Meet the Cast and Crew
Behind the Scenes
“I felt incredible and I had so
“It was a really neat experience! I loved it!
I felt honored to represent clogging and everyone was so awesome to work with!”
"It was the best
experience of my life."
IN THE NEWS
Article in the Utah Dance Education Organization Newsletter
"On the weekend of August 15-18, eight different cultural dance artists were filmed in eight different locations throughout Utah. The project aims to represent a cross-section of humanity throughout time and geography. Through Samskara, viewers explore the realms of the past, present, and future as it is expressed through the human form and the tradition of dance. Angela Challis explains, "Sams-kara (Sanskrit) is the scope of experiences which we collect through our life journeys. This project celebrates humanity--our similarities and differences.”.....
Keynote Presentation, Samskara: Strength in Shared Experiences
Keynote Speaker: Angela Rosales Challis
July 30, 2020, 8:45–9:20 am
Samskara is a dance and film project that features nine individuals performing their traditional dances in nine locations across the state. In this keynote presentation the director will share the ideas behind the film.
Article on the Utah Film Commission Blog after interviewing director Angela Rosales Challis and co-creator Conor Long
"What led you to document this story?
Years ago, I was at the Living Traditions Festival and my eyes could not believe the cultural richness in Utah. I thought, how can we take this for the whole world to see? Eventually, I met Conor as he wanted to make a film that showed how humanity has evolved. We put our ideas together and Samskara came to be. I also feel that I have a personal agenda for this project. At an African Festival in Salt Lake City, one of the presenters said that one way to stop racism is to expose and share our culture with others. With this project, I want to celebrate the fact that races are beautifully different."...