2013

occupation

 

explores the erosion of democracy - a state of uprootedness in the continuing context of the events of the Iraq War and the World Financial Crisis. 
The film features three movers: two dancers and one building. In 2009, the Odd Fellows Hall in SLC, a five million-pound building underwent an engineering feat when it was raised eleven feet off its foundation and moved in one piece. Interleaved footage of the dancers and the building in motion illustrates their correlation—a mounting tension that speaks to the democracy in the US being shaken, uprooted and redefined underneath people’s feet.

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Tanja London
Rachael L. Shaw, Laquimah Van Dunk
Odd Fellows Hall in Salt Lake City
built in 1891 moved in 2009, owned by The Dennis Group, LLC
Jake Keenum, Tanja London
Ian McMurray, Utah High Def
BBC Global News, NPR Marketplace, Associated Press. Mike Koening, Stephan Schutze, Ruin, Wel
4:26 min
2016
Toronto/Canada, Hub 14
Habana/Cuba, Symposium Videodanza
2015
Salt Lake City/UT, 'Movement in Film' library exhibition by loveDANCEmore
Salt Lake City/UT, Speakers' Corner SLC @ Mestizo's
2014   
Brussels/Belgium, Dance Film Festival ‘lart difficile de filmer la danse’
Shanghai/China, Performance Studies International Conference
New York City/NY, Performance Mix Festival
Salt Lake City/UT, 12 min max
Provo/UT, Utah Dance Film Festival
2013   
Riverside/CA, joint Conference of The Congress on Research in Dance and Dance History Scholars

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