a film by Kusanagi Sisters
directed∙conception∙produced by: Lisa Kusanagi & JuJu Kusanagi
performance by: Lisa Kusanagi & JuJu Kusanagi
director of photography: Annisa Amalia
production designer: Lisa Kusanagi
edited by: JuJu Kusanagi
music by: Chakita, Maxwell Transue and Tony Denove
production assistant: Mitchell Gustin
According to research, there are 9 different types of intelligence; naturalistic, musical, logical-mathematical, existential, interpersonal, bodily-kinesthetic, linguistic, intra-personal, and spatial. Kusanagi Sisters question alternative types of intelligence not previously defined. They reject colonization of white supremacist capitalist patriarchy in order to think and create freely.
"itsy bitsy" (2015) is a short film by Kusanagi Sisters (Lisa & JuJu Kusanagi). The film won First Place in Pre-Professional Category at 2016 Utah Dance Film Festival and Audience Choice Award at 40 NORTH Dance Film Festival 2015 and it played on the LED billboards on JW/Courtyard Marriott Hotel near Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles as part of L.A. Live from November 2015 to February 2016. The film has been screened at 21 film festivals/galas and 3 universities in 5 countries (USA, Mexico, Portugal, Albania, and Indonesia) and 10 U.S. states, including ADF's Movies By Movers (NC), Greensboro Dance Film Festival 2015 (NC), San Francisco Dance Film Festival (CA), 40 NORTH Dance Film Festival 2015 (CA), 40 NORTH Selects (CA), StandardVision Selects (CA), Art Produce (CA), L.A. Live (CA), Next Century Gala (WA), Cornish College of the Arts (WA), Next Dance Cinema 2015 (WA), Vienna International Ballet Experience Dance Gala (MT), University of Texas at San Antonio (TX), Utah Dance Film Festival 2016 (UT), Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (MI), EnCORE: Dance on Film (GA), Oklahoma Dance Film Festival (OK), 3rd Annual Dance Shorts: College Film Festival Gala (AZ), Universidad de las Americas Puebla (Mexico), Danza UDLAP (Mexico), Agite y Sirva Screendance Touring Festival 2016 (Mexico), International Festival of Film for Children and for Teenagers (Albania), Braga International Video Dance Festival (Portugal), 2nd MINIKINO FILM WEEK Festival (Bali), etc.