Lolo

Directed by Keone and Mari Madrid

Arturo Madrid, a 76 year old Filipino-American man, reminisces on the hardships, wonders and reality of migrating from the Philippines to the United States.


Keone & Mari’s ability to tell stories through detailed choreography has permeated beyond the dance world and into theatre, music, film and online platforms. While coming from a dance background, their approach to utilizing human movement in visual and emotional ways, alongside their inventive dance vocabulary, has allowed their work to connect to many.

Notable work includes: Disney’s animated short “Us Again,” Broadway theater shows, starring/choreographing Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” music video, BTS, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Flying Lotus & Kendrick Lamar, nominations for best choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards and the UK Video Music Awards, Cirque, “World of Dance,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dancing With the Stars,” Netflix, Nike, Timberland, Beats By Dre, several Kpop artists, viral videos, multiple champions at major dance competitions and more. Their online work has amassed over billions of views.

Most recently, Keone and Mari co-created, directed and choreographed their first full length nominated Off-Broadway theater dance show, “Beyond Babel” which was a New York Times pick and nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards. They are also directing/choreographing the Broadway-bound “Once Upon a One More Time,” and choreographing the Broadway-bound “The Karate Kid” musical. Keone & Mari recently announced their partnership with Disney for a new animated short film, “Us Again,” told entirely through music and dance. The film is now streaming on Disney+.

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Shorts Program IV: Scenes from Home

Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening Moderator: Justin Ricafort