Two of Los Angeles foremost cultural organizationsthe Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Artshave teamed up with Chicagos Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater to present Films.Dance, a groundbreaking new global free film series produced by and under the creative direction of LA-based Jacob Jonas The Company. Films.Dance is being made available to the public at no charge. 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 during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. The next film in the series, - NOW, premieres on March 1, 2021, 9 AM (PT), and will subsequently be available on demand. Shanghai-based director Robin Mahieux focuses the lens on a young woman, Li Kehua (Lico), dancer with BeijingDance/LDTX company, as she awakens to the fullness of the present moment. Choreographed by Gypsy Snider, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The 7 Fingers, and set to. original music from Rosie Lowe, singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in London, NOW steps into now, forsaking the past and mindfully moving into the future.Director: Robin Mahieux Choreographer: Gypsy Snider Featuring: Li Kehua (Lico) Composer: Rosie Lowe Cinematographer: Marcus Tang Produced by: Jacob Jonas The Company Through non-traditional collaborations across cultures and continents, and led by the vision of Jacob Jonas, the worldwide series connects the perspectives of diverse 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 SpainFilms.Dance exists at the intersection of dance, music, fashion, and film. Each Monday through May 3, 2021, one film will premiere for free at 9 a.m. (PT) on the Web at https://www.films.dance, on https://www.instagram.com/films.dance, and the Films.Dance Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/globalfilmseries.
Ages: 16 and over