LUVOS migrations

The screendance movie, created by Editta Braun & Menie Weissbacher LUVOS migrations leads the viewer to a journey in a seemingly familiar world, inhabited by unknown or invisible to the human eye creatures – hybrids between animals and plants. Impressive natural ladshafts invoke the sensation of wild nature, harmony and serene eternity. They take turns with anti utopian urban…


The prison of the mind is scarier than the prison behind bars

The movie Urban Genesis by the French director and choreographer Fu Le tells us the story of Phuong, who returns back home, to her village, after being released from prison. Le uses documentary techniques like an interview-confession with the main character and creates a curious and unusual form of screendance movie. In the beginning, using Phuong words, the director clearly reveals his…


For time, climate, the Atlanteans and the Atlases…

The movie amser/time of the Welsh choreographer and director Deborah Light takes us on a journey through time and space. The three characters move on the verge between land and sea in three remarkable sites along Bae Ceredigon/Cardigan Bay. As if the three of them explore the no man’s land where high and low tides clash and where drought and floods are in a constant battle for dominance. That…


The inner storm of “THE END DOES NOT SEE”

The end does not see thrusts us immediately into a nightmare. In a series of blue and black flashes on a boat, harbour lights twinkling in the background, a young, female-appearing protagonist runs across the deck towards the camera, her breathing audible. The shaky camera is pushed backwards, falling off the edge of the boat and into the water where it is engulfed by darkness. The scene, over…


THE SLEEPWALKERS IN “OUR PLANET DESTINY”

Seven dancers solemnly move across a large sandy plain in Huangshi, Hubei, China. The leader, at the head of the procession, holds up a large branch like a totem. Widescreen shots show us the big blue sky; down below, three of the dancers drag three others, their bodies limp, across the beach. In their hands they hold branches, that along with their unmoving limbs, leave traces in the sand.…


ABBIOSIS – An awesome invasion

Abbiosis opens in a cave-like space. Among moving shadows and in muted greys, an indiscernible creature is depicted against a rocky backdrop. A pallid mix of limbs and vertebrae, it breathes in on itself, a line of symmetry coursing through its centre, giving us an impression of a primal, one-celled organism, like an amoeba. Pearly and slimy, its minimal movements are reinforced by the sound of…


On the dynamics between the body and the digital medium in film “Doll+ Body Transmigration in its Ideal Fantasy”

If I had to choose one film that most attracted my attention during the festival of dance and dance cinema Moving Body, it would be Doll+ Body Transmigration in its Ideal Fantasy. The reason for this is its sensitive and critical, but at the same time playful and ironic view of the human consciousness standing on the border between the physical and virtual world. The work successfully explores…


If art holds up a mirror to life it must reflect the truth in all its multitudinousness

The stark simplicity of minimalist architecture and the effortless beauty of youth bring a soothing quality to Spanish Director Hadi Moussally’s film. The work is set at the Fundacio Mies Van Der Rohe – a sparse, linear world created by the eponymous architect, dubbed the ‘father of minimalism’. The framing creates a delicious surface tension everywhere – swathes of cool marble, imposing…


The principle of questioning rather than answering is the real revelation

There’s a sense of something deeply and personally held in this film, which illustrates a golden thread of enquiry weaving its way through the course of a lifetime’s practice. It journeys through a rich archive dating back to the choreographer’s childhood, gathering with it a plethora of artefacts, illustrations, animation and film, with which to share the notion that shifting the kinaesthesia…


Pendulation - Practice for Altered States 

A meditative walking practice in an urban environment  With two steps forward and one step back, we will walk a distance of one kilometer in a meditative state. This kind of movement—two steps forward, one step back—produces an oscillatory wave-like dynamic aimed at a positive outcome (both literally and metaphorically). Oscillation refers to the repetitive back-and-forth motion of something…


Dance Virus - Practice for Altered States 

Dance Virus - Practice for Altered States In isolation, viruses show none of the expected signs of life. They do not respond to stimuli, they do not grow, and they do not do any of the things we normally associate with life. Participants will be encouraged to view and use movement as a vector of collective mobilization and a tool, to rediscover their corporeality in relation to the liberating…


30.10 - 17:00 | Contrapeso

Contrapeso 08’44, Finland, 2022 Director: Kati Maria Kallio, Choreographer: Yeinner Chicas   Contrapeso is about a man struggling to uphold the meaningless construction of his life and who, through a mystical event, breaks the barrier he’s built for himself and recognises his true nature.   Kati Kallio is a Finnish dance artist and awarded filmmaker. She is one of the pioneers of dance…


