Private Project

Lakota, White Sand, Red Sand

Experimental piece narrated through the body alike territory and the landscape as a body metamorphosed by the human. Milenaria travels the North American territory of Lakota, discovering landscapes on her way that invite her to translate the memories of the places through dialogue with the natural elements that surround her and their subtle energy, channeled through the dance practice of improvisation. From this translation comes a kind of dreamlike Anabasis that maps the inner journey of a woman who moves via a global contingency of COVID Pandemic, from the fleeting temporality of the road and the contemplative temporality that allows the body a pause to breathe on the red sand and white sand.

  • Milena Carvajal George
  • Milena Carvajal George
  • Sanarte Cuántico
  • Milena Carvajal George
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 22, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Festival de Cine de Palmira
    October 22, 2020
    Video experimental
Director Biography - Milena Carvajal George

41 years old Colombian artist, woman, mom, grandma, She/Her. Nurse, Naturopath, Dancer, Performer, University Professor.

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Director Statement

Artist, healer and researcher of holistic wellness and social art. I have studied Contemporary Dance at Entredanza Centro de Formación Integral in Venezuela; trained in Barre Method in New Jersey; and participated in open Contemporary Dance workshops at the Martha Graham School in New York. I use performance, video art, and ancestral healing rituals as well as intimate energetic dialogues in my practice. I developed the Sanarte Quantico system, a methodology for approaching pedagogical alternatives for the body from the perspective of Agape philosophy, ancestral medicine, quantum healing, and environmentalism. The system also uses collective performances based on social art and ethnography in which the body is investigated as a territory.
I have shared workshops, laboratories, performances and dance incorporating the Quantum Sanarte system at the national level in many cities of Colombia including Bogotá, Medellín and Ibagué. The body and creation laboratories were given at the National Meeting of Students of Visual and Plastic Arts ENEA 2013 and 2017. Other notable performances in Colombia and the United States are Yakumama at Museo del Río Magdalena, in Honda, Tolima 2019; La Leyenda del Colibrí, Ritual Dance, Ibagué Tolima 2019; Genealogy of Ancestral Memory at the Queens Museum, New York 2019; Short Films - Lakota, White Sand, Red Sand, USA 2020; Fridas, USA 2020; and Eagles as a Guide Animal, USA 2021