Livin’ on a Prayer

This man appears on the jumbotron and instantly understands his purpose in life.

Posted in Experimental

Campfire Vaudeville

Here’s Campfire Vaudeville an storytelling-based set of music and dance pieces, choreographed by (and starring) Galen Hooks and Melinda Sullivan. Directed by Charles Oliver, produced by Telos Films, edited by Garrett Gibbons.



Posted in Contemporary, Experimental, Swing, Tap

Calvin and Hobbes dance!


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Memory Descent

“Memory Descent” by Ryan Fedyk

Memory Descent from Ryan Fedyk on Vimeo.

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Empty Nester

Based on a real interview, filmed in the home that she is speaking about. Filmed and directed by David Chavannes.

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Carmen

Choreography by Katie Baillie, film by Garrett Gibbons.

Posted in Contemporary

Magnetic Dance

Posted in Contemporary, Experimental, Urban

The Kidnap

Posted in Urban

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

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Immersion

“Immersion” by Subhash Viman Gorania

Posted in Contemporary, Experimental, World

“Choros” by Michael Langan & Terah Maher

Choros from Michael Langan on Vimeo.

Posted in Ballet, Contemporary, Experimental, Modern

Nihilist reading of “Once There Was a Snowman”

Posted in Contemporary, Experimental, Modern