One Sunday a month, we present three original pieces in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, theater, performance art, writing, and the like — each 12 minutes or less with a short Q&A after each piece. The whole event is short and sweet, taking about an hour.
The City Library will present a live stream 12 Minutes Max on Sunday, September 20, at 2pm. Please join us using this Vimeo link.
The Also Sisters will present an excerpt from their first feature film A Historia dun Satélite, a black comedy about a Galician undertaker whose father was killed by a falling satellite, and now lives obsessed with not meeting the same fate. The film’s accolades include a nomination to best debut feature at the 25th Raindance Film Festival; a Best Feature Award at Defy Film Fest; and selections at the Chicago Underground Film Festival among numerous others. Sonia and Miriam Albert-Sobrino are filmmakers from Spain, established in Salt Lake City, where they both teach filmmaking at the University of Utah. The Also Sisters love sharing their hands-on experience with the upcoming generations of artists, and are especially happy about doing so in Utah.
Nichele Woods and Hannah Fischer will present their screendance Waiting. A work in progress, this piece is the second solo in a three-part series. In each solo, the performer/choreographer explores the distillation and embodiment of a particular emotional state. Originally intended to be a live performance, this second solo is being developed into a screendance in the wake of the COVID pandemic, allowing for the elements of film to affect the emotion's ultimate expression. Performer Nichele Woods is the creator of the solo series and the main editor. Screendance and modern dance artist Hannah Fischer is the director and cinematographer of the film. For more about the artists, visit www.nichelewoods.com and www.fischerdance.org.
Jorge Rojas will present Dance for our Departed, a video of a live-streamed performance that brings to light the unsettling racial disparities in the U.S. made all the more evident by the coronavirus pandemic, while offering a multicultural dance with sentiments of healing and hope. Born in Morelos, Mexico, Jorge Rojas is a multidisciplinary artist, independent curator, and art museum educator. He studied Art at the University of Utah and at Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His primary output for the last twelve years has been performance art, which interests Rojas in its ability to bring people together, provoke public engagement, action, and creative collaboration. Rojas is director of learning and engagement at the UMFA, where he oversees all education, community outreach, and adult programming initiatives for the Museum. vimeo.com/album/1555384
This program is modeled after 12 Minutes Max, a performance laboratory originated by On the Boards in Seattle.