Friday Film Break: "For the People" With Jack Ferver

As part of ThoughtMatter's "For the People" docuseries featuring creative interpretations of the U.S. Constitution, this video captures choreographer Jack Ferver opening up about being bullied as a child, the political nature of dance and the myth of equal access to the American dream.

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Friday Film Break: Sara Silkin's "LOST MIND" for L.A. Contemporary Dance

In a surrealist and deeply emotional film directed by Sara Silkin, the dancers of "LOST MIND," Hyosun Choi and JM Rodriguez of L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, grapple with the turmoil resulting from mental illness. Although Silkin's inspiration stemmed from her personal relationship with her father, her message has become increasingly relatable following a year defined by historical events and experiences that have impacted the mental health of many. The film's music is by Patrick Watson and narration by Lori Dorfman.

January 2021