Groundbreaking new global dance film series.
Films.Dance is a groundbreaking new global film series produced by and under the creative direction of Jacob Jonas The Company and in partnership with Somewhere Magazine, and is co-presented by Younes and SorayaNazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Joan W. and IrvingB. HarrisTheater for Music and Dance, and Wallis AnnenbergCenter for the Performing Arts.
One of the most ambitious international dance film projects ever undertaken, Films.Dance engages more than 150 artists from 52 cities in 25 countries, culminating in 15 short films that have been shot over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through non-traditional collaborations across cultures and continents, and led by the vision of Jacob Jonas, the series connects the perspectives of a diverse group of artists from a range of disciplines, dance genres, abilities, and experiences. Filmed in locations ranging from Amsterdam, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, and London, to Los Angeles, New York, Nigeria, and Spain—Films.Dance exists at the intersection of dance, music, fashion, and film.
Films are free and will be shown each Monday until May 3 at Film.Dance, on Instagram on the @films.dance account, and the Films.Dance Facebook page. A series of weekly conversations and engagement events are in development and will allow for deeper exploration of the series themes, creative process, and perspectives of collaborating artists.