Private Project

Marmo (marble)

High up on a ledge of a marble quarry a sculpture waits to emerge from the rough walls that imprison it. Flesh and stone, sculptor and sculpture, dance around the question of who's creating whom.

  • Nancy Allison
    Director
    Hamadryad
  • Laura Boato
    Director
  • Nancy Allison
    Writer
    Hamadryad
  • Laura Boato
    Writer
  • Nancy Allison
    Producer
    Hamadryad
  • Laura Boato
    Key Cast
  • Michela Lorenzano
    Key Cast
  • Laura Boato
    Choreographer
  • Laura Cappellesso
    Editor
    12 Venezia, A-maze-ing Venice, Gigi
  • Luca Fortini
    Camera
  • Simone Verona
    Camera
  • Bottega Baltazar
    Music
    The Green Blood, The First Snow, The Closed Sea
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Marmo
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Dance, Art, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 19, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Film Language:
    English, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV progressive
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • IndieFEST 2016
    LaJolla, CA
    United States
    Award of Merit/Arts, Culture, Performance,Plays
  • 15th Festival Internazionale Segni della Notte
    Urbino
    Italy
    April 7, 2017
    World Premier
    Official Selection
  • IDACO nyc 2017
    New York
    United States
    June 2, 4
    US premiere
  • Videoconcorso Francesco Pasinetti
    Venice
    Italy
    May 30, 2017
    1st Prize Videoart
  • Fear No Film International Film Festival
    Salt Lake City, UT
    United States
    June 24, 2017
    Utah Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival Angaelica
    Big BearLake, CA
    United States
    September 23, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Mykonos Biennale
    Mykonos
    Greece
    September 2, 2017
    Greek Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Venice International Film Festival
    Venice
    Italy
    September 4, 2017
    Official Selection/Veneto Pavillon
  • Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
    Boulder, CO
    United States
    October 15, 2017
    Colorado Premiere
    Official Selection
  • São Carlos Videodance Festival
    São Carlos, São Paulo
    Brazil
    October 26, 2017
    South American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 15th Festival International Signes de la Nuit
    Paris
    France
    October 5, 2017
    French premiere
    Official Selection
  • Re-SET.mefree
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 25, 2017
    UK premiere
    Official Selection
  • 15th Internacional Festival Signos de la Noite
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    November 27, 2017
    Portuguese Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Toronto Short Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    March 16, 2018
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Screendance Landscapes
    Venice
    Italy
    April 17, 2018
    Venice Premiere
    Official Selection
  • New York City Independent Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 14, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Experimental, Dance & Music Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 20, 2018
    Best Cinematography
  • Colortape International Film Festival
    Brisbane
    Australia
    February 24, 2018
    Australian Premiere
    2018 Top 100 Films
  • YoFi
    Yonkers, NY
    United States
    November 3, 2018
    Yonkers premiere
    Official Selection
  • Triskelion Dance Film Festival
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    November 17, 2018
    Brooklyn premiere
    Official Selection
  • Blow Up Arthouse International Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Montreal, Quebec
    Canada
    March 20, 2019
    Official Selection
  • International Festival du Film sur L'art
    Montreal, Quebec
    Canada
    March 20, 2019
    Official Selection
Distributor Information
  • Nancy Allison
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Nancy Allison, Laura Boato

Nancy Allison received a BFA (Bachelor’s of Fine Arts) from Ohio University from which she also received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002. In addition she studied, as a scholarship student, at the famed University of the Arts at Jacob’s Pillow founded by American modern dance pioneer, Ted Shawn. She earned CMA certification (Certified Movement Analyst) from LIMS/NY (Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies) in 1991 and is a sought after teacher of LMA (Laban Movement Analysis) in the US, Canada and Europe. From 1976 – 85 Nancy was a member of Jean Erdman’s and Joseph Campbell’s Theater of the Open Eye where she won acclaim for her interpretations of Erdman’s modern dance repertory of the 1940s and 50s. She was the executive producer and featured dancer in the three-part video archive Dance & Myth: The World of Jean Erdman now housed in the U.S. Library of Congress, the Jerome Robbins Dance Research Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Centre National de la Danse in Pantin, France, among others. At The Open Eye, she was also one of a trio of dancers comprising the company of,” Op Odyssey”, awarded the prize for Best Company at the 15th International Festival d’Autômne at the Théâtre de Champs Elysées in Paris and with which she toured the US and Europe for several years. Her choreography has been presented internationally by the Athens Festival in Greece, House of Composers in Moscow (Russia) and Encontro Laban in Rio de Janiero (Brazil), in New York City by Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, 92nd St. Y, P.S. 122 and Dance Now and throughout the US by the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD), Blossom Music Festival (Cleveland, OH) and Artquake (Portland, OR) among others. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Harkness Foundation for the Dance, the Gladys Kreibel Delmas Foundation, as well as the Laurance Rockefeller gift in support of her work. Her first film, “Hamadryad” premiered at the 2015 Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association’s Dance on Camera Festival and has since screened as an Official Selection at the Mykonos Biennale (Greece), Philadelphia Screendance Festival (USA), Oklahoma Dance Film Festival (USA), International Festival du Film sur L’Art (Montréal,Canada), Colortape International Film Festival (Brisbane, Australia) São Carlos Videodanse Festival (São Carlos, Brazil) and Cinemística (Granada, Spain) among others.

LAURA BOATO born in Venice, graduated cum laude in Philosophy from Università di Ca’ Foscari, Venice in 2000. She began her dance training in Italy with Manola Bettio and continued studying and performing at Quatrième sous-sol in Paris, France, as a guest at the famed Folkwang Hochschule and Tanztheater Pina Bausch in Essen,Germany and in New York at Movement Research, P.S 122 and with Susan Klein and the Shua Group. In Italy she has performed some of the most well-known contemporary dance companies including Tocna Danza, Ersilia Danza, Lubert Das and C.ia Chiara Frigo. Laura has choreographed works for the Toni Benetton Museum and the Opera Estate Festival in Treviso, University Ca’ Foscari in Venice, Istituto Univestario Architettura di Venezia, the Municipality of Venice, Emergency (a private organization providing psychological assistance to refugees escaping war-torn countries) and Comitato Cittadino per la Giornata della Memoria (Citizen’s Committee for the Day of Remembrance). In 2010 with “Madre Acida” (which means both “acid mother” and “sourdough”) she was a finalist for the Young Dance Author Prize from Opera estate Festival Veneto. In 2011 she created “Le isole non crescono” (Islands don’t become larger), a site-specific work commissioned by La Biennale Danza as part of the international project “Choreographic Collision/Moving the City”, under the direction of Ishmael Ivo. In 2012 she was invited to participate in the Biennale’s New Dance and Research section where she created “Incarnazione” which won First Prize at Orient Occident Festival, an international choreographic competition. The festival supported the development of her acclaimed triptych ON THE MARKET / Incarnation_Beauty_Art, which was subsequently presented at Lavanderia a Vapore in Turin and Teatri di Vetro in Rome. In 2014, at the invitation of Ca’ Foscari professor, Stefano Tomassini she began a three-year choreographic investigation of the classical ballet, “Giselle”, supported by Choreographic Collision/ DanzaVenezia. In 2016 her “Giselle” was presented at Fondamenta Nova and Teatro Goldoni in Venice, Teatro Comunale in Vicenza, LAC Arte e Cultura in Lugano, Switzerland and Teatro Elfo Puccini in Milan.

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