Ritual follows four dancers as they rehearse in the studio. Their preparation is prayer-like, full of repetition, meditation, ecstasy, and reflection, reinforcing the sacredness of daily practice. Set to poetry by Black and Jewish spoken word artist Aaron Samuels, Ritual’s text reflects on his family memories of Passover, an ancient Jewish tradition that celebrates freedom from oppression. Ritual examines the tenacity and resilience that motivates us to keep our traditions and honor our histories, no matter our heritage or creed.


Online Premiere:

April 7, 2017

March 1, 2018 , San Francisco, Jewish Film Institute’s Online Shorts Series featured film for March

April 10, 2018, Toronto, Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival

October 4, 2018 Los Angeles, FEEDBACK Film Festival


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