Movie - "Contact" - the 12th collaboration between filmmaker Mitchell Rose and BodyVox dance company. A dancer is confronted by an onslaught of attackers, illustrating that our days are battles, from which we find respite in simple human contact.
director: Mitchell Rose
choreographers: Jamey Hampton & Ashley Roland
BodyVox dance company
To view the movie:
Back by popular demand! A kinetic storm of creativity, physicality, beauty and wit.
Hailed by Oregon Arts Watch as, “…a tight ensemble of skilled performers,” BodyVox-2 performs a repertory composed of new work and classic BodyVox dances; this captivating program will reveal a powerful and dynamic company of dancers.
BodyVox is a dance company based in Portland, Oregon, and was formed in 1997 on commission from the Portland Opera. The company blends contemporary dance with dance theater, and often makes use of other performance art form such as live music. In addition to their performances, the company has worked extensively with film and multi-media. BodyVox's collection of short films "Modern Daydreams" was a collaboration with performance artist and filmmaker Mitchell Rose, and the film won the American Choreography Award for Outstanding Achievement in Short Film in 2002.
To view this and other videos visit www.bodyvox.com/film
“Modern Daydreams: Deere John. A man and a 22-ton John Deere excavator … winner of 19 festival awards. “A funny and surprisingly touching fantasy,” – The New York Times
Jamey Hampton – Co-founder and Co-artistic Director
A Portland native, Hampton began his dance training in his hometown and furthered his study of artistic mediums at Dartmouth College, where he graduated with a BFA in drama. In 1978, Jamey joined Pilobolus Dance Theater; he later was an original member of MOMIX, and co-founded ISO Dance with his wife Ashley Roland. The duo founded BodyVox in 1997.
Ashley Roland – Co-founder and Co-artistic Director
Ashley Roland is a Connecticut native and began her dance training in New York in the David Howard and Alvin Ailey studios, continuing her studies at North Carolina School of the Arts. Ashley joined MOMIX Dance Theater as a choreographer and dancer in 1983 and four years later she cofounded ISO Dance with her husband Jamey Hampton. The duo founded BodyVox in 1997.
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Saturday, March 8th, 2014
Show Begins at 7:30 PM
This event is presented by the Liberty Theater