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April 21st 
 

 FILM WORKS

FILM WORKS is a three-part screening series celebrating films and videos by (mostly) local, dance/performance artists  experimenting with movement, sound and the body.

Curated with Keila Cordova, we invite you to join us this Spring 2024 as we gather to engage in an interactive creative exchange. 

FILM WORKS is a part of the LSDC and Art Room Studio mission. Art Room Studio is a creative branch of LSDC, acting as a home to a vibrant community of artists in Philadelphia dedicated to making, supporting and sharing creative practice, research and performance.

7pm

The Art Room Studio

2329 s3rd St. Basement

7pm

Zoom Screening

ONline

7pm

The Art Room Studio

2329 s3rd St. Basement

suggested donation: 
$5 - $50 
pay at door : cash or Paypal - no one turned away for lack of funds. 

General Accessibility: 

  • Please wear a mask!

  • The Art Room Studio is in a building with a 4-step stoop. 

  • The basement is down 3 small flights of stairs wiht a total of 20 steps. 

  • There is no elevator.

  • There is a single stall gender neutral bathroom in the basement of the building. 

  • If you are taking public transportation, the studio is close to the 57 bus route, and about a 20 minute walk from the BSL Snyder stop. 

April 21st 
 

  • 3:15pm - Our Embodied Impulses: video premiere - Caitlin Green
    Caitlin Green screening, artist discussion and performance in basement of the Art Room Studio Building. Our Embodied Impulses is an exploration of the ways we reach beyond and through singular roles, identities, and archetypal expressions of self, by utilizing the body as a means of learning our capacity for doing and being. What is the body's role in reminding us of our multitudes and our reaches? (re-)Connection to self and each other has been the groundwork of this endeavor and a foundation for creative process. Collaborators entered the project in their individual spaces using movement scores that invited them into introspection via journaling and dance; then joined in a series of convenings to share and discuss what came up. At this short film premiere you’ll witness the collective movement narratives born from a merging of our personal movement processes. Meet us at our intersection. Featured artists and collaborators include dancers: Amalia Colon-Nava, Sierra Cribb, Camille Halsey, Paloma Irizarry, Sophiann Moore, Chloe Newton; videographer/editor: Terrell Halsey; & musicians: Michael Anthony & Mobey Irizarry.
  • 4:30pm - carry with you this place - Leah Stein Dance Company
    Improvised sound and movement scores in The Art Room Studio. A small group of local artists exploring intergenerational collaboration, dialogue and improvisation grounded in the question What do I/we carry? featured artists: Kimya Jackson Shannon Brooks Leah Stein
  • 5:00pm - how to see in the dark - Shannon Brooks
    Shannon Brooks This piece travels from upstairs, down the stairwell, and out to the parking lot. Audience directions: You are invited to be anywhere there are taped "Xs". You can move to a different X whenever you want, as often as you want, or in one place the entire time. Improvised movement and sound performance using objects, people, vibrations, echoes, memories, and intuition to see in the dark. What we don't see, what we miss, what we think we see, what we sense, funny feelings, what we run into, what we tip over, what we are surprised by, ghosts, white canes, step-ball-change, the edges of our capacity. Thinking about surreal contraptions that support our 'sight' once we have dissolved our eyeballs. Photo by Taryn Jones
  • 5:30pm - Species Study - Crux
    Crux immersive screening and performance in basement of the Art Room Studio Building. An expressive evaluation of deep-rooted trauma. An act of alchemy entwining dance & music. An exploration of what links the hips of huemanity together.
  • 5:50pm - Improvisation - Toshi Makihara & Leah Stein
    an improvisation in the parking lot of the Art Room Studio. Toshi Makihara and Leah Stein, collaborators for over 3 decades, will share an improvised duet in movement and sound. Lois Greenfield photos

7pm

The Art Room Studio

May 11th
 

  • 3:15pm - Our Embodied Impulses: video premiere - Caitlin Green
    Caitlin Green screening, artist discussion and performance in basement of the Art Room Studio Building. Our Embodied Impulses is an exploration of the ways we reach beyond and through singular roles, identities, and archetypal expressions of self, by utilizing the body as a means of learning our capacity for doing and being. What is the body's role in reminding us of our multitudes and our reaches? (re-)Connection to self and each other has been the groundwork of this endeavor and a foundation for creative process. Collaborators entered the project in their individual spaces using movement scores that invited them into introspection via journaling and dance; then joined in a series of convenings to share and discuss what came up. At this short film premiere you’ll witness the collective movement narratives born from a merging of our personal movement processes. Meet us at our intersection. Featured artists and collaborators include dancers: Amalia Colon-Nava, Sierra Cribb, Camille Halsey, Paloma Irizarry, Sophiann Moore, Chloe Newton; videographer/editor: Terrell Halsey; & musicians: Michael Anthony & Mobey Irizarry.
  • 4:30pm - carry with you this place - Leah Stein Dance Company
    Improvised sound and movement scores in The Art Room Studio. A small group of local artists exploring intergenerational collaboration, dialogue and improvisation grounded in the question What do I/we carry? featured artists: Kimya Jackson Shannon Brooks Leah Stein
  • 5:00pm - how to see in the dark - Shannon Brooks
    Shannon Brooks This piece travels from upstairs, down the stairwell, and out to the parking lot. Audience directions: You are invited to be anywhere there are taped "Xs". You can move to a different X whenever you want, as often as you want, or in one place the entire time. Improvised movement and sound performance using objects, people, vibrations, echoes, memories, and intuition to see in the dark. What we don't see, what we miss, what we think we see, what we sense, funny feelings, what we run into, what we tip over, what we are surprised by, ghosts, white canes, step-ball-change, the edges of our capacity. Thinking about surreal contraptions that support our 'sight' once we have dissolved our eyeballs. Photo by Taryn Jones
  • 5:30pm - Species Study - Crux
    Crux immersive screening and performance in basement of the Art Room Studio Building. An expressive evaluation of deep-rooted trauma. An act of alchemy entwining dance & music. An exploration of what links the hips of huemanity together.
  • 5:50pm - Improvisation - Toshi Makihara & Leah Stein
    an improvisation in the parking lot of the Art Room Studio. Toshi Makihara and Leah Stein, collaborators for over 3 decades, will share an improvised duet in movement and sound. Lois Greenfield photos