Tierra is a short dance film that follows a Mexican American woman experiencing a surreal, ancestral journey in the desert. The film will incorporate modern and traditional Mexican dance styles to visually represent the following theme: When we face sorrow and uncertainty or lose our sense of self, we always have our land, culture, ancestors & roots to return to.
Tierra aims to explore the power that physical land
and ancestral roots have in Mexican culture
The development of this work is supported by See Chicago Dance, The Cliff Dwellers, and the Dream in Color grant from Women Who Create.
WHAT IS A DANCE FILM?
A dance film is typically an experimental form of cinema in which dance and choreography are at the center of the film. Most, if not all, communication happens through the medium of dance and movement.
A dance film is not documentation of a live dance performance. Dance film can only be presented and experienced via the film.
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