SCREAMING SHAPES played to raves reviews at the Los Angeles Experimental, Dance, Music Festival in February 2020.
Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?
Sophia Stoller: The seed of the idea for this film began at an artist residency in 2017 called the Cohan Collective, directed by Robert Cohan of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Yolande Yorke-Edgell, and John Pennington. This wonderful residency brought together choreographers and composers to workshop ideas together, developing collaborations where music and dance were tightly woven together. On the first day of the residency I was paired with composer Peter S. Shin and we were tasked to create something in an hour with no prep time. We were both so inspired by what we made that we decided to continue developing it, first into a longer piece for the stage, and eventually into this film. The stage…
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