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33 young dancers dressed in blue costumes perform a sun dance beneath a mesa in Southern Utah.

  • Joshua Baird
    Canyon of Motion, Virga
  • Alissa Schirtzinger Baird
    Canyon of Motion, Virga
  • Jana Monson
  • Campbell Anderson . Ella Jane Becker . Beatrice Burt . Holly Cannon . Maddi Carter . Lucy Clark . Claire Dahle . Allie Duke . Brooklyn Evans . Savanna Folsom . Lindsey Gee . Xadi Hancock-Taylor . Sophie Hansen . Grace Hardy . Clara Howes . Lucy Kennard . Eva Lamb . Savannah Lawrence . Elle Mayfield . Kate Meyer . Anna-Sophia Mitchell . Eliza Mortensen . Emma Nielson . Anna Parker . Marin Reeves . Elizabeth Rodgers . Katelyn Jones-Stockmann . Harper Triplett . Livy Tueller . Brooklyn Watkins . Melia Whipple . Armanie Wright . Cecily Wright
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    7 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Joshua Baird

Joshua Baird is an American artist, musician and filmmaker. His work focuses on the intersection of the curious people and places found throughout the Colorado Plateau.

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Director Statement

“I cannot bear to contain these rending flames, and I am helpless to let them out.” -Everett Reuss, 1934

This young vagabond, artist & poet said it best. Art-making for me is the often futile and always humbling practice of communicating ideas that are often verbally inexpressable. Unfortunately, there’s no script or instructions for this kind of work. Every piece begins with a challenge, a problem, something to resolve. Experimental tinkering, though inefficient, tends to be the source of my most valued discoveries and insights. I find I’m usually on the right track, when I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m loving every second of it.