WILLA & THE WILLIS

WILLA & THE WILLIS

An allegory of the bittersweet ephemeral nature of live dancing and the immortality of dancefilm. A celebration of and reflection on youth, ephemerality, transformation, and preservation, the Willis characters of folklore and classical ballet are revived on screen as contemporary video-ghosts. Subverting their trickster and spiteful reputations, these Willis' embrace the new and take the future generation into their care. Willa is similarly transformed by the encounter, as us humans continue to be transformed by our experiences with technology and the magic it can provide for dance past, present, and future.

This film was completed during a
Residency at Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina.

FESTIVAL
SCREENINGS:

Cucalorus Film Festival

Vancouver Short FIlm Festival
Festival of Recorded Movement
Cascadia Music and Arts Festival
CASCADIA Dance & Cinema Festival

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