Category Archives: World

Capoeira + Visual FX

Capoeira by Utah Valley Capoeira, film by Garrett Gibbons.

Northern Soul films

I know of two films based around the Northern Soul movement of northern England from the early 70s (which continues today).

“Soulboy” (2010) is an independent, feature-length drama film based around the culture and history of Northern Soul, featuring a fair amount of dancing. Here’s the trailer:

“Young Souls” is a short film that’s been making its rounds on the festival circuit. I first saw it at SIFF‘s dance film program in 2012.

Unfortunately, neither is widely available. “Young Souls” is only available in a difficult-to-watch 360p format, and “Soulboy” has very limited distribution. I had to order a Blu-ray from Germany, since it doesn’t seem to have had a Blu-ray release even in England, where it was made.

If anyone else has any links to well-produced Northern Soul films, we’d love to hear about it!

-Garrett Gibbons

Immersion

“Immersion” by Subhash Viman Gorania

Dancing plastic army men

Choreography for Plastic Army Men from David Fain on Vimeo.

Flamenco in the Classroom

A very cool short demo of a class of higher-level flamenco students in Cádiz, Spain.

Tahitian Fire Dance done right

My friend Devin Graham also shares a passion for dance, and beautifully captured the drama, mystery, energy and danger of Tahitian fire dance.

Flamenco by window light

Flamenco has always been one of my favorite music and dance genres so it was a pleasure to work with the talented Alma Sanjo (singer, guitarist) and Sarai Lacaci Claros (bailaora) when in Málaga, Spain last week.

(Produced, Directed, Filmed and Edited by Garrett Wesley Gibbons)