Programme

SHORTS

SHORTS 1

EYE 2 16-03-18 / 11:45 EYE 2 + Q&A 17-03-18 / 17:30

Selection of the best short dance films that are competing for this year’s Cinedans and Audience Awards.

BHAIRAVA

IN | 2017 | 14’ [première NL]

DIRECTORS MARLENE MILLAR, PHILIP SZPORER | CHOREOGRAPHER SHANTALA SHIVALINGAPPA

Set against the mystical ruins of Hampi, the renown Indian dancer Shantala Shivalingappa brings Hindu god Bhairava to life by way of graceful movements and facial expressions.

COMPETING FOR SUNLIGHT: OAK

DK | 2017 | 6’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR DAGMAR DACHAUER CHOREOGRAPHERS DAGMAR DACHAUER, KNUT VIKSTRÖM PRECHT

A contemporary interpretation of the ancient significance of oak trees as portals to other worlds. This short is the first in a series of dance films on trees, made by the winners of the 2014 CinedansEncouragement Award.

THE MISSING PART

ES | 2015 | 22’ [première NL]

DIRECTORS SALVADOR SUNYER, BARÓ D’EVEL CIRK CIE | CHOREOGRAPHER BARÓ D’EVEL

Invited by short film initiative The One Project, circus group Baró d’Evel show their artistic vision. A poetic film about the way humans, animals and art are connected.

SCALAMARE

NL/IT | 2017 | 11’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER JIŘÍ KYLIÁN

A couple looks back on 40 years of marriage. Praised choreographer Jiří Kylián has them return to the location of their honeymoon: the stairs of the famous Monumento ai Caduti in Ancona.

SONS OF KEMET - IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN

ZA | 2015 | 6’

DIRECTOR LEBOGANG RASETHABA | CHOREOGRAPHER JARREL MATHEBULA

A group of South-African pantsula dances are directed to the upbeat jazz sounds of Sons of Kemet. The regimented movements of orchestra direction contrasts with the pantsula-energy. Presented by Screendance Africa.

IN TRANSIT

NL | 2017 | 1’ [première]

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER JACQUELINE KOOTER

Two paper figures share their life dancing… until the inevitable happens. An animated short inspired by traditional Japanese Haniwa figures.

CHIMERA

FR | 2016 | 2’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR STEVEN BRIAND | CHOREOGRAPHER CATHY EMATCHOUA

Inspired by the mythology of the Chimera, part lion, goat and snake, we see the dance styles of four women meld into one single dance.

 

SHORTS 2

EYE 2 16-03-18 / 13:15 EYE 2 + Q&A 17-03-18 / 15:30

Selection of the best short dance films that are competing for this year’s Cinedans and Audience Awards.

PERSONAL PRONOUNS

SK | 2016 | 16’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR ANDREA SUDOROVA | CHOREOGRAPHER JAN SEVCIK

A man and a woman look back on their turbulent love life. A poetic film with elements of slavic folk dance.

GOLDEN OLDIES

NL | 2016 | 3’

DIRECTORS DAAN VELSINK, JOOST LIEUWMA

An awkward boy wants to dance with the prettiest girl, but is being sabotaged by a Teddy boy and a malfunctioning jukebox. Pixelation animation set in a 50’s cafe.

THE ORDINARY

FR | 2016 | 9’

DIRECTORS JULIEN DARA, SIMON DARA | CHOREOGRAPHER JOHANNA LEVY

In an average residential area an average man leads a lonely duel with a dragon. He celebrates his victory with a celebratory dance.

ROOM

ZA | 2016 | 12’ [première]

DIRECTOR DANIEL MORCOS | CHOREOGRAPHER KRISTINA JOHNSTONE

Room investigates the dynamics between two bodies, set against the impressive architecture of Die Afrikaanse Taalmonument in Paarl, South Africa.

PRÊT A PORTER

GR | 2014 | 3’

DIRECTOR PANOS BOUDOUROGLOU | CHOREOGRAPHER XANTHIPPI PAPADOPOULOU

Four women fight for their freedom after they are taped to each other. A playful, surrealist drama where a pair of scissors is the only way out.

LIL BUCK WITH ICONS OF MODERN ART

UK | 2016 | 4’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR ANDREW MARGETSON | CHOREOGRAPHER LIL BUCK

World famous jookin dancer Lil Buck takes you on a tour through an exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, passing iconic artworks by Matisse and Picasso.

