Sarah Friedland is a filmmaker and choreographer working at the intersection of moving images and moving bodies.

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HD video, 2020, 17 minutes

Drills is a film about the choreography of preparing for the future. A hybrid documentary and experimental dance film reimagining the form of the Cold War-era, US government-produced social guidance film, Drills asks what futures we are preparing for through the exercises embodying present anxieties. 

Home Exercises

HD video, 2017, 22 minutes

Home Exercises is a short dance film and hybrid documentary investigating the gestural habits and choreographies of aging individuals in their homes.

Sarah's work has been screened, installed, and performed across film, art, and dance venues including New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, Ann Arbor Film Festival, BAMcinématek, Performa19 Biennial, La MaMa Galleria, Sharjah Art Foundation, MAM Rio, Wassaic Project, the American Dance Festival and Dixon Place, among many others. She is currently a Pina Bausch Fellow for Dance and Choreography, collaborating with artists Wen Hui and Eiko Otake, and a NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Video/Film.