Cinedans LAB is the education and research division of Cinedans. With our LAB activities, we support beginning and established makers to deepen the dance film as a genre and to stimulate it. With projects for various art schools, secondary and primary schools, Cinedans LAB introduces the youngest generations to this particular genre. The LAB has an eye for the latest technological developments: we support innovative projects and organize intensive workshops in the field of new technology in combination with dance.
At this year’s Cinedans FEST we’re presenting the following LAB activities:
in collaboration with BeamLab
Saturday // 15:00 – 16:00 + 17:00 – 18:00
Sunday // 15:00 – 16:00 + 17:00 – 18:00
at Playground in A Lab
Cinedans LAB follows the latest developments in the field of new media and innovative presentations in dance. Virtual Reality is a technique that makers like to experiment with. Intrigued by the physical component of VR, they design work that moves between film and performance.
How can VR be used in a meaningful way, and how does
One of the projects presented during the VRLab is:
MONUMENTUM – Vloeistof, 360-trilogy
A triptych, where every film show a couple of a different age – between 20 to 70 years – interacting. In quiet, slow movements, the two constantly try to relate to each other, to the light source and the immeasurable space around them. The placement of the camera and how the bodies interact with it create a distorted image of the body, offering viewers an alternative reality.
During Cinedans VRLab, the makers want to engage with other makers and the public about the new challenges and possibilities of this new film technique.
Spatial Narratives – HKU Installations
at Eye Arena
For the second time, Cinedans LAB collaborates with the HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht department, Image and Media Technology (IMT). Second-year students use old and new techniques in an idiosyncratic way to create experiences that reflect on the body or encourage movement. The resulting interactive installations are being presented at the festival.
Saturday // 12:40 + 16:30 + 18:30
Sunday // 12:00 + 14:00 + 16:00
at Eye Garderobe
In the Cinedans HUB, we will be discussing current topics regarding
Topics include: Dance film as a growing genre: How do we identify its growth and how can the field support this development? What is the special communicative power of dance film and how can it be used to address social issues? Why do makers choose this specific genre? What motivates educational institutes to include dance and camera in their curriculum and what do students think about this?