RAVAGES

CA | 2015 | 14’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR ALAN LAKE CHOREOGRAPHERS ALAN LAKE, JEAN-NICOLAS DEMERS

With visually strong and associative images Ravages shows a breakable world, where humans see themselves being confronted both with decay and the unchangeable.

SHORTS 3

EYE 2 + Q&A 16-03-18 / 14:45 EYE 2 17-03-18 / 21:15

Selection of the best short dance films that are competing for this year’s Cinedans and Audience Awards.

VECINAS

BE | 2015 | 11’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER NATALIA SARDI

Two lonely women are brought together by the laws of magnetic attraction. A disturbing film, shot on 16mm.

CARGO

DE | 2017 | 4’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER JASMINE ELLIS

Five people are playing with reality in a cargo lift. The camera is the witness. An intriguing one-shot dance film that questions the reality of everyday life.

SHAI

NL | 2017 | 21’

DIRECTOR SHUETI | CHOREOGRAPHER SHAILESH BAHORAN

Hiphop dancer and choreographer Shailesh Bahoran draws inspiration from his Hindustani roots. How does he relate to his past and the possibilities of the future?

SIX SOLOS

CN/UK | 2016 | 7’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR SIMON FILDES | CHOREOGRAPHER SANG JIJIA

The movements of six solo dancers are combined into one single choreography by means of editing.

THUIS, HOME, HEIMAT

NL | 2018 | 6’ [première]

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER MILOUSHKA BOKMA

The endless stream of photographs of refugees that we see on a daily basis is the inspiration for the newest work of photographer and video artist Miloushka Bokma.

WE NO LONGER WAIT FOR THE BARBARIANS

IT | 2016 | 8’

DIRECTOR ALAIN EL SAKHAWI | CHOREOGRAPHERS ALAIN EL SAKHAWI, VALERIA ZAMPARDI

A man, a woman and an outsider… a red phone and a banana peel. An absurd and surrealist story about power and longing.

DANCE A MEASURE

NL | 2017 | 4’

DIRECTOR ROMAN VILLEVOYE | CHOREOGRAPHER STEFAN ERNST

Two dancers from SALLY Dance Company Maastricht fight over the contents of one bag. A short fashion film, inspired by martial arts films from Hong Kong.

SHORTS 4

EYE 2 + Q&A 16-03-18 / 16:45 EYE 2 18-03-18 / 17:30

Selection of the best short dance films that are competing for this year’s Cinedans and Audience Awards.

AN INVITATION TO DANCE

NL | 2018 | 15′ [première]

DIRECTOR NOUD HEERKENS | CHOREOGRAPHER LOÏC PERELA

Five bodies in a dance arena. Pulsating movements create an eternal dance in them. Just like the installation An Invitation to Dance, this film is the result of research into the filmic experience of dance. The corresponding installation can be visited at Shelter Amsterdam.

ARE YOU MULTIFOCAL

NL | 2017 | 4’ [première NL]

DIRECTORS ASSI WEITZ, ROB GRADISEN

A nun and a motorised devil go head to head in a surrealistic race against time.

TIMECODE

ES | 2016 | 15’

DIRECTOR JUANJO GIMÉNEZ | CHOREOGRAPHER LALI AYGUADÉ

Luna and Diego work as security officers in a parking lot. When Luna discovers Diego’s secret their work gets a whole new dimension. Winner of the 2016 Palme d’Or for Best Short and selected for an Oscar nomination in 2017.

JUST SO

US | 2016 | 9’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR BEN ESTABROOK | CHOREOGRAPHER AMY SEIWERT

Two men can’t live with or without each other. The anticipation of a visitor keeps them together. Inspired by the comedy The Odd Couple, a play by Neil Simo from 1965.

TRUE LOVE WAITS

US | 2017 | 3’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR ADI HALFIN | CHOREOGRAPHER BOBBI JENE SMITH

A woman uses her movement and Radiohead’s True Love Waits to work through her sorrow in an abandoned house.

THE SUM OF ALL PARTS

NL | 2017 | 4’

DIRECTORS PETER BILAK, LUKAS TIMULAK | CHOREOGRAPHER LUKAS TIMULAK

A geometric game with visual and physical patterns.

