Chapter 5 | Arash Khakpour/Rodrigo Rocha-Campos
Dolik's Clothes | Ben Gorodetsky
Shadow State | Eclipse | David Cooper
Streaming via Youtube
Arash Khakpour/Rodrigo Rocha-Campos
Chapter 5 is a screen dance film about a young man battling drug addiction and the tenuous balance between pleasure and self-demise. “In this work I wanted to speak out on the issue of addiction as a way of healing the pain loved ones very dear to me went through, and unfortunately, lost their battle to this terrible predicament.” With dialog replaced by movement, visuals and a wealth of sounds Chapter 5 is visceral and painful.
Choreographer/Performer: Arash Khakpour
Producer/Director/Writer: Rodrigo Rocha-Campos
Cinematographer/Lighting Designer: Robert Riendeau
Production Designer: Skye Dyken
Composer/Sound Mixer: Will Meadows
Make-up: Megan Mitchell
First Assistant Director: Brooke Goble
Running Time: 15 mins
My grandfather Dolik Lutsky died on April 3, 2020. We were unable to gather for his funeral, left to sort through our grief alone. One small relief was my grandmother mailing me a box of his clothes. Using these garments as performance artifacts I’ve created a digital video piece reimagining grieving rituals in the age of COVID. I explore the ceremony of wearing Dolik’s clothes and reactivating the narrative, cultural, and physical threads of his life. Soviet oral histories provide textual counterpoint to the dance video created through aerial drone photography. Country roads and lakes frame this physical score exploring grief and memory.
Choreographer/Creator/Performer: Ben Gorodetsky
Running Time: 10-15 mins
Shadow State | Eclipse
Running Time: 3 mins
A dance collaboration with Danielle Gardner filmed in David Cooper’s studio. Experimenting with movement and light.
Running Time: 4 mins
A short dance film experimenting with light and movement.
Creators: Linda Arkelian and David Cooper
Dancers: Darren Devaney and Thibaut Eiferman
Music: Dustin O’Halloran