Out of Step poster

Produced/Directed by Lynn Estomin
HD Video, Single or Multiple Screen versions available
Collaboration with choreographer Kelly Knox and
electric violinist Ritsu Katsumata
Cinematography by Catherine Rios & Steve Gibson
6:00, 2011

We Are Not Your Heroes
Writer/Voice: Jennifer Pacanowski
Dancer: Amy Schaeffer

The woman I Used To Be
Writer/Voice: Chantelle Bateman
Dancer: Sophia Sainteus

Writer/Voice: Robynn Murray
Dancer: Bianca Roman

Women Wailing
Writer/Voice: Kelly Dougherty
Dancer: Kelsey Tangel

Out of Step Trailer

Out of Step features voices of four young female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Robynn Murray, Chantelle Bateman, Kelly Dougherty, and Jen Pacanowski. The veterans wrote the pieces in Out of Step at a writing workshop presented by Warrior Writers, an organization that provides veterans with a safe space to explore, express and develop their feelings, thoughts, and memories through creative writing, performance, and visual arts. Each woman’s writing and voice are interpreted in dance and the dance chorus evokes their changing views and breaking away from the conformity and regiment of military life. The writing and voices of these young veterans offers a glimpse into their emotional journey from idealistic military recruits, to coping with PTSD, to healing and working for peace in a chaotic world. There is a deep necessity for veterans to create when so much in their lives has been shattered. A profound sense of hope comes from the ability to rebuild and transform. The women’s stories are powerful, raw, emotional, and haunting content that is challenging, but definitely open to interpretation in dance, music and video. As an artist who deals with political subjects, I am interested in human stories and what they tell us about society.

Out of Step is available as a single screen video production and as a two-channel or four-channel video/sound installation. In a gallery setting, the four-screen installation is projected life-size on four walls of the gallery, with the four solo dancers and the audio stories of the four vets moving from one wall to the next while each of the other three walls displays different views of the chorus of dancers slowing moving out of step. The two-screen installation is projected life-size side by side with a soloist on one screen and the chorus on the other The project is also available as a single-screen, high definition digital video for theater projection.

DVD and Installation available. Contact estomin@lycoming.edu
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Official Screenings
2011 Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival,
Philadelphia, PA
Edinburgh, Scotland
Un-Inhibited Muse Festival, Philadelphia, PA
GLOW Dance Festival, Hereford, UK
Is It Dance Film Festival,
Leicester, UK
3rd Oslo International Screen Festival for Video Art,
Oslo, Norway
Mnemonic Mirrors. Galerija SC, Zagreb, Croatia
2012 Global Peace Film Festival,
Orlando, FL
Bridgefest Film Festival
, Vancouver, Canada
Elles Tournent Festival, Brussels, Belgium
Fastnet Short Film Festival
, Schull, Ireland
5th International Digital Storytelling Conference, Ankara, Turkey
2013 Davis Feminist Film Festival
, Davis, CA
Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival, Auburn, ME
Arts & Health: A Global View Film Festival,
Detroit, MI
SPE Multicultural Film Festival,
San Francisco, CA
Women and Minorities in Media Fest, Towson, MD
46th Annual Humboldt Film Festival, Arcata, CA
Morehead International Independent Film Festival, Morehead, KY
Billtown Film Festival, Williamsport, PA
Utopia Film Festival,
Washington, DC/Greenbelt, MD
ShortsNonStop, Toronto, Canada
Athena Film Festival, New York, NY
POWFest (Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival), Portland, OR
Rated SR - Socially Relevant Film Festival, Quad Cinema, New York, NY
Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown, MD
American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC
Chain NYC Film Festival, Long Island, NY

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