Dance Film

Since You Went

Part dance film and part music video, “since you went” follows the story of a couple where the passing of time, and the history of a relationship is measured in cups of coffee. Developed at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the film uses the lush, open landscape near Woodside, CA as the backdrop for a series of glimpses into nostalgia, love, loss, and a mountain of coffee cups.

Created by RAWdance and Rapt Productions
Co-Directed by Ryan T. Smith, Wendy Rein, and Lindsay Gauthier
Editor/Post-Production: Lindsay Gauthier
Director of Photography: Ben Estabrook
Choreography and Performance: Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein
Music: “2 Hours” by Let’s Whisper

Location and support provided by the Djerassi Resident Artist Program

Special thanks to Austin Forbord, Kristofer Mills, Traci Horgen, Skip Gianocca, Dana Kaplan, Colin Clary,
and Maureen Walsh.

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since you went has been screened around the world at festivals including:

• Bestias Danzantes, hosted by Las Cabras Creative Lab in Santiago, Chile
• Avayava Contemporary Dance Festival in Pune, India
• City Art Link at the Östergötlands Museum in Linköping, Sweden
• Cinedans – Dance on Screen – Festival, presented by the EYE Film Institute Netherlands in Amsterdam
• Dance on Camera, co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association
• Movies by Movers, presented by North Carolina’s High Point University
• Kinetoscope: Screendance Film Festival, presented by Montana’s Bare Bait Dance
• Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, presented by Colorado’s Boulder Public Library
• Dance on Camera Tour, presented by the University of Michigan
• Horizon Screendance Festival in North Hampshire
• San Francisco Dance Film Festival
• San Francisco’s inaugural Tiny Dance Film Festival, presented by detour dance

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival Co-Laboratory 2017

For the 5th anniversary of the Co-Laboratory program, which pairs local professional choreographers and filmmakers to create short dance films for the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, RAWdance’s Co-Artistic directors Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith teamed up with filmmaker Shelley Lewis, whose short films and commercials have garnered numerous awards. Find out more about Co-Lab and read Rein and Smith in an interview with Michael Mahany of the Dance Network.