ChanYeoul Choi majored in anthropology and aesthetics, and has taught subjects related to dance, performing arts, and aesthetics at various universities and graduate schools. Currently, Choi focuses on the conscientious cultural studies based on the arts and humanities of body, and teaches aesthetics and dance history at the Institute of Dance Culture in Korea.
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Roma Flowers, in an evolutionary journey starting from an extensive background in theatrical lighting, projection and video design, has created award-winning screendances in collaboration with several master dance artists including Helanius J. Wilkins, Nina Martin, Adam McKinney and Mary Williford-Shade. Her screendances have been included in film festivals throughout the US, Canada, the UK, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Brazil, and Nepal. Recently, Roma was a guest mentor for the 2021 Dance Camera West mentorship program and served as curator for the inaugural adjudicated Screendance category of the 2022 Denton Black Film Festival.
Andreas Strand Renberg is a filmmaker, musician, actor and curator. He grew up in the village Hølen, south of Oslo, where a large part of the inhabitants works as artists and was early introduced to theater and art. He has worked as an actor with several theatre companies in Norway and Europe, and composed and produced music for various projects in the performing arts and film, including his own band Madamamwe. As a filmmaker, he has co-produced documentaries for the national broadcast NRK and a number of music videos. The dance documentary Why I Dance (2021) is his first short film.
NBFF Feature Film: Why I Dance