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Charged depicts an over-caffeinated character in her kitchen on the brink of disaster. The film is a portrait of a driven, detailed Everywoman who manages an array of tasks, alternating between the discipline of accomplishing and the daydream of departure. Humor, grit, exhaustion, frustration, and liberation emerge as themes as the soloist pursues unexpected and surprising actions within an expected and unsurprising setting.
The six-minute film was commissioned by the Texas-based Flatlands Dance Theatre and made its premiere during the Solo Series, screening May 1-May 8, 2021. It subsequently screened July 24 at the DanceBARN ScreenDANCE Festival in Battle Lake, Minnesota (presented to a live audience during a free outdoor screening in downtown Battle Lake), and will screen October 6-16 at TDP’21, Tipperary Dance Platform’s international dance festival, which “brings the best of dance from the world” to Tipperary, Ireland.
Choreography: Daniel Gwirtzman. Dancer Sarah Mondle. Photography: Mike Hoops.
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