RIOT

FR | 2017 | 13’

DIRECTOR FRANK TERNIER

After the killing of a black boy on the street, an indignant crowd gathers. A disturbing mix of animation, film, spoken word and krumping.

SHORTS 5

EYE 2 17-03-18 / 10:30 EYE 2 + Q&A 18-03-18 / 14:00

Selection of the best short dance films that are competing for this year’s Cinedans and Audience Awards.

DOWNHILL

CH/NL | 2017 | 19’ [première]

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER ANDREA BOLL I.S.M. PETER KADAR EN CHRIS FAWCETT

downhill playfully shows how we keep subjecting ourselves to the sisyphus-like strains that we call ‘human relations’. A film recorded on smartphones only.

PILGRIMAGE

CA | 2017 | 11’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR MARLENE MILLAR | CHOREOGRAPHER SANDY SILVA

Nine dancers travel past empty fields. They find refuge in an empty house of worship. Turkish meditative moving patterns connect them.

OSSA

IT | 2016 | 4’

DIRECTOR DARIO IMBROGNO

The dance of a doll is being deconstructed in time and space. An animation that  slowly reveals all mechanisms.

DIDO

GR | 2017 | 6’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR KONSTANTINOS FOURKIOTIS | CHOREOGRAPHER FENIA APOSTOLOU

After Aneneas has left her, Dido dances her last painful dance.

TIME SUBJECTIVES IN OBJECTIVE TIMES

FI/RU | 2017 | 6’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR KATI KALLIO | CHOREOGRAPHERS ALEKSANDR FROLOV, ANNA SCHEKLEINA

In an old factory three dancers move from one space to another. While time rushes by endlessly, everything seems to come to a halt.

YOUR APPROVAL IS NOT ESSENTIAL

NL | 2017 | 12’

DIRECTOR LEEN MICHIELS | CHOREOGRAPHER JELENA KOSTIĆ

A coincidental meeting in the supermarket surfaces an unexpected passion. An ode to what happens when you let go of your inhibitions and start embracing life’s quirky pleasures.

INTUITION

NL | 2017 | 6’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR SUZANNE DE BEKKER | CHOREOGRAPHERS SUZANNE DE BEKKER, JOSH MARTINA

A personal film about a young woman finding her way in life by trusting her intuition.

AS60

SE | 2016 | 1’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR SHUMPEI NEMOTO | CHOREOGRAPHERS SHUMPEI NEMOTO, ADAM SCHÜTT

A camera sways back and forth, becoming an unexpected dance partner for a male solo dancer.

SHORTS 6

EYE 2 17-03-18 / 12:00 EYE 2 + Q&A 18-03-18 / 12:00

Selection of the best short dance films that are competing for this year’s Cinedans and Audience Awards.

RECYCLE PROJECT

TW | 2016 | 10’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER HSIAO YIN PENG

The PET bottle and humans seem to be bound to each other. Disorder is the consequence. Do we allow ourselves to be buried under garbage or do we keep striving for our humanity?

THEY KEEP DISAPPEARING

CH | 2016 | 26’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR ANNALENA FRÖHLICH | CHOREOGRAPHERS ANNALENA FRÖHLICH
*Based on a stageplay by deRothfils choreographed by ANNALENA FRÖHLICH and NINA STADLER

Seven people are staying in a remote hotel. Time seems to stand still. A surrealist relationship drama where all efforts to grow closer together seem to be doomed.

CIRCUS DEBERE BERHAN

PT/DE/ET/AT  | 2015 | 11’

DIRECTOR LUKAS BERGER | CHOREOGRAPHER TEKLU ASHAGIR

The Ethiopian Circus Debere Berhan is going on world tour. Along their journey through beautiful landscapes and accompanied by captivating sounds, the artists perform their acts.

C'EST MOI

IT | 2017 | 1’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR SUSANNA DELLA SALA | CHOREOGRAPHER ANDREA JOSÉ DI PASQUALE

Winner of Cinedans Mention at the seventh edition of La danza in 1 minuto of Italy’s Coorpi: a one-minute dance film competition open to dancers, performers, video makers and sound designers.

THE BATTLE

AU | 2015 | 3’

DIRECTORS SOPHIE HEXTER, POPPY WALKER

Kayah Guenther is born with Trisomy 21. Looking for his place in the world, he narrates his story through dance. A highly stylised and deeply evocative portrait.

