"Trust, collaboration, sharing histories, living archives in conversation between generations are what we all need now."
- Audience member, from Second Annual Paufve Dance Film Screening
Paufve Dance values community: the friends of friends who become family over a holiday dinner; the crew you call for a ride home from the airport; the buddy prepared to be your biggest fan or co-conspirator or PR agent at the drop of a hat. For 20 years, Paufve Dance has built community through personal connection and the generosity of good humans.
In the spirit of gathering and celebrating artistic community as a form of chosen family, Paufve Dance presents its second annual film screening, with three new films directed by Julia Sweeney:
8x8x8 Time Warp Reverie – an artfully edited compilation of 16 years of Paufve Dance’s beloved 8x8x8 series
Uptown End Times – a eulogy and celebration in honor of Oakland’s Uptown Nightclub. Randee performs with cellist and composer Chris Evans in the Uptown’s space before they closed their doors permanently, another Covid casualty.
OLIVIA! A new film featuring dancer Olivia Caldeira Holston performing works set to music by Brazilian female/feminist vocalists and the sounds of São Paulo.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, holding space for one another, cheers-ing the past year and years and looking ahead at what is on the horizon for Paufve Dance.
Note: These films premiered November 21st, 2021 at Paufve Dance's 2nd Annual Film Screening. The films were shared, followed by Q&A with ODC dance writer-in-residence and UC Berkeley professor Sima Belmar.