An awkward computer programmer learns to dance to impress his next-door neighbor. Named after a dance from the Afro-Haitian Vodou tradition, Yanvalou is pure visual storytelling through image and action. Inspired by my personal struggle to connect with human beings—and my own body—within the conflicting cultures of the dance studio and digital media startup environments.
Credits
Runtime: 5:00
Languages: English (no dialogue)
HD Video, Color, Stereo

Written, Directed, Produced by Angeline Gragasin

Executive Produced by
Mike Ambs
Erica Hampton
Justin James Walsh
Zachary M. Bradley, Jr.
Featuring
Ikechukwu Ufomadu
Rachel Wyman
Caroline Golum
Julio Jean
Cinematography by Tine DiLucia
Edited by Sebastían Díaz
Choreography by Julio Jean
Production Design by Ryan O’Toole
Costume Design by Angela Harner
Sound Design by Angeline Gragasin
Production Sound Mix by Travis Devin
Title Design by Alma Charry
Original Music by
Evans Seney
Fritz Vivien
Jean-Mary Brignol
Filmed in New York City, NY, USA in 2016
With support from 
The Bureau of Creative Works
The Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema
Gibney Dance
NEW INC
Special Thanks to 
Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance
Screenings
2023

Festival Séquence Court-Métrage, Toulouse, France
2022

Les Vidéophages at La Place de la Dance, Toulouse, France
Centre National de la Danse, Chapelle des Cordeliers, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Cinémathèque Municipale, Saint-Étienne, France
Conseil General du Puy-De-Dome, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Sainte-Florine, France
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Marseille, France
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France

2021

Capitol Dance & Cinema Festival, Washington, DC
2020

Souvenirs From Earth TV Broadcast on Orange S.A. France
Souvenirs From Earth TV Broadcast on UnityMedia and Kabel BW, Germany
Souvenirs From Earth TV Broadcast on TelevisoKabel Eins, Austria
2019

BAM Cinématek, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn
Nitehawk Cinema, NoBudge 20, Brooklyn
Nitehawk Cinema, curated by The Bureau of Creative Works, Brooklyn
2018
ZINEBI Film Festival x B.A.D. Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Jumping Frames International Movement-Image Festival, Kowloon, Hong Kong**
Festival Internacional de Videodanza CDMX, Mexico City
Capitol Dance & Cinema Festival, Washington, DC
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Middlebury, Vermont
The Magic Hour, curated by Christine Turner, Kinfolk 94, New York
Cascadia Dance & Cinema Festival, Vancouver International Film Centre, Canada*
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2017
Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, North Carolina
** In Competition
* Audience Choice Award

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