06.11 - 11:30 | Scent of Time

Scent of Time 29’53, The Netherlands, 2022 Lead role: Polina Hordiievska, Director: Emilia Tapprest, Concept & Script: Emilia Tapprest & Victor Evink, Supporting roles: Andrei Iovev, Dayana Mankovskaya, Costume: Dasha Golova, Incense clock: Camilo Garcia A., Music: Tarawangsawelas, David J. Adan (Doppelgänger), Moritz Haas (Europa), Darya Permyakova (Baby D.), Voiceovers: Oksana Kim…


30.10 - 19:00 | OVERANDOVER

OVERANDOVER 12’00, The United States, 2022 Composition: McKay House and Utam Moses, Performance: McKay House and Utam Moses Videography: Dave Walter, Music: Michael Ruth, Editing: McKay House   This film is an exploration of the dynamics and depth of female relationships, in relation to contact as a source of nurture but also the very real boundary of self and other; we are exploring contact…


30.10 - 19:00 | Just a body

Just a body 13’00, United Kingdom, 2022   Just a Body is a short documentary film that explores uncontrolled experiences of femininity. We tried to restore spaces that exist in between our consciousness to reality, in order to place the body at once with its personal experience. Romi Sarfaty  is a contemporary performance artist and practitioner, based in Glasgow. Her work is inspired by…


30.10 - 19:00 | Heart of the Earth

Heart of the Earth 07’36, United States, 2022 Director, choreographer, co-composer: Lindsay Gilmour, Performer: Lillian Stamey, Photographer & Co-composer: Nathan Whitmont   Exploring the relationship between nature and the human body.   Lindsay Gilmour is a performer, choreographer, filmmaker, and educator. Her work explores presence, ritual, and rebellion, fusing text, voice, and…


30.10 - 19:00 | I Think About You Every Day

I Think About You Every Day 14’52, Canada, 2022 Director: Simone Lucas, Choreography and Performance: Ula Liagaitė, Beatričė Bukantytė; Assistant Producer: Saulė Norkutė; Director of Photography: Mikas Zabulionis; Editor: Pirouz Nemati, Jadis Dumas; Composer: Julia Dyck; Sound Design: Chris Leon, Shayla Chiliak   21-year old friends exchange impassioned emails over a summer of separation.…


30.10 - 19:00 | An Evening With Taglioni

An Evening With Taglioni 14’04, United Kingdom, 2021 Directors: Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple, Cast: Alessandra Ferri, Antonia Franceschi, Amancio Gonzalez, Jenny Runacre, Matthew Hawkins, Paul Liburd, Raad Rawi, Raj Ghatak, Saffron Coomber, Composer: Frank Moon, Producers: Elettra Pizzi, Noni Couell, Gerry Maguire, Lise Smith   You're invited to a meal in celebration of the famous…


30.10 - 19:00 | breathing psoas

breathing psoas 14’59, Germany, 2021 Concept, direction, performance, 2nd camera, editing: Anja Plonka, Camera: Anna Ziegler, Sound design: Rasmus Nordholt-Frieling, Sound and dramaturgical accompaniment: Marko Stefanovic, Dramaturgical accompaniment: Anais Rödel, Assistance: Markus Jendrosch   The film breathing psoas created a speculative body and a kinship of man and nature. The body, as…


30.10 - 19:00 | FIST

FIST 13’00, The Netherlands, 2022 Director: Thomas Bos, Choreographer: Erik Bos, Cast: Deion CROW Holwijn, Denzel Dean van Russel, Rein Luuring, Sarah Moeremans,  Producer: Sanne Cousijn & Camiel Zwart, Composer: Joost Maaskant & Tom Luuring    Patrick is angry and he wants to break everything around him. When attending a forced anger-management course he meets other enraged people…


30.10 - 17:00 | Foxland

Foxland 05’12, Sweden, 2022 Choreographer, director, producer: Helena Franzén and Håkan Jelk, Performers: Claudia Fürnholzer, Maria Ulriksson, Music: Jenny Wilson   Who is the hunter and who is being hunted?   The choreographer and dancer Helena Franzén, and the cinematographer and photographer Håkan Jelk have had an ongoing collaboration since 2011. Several of their dance films have…


30.10 - 17:00 | 500 MOONS

500 MOONS 15’00, Lithuania, 2021 Director: Ugne Dievaite, Performers: Natalia García Graus, Ugne Dievaite; Cinematography and post-production: Mikas Zabulionis; Original soundtrack: Vidal; Choreography: Ugne Dievaite; Project coordination: Ausra Degutyte-Kancauskiene   Two women, who experience their cyclic nature within the context of western culture and lifestyle, move through different…


