Miami, Florida, USA
Roxana Barba (Lima, Peru 1976) is a dancemaker whose practice incorporates interdisciplinary uses of dance, film and installation. Barba received her BFA in Dance from New World School of the Arts, Miami, Florida. Her work explores sensorial embodiment, cultural dissonance, home and the hidden. Her performances and films are often rooted in interdisciplinary collaboration and improvisational processes.
Recent screenings and performances include Miami Film Festival; Perez Art Museum; Bakehouse Art Complex; La Fabrica de Arte (Havana, Cuba); South Florida PBS and Miami Performance Festival, among others. She is currently working on a collaborative investigative project funded by the Knight Foundation, exploring Pre-Columbian iconography and Andean Cosmovision.
NBFF Feature Film: Pisadas y Manzanillas
André M. Zachery
Brooklyn, New York, USA
André M. Zachery is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist of African American and Haitian descent, and is a scholar, researcher and technologist with a BFA from Ailey/Fordham University and MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts from CUNY/Brooklyn College. As the artistic director of Renegade Performance Group his practice, research and community engagement artistically focuses on merging of choreography, technology and Black cultural practices through multimedia work. André is a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Gregory Millard Fellow in Choreography and 2019 Jerome Hill Foundation Fellow in Choreography. Since 2012 André has had screenings of his dance films in the Haiti Film Festival (Haiti Cultural Exchange), Earthdance Film Festival (Dance Films Association), Movies by Makers (American Dance Festival), MoTif Film Festival, at 3LD Art & Technology Center and the Brooklyn Museum. His most recent film series Ephemera is set to be released this Fall 2020 and was commissioned by Socrates Sculpture Park (NYC).
NBFF Feature Film: Just Past and Beyond
After fifteen years as a contemporary dancer, Antoine Panier redirects his professional activity to film and video carrying out projects in various fields such as corporate films, trailers for dance and theatre, motion design... Through his training and experience in dance, he develops a particular camera work which is based on the relationship between the lens and the choreography. The image is often intrusive and intimate, leaving no room for modesty of emotions. In 2018 he co-writes and directs the multi award-winning film “Making Men”, screened in more than 40 film festivals around the world.
NBFF Feature Film: Making Men
Jesús-Mario Lozano’s opera prima as a feature film director was “Así” (“Just like that”). It was released during the Critic’s Week at the internationally prestigious Mostra de Venezia. Lozano’s second feature film was “Más allá de mí” (“Beyond myself”) and third feature film was “Ventanas al mar” (“Windows to the sea”) both premiered at the renown Festival de Guadalajara. His feature documentary “La sangre bárbara” (“Barbarian blood”) was premiered at the Monterrey International Film where it won best film. His most recent feature film “Fuego Adentro” will be premiered at the Morelia Film Festival in 2020.
NBFF Feature Film: La Sangre Bárbara