Lights Dance Fest 2022 – Bloom [Hybrid]

This event took place on Nov 20, 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: 45 min

Header image credit: NASATYA – The Twin Dancers, dir. Cyril Masson

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(Holly Wilder, US, 2022, 5 min, in English)

Morning is a dance film dedicated to those we’ve lost to the Covid-19 pandemic, that honors the grief of this period. Set to a reimagining of the traditional Appalachian spiritual, “Bright Morning Stars,” Morning reminds us of the beauty of sand under our feet and breath in our lungs, and asks its viewers to let that reminder inspire us to collectively create a world where we can all live.

Deafening Silences

(Anthony Chirco, Italy, 2021, 1 min, in Italian)

This collaboration between filmmaker Anthony Chirco and choreographer Marcello Carini was shot in the ghost town of Poggioreale in Sicily, Italy, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.


(Jérémie Bouillon (Director) & Sarah Adjou (Choreographer), France, 2022, 5 min)

A chiaroscuro reveals creatures discovering their environment with instinctive gestures. Warned by metallic echoes, they gather into a pack through a cadenced choreography, revealing a uniquely human vulnerability.


(Ruo Wen Tian, China, 2022, 5 min)

Countless ordinary life experiences are buried deep in dust by the ceaseless, forward current of time.

Falling Free

(Jakub Wittchen, Poland, 2022, 3 min, nonverbal)

Falling Free is a film about space, freedom and movement. About the beauty of being in water and being water.

Still Life - 'Interitus' / 'Tabeo' / 'Vanitas'

(Ryan Renshaw, Australia, 2021, 14 min) Premiered at Inspired Dance Film Festival, Sydney, Australia

Still Life is a triptych of three films inspired by the stage version. The films are the result of a 12-month COVID-enforced collaboration between Australasian Dance Collective and Kiosk Film.

NASATYA - The Twin dancers

(Cyril Masson, France, 2021, 3 min, in English)

According to the legend, Nasatyas are twin gods. They appear just before dawn, symbolizing the rising sun and opening a path to Usas, the goddess of dawn, announcing the beginning of a new day.


(Jeon Sehoon, Republic of Korea, 2021, 9 min, in Korean)

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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