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Cadence Video Poetry Festival 2024 [Online]

April 19 - April 28

$5 – $25

The 7th Annual Cadence Video Poetry Festival takes place online April 19–28!

Cadence Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, programmed in collaboration with Seattle author Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and intermedia artist Rana San, is a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, during National Poetry Month.

Cadence approaches video poetry as a literary genre presented as visual media that makes new meaning from the combination of text and moving image. Featuring screenings, an artist residency, generative workshops for youth and adults, and juried awards, the festival fosters critical and creative growth around the medium of video poetry.

The online showcases feature 4 dance films in three showcases, available to view online April 19-28:
Inspired by a poem of the same name, this videopoetry work immerses viewers in a world where passion and friendship intertwine to overcome life’s challenges.
(directors: Elena Motiejunaite & Lyja Maknaviciute, poet: Elena Motiejunaite, Lithuania, 2023, 4 min, in Lithuanian with hardcoded English subtitles)
Screens in “They multiply more and more” showcase.

“Exiles (Exils)”
A conversation with oneself when the ground slips away beneath our feet. A forced journey, when we would rather remain grounded by our roots; the refusal of an imposed destiny, out of home. A dreamlike vision of a home-island that we cling to; our asylum from chaos.
(director: Josef Khallouf, poet: Corinne Boulad, Lebanon, 2023, 5 min, in French with hardcoded English subtitles)
Screens in “When we bite down” showcase.

The poetry film Only, based on the book by Rebecca Foust, is literal (her son was born with an APGAR 1 score, not breathing for a few minutes until he was resuscitated with a hand pump), metaphorical (many people discount the lives and experiences of people on the autism spectrum), and also surreal. Filmed on the coastline with intense exposure to the elements, this work highlights the experiences of those othered in our society.
(director: Maxine Flasher-Düzgüneş, poet: Rebecca Foust, US, 2023, 2 min, in English with hardcoded English text)
Screens in “Our never ending” showcase.

“Reading the Body: Recovery”
Dancers create original choreography based on poetry about recovery, set to original music, and highlighted with ASL interpretation in this co-production of Bellevue Literary Review and The Paige Fraser Foundation.
(directors: Danielle Ofri & Paige Fraser-Hoffman, poets: Anthony Aguero, Monique Ferrell, Talia Bloch & Nicholas Yingling, US, 2023, 14 min, in American Sign Language & English with English intertitles)
Screens in “Our never ending” showcase.


April 19
April 28
$5 – $25
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