Film Screening: VODURUDU (2022) - San Jose Jazz

Film Screening: VODURUDU (2022)

Winter Fest: Counterpoint with Ukraine
Wed, Feb 22
12am showtime (Pacific)
$12–15 / 3Below

Wednesday February 22: 4:00pm
Wednesday February 22: 7:00pm
Thursday February 23: 4:00pm
Thursday February 23: 7:00pm
Friday February 24: 4:00pm
Friday February 24: 7:00pm
Saturday February 25: 1:15pm
Sunday February 26: 3:00pm

Vodurudu (meaning: Will, Thought, Movement, Spirit) is a folk-improvisational film-ballet, the origins of which are environment and time. This film is an act of revival of national culture, through the expressiveness of such independent elements of folk art as music and dance, displayed in the frame of the film, that transforms their action into a dynamic picture that will be tested only by faith and time.

A group of street dancers of various genres gathers in the city, united by the impulse of plastic movement, and this leads to the work of Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, who celebrated the image of creating a living action with the harmony of his works. Their role is that of guides, or translators. Great Memory of national melos and poetry, which restores the original spirit, character and will of our people in the modern world.

This ballet film is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the tragic death of the father of Ukrainian melody Mykola Leontovych, the composer who created “Carol of the Bells” (“Shchedryk”) — one of the most famous Christmas songs in the world. The Apache CREW (founded in 2014) dance team is the most popular dance team in Ukraine, a synthesis of professional dance and unique style There are more than 70 people in the Apache Crew troupe, each with their own story and style: from breakdance to jazz. Without limiting themselves in style, as a great dancer is a free dancer.

The Inaugural Ukrainian Film Fest brings you features, documentaries and shorts that shine a light on Ukrainian culture and accomplishment in the art of filmmaking. These films were chosen, in part, by Winter Fest 2023 co-curator Olga Bekenshtein to provide insights to Ukraine's identity and contemporary life. Tickets and student/senior/other discounts for Fest film screenings are available on the 3Below website.


Ukrainian Film Fest

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