30.10 - 17:00 | K O R N I

K O R N I 11’15, Belarus, 2022 Director: Viktoria Khmelchenko, Performers: Sonya Lado, Maria Ganina, Polina Zubtsova, Arina Nikiforova, Evgenia Rubakova, Olga Ostashevskaya, Viktoria Khmelchenko, Anna Gorbatsevich, Irina Tsiasliuk, Irina Zarouskaya, Alice Kuhta, Viktoria Paskhalova, Alexandra Kakovka, Anna Kulpo   «… the longest way is the way from yourself to someone…»   From the very…


30.10 - 17:00 | Breath

Breath 07’48, Romania, 2021 Director: Catalin Rugina, Choreographer: Maria-Luiza Dimulescu, Composer - Adrian Piciorea, Producer: Ginger Film   Breath aims to make a critical and ironic foray, in rhythm of dance, into the destructive universe of the human being. On a hot day, five young people get stuck with their car in the middle of a golden field. Suddenly, the trunk opens and the story…


30.10 - 17:00 | INNER BLOOM

INNER BLOOM 06’04, Bulgaria, 2021 Director: Kosta Karakashyan, Choreographer: Stephanie Handjiiska, Composer: Georgi Atanassov, Producers: Kosta Karakashyan and Stephanie Handjiiska   A young female protagonist unexpectedly encounters her own sexuality and passes through stages of unrestrained pleasure, shame, purification, and acceptance of her own female divinity.   Kosta Karakashyan…


30.10 - 17:00 | Connectt x Just Before Dawn

Connectt x Just Before Dawn 08’35, Denmark, 2022 Director: Eva Anker, Producer: Kamille Niin, Choreographer: Simone Ballan, Music original by Sonnymooon, New version recorded by Mastertone studio and arranged and sung by Ingrid Paskell, Azhar Saleh, Julie Konstantinovich Pedersen, Liv Alfrida, Rosalina Hoff Kjærgaard, Sara Agervig Carstensen. Danced by Cecilie Runge, Christian Zippo Storgaard,…


30.10 - 17:00 | SURRENDER

SURRENDER 14’47, Bulgaria, 2021 Director: Kosta Karakashyan, Choreographer: Krastyo Metodiev, Remi Toin, Nikola Hadjitanev & Svetoslav Seropyan, Movement Director: Kosta Karakashyan, Composer: Ace Vaptsarov, Executive Producers: Kosta Karakashyan and Stephanie Handjiiska; Producers: Lyubomir Balabanov and Lubo Marinov   SURRENDER is a poetic documentary that highlights four of the most…


30.10 - 17:00 | Wonderland

Wonderland 07’00, France, 2021 Director: Fu Le   Kids growing up in a disturbing world.   Fu Le is an award winning filmmaker and choreographer in the Tetrapode dance company in France. Graduated in sculpture at the Art Crafts National School in Paris, he then trained in physical theater and in contemporary dance in South America and Europe. He pursued his research in Taiwan,…


30.10 - 17:00 | Solace

Solace 06’00, Bulgaria, 2021 Director: Emiliya Toncheva, AD: Johannes Schropp, DOP: Johannes Schropp, Choreography: Emiliya Toncheva and the dancers, Editing: Konstantin Aivazov, Emiliya Toncheva, Color Grading: Johannes Schropp, Cast: Alexander Gochev, Dany Kirilov, Elena Marinova, Emiliya Toncheva, Kalina Georgieva, Marina Haralambova, Ralitsa Neykova, Sasha Hadjieva, Music: Tony Hadjiivanov,…


29.10 - 19:00 | Abbiosis

Abbiosis  09’59, Spain, 2021 Director: Lucía García, Cast: Judith Capdevila, Ainhoa Otero, Edurne Salas, Berta Pascual, Director of Photography: Xavi Julià; Editors: Xavi Julià, Mercè Pinar; Music Composer: Marc Vilaseca; Runner: Gerard López; Drone Operator: Pau Salla; Costume Designers: Marta Muíños, Inés Vidal; Makeup Artists: Sonia Mesa, María Catalina Cáceres, Producers: Andrea Vilches,…


29.10 - 19:00 | The end does not see

The end does not see 10’00, The Netherlands, 2021 Directors: Davide Belotti, Borna Babic, Cast: Daphne van Dooren, Laura Casasola Fontseca, Leslie Humbert, Laura Volpe, Efthimis Tsimageorgis, Lorenzo Cimarelli, Martijn van Mierlo, Movement Assistant: Maureen Bator; Costume Designer: Petra Finke, Mara Wap; Gaffer: Xavier Spruit Bleeker; Best boy: Guido Verschoor   The end does not see follows…


