International Screendance - Programme 2

Running time: 80 mins


This screendance programme invites us to expand our senses, discover artists from around the globe, and enter into the excitingly diverse creative universe of dance choreography reconstructed through the lens of film. The nominated films are competing for audience award and best film award.

2021 Judges: Derek Pedros, Cathy Coughlan

Screendance 2 - 1 - Bizimini

Bizimina hybridizes documentary cinema with video dance. Through a series of independent pieces, a story is composed in which the emotions that are so dicult to express these days are found: the distance, nostalgia for the other, the desire, the sense of comunity, the impotence, the isolation, the confusion, the hope. The choreography builds a story that serves to comfort and accompany in this uncertain time.

Choreographer: Kukai Dantza
Film Maker: Migueltxo Molina, Pablo Iraburu, Jon Maya
Producer: Itziar García Zubiri

Screendance 2 - 3

Mixing tango with contemporay technics the film plays with the idea of role changing and power dynamics of a couple . Filmed on location in the salt flats of Argentina while a menacing storm approaches in the horizon, the natural background serves to impose a pre apocalyptic tone that permeates the action, either taking the dancers into a violent movement sequence or used as a contrast for the calm and stillness the couple adopts as a way of defying the threat, or accept their destiny.

Choreographer: Rodrigo Pardo (icw Rosalia Wanka)
Film Maker: Rodrigo Pardo
Producer: Rodrigo Pardo

Screendance 2 - 4

The wedding dress embodies a critical moment in a woman’s life. We can identify this chronological and social milestone thanks to that outfit. Marriage might be perceived as a positive achievement in someone’s life.
Does every woman have to go through that life stage?
Can we free ourselves from the social markers that may influence our education and our environment without fearing to be ostracised by others, or having any regret caused by our own judgement?
Are we able to grasp our own desires?

Choreographer: Loïc Faquet
Film Maker: Faquet Loïc
Producer: Loïc Faquet

Screendance 2 - 5
After Love

After Love is a short dance film based on Dani Gill’s first anthology of poems exploring the end of a long term relationship. Directed by Laura Sheeran and featuring music by Adrian Hart and performances by Muiris Crowley, After Love grapples with what it means to move on in the wake of lost love.

Choreographer: Stephanie Dufresne in collaboration with Muiris Crowley
Film Maker: Laura Sheeran
Producer: Stephanie Dufresne

Screendance 2 - 6

The video project "2020" is an attempt to understand and feel what is happening in 2020 through the art forms of dance and video. The film is the result of a collaboration between prima ballerina Diana Vishneva, choreographer Pavel Glukhov and director Katya Telegina.

Choreographer: Pavel Glukhov
Film Maker: Katya Telegina
Producer: Asya Kotelnikova, Yulia Kuzkina, Maxim Kuzmin

Screendance 2 - 7

Picknick is a dance music video showing four dancers in traditional costumes around the situation of a picnic. Set to a song by late rapper XXXtentacion and starting with a close up of one dancer breathing, the camera moves around the scene. While two dancers eat and drink, the two others move through a minimalist choreography of loss and despair. Shifting the focus, the video shows the dancers trapped in an apocalyptical non-time and asks questions about society and our ways of interacting.

Choreographer: Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz
Film Maker: Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz
Producer: Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz

Screendance 2 - 9

The Kitchen is a dance short film which explores the traditional roles assigned to women in a patriarchal society which finds expression in the complexity of the relationship she shares with the place where she prepares food for her family. The theme is explored through the narration of events by 4 women cooking a meal in a traditional South Indian '80s style kitchen. The story is inspired by the life and memory of the Director's mother.

Choreographer: Vishwakiran Nambi
Film Maker: Vishwakiran Nambi
Producer: Vandana Menon

Screendance 2 - 10

4 is an experimental short film featuring music & dance that brings the audience to a research space to identify the source of balance and proportions in the combined art forms. Two pianists and two dancers travel together in a retro-futuristic quest for knowledge through pulse and rhythm, creating a progressive and hypnotic piece, and placing the piano as a common operating table for their interaction. The music features extended piano techniques in an intense, minimalist score.

Choreographer: Adrián del Arryo
Film Maker: Mariana Palacios
Producer: Mariana Palacios and Stream Movement

Screendance 2 - 9 - Charged
United States

Charged depicts an over-caffeinated character in her kitchen on the brink of disaster. The film is a portrait of a driven, detailed Everywoman who manages an array of tasks, alternating between the discipline of accomplishing and the daydream of departure. Humor, grit, exhaustion, frustration, and liberation emerge as themes as the soloist pursues unexpected actions and surprising decisions within an expected and unsurprising setting.

Choreographer: Daniel Gwirtzman
Film Maker: Daniel Gwirtzman
Producer: Flatlands Dance Theatre and Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

Screendance 2 - 10 - Toporzel

Beautiful mountain landscapes, from which the figures of dancers grow, the severity of nature and its strength, intertwines with each other, thus emphasizing the strong bonds between nature and man.

The project was inspired by sculptures by Stanisław Szukalski. In the works of this artist, who causes strong emotions, the motif of the human body appears; one can see muscle tension, movement, gesture and expression. The sculpture is made of earth, of nature, of which man is a part.

Choreographer: Iwona Pasińska
Film Maker: Iwona Pasińska
Producer: Polish Dance Theatre

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