Bodily Expression

Pioneers of vertical dance Bandaloop return to their mountain roots. SHIFT is a wilderness performance in one of the Sierra Nevada’s most rugged, remote locations in Yosemite high country. Performed and filmed over two weeks during Summer 2015, the dancers and crew traversed nearly 100 miles on foot and danced on the sides of Yosemite’s stunning landmarks, including Mount Watkins (elevation 8,500). Challenging the boundaries of site-specific performance, SHIFT is historically significant within the canon of American dance, transporting the aesthetic of dancing remotely in fragile landscapes back to the urban realm.

As part of our Call for Entries Countdown, be inspired by the poetic potential of interdisciplinary collaborations. A genre exploding with possibility, we’re looking for dance films that address a variety of themes and conceptual ideas, whilst demonstrating a new visual language. We select works that are a testament to the innovations of creative choreography.

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1. Directed by Rachael Lincoln, Amelia Rudolph Director of Photography James Adamson. Original Score by Mark Orton. Edited by Michaelle McGaraghan. Courtesy of Vimeo.