In This Life

Grief is unavoidable and universal; a painfully physical experience in which language is often inadequate and where words are often unable to convey loss or to comfort it.  In five acts, this film illustrates the stages of grief, exploring the language of loss through dance, narrative scenes, and performance art, conveying the complexity of grief in the often wordless way it impacts all our lives.

After every major loss, we must grieve for the person we used to be, for the future we thought we'd have. The journey to accept this new version of ourselves is often fraught with rage and pain as we shed our old skin to make way for the new. This film is about that journey.

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Directed by
Bat-Sheva Guez

Written by
Bat-Sheva Guez & Robbie Fairchild

Starring
Robbie Fairchild

Choreographers
James Alsop, Warren Craft,  Robbie Fairchild, Andrea Miller, Christopher Wheeldon,

Cinematography
Giacomo Belletti

Production Design
Karen Weber

Performers
Martha Nichols, Heather Lang, Michael Rosen, Ryan Steel, Ahmad Simmons, Julien Valme, Rico Lebron, Cassandra Surianello, Kathleen Laituri, Abby Stephensen

*** Find us on instagram, youtube and facebook via #InThisLifeFilm

#inthislifefilm WON BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM brooklynfilmfestival!!! 🌈🌈🌈🌈
Congratulations batshevaguez and robbiefairchild 🤸‍♂️ So honored to share a part of this beautiful work!!!
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#5stagesofgrief #dancefilm #womeninfilm #inThisLifeMovie
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So moved by robbiefairchild ‘s performance today. This actor can seriously bring it. #InThisLifeFilm day 3/5 #directing #onset #filmmaking #ITLfilm ...

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We are going to Lincoln Center!! Such a milestone to screen something that I directed at the Walter Reade Theater. (But I will play it cool - NBD) #InThisLifeFilm is one of the highlight short films at the Dance on Camera Festival. .
Catch us July 12th at 8:45 pm. Oh, and I did I mention we have a trailer? Here it is. .
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Starring robbiefairchild who wrote it with me. Choreography by jamesals0p Warren Craft, wheeldony gallimdanceco and Robbie Fairchild
Cast includes heatherblee, kathleen_laituri michaelhsurosen, ahmadsimmons cassysurianello abigailemstephenson, nichols14, ricolebron ryesteele julienvalme
Score by babyt33th

#dance #dancefilm #trailer #LincolnCenter #ITLmovie
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Our screening of In This Life is tonight! 7:30 pm at the Broad Stage on 11th street in Santa Monica. Tickets are free! I'm happy to be here and was so relieved to see a gorgeous rain this morning and no fires. Big thanks to smcedu for hosting us. Right now, robbiefairchild is off teaching a master class with Griz while I catch up on work. If you can make it to the screening, I would love to share this film with you! .
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Spent my Labor Day directing a dance film in the ocean. Here are our dancers heatherblee and michaelhsurosen resting on the dock before our last setup. Choreography by dremills_gallim #InThisLifeFilm day 2/5. Masks by jortface .
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This Friday, July 12th at 8:45pm at the Walter Reade Theater!
Catch #InThisLifeFilm, featuring choreography by Gallim's Andrea Miller, staring Robbie Fairchild and directed by Bat-Sheva Guez. They spent 14 hours in the ocean, capturing this film that illustrates the stages of grief, exploring the language of loss through dance, narrative scenes, and performance art. .
Tickets and more information --> #linkinbio gallimdanceco
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📸by Daniel D'Ottavio
#Gallim #InThisLifeFilm #5stagesofgrief #danceoncamera #performanceart #dancefilm #womeninfilm #robbiefairchild #batshevaguez
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Loved this shot! .
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Had so much fun dancing on the church pews yesterday for a new dance film coming SOON. What a bomb TEAM making this all happen. 🤘🏼batshevaguez giacomobelletti robbiefairchild jamesals0p #inthislifefilm #inthislifemovie
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#GALLIMFEATUREDARTIST Warren Craft
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Join Warren in the Gallim Studio for Hand/Foot Mirroring Class, no tap shoes needed!
Wed 9/25-Fri 9/27 | 10-11:15am
$15 online or at the door --> #linkinbio gallimdanceco
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Did you know that Andrea and Warren were both choreographers for the 2019 film In This Life, directed by Bat-Sheva Guez and starring Robbie Fairchild!
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📸 by Chris Walt
#gallim #gallimstudio #contemporarydance #handfootmirroring #warrencraft #artistinresidence #nycdance #brooklyn #clintonhillbrooklyn #fall2019 #september2019 #InThisLifeFilm
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My beautiful dancers watching playback during our shoot yesterday. #InThisLifeFilm choreography by jamesals0p .
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Don’t miss #InThisLifeFilm tonight at 8:45pm at the Dance on Camera Festival!
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Congratulations to director Bat-Sheva Guez, starring Robbie Fairchild, choreographers Andrea Miller, James Alsop, Warren Craft, Christopher Wheeldon, and many more that made this film possible!
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GET YOUR LAST MINUTE TICKETS | $15 —> #linkinbio gallimdanceco
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Apparently the New York Times thinks you should see my movie tonight!! I'm so honored to be mentioned. 💖 Catch IN THIS LIFE at 8:45 pm at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. Tickers in my bio. .
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#inthislifemovie #grief #dance #performanceart #movies nytimes
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#Repost batshevaguez ・・・
Editing #inThisLifeFilm and found this moment with heatherblee and michaelhsurosen. Heather took her mask off for a second to better hear the direction, and I love the intensity of her expression. Dancing in the water is hard. This is from Act III Choreography by dremills_gallim. Starring robbiefairchild. Masks by jortface Cinematography by giacomobelletti. Directed and edited by me. Produced by jeanetteebonner with me and Robbie. .
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In This Life - Whole Film