita is the third film of the series and will be premiered at the festival.
These films take place in and around historical buildings and sites connected to Dutch history and feature original music by Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, movement by Niles Ford and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham Filmed on location in Curaçao and Bonaire, the films take the audience on a visual and poetic journey of mystery, adventure, dreams and love. This screening will be followed by a discussion with guest artist Gabri Christa, moderated by Helena Thevenot. The three Another Building films will be shown again at Inkub8 on Sunday evening for those who missed the opening night screening or who wish to get another look at these films.
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ScreenDance Miami is a new Tigertail project. It highlights Miami-based choreographers, movers and filmmakers who are working with emerging and new concepts in regard to movement and dance on film and dance on camera. The festival has been created to support South Florida professionals in this field and to support the development of dance created for the camera. ScreenDance Miami is comprised of screenings, panel discussions, workshops and site-specific installations. The festival films were selected by ScreenDance Miami festival director Marissa Alma Nick, following an open submission process. Screenings will also include a program of selected Open Submissions on Friday evening, January 24, and Invited Submissions on Saturday evening, January 25.
A native of Curaçao, Gabri lives and works in New York City with her husband, musician Vernon Reid. She brings to her filmmaking a background as a choreographer and performer. Christa has received many awards for her choreography and short films, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her short films have screened at Dance on Camera Dance Theater Workshop, CINEDANS Amsterdam, Nueva Film Festival Tokyo, Bonn Film Festival, Denver Pan-African Film Festival, among others. Her film High School was awarded a Creative Excellence Award from ABC television.