Published: Sept. 2, 2017

Cinema, Movement, Dance

Erika Randall 5 5 1080






Associate Professor and Chair of Dance,  Department of Theatre and Dance,
University of Colorado at Boulder

Exterior/Interior Location

Wednesday, October 18, 12:00-1:00, in ATLAS 311

Screendance has the opportunity to navigate inner and outer worlds, place serving as a stand-in for emotional states. A collaborator within dance cinema since 1991, Erika will examine her body of work and the work of other dance film makers who traverse interior landscapes through the vehicle of locale.

Randall is a teacher, choreographer and filmmaker who has an MFA in Choreography from Ohio State University, a BA in Dance from the University of Washington.  She has worked with Teena Marie Custer, Sara Hook, David Parker and the Bang Group, Michelle Ellsworth, Gabriel Masson, Megan Odom, Anna Sapozhnikov, Rebecca-Nettl-Fiol, Esteban Donoso, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Buglisi/Foreman Dance.  Her dancefilms, “Down for the Count,”  “more,"“self defense,” and “less,” created with film collaborators, Daniel Beahm and Markas Henry, have screened at festivals such the Sans Souci Dance Cinema Festival, the Starz Denver Film Festival, the Florence GLBT Film Festival in Italy, and the Façade Film Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Randall co-wrote, directed, produced and choreographed the feature dance film, Leading Ladies, which premiered at the Sonoma International Film Festival in 2010, and has played to sold-out audiences at over 65 festivals world-wide, including: New York’s NewFest, Los Angeles’ Outfest, San Francisco’s Frameline, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Starz Denver Film Festival, the Cannes Independent Film Festival, and won “Best Feature” at the Palm Beach Women’s Film Festival. Her interest in dance, its relationship to popular culture, and its ability to impact change, is at the heart of all of her research and teaching.