2022 MOVING BODY – MOVING IMAGE Festival, a biennial presentation of dance films centering around issues of social justice, returns to Barnard College’s Department of Dance / Movement Lab. Conceived and curated by the accomplished choreographer, dancer, teacher, and filmmaker Gabri Christa, this year’s edition takes on The Moving Body With Disabilities. The 2022 presentation – which consists of a live event and a video installation in New York City, as well as the online content available to global audiences – takes on disability, with a special block of programming devoted to visual impairment and the artists who live through this experience. Among the highlights are Vision Portraits, a feature documentary which chronicles the creative paths of blind and visually impaired artists, including a photographer John Dugdale, writer Ryan Knighton, dancer Kayla Hamilton, and the film's director, Rodney Evans; Sense 8, by the visionary Scottish director Katerina McPherson, in which she presents a multi-perspective experience of contact improvisation dance; as well as a short film featured in the installation section, Yo Obsolete – a tale of a disabled child, directed by Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez. Other noteworthy selections include Phoenix Dance, a heroic journey of transformation and healing featuring the NYC-based dancer Homer Avila (1955-2004), choreographed by Alonzo King; and One + One Makes Three, directed by Katherine Helen Fisher and choreographed by Alice Sheppard.
Short film screening, Program 1 â€“ 12:30pm
Short film screening, Program 2 â€“ 2:00pm
Screening, feature documentary â€“ 4:00 pm
Live discussion with special guests â€“ 5:00 pm:
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