A contemporary dance film short, DYBBUK is a compelling ghostlike love story that shows the creation of a painting through film, dance, and performance.
Screening Launch: Thursday, May 3, 6:00 — 8:00 pm
DYBBUK is Loosely based on the play written by the Russian playwright S. Ansky and also inspired by an adapted film by Michal Waszynski and a production made by Jerome Robbins for New York City Ballet.
Sexton’s interests in the intersection of movement and visual art-making transformed the original narrative of DYBBUK into a mixed-media cinematic painting. He is moved by creative spirits in his dance and when he makes visual art. DYBBUK is, in part, about the complexity of possession. Sexton is also concerned with the divinity of form, the power of gesture and the transformation of space through installation. He uses DYBBUK as a means to explore the veil in the thresholds between artistic media, highlighting overarching aspects of texture, opacity, allegories of seeing, specters and their garments, the karmic wheel, the construct of order and disorder, life and death, and most importantly the disintegration of boundaries.