Friday, Apr 16, 2021 at 7:00pm
Please call before attending any community events. It is likely that they will be postponed or canceled as a result of the coronavirus. You can find CDC coronavirus information at cdc.gov/coronavirus; AARP has additional resources at aarp.org/coronavirus.
Directed by Sumantra Ghosal
How can the camera expand our experience of dance? In five films, we will watch together as diverse dance traditions are brought to life. Live Q+A's with filmmakers and choreographers will reframe dance from multiple viewpoints, and bring vibrant choreography from around the world to wherever you may be.
Dance on Screen Film Festival is a special collaboration with Images Cinema. All films are free and open to the public.
Mapiko is a traditional masked dance performed by the male members of the Makonde community in northern Mozambique. During the Mozambican War of Independence in the 1960s, this dance became a tool to challenge colonization. Beautifully shot documentation of the dance form is placed into conversation with powerful archival footage; we see the history of Mozambique's colonial past, independence struggle and civil war in a dynamic interplay with a history of dance. Following Atanásio Nyusi, leading practitioner of Mapiko, Sound of Masks offers an in-depth look at the integral role of dance and art in the continued fight to decolonize Mozambique and restore national identity. 70 min.
Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 3:00pm Eastern Time
Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 at 4:00pm Eastern Time
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021 at 10:00am Eastern Time
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR