Les Barbares

In this audiovisual piece, we go to the meeting of the body with dance, defined in documentary videodance format, narrating the stories of four people, sullied by their social conditions, who corporeally and in dialogue with the lens, poeticizing their lives, we spend from everyday life , contrasting with their imagined worlds. Our protagonists without specific experience in dance, belong to the LGBTQI+ sector, and each one belongs to other communities at the same time: Afro-descendant population, with disabilities, women, sex workers, some of them illiterate, older adults.

  • Soraya Vargas
  • Soraya Vargas
  • Soraya Vargas
  • Chuskatrina
    Key Cast
  • Katherine
    Key Cast
    "Katherine "
  • Dorita
    Key Cast
    "Dorita "
  • Micaela
    Key Cast
  • José Miguel Vargas
    Composición musical
    Compositor musical
  • Wilmer Osuna
    Asistente de dirección
    Asistente de dirección
  • Virgilio "Villy" González
    Diseño poster
    Diseño Poster
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Les Barbares
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
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  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • Best Shorts Competition
    March 20, 2023
    Award of Recognition: LGBTQ+, Award of Merit: Original Score (Composed by José Miguel Vargas), Award of Recognition: Women Filmmakers.
  • LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival
    Rehoboth Beach
    March 7, 2023
  • Festival DVD DANZA CUBA
    La Habana
    March 27, 2023
    Abril 21
    Selección Oficial
  • Festival Inmediata
    El Chaco
    November 1, 2022
    Noviembre 28 2022
    Selección oficial
  • Tietê International Film Awards
    Sao Paulo
    May 30, 2023
    Mención de honor, Tilapia de Bronce
  • New York Arthouse Film Fest 2023
    New York
    Estados Unidos
    May 31, 2023
Director Biography - Soraya Vargas

Pioneer of Videodance in Colombia, with research since 1997. Her persistent work as a manager at the Colombian and Latin American level is recognized. She has carried out different projects at the National and International level. She is a researcher of the relationship between dance and technology, videodance, dance and other languages. Dancer, Choreographer, Interdisciplinary Artist. She co-directs the Colombian Videodance Festival VIDEOMOVIMIENTO, since 2004. Dance documentary filmmaker. She has directed choreographies and productions for Videodance with actors, dancers, people interested in the format with and without specific training in the body or dance. As a dancer, she has experience since she was 9 years old, in classical ballet, traditional dance and contemporary dance, being part of different companies in Colombia. She has won several awards as a dancer, choreographer, as well as a videodance producer. She is a jury member and curator of different Dance and Videodance Festivals and Meetings, nationally and internationally.
As a filmmaker, she is interested in working with the community, social, gender, from a dance poetic perspective.
She runs the independent production company Histeria CinemaDanza.

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