In Sao Carlos, Brazil on August 20, as part of the fourth edition of the Sao Carlos International Videodance Festival, there was a "Special Session," celebrating...ME! The program reads:
Dedicated to another great partner, as a sign of gratitude for her constant and brilliant presence.
It was an all-Renzi program, a screening of the 7 dance films I've submitted to Sao Carlos since 2007. I heard this via email from the Festival producer:
The audience loved it, and everyone that hadn´t seen your videos in the previous editions for some reason, were really touched by your work. The session was one of the most commented on in the entire festival. I´m definitelly taking this program on the festival tour until 2011.
Congratulations on your work, I´m glad to have you with us.
Those Brazilians have very fine taste.
WHERE THE DANCE IS
New Jersey State Film Festival
Cape May, NJ
Dance & Camera, ODC Theater
San Francisco, CA
NOBODY'S DARLING and MY FERAL VALENTINE
FRAME Festival of Video Dance
And since none of us made it to Sao Carlos, I've created a slideshow of the 7 works submitted over the past 4 years: COLD SPELL; CONSIDERING AN EXHIBITION; COTTONWOOD, BAMBOO & POISON IVY; INCIDENT AT CHEKHOV CREEK; 3 SPEED; MY FERAL VALENTINE and NOBODY'S DARLING. The images below are testament to a pretty interesting range of environments, characters and moods, if I do say so myself.