"down by the riverside, i remember you"
Directed and Edited by: Alicia Díaz
Movement created in collaboration with: Matthew Thornton
Performed by: Matthew Thornton
Camera: Alicia Díaz, Sarah Smith, Felicia Ávalos, Hayley Cutler
Faculty Mentor: Ludovic Jolivet
MFA Dance Program: Department of Theatre and Dance, The George Washington University
--American College Dance Association Mid-Atlantic Conference
Towson University, MD, 2015.
--2nd Annual Richmond Dance Festival Film Night,Dogtown Dance Theater, April 2015.
--Winner of the 2nd Annual Richmond Dance Festival Film Night at Dogtown Dance Theater, 2015.
In fulfillment of my contract requirements at The University of Richmond, I completed an MFA in Dance from The George Washington University prior to my Midcourse Review in Spring 2016. The MFA program is designed for mid-career dance artists and combines residency and distance learning to enhance the careers of professionals worldwide. One of my MFA projects was the dance film “down by the riverside, i remember you.” I created the film in the New Media and Dance course led by Professor Ludovic Jolivet.
The film was subsequently screened at the American College Dance Association Mid-Atlantic Conference at Towson University, MD, 2015. In 2015, the film was selected for screening and won a prize in the 2nd Annual Richmond Dance Festival Film Night.
ABOUT THE FILM
"down by the riverside, i remember you" is a film about fatherhood, about searching for connection between self and nature, a balance between responsibility and individuality, a meditation against war for the sake of our children.