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10 days of 5 moving dance documentaries with an Oregon premiere of DiaTribe: From The Village To The Streets featuring Portland artists.

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This year we are sharing 5 documentaries on our online platform that each approach the art form with distinguished styles and tell unique stories about life through dance, the life of a dance, or the life of a dancer. These films will be available to watch online from October 15th-24th.

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The films will become available to watch at 12:01 am Pacific Time on October 15th and viewing will close at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on October 24th.

Watch trailers and get more info on the films in the Documentaries Pass Program.

DiaTribe: From The Village To The Streets (United States)

Oregon Premiere | The documentary is a narrative of writer/director AJ Wone meeting Ghanaian Master Drummer and Portland Artist, Obo Addy. Wone was hired to take photographs at Addy’s 75th birthday but Wone decided to film instead. The relationship they formed in a few months spawned a live musical experience titled DiaTribe.


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Uprooted – The Journey of Jazz Dance (USA/UK/Canada/France)

**Only Available for viewing in the USA

‘UPROOTED’ is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film is an honest conversation about jazz dance addressing topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism, and sexism.


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The Dancing Man of L.A. (United States)

Howard has built a life around his passion, but with the cancellation of concerts due to COVID- 19 he has had to get creative in order to keep dancing. “The Dancing Man of L.A.” inhabits Howard’s unique lifestyle and passion for music, and explores the trauma of suddenly losing not only essential human connection, but one’s purpose in life.


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Saltimbanque (France)

The crowd, the music, the concrete. And then, a show. William’s show. As long as he can remember, he always wanted to dance. Lost kid in Dinard’s Saint-Alexandre district, William discovered breakdance and hip hop culture at the age of 12, then never left the street again.


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Mahålang (United States)

Chamorro Filipino choreographer and dancer Caili Quan pays tribute to the family and culture on Guam that sparked her love of music and inspired her dream of dancing. Set over dances choreographed to honor different aspects of Guam’s culture, Caili explores her own heritage through conversations with her family reminiscing on cherished memories from the island.


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The films will become available to watch at 12:01 am Pacific Time on October 15th and viewing will close at 11:59 pm Pacific Time on October 24th.

Watch trailers and get more info on the films in the Documentaries Pass Program.

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