The Spaces Within


Single Channel Video. 6:03 minutes. 2022.

The Spaces Within is a dance-for-camera work in which contemporary dance movements are intertwined with an ancient traditional movement form, in a quest to find universal elements within each. The site-specific choreography embodies the Yi Jin Jing movement form while responding to it from a contemporary perspective, creating a visual poem with dancers solidly rooted in the ground while embracing emptiness, a yin and yang of holding firm and opening up.

    • 2023: Cine Paris Film Festival. Paris, France. Award Winner.
    • 2023: Mannheim Arts and Film Festival. Mannheim, Germany. Award Winner.
    • 2023: Madonie Film Festival. Sicily, Italy. Award Winner.
    • 2023: Kiez Berlin Film Festival. Berlin, Germany. Award Winner. 
    • 2023: Berlin Indie Film Festival. Berlin, Germany. 
    • 2022: Vesuvius International Film Festival. Campania, Italy.
  • 2022: Mokkho International Film Festival. Pondicherry, India. Award Winner.

Produced & Directed by Jessica Gomula-Kruzic
Performances by Nicole Zvarik & Brandon Guerra
Choreography by Nicole Zvarik & Brandon Guerra
Audio Design by Sean Clute
Cinematography by Christopher Gomula-Kruzic