2017

Blowing up the Meridian

South Africa, 2012

Director: William Kentridge and Catherine Meyburgh

Choreography and Dancer: Dada Masilo

This video was created for an installation commissioned by Documenta 13 in Kassel and is part of an installation of 5 projections and an “elephant” sculpture.


Ocean’s Memories

France, 2015

Director: Bertrand Guery and Thibaut Ras

Choreography: Thomas Guerry

‘Ocean’s memories’ unfolds an encounter between a dancer and a musician, musing along a deserted beach. The elements of cold light, wind, water and golden sand, mix to accompany their vivid choreography.

Recycled Movement

Kenya, 2015

Director and choreography: Bo Lee

Shall we recall our forgotten memories? Shall we reuse our abandoned movement? And finally, our reused movement? Embrace the abandoned world.

Memórias de uma memória ``5” (Erinnerungen eines Andenkens)

Brazil, 2014

Director and choreography: Ivani Santana

During this creative process, the memory of the dancer was interwoven with the memory of the city. Thus, synergy was sought between reflections of those memories as well as what the outskirts of Rio Branco Palace offered as traces of Salvador’s history.

Spin

Germany, 2010

Director: Max Hattler

When conflict becomes a spectacle, blurring the lines between destruction and entertainment.

This is a Chicken Coop (Das ist ein Hühnerstall)

China, 2016

Director: Ergao Dance Production Group

Imagine: human beings return to their original state and conventional rules no longer apply. Imagine: human beings being objectified and the next dominating species develop a completely different social system. What would the world be like?

Valtari

Sweden, 2012

Director: Christian Larson

Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

A short film about meeting someone. 

Bird

Netherlands, 2015

Director: Marinus Groothof and Dunja Jocic

Choreography: Dunja Jocic

A young boy accidentally squeezes his pet bird to death. As the sun sets, the bird resurrects himself and confronts the boy with his actions.

There Is A Place

China, United Kingdom, 2010

Directors: Katrina McPherson, Simon Fildes, Raymond Wong

Choreography: Sang Jijia

Sang Jijia, a Tibetan dancer and choreographer based in China, travelled to the Highlands of Scotland to make this dance film. Combining exquisite movement and stunning landscapes with skillful camerawork and editing, the film takes the viewer into Sang’s world of pure dance.

Approaching The Puddle

Germany, 2015

Director: Sebastian Gimmel

Choreography: Sebastian Gimmel & Homai Toyoda

A curious woman, appropriately dressed for a rainy day, explores her environment at an empty parking lot. She dances around puddles in a childlike way, drifts into a fantastic inner world, and unravels a magical place as her rubber boots come to life.

PISS

Finland, 2014

Director: Mika Ailasmäki

Choreography: Kati Kallio

When you have to go, you have to go.

Harlots Web (Das Netz der Dirne)

USA, 2012

Director: Rob Amjarv

Choreography: Holly Rothschild

A sinister and satirical homage to film noir and the plight of post war women!

REST

Germany, 2014, 06:00

Direction: Lukas Hielscher

A dialog between yellow and blue.

The Cost of Living

United Kingdom, 2004

Director and choreography: Lloyd Newson and DV8

With the aid of dance and physical theatre dialogue, this award-winning film tells a story about two street artists and their relationship to other dancers from a neighboring beach resort.

Vanishing Points

Canada, 2014

Director: Marites Carino

Choreography: Tentacle Tribe

Like two molecules unknowingly affecting one another in space and briefly crossing paths, conceptual hip-hop dancers collide and share fleeting moments of intimate synchronicity on the streets of Montreal.

Martiality Not Fighting (Martialisch nicht kämpfen)

China / USA, 2012

Director: Cheng-Chieh Yu, Marianne Kim,

Choreography: Cheng-Chieh Yu

This dance for camera is a penetrating choreographic exploration of a postmodern dance rooted in the martial arts culture. With spiraling energy, everchanging spatial interplays and physical exchanges, the choreography deconstructs the external martial art expressions of fighting and instead reveals the fundamental values of movement form and intension.

Rehorsals - getting Horses used to dance

Germany, 2010

Director: Klaus Dilger

Choreography: Nathalie Larquet

The dancers of this film perform choreographies on their steeds and demonstrate how horses strive for harmony through synchronous movements. Even if they can’t replicate the movements of dancers, they still observe, and begin to make their own choreographic patterns.

Su Misura (Maßgefertigt)

Italy, 2014

Director and choreography: Augenblick

A tailor and his wife. A day like any other: old and new customers, one after another. Then she enters. Suddenly a glimpse, a mistake… and there’s already a stitch to remove: one more word and the elbows will lightly touch.

No room for doubt (Kein Raum für Zweifel)

Spain, 2016

Director and choreography: Aina Lanas

Last memories, last contact, real or in our imagination. The last goodbye leaves no room for doubt.

Outside in

Sweden, 2011

Director and Choreography: Tove Skeidsvoll

A dancer will no longer stick to the film team’s intrusive and artificial requirements and thus finally breaks free. She decides to dance through the forest in her own way.

In The Castle of My Skin

South Africa, 2015

Director and choreography: Jarrel Mathebula

Sons of Kemet are born of many vital elements. In this film, fiery visions are brought together by a line-up that comprises some of the most progressive 21st-century talents of British jazz and beyond.

Tree of Oblivion (Baum des Vergessens)

Brazil, 2015

Director: Vinícius Cardoso

Choreography: Jorge Garcia, Balé da Cidade de São Paulo

Africans who were enslaved in Nigeria in the eighteenth century were subject to a ritual around the “Tree of Oblivion”. Men were forced to walk around the tree nine times while women, seven. This was so they would forget their land, its origins, history and identity while on the ships voyage to America. Each walk around the tree represented the death of memories.

MXAKI

Mexico/ Japan, 2015

Octavio Iturbe y Hiroaki Umeda

This video is based on the performance ACCUMULATED LAYOUT by Hiroaki Umeda and is filmed in the Centro Nacional de las Artes of México City.

This Town (Diese Stadt)

USA, 2015

Director: Alexus Getzelmen, Tillie Simon und Isabelle Sturges

A danced homage to Frank Sinatra.

Danse Macabre

Canada, 2012

Director: Pedro Pires,

Choreography: AnneBruce Falconer

For a period of time, while we believe it to be perfectly still, lifeless flesh responds, stirs and contorts in a final macabre ballet.

Are these spasms merely erratic motions or do they echo the chaotic twists and turns of a past life?