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Iesana is a dance film set in the autumn streets of Riga Latvia. Iesana means "walking" in Latvian. 17 dancers move through the city streets, transforming pedestrian spaces into poetic atmospheres. The young dancers in this film are part of a pioneering generation of contemporary dance in Latvia.

This film was created with supported by:
Global Practices Sharing Program of Movement Research
Latvian Acadamy of Culture
State Culture Capital Foundation, US Embassy Riga
Trust for Mutual Understanding

  • Lily Skove
  • TJ Hellmuth
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    5 minutes 36 seconds
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    September 15, 2016
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Director Biography - Lily Skove, TJ Hellmuth

Lily Skove is a filmmaker and choreographer, creating for the screen, installation, and live performance. As a projection designer and video artist, she recently worked with The Bebe Miller Company on their latest piece, "A History." Her Dance films have been screened at Dance Theater Workshop’s Digital Series in NYC, The San Diego/Tijuana DanceonFilm Festival, and Dance Camera Istanbul. Her choreography has been presented at The Chocolate Factory Theater in New York City, the Dailes Theatre in Riga, Latvia, and The Paxton Center at Oberlin College among other venues. Based in Los Angeles, she and her partner, TJ Hellmuth, make documentaries, commercials and films with their company, Open Land. Projects include documentation films for The William Forsythe Company's Motion Bank Project, and a film of Ann Hamilton's event of a thread, at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. Lily has taught media & performance at the The Ohio State University, Oberlin College and the Institute for Choreography in Latvia. She holds a Diploma in Dance Studies from the Laban Centre in London, a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MFA in dance and technology from The Ohio State University.

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