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2018 Edition

2018 May 5th, 7pm

Hommage à Gert Weigelt, Germany, 1995, 13:00

Through my Eyes: Reverenzen an Hans van Manen, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Pina Bausch

Direction and Choreography: Gert Weigelt

Circle, Turkey, 2016, 04:23

Direction: Özgür Can Alkan, Choreography: Ziya Azazi

Repetition, division, reproduction; the circle of life. Birth, life and death is represented by the whirling of a dervish, contemporary dance and videography.

Flatland, Iran, 2017, 13:23

Direction and Choreography: Alireza Keymanesh und Amir Pousti

The video art has been made based on a book of the same name written by Edwin Abbott in 1884. The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures.

Falling, Turkey, 2016, 01:50

Direction: Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu, Choreography: Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu und Andres Santos

Ever since I was able to talk, I can stand properly,

But ever since I was able to talk, the falling only gives pain,

But since I’ve learned that I could talk about pain, I feel less pain when I fall.

But, since I’ve learned that someone could talk about my fall, the pain gets worse,

But since I’ve learned I could forget the pain, the falling doesn’t hurt anymore,

But since I’ve learned that I may feel ashamed when I fall

The pain never ends… 

Stunt Poetry, USA, 2011, 02:30

Direction: Rishi Kaneria, Choreography: Dante Ha

A meditation on the poetry and stillness inherent in the fleeting gaps between moments and motion.  Shot with the Canon 60D.  Ultra slow motion achieved using the After Effects frame blending plugin Twixtor.

The Boat, Italy, 2011, 01:00

Direction and Choreography: Sergio Gridelli & Zoë Demoustier

A short reflection about flee and looking for a safe place. About the one’s that did not make it.

Dominio, Chile, 2015, 06:15

Direction: Patricio Soto – Aguilar, Choreography: Ana Luz Ormazábal

Imagine we competed on the track as inefficiently as we lived our lives? “Dominio” is an experimental short film showcasing the body and its ability to compete in the most unusual, demanding ways.

 12 Sketches on the Impossibility of Being Still, France, 2010, 08:00

Direction and Choreography: Magali Charrier

A series of animation experiments exploring the idea of stillness: what happens when nothing happens?

De Farol, Spain / Catalonia, 2014, 06:00

Direction and choreography: Virgina Garcia und Damian Munoz

DE FAROL presents a strip-poker game that goes from a look figurative and realistic situation, to a composition, where the movement, the body and their game generate a multiview of stripteases interrelated; physicality and some from other from emotional engines.

 Prêt à porter, Greece, 2014, 03:00

Direction: Panos Boudouroglou, Choreography: Xanthippi Papadopoulou

Four women, some duct tape, the man with the measure tape and a pair of scissors are the elements that compose an unexpected game of movement.  In other words: welcome to “Prêt a porter”.

Naufrage, France, 2008, 06:00

Direction and Choreography: Clorinde Durand

Naufrage lists fears: the narration stops at the frozen instant. But Naufrage relates something. What is it talking about ? We don’t know… perhaps an accident, a depression, an explosion? This scene might be the summit of a catastrophic scenario: the moment of physical emotion. However, nothing in the sequence of events tries to explain this state of things.

 The Missing Part, Spain / Catalonia, 2016, 21:40

Direction and Choreography: Salvador Sunyer, Baró d’Evel

A film piece on the human family and its coexistence with animals. First work of ‘The one project’, where a scenic artist is invited to create his first film summarizing his art. For this first year the circus company Baró d’Evel, that is Blaï Mateu and Camille Decourtye.

2018 May 6th, 7pm

Timecode, Spain / Catalonia, 2016, 15:00

Direction: Juanjo Giménez, Choreography: Lali Ayguadé, Nicolas Riccini

Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift and Luna works by day.

 

 mindsight, Sweden, 2014, 6:40

Direction and Choreography: Meritxell Aumedes

“mindsight” is a reflection on the way we perceive reality. It is inspired by different quantum theory concepts, such as non-locality or entanglement, that have been applied to movement and image. An opening to the possibility of multiple worlds and multiple times, and what it would take to establish a connection of a different kind. Is it possible to achieve a new awareness that allows the limitations of our consciousness to expand?

Harvest, Holland, 2012, 10:00

Direction: Chaja Hertog und Nir Nadler, Choreography: Aitana Cordere Vico

An abnormal phenomenon occurs in an olive grove as one of the trees suddenly shakes its branches rapidly, thereby evoking an uprising. As the natural protest rises, a police squad rallies through the landscape and seeks to suppress the rebellion. This film is inspired by the ancient labour of olive harvest, which encompasses both cultivation and aggression at the same time.