29.10 - 19:00 | amser / time

amser / time 06’24, United Kingdom, 2022 Director: Deborah Light, Concept and Choreography: Deborah Light, Eddie Ladd, Gwyn Emberton, DOP/editor: Pete Telfer (Culture Colony), Soundtrack: Sion Orgon, Producer: Laura Drane, Cast: Eddie Ladd, Jake Nwogu, Deborah Light, Drone&gimbal: Rob Key, Camera Assistants: Lowri Paige, Kieran Shand, Felix Cannadam, Thanks to Dr. Martin Bates, Supported by…


29.10 - 19:00 | Lemniscate

Lemniscate 05’42, The Netherlands, 2022 Concept: Lars van Tooren, Djamila Ploeg; Direction and Choreography: Djamila Ploeg; Camera and Edit: Lars van Tooren; Dancers: Marivì van den Hooff, Martijn Schipper, Sunai Elbers; Coaching: Nienke Rooijakkers, Anja Reinhardt, Alan Boom, Arantja Rosalina, Zeynep Gündüz; Music: Hania Rania; Photographer: Melissa Ploeg; Technical Equipment: Fontys AV;…


29.10 - 19:00 | OPARÁ

OPARÁ 15’00, Brazil, 2022 Production - Deriva, Tempoo, Director - Mateus Guedes, Screenplay - Mateus Guedes, Cinematography - Jão Vicente, Executive Production - Deriva, Tempoo, Cast - Silvia Góes, Orun Santana, Yuri Texeira Choreographer - Silvia Góes Orun Santana, Edition - Mateus Guedes, Color Grading - Jão Vicente, Production Assistant - Vitor Pessoa, Local Production - Tarsila Cober, Text -…


29.10 - 19:00 | The Absence

The Absence 05’34, Colombia, 2021 Director: Camilo Cogua, 2D Animation: David Andrés Vega, Juliana Hernández Rocha; 3D Animation: Carlos Eduardo Cabeza, Rubén Monroy López; Sound designer: Ricardo Escallón; Digital composition: Rubén Monroy López, Camilo Cogua; Choreography direction: Neva Ann Kenny; Performers: Camilo Martínez, Gabriela Martínez Pineda; Production design: Semillero RECLAB,…


29.10 - 19:00 | The Cities Inside Us

The Cities Inside Us 06’52, Sweden, 2022 Directed & edited, Emi Stahl & Klara Kristoffersson, Created and performed by ReAct!, Choreography by ReAct!, Cinematographer and colorist by Mattias Silva fsf, Music by David Åhrström   What memories do we carry within us from different places? How do they change over time? The short film “The Cities inside us” depicts how our inner…


29.10 - 19:00 | They Dance With Their Heads

They Dance With Their Heads 08’27, Canada, 2021 Director, producer, co-choreographer, painting and drawing (on paper): Thomas Corriveau; Music: Guido del Fabbro; Sound: Olivier Calvert   The severed head of a choreographer is held captive by an eagle on a desert island. With a dazzling mastery of drawing and painting, this animated short unexpectedly takes us into the sensitive world of an…


29.10 - 19:00 | Dreamlike

Dreamlike 05’51, Mexico, 2022 Director: Diana Morales S.; Choreography: Harumi Gallardo, César Aragón;  Music: Classic Park, Producer: Proyecto Segundo Piso;   Caught between reality and daydream, Harumi is stuck in a cycle of repetition of bodies dancing in space.   Diana Morales Sánchez has Master in Cinematography 2019 and Bachelor of Dance 2010. In search of a communion between…


29.10 - 19:00 | Dancing with Dementia

Dancing with Dementia 05’48, United Kingdom, 2022 Concept & direction: Elaine Harvey, Sound design: Chris Gregory   Dancing with Dementia is a short dance film, based on an excerpt from the original audio documentary, which aims to animate and reimagine the metaphorical discourse around dementia by asking people affected by the condition to conceive of it as a dance. Comprised entirely…


29.10 - 19:00 | Ojo Infinito

Ojo Infinito 09’00, Mexico, 2022 Director: Daniel Magaña; Choreographer: Alfonsina Riosantos; Cinematography: Daniel Magaña, Mariano Rodriguez, Alejandro Maytorena; Dancers: Alfonsina Riosantos, Benedek Mendoza, Ernestina Ochoa, Loretto Iñiguez, Camila Perez, Melissa Esparza, Christian Flores, Daniel Magaña; Choreocinematography: Ximena Monroy Rocha, Ximena Fargas; Cultural Management: Claudia…