Amsterdam, 30 September 2010
Cinedans Festival 2010 Moving Media – Dance, Film, Media
During the Cinedans Festival from 9 – 12 December 2010 the boundaries between dance and film will fade. The eight edition of the only Dutch dance film festival will take place in theatres in the Leidseplein area in Amsterdam (De Balie, Melkweg, Theater Bellevue, NIMk and Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam). Cinedans shows short and long dance films, dance documentaries, installations and cross-overs of dance, new media and performing arts. Readings and debates complete the programme.
Cinedans also hosts the twelfth edition of the international dance film festival Dancescreen with its renowned competition for dance films and videos.
De Balie, NIMk, Melkweg, Theater Bellevue en Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
9 – 12 December 2010
Cinedans presents a combination of film, dance and media, whereby movement and dance are the focal points. Over eighty international short and long dance films, documentaries, retrospectives, installations and interactive projects will be shown. The emphasis is on choreographies created specifically for the camera and on special film adaptations of existing performances.
Dancescreen 2010 at Cinedans / Dioraphte Awards
At this year´s Cinedans Festival the competition, film-programme and discussions will be held in co-operation with Dancescreen 2010, the twelfth edition of the international dance film and video competition and festival founded by the IMZ – International Music + Media Centre. The renowned competition of Dancescreen closes the festival in a festive way on Sunday 12 December. At the Dancescreen at Cinedans Award Gala evening the winners will be made known of the ‘Dioraphte Cinedans Jury Award’ worth €7,500, the ’Dioraphte Encouragement Award’ worth €2,000 and the Cinedans Audience Award. All films shown stand a chance of winning these awards, made available by Stichting Dioraphte. A professional jury of dance and film experts with among others Isabelle Mestre (Arte) and Cis Bierinckx (Director of the Beursschouwburg) will award the prizes to this year’s best films.
Human body as interface
One of the installations is the Series Patchmaker No.1. ‘Marloeke,1971’. In this interactive installation by Marloeke van der Vlugt the human body is at the centre as interface. Through sensors on the body of the performer the visitors obtain access to the events from her past and potential futures. Touching the performer will evoke (video) images, sounds and physical (re)actions. The installation Tango de Soledad by Billy Cowie is a short, tender, melancholic dance solo, performed by Amy Hollingsworth. Visitors will feel as though they are in the same space as the dancer.
The Co(te)lette Film – film version of the dance performance by Ann Van den Broek
On Sunday 12 December Cinedans presents Co(te)lette’s premiere, Mike Figgis’ film registration of the dance performance of the same name by the Belgian choreographer Ann van den Broek. In Co(te)lette three women dance in an intimate ambiance, squeezed between desire and satisfaction, without confrontation, rivalry, story, solution or end. The performance won the Zwaan in 2007/2008 – Holland’s most prestigious dance award – for the most impressive dance production.
Community dance project DESTINO
The fascinating film DESTINO: A Contemporary Dance Story praises dance for its ability to bring together different generations and cultures and to change lives. Filmed on location in London and Addis Ababa, the film traces the build-up to the performances in both cities of DESTINO – stipulated by the British press as potentially the most ambitious community dance project ever. The film version of DESTINO shows a mixture of all events during the preparations, rehearsals and finally the performances.
Helene Lesterlin’s & Frieder Weiss’ Darklin
Darklin is a spectacular real time duet for body and technology, an essay on the relationship of dance and cutting-edge software technology. In this production by Helene Lesterlin and software artist Frieder Weiss, projections react to the dancer’s moving body, graphically illuminating and extending it.
Cinedans not only shows extraordinary dance films, it is also a meeting place for choreographers, directors and film and dance lovers from across the world. The festival wants to offer space for exchanging ideas. An offer of readings, panels, introductions and discussions therefore completes the programme.
During Cinedans the award winning films of ‘Point Taken’ will experience their premieres, a cross disciplinary dance film project of Mediafonds and Fonds Podiumkunsten in cooperation with NTR and Cinedans. Several choreographers and film makers based in The Netherlands have jointly drawn up plans for this purpose. And advisory board of Mediafonds, the Fonds Podiumkunsten and the NTR selected the following projects: Hyperscape direction: Wilko Bello & Marco Gerris choreography: Marco Gerris Diamond Dancers: direction: Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens; choreography: Nicole Beutler Val direction: Joris Hoebe; choreography: Boukje Schweigman Memory Lane direction: Paul and Menno de Nooijer; choreography: Joost Vrouenraets
Locations Cinedans 2010
- De Balie – www.debalie.nl – 020 5535100
- Melkweg – www.melkweg.nl – 020 5318181
- Theater Bellevue – www.theaterbellevue.nl – 020 5305301
- Nimk – www.nimk.nl – 020 6237101
- Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam – www.ssba.nl -020 6242322
For further information, photos, screeners and interviews please contact:
Janine Dijkmeijer directeur Cinedans 06 42273388 janine
Marije Kool publiciteit Cinedans 06 20309006 marije
Cinedans Festival 2010 and Dancescreen at Cinedans 2010 were made possible by (among others): SNS Reaalfonds, VSB fonds, Filmfonds, Stichting Dioraphte, Maison Descartes, Oostenrijkse Ambassade, Franse Ambassade, Carina Ari Foundations, NTR en het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten)