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Charged Screens in Three International Festivals Fall 2023

Charged screens at Cuadro por Danza Festival in Caracas, Venezuela (9/9); London International Screen Dance Festival at Laban Theatre (10/12-13), and Exeter Dance International Film Festival (10/16-22) in the UK’s South West.

Charged, a dance film by Daniel Gwirtzman, was featured in the opening event program for the 5th edition Cuadro por Danza Festival, screening Saturday, September 9th at Centro de Arte Los Galpones in Caracas, Venezuela. This colorful PDF details the programs:

Charged has been selected to screen at the London International Screen Dance Festival at Laban Theatre in London. This biennial event is “a celebration of the inventive and experimental integration of movement, choreography and the moving image on screen.” The Festival dates are October 12th and 13th and features a lineup of a total of 28 films from China, Spain, Brazil, Taiwan, Romania, Greece, Iran, Canada, India, Italy, Poland, France, Indonesia, the UK, and the US. Acclaimed choreographer Hofesh Shechter and director Mitchell Rose are among the filmmakers. Visit their site for more..

Charged is also an official selection of the Exeter Dance International Film Festival and will be shown online between October 16th-22nd. EDIFF is a not-for-profit international dance film festival for the UK’s South West. Set in the heart of Exeter, this yearly full day and evening event in October is “brimming with world-class independent dance films.” Available for anyone in the world to watch! Visit this link to purchase tickets.


Charged showcases an over-caffeinated Everywoman in her kitchen on the brink of disaster. A portrait of a driven, detailed woman who manages an array of tasks, alternating between the discipline of accomplishing and the daydream of departure. Humor, grit, exhaustion, frustration, and liberation emerge as themes as the soloist pursues unexpected and surprising actions within an expected and unsurprising setting.

The film was commissioned by the Texas-based Flatlands Dance Theatre and made its premiere during the Solo Series, a week-long screening (May 2021). It subsequently screened to live audiences at the DanceBARN ScreenDANCE Festival in Battle Lake, Minnesota (July 2021) at TDP’21, Tipperary Dance Platform’s international dance festival, which “brings the best of dance from the world” to Tipperary, Ireland (October, 2021), the Thessaloniki Cinedance International in Thessaloniki, Greece (September 2022), the Third Coast Dance Festival in Reno, Nevada (February 2023), at the Opine Dance Film Festival, presented by the Bryn Mawr Film Institute at Bryn Mawr College (March 2023), and the American Dance Festival’s Movies by Movers Festival during ADF’s 90th Anniversary Season at Duke University (June 2023).