THE WICKED PUPPETEER

NL | 2017 | 2’ [premiere]

DIRECTOR STEPHANIE PISTEL | CHOREOGRAPHER JUANJO ARQUĖS

Just like a puppeteer can bring an inert object to life, the Wicked Puppeteer reduces a living being to a doll. Performed by Daniël Camargo, solo dancer at the Nationale Ballet.

DON'T FIGHT IT

CA | 2017 | 6’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR EVE LECLAIR | CHOREOGRAPHERS EVE LECLAIR, LEFEBVRE SIMON-XAVIER

A man and a woman get to know each other in a playful manner. What starts as an innocent game soon becomes dangerous.

SHORTS 7

EYE 2 + Q&A 17-03-18 / 13:30 EYE 2 18-03-18 / 10:30

Selection of the best short dance films that are competing for this year’s Cinedans and Audience Awards.

SONDER

RO | 2016 | 12’ [première]

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER SIMONA DEACONESCU

Set in an industrial, excavated copper mine in Romania, five dancers compete with nature, the machines and themselves.

COLD STORAGE

FI | 2016 | 9’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR THOMAS FREUNDLICH | CHOREOGRAPHER VALTTERI RAEKALLIO

A lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric soul mate under the ice. An homage to the physical game and the melancholic humor of silent movies.

BEATING

CZ | 2014 | 6’

DIRECTOR KARI SULC | CHOREOGRAPHER TEREZA HRADILKOVA

An observing camera and rhythmic editing transform an every day box training into an unexpected dance ritual.

SILENCE

LB | 2016 | 15’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER CHADI AOUN

The sound of silence envelopes the city of Ghabra. Every expression of individuality is punishable. An animation and ode to modern dance.

RUB YOUR EYES UNTIL YOU SEE STARS

NL | 2016 | 3’

DIRECTOR JUDITH KNUBBEN | CHOREOGRAPHER REVE TER BORG

A woman is about to ask her lover to marry her. Then, she starts having doubts… A claustrophobic short set in a small car.

EASE ON DOWN

UK | 2017 | 3’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR CRISTOBAL CATALAN | CHOREOGRAPHER OMARI CARTER

A happy journey that combines jazz, body percussions and dance. A road movie that poses questions about acceptance and migration.

THE EARTH WILL COME

DE | 2017 | 4’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR KATELYN STILES | CHOREOGRAPHERS KATELYN STILES, KIRA KIRSCH

An intimate encounter between a woman and a forest. This short film questions the romanticism of and the desire to connect with nature, amidst a worldwide environmental crisis.

BACK TO MY BODY

CA | 2015 | 8’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR GAËLLE HANNEBICQUE | CHOREOGRAPHERS GAËLLE HANNEBICQUE, GEORGINA ALCANTARA

“My scoliosis bends my back, twists my body, but it is my body – the one that I learned to love.”

DE WOLF DANST!

EYE 1/2/3 18-03-18 / 21:00

Het Mediafonds, NTR, Cinedans and het Nederlands Filmfonds initiated the interdisciplinary dance film project De Wolf Danst!: A combination of an independent dance film and an artistically inspiring documentary. The four selected projects will be festively premiered during Cinedans, including voguing performances by House of Vineyard.

VLUCHT

NL | 2018 | 12’ [première]

DIRECTOR WIAM AL-ZABARI | CHOREOGRAPHER KRISZTINA DE CHÂTEL

In the past, editor Wiam Al-Zabari and choreographer Krisztina de Châtel both had to escape from their country of origin. 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 sea. Nature turns out to be an unpredictable adversary in their search for freedom and safety.

OTHERLAND

NL | 2018 | 13’ [première]

DIRECTOR JAN PIETER TUINSTRA | CHOREOGRAPHER KEREN LEVI

A young Vogue dancer performs for the first time at a Voodoo Carnival Ball. 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. A story based on the biographical story of Elvin Elejandro Locadia.

DANCE OR DIE

NL | 2018 | 54’ [première]

REGISSEUR ROOZBEH KABOLY

Young Syrian dancer Ahmad Joudeh experienced his hometown Damascus not merely as a war-torn city, but as a stage. To show the tragic state of his country he danced on piles of rubble. When the chance came, Joudeh fled his country of birth. The dancer has now lived in the Netherlands for one and a half years, studying at the National Ballet Academy. He performs on national and international stages. Yet still he struggles with his new life. He misses his family, who remains in Syria. The pressure to make it here is very high. Which price does Ahmad pay for his newfound freedom?

