Directed by Rachael Lincoln, Amelia Rudolph  

Director of Photography James Adamson

Original Score by Mark Orton

Edited by Michaelle McGaraghan

SHIFT is a wilderness performance in one of the Sierra Nevada’s most rugged, remote locations in Yosemite high country. Performed and filmed over two weeks during Summer 2015, the dancers and crew traversed nearly 100 miles on foot and danced on the sides of Yosemite’s stunning landmarks, including Mount Watkins (elevation 8,500′).

Challenging the boundaries of site-specific performance, SHIFT is historically significant within the canon of American dance, transporting the aesthetic of dancing remotely in fragile landscapes back to the urban realm.

Select SHIFT Film Festival Appearances:

  • Topanga Film Festival, Topanga, CA *Best Dance Film
  • Dance and New Media Conference, Tisch, NY, NY
  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, Santa Fe, NM
  • The Mountain Film Festival *Best of the Festival
  • Tasmania Film Festival, Tasmania, Australia *Audience Favorite Award
  • San Francisco Dance Film Festival, SF, CA  *Audience Favorite Award
  • Bushwick Film Festival, Bushwick, NY
  • American Dance Festival – Movies By Movers
  • La.Meko International Short Festival, Landau, Germany *Audience Favorite Award
  • Cellu L’art Festival, Jena, Germany
  • Sonoma International Film Festival, Sonoma, CA
  • Vancouver Mountain Film Festival *Best of the Festival; Short Film
  • Dance Camera West, LA, CA
  • Breckenridge Film Festival, Breckenridge, CO
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, England
  • Et Cultura Film Festival, Palm Springs, FL
  • Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, France
  • The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
  • Dance Film Festival Prague – Prauge