Never Finished: Explorations at the Finnish

A girl. Some stairs. Some railings. A door. It's frame. A wall. A ledge. The floor. Some grates. A bench. A window. Curtains...

"Never Finished: Explorations at the Finnish" is a truly inventive, site-specific exploration that is sensuous, full of texture and trickiness rooted in weight and elasticity, expanding perspective on the infinite ways a person can interact with the space around them.

Crawl through and explore with the dancer, indulge in gravity defying/gravity defining feats, witness tender moments of connection, and watch a space come to life.

  • Megan Lowe
    Director, Dancer, Composer, and Editor
  • Danny Nguyen
    Videographer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Dance, Modern Dance, Site Specific, Music
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Twelfth Annual Sans Souci Festival of Dance CinemaSans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
    Boulder
    United States
    October 25, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Fourth Annual Tiny Dance Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    March 20, 2016
    California Premiere
Director Biography

Megan Lowe is a performance artist, dancer, choreographer, singer, teacher, and administrator with degrees in Theater, Dance & Performance Studies (TDPS) and Psychology from UC Berkeley. Some artists Megan has performed with are Flyaway Productions, Lizz Roman & Dancers, Scott Wells & Dancers, Dance Brigade, Epiphany Productions, This Sweet Nothing, Marit Brook-Kothlow, Christine Cali, Beth Fein, Karl Frost, Keith Hennessy, Nita Little, and Tino Sehgal. She continues to create her own works, presented both live and on film, as well as making collaborative works with dance-artist and partner in crime, Sonsherée Giles. She is a Teaching Artist for Joe Goode Performance Group and Bandaloop, and teaches semesterly contact improvisation and partnering classes at UC Berkeley. Megan is currently the Office Manager for TDPS, Online Marketing Manager for Flyaway Productions, and an Organizer of the West Coast Contact Improvisation Jam.

Megan's movement aesthetic is one ranging from subtle to explosive. She has an affinity for dynamic/kinetic movement, site-specificity/space-interaction, and contact improvisation/partnering—always searching for something or someone to interact with. Singing is also a passion of hers, she enjoys integrating movement and sound, and she composes music for her own works. She is currently a singer and collaborator in the alternative/folk band, TYPESTEREO. Megan is always on the lookout for more performance, teaching, and administrative opportunities to continue growing in the field of performance arts and as a human being.

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Director Statement

Megan is committed to investigating, highlighting, and relating to others and to spaces in unique ways through movement and multimedia explorations. With each location, she dives in and creates a work specific to that place and time by drawing inspiration from its architecture and history—by climbing, falling, and folding into and out of those floors, walls, windows, stairs, ledges, edges, and bodies, testing the laws of physics. She is constantly on the search for new discoveries through proficient movement generation, risk-taking, tackling unusual physical situations and coming up with compelling solutions. Through deep connections in conversation with the space and collaborators and with very little subtext, audiences are invited to witness and freely interpret the happening—each viewer is encouraged to have a unique experience unto themselves. The world is a cascading puzzle, and Megan is a piece that is constantly seeking new ways to fit with the elements around her.