MOTHER'S BALLS

NL | 2018 | 48’ [première]

DIRECTOR CATHERINE VAN CAMPEN

Amber Vineyard grew up in a strict American family. Her particular creative expressions were looked upon with ire. When she moved to the Netherlands with her mother at fifteen, she found her freedom of expression within the walls of the ballroom culture. With ‘House of Vineyard’, she created the Netherlands’ first ballroom ‘house’, a haven for those seeking the same kind of freedom. With their extravagant performances, her ‘kids’ embraces and celebrates the LGBTQI+ movement, now placing the practices of voguing and the phenomenon of the ballroom on an international stage.

BEST OF CINEDANS 2018 & AWARD CEREMONY

EYE 2 18-03-18 / 19:00

On the last day of the festival, Cinedans presents a sneak preview of the international film programme, Cinedans on Tour ‘18, featuring all of this year’s winning films. Open your eyes, ears and heart for a selection of the best shorts of Cinedans 2018.

BEST OF CINEDANS 2018 & AWARD CEREMONY

On the last day of the festival, Cinedans presents a sneak preview of the international film programme, Cinedans on Tour ‘18, featuring all of this year’s winning films. Open your eyes, ears and heart for a selection of the best shorts of Cinedans 2018.

Afterwards Cinedans will announce the winners of the Cinedans Awards (Best Dance Film and Encouragement) and the Audience Award. The Awards grant € 5.000,- for the first price and € 1.000,- for the second price. All of the winners will be included in the international tour programme.

JURY

Gitta Wigro is a freelance dance film programmer and speaker based in London. She is a programmer for the Screendance Competition at the Leeds International Film Festival, and a guest lecturer at the new Screendance MA at London Contemporary Dance School. She is also co-director of Independent Dance, an artist-led organisation providing a responsive, stimulating space for artists in their ongoing development as professionals.

Janica Draisma is multidisciplinary artist, scriptwriter and director. With a background in dance, theater and visual arts, her work knows many forms of expression. Film often times proves to be a red thread. Her dance films were shown at Cinedans en won many prizes at various festivals.

Martin Butler is an interdisciplinary artist and stage director. He was trained in Drama at Manchester University and Choreography at the SNDO in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His work combines dance, theatre, music, film, new media, and fashion, and explores the new dramatic that the combination of different genres facilitate. His work is performed at various theatres and festivals internationally.

DOCUMENTARIES

SURRENDER

EYE 1 16-03-18 / 21:30

Jan Fabre is known to be one of the most innovative and diverse artists of his generation. His work is often controversial. Director Phil Griffin was one of the first male dancers in Fabre’s dance company Troubleyn. After his career as a dancer, he built a successful career as creative director and photographer. In 2015, Griffin returned to Troubleyn as artist in residence. With just one single camera, he followed the intense creation of one of the most radical contemporary theatre projects: Fabre’s Mount Olympus: To glorify the cult of tragedy.

SURRENDER

BE/UK | 2017 | 104’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR PHIL GRIFFIN | CHOREOGRAPHERS JAN FABRE & DANSERS

Jan Fabre is known to be one of the most innovative and diverse artists of his generation. Over the past 30 years he established himself as writer, director, choreographer and visual artist. His work is often controversial. Phil Griffin was one of the first male dancers in Fabre’s dance company Troubleyn. After his career as a dancer, he built a successful career as creative director and photographer. He worked together with Prince, Amy Winehouse, Rihanna and John Bon Jovi. In 2015, Griffin returned to Troubleyn as artist in residence. With just one single camera, he followed the intense creation of one of the most radical contemporary theatre projects: Fabre’s Mount Olympus: To glorify the cult of tragedy – a 24 hour theater marathon with 27 actors on stage.

The documentary Surrender follows Fabre, alone in his studio and at practice with his dancers. Going by Fabre’s artistic vision as artist, playwright and tutor, the movie offers a serene and intimate view of the human body.

Surrender is being presented in collaboration with  Troubleyn/Jan Fabre, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam and Julidans.

