School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Professor Daniel Gwirtzman’s Film Presented in Thessaloniki Cinedance International, Greece

By Daniel Gwirtzman, September 18, 2022

Dance Film, Charged, Screens at International Dance Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 25, 2022.

Charged, a dance film by Daniel Gwirtzman, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance Performance, will screen Sunday, September 25, as part of Thessaloniki Cinedance International. The annual dance and cinema festival presents 40 films from 17 countries. "The international festival brings the best dance films of the year to Thessaloniki, with works by acclaimed and upcoming artists."


Charged showcases an over-caffeinated Everywoman in her kitchen on the brink of disaster. A portrait of a driven, detailed woman who manages an array of tasks, alternating between the discipline of accomplishing and the daydream of departure. Humor, grit, exhaustion, frustration, and liberation emerge as themes as the soloist pursues unexpected and surprising actions within an expected and unsurprising setting.

The film was commissioned by the Texas-based Flatlands Dance Theatre and made its premiere during the Solo Series, a week-long screening (May, 2021). It subsequently screened to live audiences at the DanceBARN ScreenDANCE Festival in Battle Lake, Minnesota (July, 2021) and at TDP’21, Tipperary Dance Platform’s international dance festival, which “brings the best of dance from the world” to Tipperary, Ireland (October, 2021).