The Usually Funny Dance-Films of Mitchell Rose
Friday, April 19 at 7:30pm
Tickets $10
Synopsis: The screening is the convergence of the two lives of Mitchell Rose—a former choreographer, now a filmmaker whose offbeat short films have won 100+ awards. The films are manically funny, often poignant, and always surprising. First up in the program’s seven shorts is Deere John. A man and a 22-ton John Deere excavator dance a duet of discovery, fulfillment, and the problems that any diesel-based relationship will face. Another selection is the viral short Learn to Speak Body.

Mitchell is professor of dance-film and on Saturday afternoon he will give a talk entitled “The Film is the Dance.” For people who’ve spent most of their lives envisioning dance on stage, it’s natural to think of dance-film as beautifully recorded choreography. But Dance-film is film and it requires film thinking.


April 19, 2024


7:30 pm


Jengo's Playhouse

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