i'm so honored to have been a part of this incredible short film, Entelechy.
"ENTELECHY is a film about the state of the world, the destruction of the earth, and a dream of a brighter unified future." - Flaunt Magazine
check out the full article and interview with ariana delawari on flaunt.com and view the film below!
screenings to date:
- Cleveland International Film Festival
- Brooklyn Short Film Festival
- Boston International Film Festival
- Deep Focus: Women in Film: Ireland
- Tokyo LIft-Off Online Film Festival
- Milan Online Film Festival
entelechy def: the realization of potential
"Musician, filmmaker, and activist Ariana Delawari has announced the forthcoming release of her double album Entelechy I & II due out August 12"
Entelechy I was produced by Butchy Fuego and Entelechy II is the same collection of tracks presented as acoustic and unproduced featuring Salar Nader - a fellow Afghan-American and a famed virtuoso of the tabla.
i'm excited to announce that the short film i choreographed which accompanies Entelechy, will premiere in the next few months! it's already hit the festival circuit, screening all over the world, the responses have been very positive and heartfelt. the debut of the film will coincide with the release of Ariana Delawari's double album. Thank you to the amazing Nicole Disson for bringing me on board.
you can listen to the first single from the album here or take a peek at the film's trailer!
Collaboration is key and one of my FAVORITE aspects of creating work.
I'm thrilled that the short film I choreographed for Ariana Delawari, ENTELECHY, will be screening at three festivals this spring: cleveland international film festival, boston international film festival, and deep focus: women in film, a new festival in Ireland.
ENTELECHY is a haunting experimental, docu-musical about global warming and changing the dream. A woman is guided by a dream therapist onto a shamanic journey through the inner and outer worlds of being. Within the dream state she works to shift her dream to a vision of love, and in doing so succeeds in shifting the universal dream as well.
With an original soundtrack by Delawari and Butchy Fuego, from their yet to be released album, the film features Ariana Delawari, Daniel Blinkoff, Bo Foxworth, Lita Albuquerque, Austin Westbay and Lila Danscecs with cinematography by Bérénice Eveno and editing by Mariana Blanco. A big thank you to producer Nicole Disson for bringing me on board,
"Art is an investigation" - Twyla Tharp
"The creative process is a process of surrender, not control" - Julia Cameron
just wrapped production on ariana delawari's upcoming short entelechy. ariana led the way with grace, spirit and above all bravery. she gave us the freedom to discover real beauty in the moment. i'm so grateful to all of the dancers for their open hearts and unrelenting passion.