Mobile Dance Film Festival Presents: Plot Twist - 92Y, New York

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Mobile Dance Film Festival Presents

Plot Twist

Two generations of artists seek to rewrite the story of stage performance through their virtual, mobile dance film collaboration Side by Side
Dash Ensemble

As theaters closed across the country and large gatherings are prohibited, dance artists young and old found themselves missing the one thing they have trained hardest for—the stage.

The stage brings hope not only to the artists whose feet grace its presence but also to the hearts who fill the seats of theaters across the globe. DASH Academy artists and DASH Ensemble members sought to rewrite the story of the stage to continue to bring hope to artists and their viewers in a time where our nation needs it the most. In their film Side by Side, two generations come together to create a new wave of performative opportunities for dancers and audiences living through the global pandemic of 2020.

Directly following the screening, Director of the Mobile Dance Film Festival, Andrew Chapman, sits for a pre-recorded panel with the creators of Side by Side to discuss the making of this mobile dance film collaboration.


Gregory Dolbashian: Founder / Artistic Director of The DASH Ensemble, Co-Founder / Artistic Director of the DASH Academy

Lindsey Pettus: Co-Founder / Managing Director of The DASH Academy

DASH Ensemble Members: Antonio Brown, Lauren Santos, Nathan Nirschl, Stephon Williams, London Brison, Elena Valls, Isaies Santamairia, Julia Discenza

DASH Academy: Christianette Caro Torres, Blake Vest, Bridget Wang, Georgia Cain, Carly Ross, Morgan Ferris, Mekinna Knight, Samantha Cobb

Side by Side film directed by Gregory Dolbashian & Julia Discenza

Side by Side film edited by Juia Discenza & Stephon Williams

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The DASH Ensemble

The DASH Ensemble, guided and founded by New York native Gregory Dolbashian …

The DASH Ensemble Mission Statement

The DASH Ensemble is a family of bold and innovative performers dedicated to expanding the physical and theatrical boundaries …

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