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)