Loikka Film Festival
In October 2008, Talal Al-Muhanna curated a screening of dance films for Zodiak Center for New Dance as part of the Loikka Film Festival. The program was entitled "Impressions of America".
Portal (Evann Siebens & Yael Kanarek)
New York Revisited (Thomas Mohr)
Routes (Alex Reuben)
"Whether it is the filmmaker holding the camera or the subject being pictured, the selection of films for “Impressions of America” reveal dance and movement as related to the act of travelling and of being a traveller. The impressions which these travellers convey in each film are set within “American” topographies that are alternately iconic (in “New York Revisited”), unexpected (in “Routes”) and refreshingly bizarre (in “Portal”). The ‘dances’ take place in urban landscapes with alien inhabitants, through the rhythm of the cuts and in rural communities amongst families and friends."