All the stories of the world are hidden in music. Find yours.
La Folía is a visual anthology of twenty-four short stories, from the imaginations of over a dozen different people and all inspired by variations on the same ancient melody. The thematic story that links La Folía’s stories begins and ends the film, returning its protagonist full circle, yet changed. The story follows the pain, loss, joy and redemption of a young ballet student whose body type excludes her from being considered for a role for which she is eminently qualified in skill and passion. The twenty-four stories underlie the young dancer’s narrative arc and embody the joy, absurdity, sorrow, fury, and ecstasy she must face before realizing her own irrational fears and doubts are all that prevent her from performing a triumphant audition.
"A 500-year-old melody finds new life in a very 21st century way."
- Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
"An amazing concept executed to perfection."
- The Outlet Dance Project
"The film itself is not only creative, visually stunning and richly textured, it also says a lot about art and how it is essential to the human experience."
- Door Kinetic Arts Festival