World Premiere: De Wolf Danst!January 5, 2018
Het Mediafonds, NTR, Cinedans and het Nederlandse Filmfonds initiate the interdisciplinary dance film project De Wolf Danst!: A combination of an artistically excellent documentary (40′) & an independent dance film (10′). De Wolf Danst! will premiere festively during Cinedans and will be aired on NTR.
De Wolf Danst! will premiere simultaneously in three cinemas in EYE on March 18.
Selected projects include:
Regisseur: Wiam Al-Zabari
Choreograaf: Krisztina de Châtel
Editor Wiam Al-Zabari and choreographer Krisztina de Châtel both had to escape from their country of origin in the past. With Vlucht (Flight) they create empathy for how it feels to have to leave your country behind. A group of dancers flees from a typically Dutch village and escapes through woods and dunes to the see. The nature turns out to be an unpredictable adversary in their search for freedom and safety.
Dance or Die
Regisseur: Roozbeh Kaboly
In the experience of the young Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh his hometown Damascus was not just a war-torn city, but a stage. To show the tragic state of his country he danced on piles of rubble. Despite this, he grabs the chance to flee from his country of birth with both hands. Ahmad lives in the Netherlands since one and a half years and studies at the National Ballet Academy. He performs on national and international stages.
Still, he struggles with his new life. He misses his family, who is still in Syria and the pressure to make it here is very high. Which price does Ahmad pay for his new found freedom?
Regisseur: Jan Pieter Tuinstra
Choreograaf: Keren Levi
A young Vogue dancer performs during a Voodoo Carnival Ball for the first time. An important dance battle where he has to prove himself to be accepted by his peers. He remembers his youth on Sint Maarten and the changes he has been through since then. The freedom that he longed for seems to be at arms reach. Based on the biographical story of Elvin Elejandro Locadia.
Regisseur: Catherine van Campen
Amber Vineyard grew up in a strict American family. Her creative extravagancies were only reluctantly tolerated. After moving with her mother to the Netherlands at age 15 she discovered ballroom as a way to express herself. With House of Vineyard she created the first Dutch ballroom house; a home for free spirits. Her extravagant performances give her ‘kids’ a stage to express themselves in a safe LGBT+ friendly environment. At the same time, she put ballroom and voguing on the international agenda.