HERON (2017) Dance Film, 5 mins

Director & Performer: Roxana Barba

Cinematographer & Editor: Claudio Marcotulli

Shot on a highway situated over a waterway, HERON is an improvised dance film about marginalization and urban rites of passages. The story and movements unfolded out of an intimate encounter with a wounded heron. Remaining beautifully defiant, utterly graceful and elevated out of his pain, he looked as impotent as I felt.

I related instantly.

With one foot on land and one on water, a heron and I are caught crossing spaces that are neither here, nor there.

Screenings & Festival Selections:

  • 2019 Infierno en los Andes Festival, Puno - Peru

  • 29th MEDIAWAVE International Film and Music Gathering, Hungary

  • 2019 International Video Art Festival of Camaguey (FIVAC) - Cuba

  • RCS 51-75 Exhibit at the Annex Miami

  • 24th Cucalorus Film Festival, North Carolina - USA

  • Videoskin - Contemporary Dance Video Works, Yukon - Canada

  • 2018 Women Cinemakers Biennale, Germany

  • Re-Play, Edge Zones Gallery, Florida - USA

  • 305 & Havana International Improv Festival 2018, Trinidad, Havana - Miami - Cuba & USA

  • 10th Short Waves Festival 2018, Poznen - Poland

  • 2018 Women in Dance Leadership Conference, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York - USA

  • 5th ScreenDance Miami Festival 2018, (Perez Art Museum, Miami)