GIRL WALK // ALL DAY interactive screening and dance party
Presented by First Avenue & Sound Unseen
In the fall of 2000, Sound Unseen introduced itself as a unique, cutting edge “films-on-music” festival in Minneapolis and has since established itself as one of the premiere Films-On-Music festivals in the country and a vital part of the regional cultural scene.
Girl Walk // All Day is an exuberant feature-length dance music film by Director Jacob Krupnick, shot in the streets and public spaces of New York City. The entire film is set to the soundtrack, All Day, the 2010 album by the mash-up DJ Girl Talk, and follows three improvisational dancers as they embark on an urban adventure across NYC over the course of one long day.
Girl Walk // All Day premiered at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in New York City on December 8, 2011 -- a wild combination of music, live dance, a dance party and a psychedelic liquid light performance by Joshua Light Show. Girl Walk // All Day will go on tour in the United States and abroad in 2012, as a series of live, venue-specific interactive screenings incorporating dance, local DJs, performers, artists and more.
The film was funded in its entirety through the support of the creative micro-funding platform Kickstarter, and is a production of the Brooklyn-based creative studio, Wild Combination. The film is being distributed online, in chapters, by media partner Gothamist, and through the aforementioned venue-specific screenings.
Girl Walk // All Day has received recent press from Pitchfork, Wired, Fast Company, The Daily News, SPIN, Huffington Post Canada, Portable TV, The NY Times, and The New York Times Magazine. It has been called “a joy bomb,” “insanely magical,” and a “passionate, powerful touching piece of art.” The film was named the “Most Innovative Music Video of 2011” by SPIN Magazine in December 2011.
Founded in 1995 by Mathew Janczewski, ARENA's mission is to create and perform original choreography by Janczewski and to promote understanding and appreciation of modern dance. ARENA is one of the area's premiere modern dance companies. Reviewing for MNARTISTS.ORG, Lightsey Darst called Janczewski's work "...physically brilliant yet emotionally intimate, dramatic, widely varied, witty and heartfelt." In addition to performing nationally and internationally, the company conducts residencies in schools throughout Minnesota.