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Screendance Miami Festival
January 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Our film ESCAPE has been selected to be screened at Miami Light Project’s Screendance Miami Festival! ScreenDance Miami highlights choreographers and directors who are working with emerging and new concepts in movement and dance on film and dance on camera. The festival has been created to support professionals in this field and to support the development of dance created for the camera. ScreenDance Miami seeks to engage the public and bring to light an understanding of this adventuresome, exciting art form.
About ESCAPE: In November 2019 Heidi Duckler Dance performed as part of the international programming in Concepción, Chile. The company arrived at a time of mass protests fueled by the increased cost of living and prevalent inequality in Chile. Despite the rising fear of violence and feelings of trauma coming back from the days of the dictatorship, the festivals moved forward with their programming. Duckler, impacted by the protests, decided to create a film titled, ESCAPE, that reveals the correlation between the Chilean and American experiences. The team traveled and filmed in Valdivia, Concepción, and Los Ángeles, Chile, listening to the stories of local residents, using dance as a tool of expression and resistance. Now as we confront police brutality in America and face a global crisis, the themes of fear, increasing inequality, and unstable leadership feel more relevant than ever and are explored through this cinematic experience.