Lights Dance Fest 2022 – Dream Within a Dream [Hybrid]

This event took place on Nov 19, 2022


  • $20 General
  • $15 Student/Arts Worker
  • $10 NWFF Member

REGULAR TICKETS (Nov. 19 + 20):

  • $15 General
  • $10 Student/Arts Worker
  • $7 NWFF Member


  • $40 General
  • $35 Student/Arts Worker
  • $30 NWFF Member


TRT: 62 min

Header photo credit: Inexistent Word, dir. Vera Kachinskaya

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(Jennifer Akalina Petuch & Annali Rose, US, 2020, 7 min)

Liminality is inspired by reimagining what Odette may have experienced upon plunging to her death in the lake from the classical ballet Swan Lake. It is a moment of suspended reality and a story of disenchantment, self-discovery and transformation.

Folds of the Wind

(Samir T. Radwan, Egypt, 2021, 3 min, in English)

A transformative journey expressing the process of navigating emotions mirrored in the forming and reshaping of white desert clusters.


(Aleksej Nutz, Germany, 2021, 9 min)

Arrawraw is a dreamlike piece in which dance takes us to a familiar and yet magical place – a journey to the origins of each one of us, to the common origin of all – the beginning.

Inexistent Word

(Vera Kachinskaya, Russian Federation, 2021, 6 min, in Russian with English subtitles)

A naked man is fast asleep, surrounded by the sounds of his dreams. He wakes up alone in an unfamiliar area, hearing a mother’s Voice drawing him in; but as soon as he is ready to answer, the Voice is silent.


(Daniel Denegre, US, 2021, 12 min, in English)

At the end of a dying world, two scavengers are running out of options. When they find a way out, one doesn’t hesitate to take what she can. But when faced with her victim, she has to decide if her survival is what’s most important.


(PV Ferraz, Brazil, 2021, 10 min) Premiered at 17º Athens Digital Arts Festival

The World, 2020. The body isolated, the mind in contact. How many flaws and powers inhabit the cloistered human being?

Emergency Kit

(YeaJean Choi & GunWoo Jun, Republic of Korea, 2021, 15 min, in English)

This work portrays the chaos, selfishness, and cultural differences between people who cannot recognize emergencies as emergencies due to the blunt confusion of non-daily life.

Lights Dance Festival, Toronto’s only festival that bridges the worlds of dance and film, comes to NWFF in 2022 for its first in-person Seattle screenings.

Strata of forgotten items discovered in any lost-and-found box present a certain history, be it plastic jewelry from the ‘90s, handwritten notes, or photographs. Each item tells a story of its former owner, while collectively, the mélange of abandoned objects provides a perspective of entangled histories. Such recollection – contact with the past – need not be merely object-based, but also, ephemeral, sensorial, and imaginative.

The magic of moving images such as film is also a vehicle into the past through which we revisit familiar spaces and recontextualize certain events through the lens of time. Inspired by the power of film to reignite remnants of the past, the Lights Dance Festival has curated films from around the globe to meaningfully engage with temporalities, whether they are autobiographical journeys or more conceptual experimentations with digital materials and technologies.

⚠️ Please note: NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. We are not currently checking vaccination cards.

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1515 12th Ave,

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