The San Diego Asian Film Festival and Outreach Through Dance present the inaugural MOVEfest, a showcase of live hip-hop and contemporary dance by the most exciting API performers, choreographers, and dance cinematographers around. San Diego has long been a hotbed for dance, especially within the Filipino American community, and MOVEfest serves to pay tribute to that local artistry, as well as to attract regional talent and inspire up-and-coming performers and filmmakers through the art of dance onstage and onscreen.
MOVEfest will feature some of the biggest names around, such as Galen Hooks (who has worked with Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Usher, and countless others) and the Filharmonic (from TV’s The Sing-Off). It will also highlight choreographers such as Gigi Torres, Anjanette Maraya-Ramey, and Carlo Darang, and will feature video works by Syrene Bartolome, Anna Sarao & Eugene “X” Ramos, Rachel Woods, and Kevin Jenkins.
Pieces will highlight everything from community dance to human trafficking, from sisterhood to rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan.