Category Archives: Contemporary

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Lost in motion

Time Withers

This short film directed by Garrett Gibbons and choreographed by Elisha Thompson is based on real letters discovered by by the choreographer when she was going through her grandparents’ belongings. It tells their story of love overcoming war, sickness and death.

I Lost My Love in the Wind

Contemporary in a field

Dancing by Krista Treu Derington, music by Colby Miller, directed by Garrett Wesley Gibbons.

Flying in the dark

Rooftop Dance Therapy Session

This is the type of piece that Dance Short Films is based around: dance, well-filmed, that tells a story. This therapy session on an urban rooftop was choreographed by Marc Kimelman and directed by Dante Russo.


  • Ashley Adamek
  • Sheena DiMatteo
  • Vashty Mompoint
  • CJ Tyson
  • Michael McArthur

Additional credits include Nick Hartanto (Directory of Photography/Gaffer), Marjorie LeWit (Editor), Josh Schulteis (Stylist/Wardrobe) and Matthew Makar (Location/Set).

LXD duet in the snow

This short dance film by The LXD crew was directed by Charles Oliver and features Harry Shum and Frances Manzo (who danced with my wife in High School! Go Frances!). Love it!

“Thought of You”

In case you haven’t seen this yet, Ryan Woodward beautifully animated and directed this piece using dancers at Brigham Young University.

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

Behind-the-scenes information is on This video also shows a lot of the creative process:

Thought of You – Behind the Scenes Preview – ROUGH CUT from Cambell Christensen on Vimeo.