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The intersexion of dance and spoken word


"Safe and Sound"

A short movement-based film that explores queer love, pleasure and safety in times of pain. It is based on a dance-theater performance for queer dancers to resist structures of oppression and violence through cathartic movements and tender care.

TASO PAPADAKIS is a commercial art photographer and filmmaker. He currently makes images for LA Opera, UCLA Opera, and AMDA. His photo work is often published in the LA Times and his motion film work is in the collection of the Joseph Campbell Foundation. Taso also works on photo documentaries; a notable career highlight includes photographing the Dalai Lama. He has a degree in Religious Studies from the University of Southern California and is a large-scale painter for the sake of movement and celebration.

KEVIN WILLIAMSON is a L.A. based dance artist, Lester Horton Award recipient, a Bates Educators Fellow, and Center Theatre Group Sherwood Award Finalist. His choreography has been presented by DanspaceProject, REDCAT’s NOW Festival, Dixon Place, CounterPulse, LACMA, Austin’s OUTsider Festival, Highways, Minnesota Fringe, Diversionary Theater, and the Beijing Dance Festival. Dances for theater and opera include collaborations with Washington National Opera, Atlantic Theater Company, the Juilliard School, Geffen Playhouse, Yale Theater, and Opera UCLA; and commissioned works for CSULB, LMU, and AMDA. He received his BA and MFA in Choreography from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. He is currently an Associate Professor of Dance and Chair of the Scripps College Dance Department in Claremont, CA. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Filmmaker
    Taso Papadakis & Kevin Williamson