Friday, February 10, 7:00 PM
Stevie Eller Dance Theatre | 1713 E University Blvd
Presented by Arizona Arts Hanson Film Institute and School of Dance with support from Africana Studies.
About the film:
Jazz in movement and music can be beautiful, puzzling, avant garde, authentic and theatrical. It is forever evolving. Uprooted, free of any artificial narrative, is a cinematic exploration of this art form, paying homage to its lineage, celebrating its many re-interpretations and through a fast- moving kaleidoscope of movement and music will, inspire the dancer of tomorrow to keep this art form alive.
Occupying a contested artscape, Jazz Dance, with its historic and artistic roots in enslaved peoples is also a metaphor for struggle, resistance and acceptance. Set against observational and experiential expressions from diverse practitioners against a linear examination of American history, we want to create a film that allows everyone to experience testimonials and exemplars from people that love jazz dance and believe it matters as much as life.