The Short Dance Collective is the home of captivating short dance films that explore the problems and issues facing society today. Our films use the power of movement and rhythm to bring to life the struggles of individuals and communities, shedding light on important social and mental health issues. Join us as we explore these topics through the lens of dance and movement.
An award winning short dance film. Written and told by victims from all across the world. Their stories are translated into a dance that shows the different phases a victim experiences. A tribute to the powerful movement. We created this film to shed light on the widespread issue of sexual assault and abuse. After hearing about the experiences of friends and loved ones, we felt compelled to use our artistic abilities to tell their stories and pay tribute to the #MeToo movement. Through dance and the words of real victims, we hope to raise awareness, spark conversation, and promote healing for survivors. It’s time for us to break the silence. Thank you to everyone who worked on this project and for sharing their stories to spread the message even further.
🏆 FESTIVALS & AWARDS
*Short Film Factory (New York, Boston, New Orleans, Chicago, San Diego en San Francisco) – Award Winner
*Paris Play Film festival (Parijs) – Award Winner Best Dance
*LAFA (Los Angeles) – Award Winner
*Lady Filmmakers Festival (Beverly Hills)
*New Renaissance (Amsterdam) *Experimental Dance Music Film Festival (Toronto)
*Frostbite Indie Fest (Colorado)
Director / Artist: Sophie Koster
Choreography: Martine van Santen
Sound Design: Marco Dol
Dancers / Actors: Viviana Pacchin, Beatrice Pellizzato, Vasiliki Kanellopoulou, Melina Chrysanthopoulou, Sofia Zervakou, Katerina Mageraki, Pavlina Kalaitzoglou, Iris Mitreli, Ilaria Rivetti, Sara da Costa Pereira & Julia Chacón.
Thank you for taking the time to watch our film. We hope this film sparks important conversations and promotes healing for survivors of abuse. If you or someone you know has been affected by these issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help.