World renowned modernist Flamenco dancer Cristina Teresa Hall returns to her hometown of San Francisco after a year and half of stay at home orders in Seville Spain to perform a solo enigmatic performance reflecting the challenging emotions she had to face during lockdown.
When the world had to stop, like all performers, Cristina's physical creative outlet was abruptly stripped. Where she resides in Seville Spain, she took a year assessing the unforeseen boundaries that were put upon her, unable to perform in public. During her time in isolation, Cristina navigated her feelings and fluctuation between languish and trying to revive the feeling of her soul flourishing. Now a year and a half later, Cristina travels to her hometown in San Francisco to reunite with a part of herself.
In BOUNDARIES, award winning queer director Natalie Shirinian captures a modern abstract flamenco performance that encompasses Cristina’s emotional journey of languish, release, and liberation amongst a new exhibition of art and iconic architecture at the historic Saint Joseph’s Art Society.
In short, director Natalie Shirinian and Cinematographer Dylan Bell transform world renowned dancer Cristina Hall's, tensions, boundaries, and fears of the past year of lockdown onto film with an Alexa Mini into an explosive modernist flamenco dance movement paired to the score “two suitcases” by composer Mary Kouyoumdjian.
Featured art works in the film include: -Miya Ando Red Faint Pink, 2020 -Leiko Ikemura Whisper, 2011-2012 -Leiko Ikemura Thoughts, 2010 - 2012 -Catherine Wagner Sala degli Imperatori
Director // Producer: Natalie Shirinian
Director of Photography // Editor: Dylan Bell
Starring // Cristina Hall
Location // Saint Joseph Art Society
Composer // Mary Kouyoumdjian