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Dance on Screen: "The Sound of Masks" directed by Sara CF de Gouveia

Fri, April 16th, 2021
7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm

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One event on Sat, April 17th, 2021 at 7:00pm

One event on Sun, April 18th, 2021 at 12:45pm

Dance on Screen:  "The Sound of Masks" directed by Sara CF de Gouveia

Dance on Screen Film Festival

How can the camera expand our experience of dance? In five films, we will watch together as diverse dance traditions are brought to life. Live Q+A’s with filmmakers and choreographers will reframe dance from multiple viewpoints, and bring vibrant choreography from around the world to wherever you may be.

Dance on Screen Film Festival is a special collaboration with Images Cinema. All films are free and open to the public.

Mapiko is a traditional masked dance performed by the male members of the Makonde community in northern Mozambique. During the Mozambican War of Independence in the 1960s, this dance became a tool to challenge colonization. Beautifully shot documentation of the dance form is placed into conversation with powerful archival footage; we see the history of Mozambique’s colonial past, independence struggle and civil war in a dynamic interplay with a history of dance. Following Atanásio Nyusi, leading practitioner of Mapiko, Sound of Masks offers an in-depth look at the integral role of dance and art in the continued fight to decolonize Mozambique and restore national identity. 70 min.

There will be a post-screening of “The Sound of Masks”  Q+A with director Sara CF De Gouveia and dancer Atanásio Nyusi on April 18 at 2:00 PM.

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