A Global Film Series Produced by Jacob Jonas The Company
In Partnership with Somewhere Magazine
Presented by the Harris Theater, The Wallis, and the Soraya
January 25 – May 3, 2021
Films.Dance is a groundbreaking new global film series produced by and under the creative direction of Jacob Jonas The Company and in partnership with Somewhere Magazine, and is co-presented by Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts.
One of the most ambitious international dance film projects ever undertaken, Films.Dance engages more than 150 artists from 52 cities in 25 countries, culminating in 15 short films that have been shot over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through non-traditional collaborations across cultures and continents, and led by the vision of Jacob Jonas, the series connects the perspectives of a diverse group of artists from a range of disciplines, dance genres, abilities, and experiences. Filmed across the globe during the pandemic — in locations ranging from Amsterdam, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, and London, to Los Angeles, New York, Nigeria, and Spain — Films.Dance exists at the intersection of dance, music, fashion, and film.
Beginning January 25, 2021, and each Monday following for 15 weeks, one film will premiere at 11 a.m. Central on the HT Virtual Stage and on the Films.Dance Instagram account. A series of weekly conversations and engagement events is in development, and will allow for deeper exploration of the series themes, creative process and perspectives of collaborating artists.