La Horde (Novaciéries), France, 2015, 17:00

Direction: La Horde: Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer, Arthur Harel und Céline Signoret

Novacieries is a combination of cinema, performance, and home video that transcends dance films and presents a choreographed and metaphysical portrait of the post-industrial world by reinterpreting post-internet dance.

IRØN MODVM, Spain / Catalonia, 2015, 03:46

Direction: Derek Pedrós, Choreography: Iron Skulls

Iron Skulls Co, is a group of people with different preferences and trajectories finding a common path. A union that is strengthened by their differences, and their personal experiences.

Behind the Wall, USA, 2017 16:40

Direction: Bat-Sheva Guez, Choreography: Krista Racho-Jansen

In this magical realism tale from director Bat-Sheva Guez, an injured young dancer flees her old life and moves into a strange dilapidated apartment – an apartment with a view into a world that moves to its own distinct rhythm.

T.I.A. THIS is Africa, Kongo, 2014, 07:20

Direction: Matthieu Maunier-Rossi, Choreography: Aïpeur Foundou

Aïpeur Foundou is a congolese dancer and choreographer. Amidst some popular areas of Brazzaville, he shows us one possible way to freedom.

Son du Serpent, Benin/ The Niederlands, 2015, 11:00

Direction: Tami Ravid

Son du Serpent tells the story in road movie style of a modern African man and his frantic search for his wife, who has disappeared. Yearning for his beloved, he strays into a supernatural reality – knowing it’s possible that he has lost her to this invisible world.

Junior Dancefilms: 2018 May 6th, 4pm

Drawing Blank, Canada, 2012, 05:30

Direction: Stefan Verna, Choreography: Emily Hinegger

A dream-like story of impermanence told through dance and stop-motion painting. The main character, performed by dancer and choreographer Emily Honegger, discovers a magical property inside a discarded ink sketch. A miniature dance partner comes to life and inspires movement in the paper and ink world around her.

Breakadventure, Germany, 2015, 01:00

Direction: Igor Krasik

Photography is realted to the theater. The stage is the frame. The freezing dance pose is similar to photo deduction. The abstraction, paper handling and synthesis of sound and movement is the essence of the piece.

Tracce, Italy, 2014, 05:00

Direction and Choreography: Mena Rusciano

Signs at the border caught only by a careful look waiting. Footprints left by silent, emerge on the surface of the body to form an image map; an echo of past emotional. Weaving gesture reveals the physical permeability and seeks suspended traces that cloaks the daily life.
Imperceptible sedimented noise.

Little Dreams, Belgium, 2015, 06:00

Direction and Choreography: Wilkie Branson

An independent dance animation about dreams, fears and aspirations.

 

Aquarium, Japan, 2013, 02:30

Direction: Yuuki Takita

Floating in water, then I wander down a path of forest. I find myself dancing in the Japanese garden collecting lotus all around the world. You will rediscover beauty of minimal Japanese dance like a strange journey.

Ballet, India, 2012, 02:10

Direction: Sajid Hasan Dilawar and Gunja Bose

The amazing performance by Sofiane Sylve and the desire to see paintings in motion inspired two animators to combine various art-forms to make ‘Ballet’. It took over three and half years to capture the small details of Sofiane’s performance in 1106 paintings. ‘Ballet’ is a combination of dance, music, painting and animation, in an effort to create something beautiful.

La Boite, Spain, 2015, 01:00

Direction: Marta Lafuente und Berberecho Productions

Rotoscopy exercise created as a small visual poetry, where the more traditional drawing techniques, painting and movement, come together seeking to be a modest tribute to the world of dance.  

Echo, Holland, 2014, 01:20

Direction and Choreography: Nicola Balhuizen Hepp

An older man confronted with his ageing body. He loses himself in dancing and by doing so he once again feels young.

Thought of you, USA, 2010, 03:10

Direction: Ryan Woodward

Thought of You, a beautiful short film that blends figurative works, 2D animation, visual Fx, and contemporary dance.

Sumo Lake, Australia, 2012, 03:10

Direction: Greg Holfeld

A re-telling of the Swan Lake ballet as an animated wrestling-giant-lizard movie.

Moses, Japan, 2013, 02:35

Direction: Gagame

When a ghost girl with no legs spots a pair of disembodied tap shoes dancing to “Moses Supposes” from Singin’ in the Rain, she joins in, gleefully providing a body to accompany their fancy footwork. 

Le Saut Infini, USA, 2012, 03:00

Direction: Chris Parker & Sakiko Yamagata, Choreography: Emery LeCrone

An adaptation of Emery LeCrone’s earlier work “With Thoughtful Lightness”, the film explores the dancers’ perception of space and time while capturing the physical, intimate moments between. New York City Ballet dancers Russell Janzen and Megan LeCrone.