KRISZTINA DE CHÂTEL

EYE 1 15-03-18 / 19:00

With her unmistakable style, choreographer Krisztina de Châtel grew to be the unchallenged master of minimal dance. Filmmakers Manon Lichtveld and Bas Westerhof travel to her birthplace in Budapest. Together they go looking for De Châtel’s so-called source of ‘uncontrollable restraint’.

*This documentary is part of the official selection of WE ARE PUBLIC and free for members.*

*This screening is in Dutch only.*

EEN UITZINNIGE BEHEERSING - LEVEN EN DANS VAN KRISZTINA DE CHÂTEL

NL | 2017 | 50’ [première]

DIRECTORS MANON LICHTVELD, BAS WESTERHOF | CHOREOGRAPHER KRISZTINA DE CHÂTEL

With her unmistakable style, choreographer Krisztina de Châtel grew to be the unchallenged master of minimal dance. She has showcased her style on international stages for 42 years, but remains continuously innovative in her work. Filmmakers Manon Lichtveld and Bas Westerhof travel to her birthplace in Budapest. Together they go looking for De Châtel’s so called source of ‘uncontrollable restraint’. On their journey we slowly discover how she learned to balance her disciplined upbringing and her unfettered urge to express herself. This is a special insight into the life and drive of an ever persistent choreographer.

*This screening is in Dutch only.*

INSIDE OPÉRA DE PARIS

EYE 2 17-03-18 / 22:30

Two visually stunning documentaries that allow precious insights into the life at the Paris Opera: the sacrifices, traditions and elegance.

FOR A MOMENT

FR | 2016 | 9’

DIRECTOR CLÉMENCE POÉSY

Observed through a succession of close-ups, Clémence Poésy captures the tireless work of the Opéra de Paris ballet dancers as they train. Poésy produces a captivating insight through her original use of gaze – leaving the bodies with which they train out of frame. In capturing the intimacy of their faces, she explores the mystery of their hard earned quest toward grace.

RESET

FR | 2016 | 110’

DIRECTORS THIERRY DEMAIZIÈRE, ALBAN TEURLAI | CHOREOGRAPHER BENJAMIN MILLEPIED

Benjamin Millepied, known for choreographing the Oscar nominated film Black Swan, performed as the first male soloist at the New York City Ballet for over 20 years. In 2015, he returned to France to lead the seasoned Paris Opera. He encounters an institution that seems to be stuck in the traditions of classical ballet from decades ago. His efforts to reform this institution do not go smoothly.

Reset follows Millepied during the creation of the first choreography he made for 16 young dancers of the main core. The costumes were made by the Dutch designer Iris van Herpen. A beautifully shot, honest report of an unfeasible battle against institutions. But the joy of dancing remains central for Millepied, despite the odds.

GULLIVER

EYE 2 18-03-18 / 16:00

Choreographer and dance teacher Susanne Marx – in collaboration with the city- and dance company ICK Amsterdam – initiated the innovative dance and educational project Gulliver, a Children’s Revolution. Marx and students from the local primary schools Crescendo and Bijlmerdrie look at how they imagine their ideal life in Amsterdam’s less privileged neighbourhood, Zuidoost. This is the first time these kids get to know modern dance. 

GULLIVER, EEN REUS IN DE BIJLMER

NL | 2017 | 25′ [première]

DIRECTOR JULIETTE STEVENS | CHOREOGRAPHER SUSANNE MARX

Choreographer and dance teacher Susanne Marx – in collaboration with the city- and dance company ICK Amsterdam– initiated the innovative dance and educational project Gulliver, a Children’s Revolution. The project is based on the tale of Gulliver’s Travels, a tale about the people of Lilliput who battle against a giant. Marx and students from the local primary schools Crescendo and Bijlmerdrie look at how they imagine their ideal life in Amsterdam’s less privileged neighbourhood, Zuidoost. This is the first time these kids get to know modern dance. In physical scenes the children start their candid battle with a giant: dancer Christian Guerematchi.

Documentary maker Juliette Stevens followed this process from first preparations until the celebratory premiere in the Bijlmer Parktheater. With Gulliver, een reus in de Bijlmer she connects the unruly reality with the dreams and desires of the participating children.

BLIND DANCER

EYE 4 17-03-18 / 17:45

Lisa is librarian. She is also blind. Dance is her life, but her bad sight makes her vulnerable. When she gets invited to come to Belgium by Saïd Gharbi, a blind dancer who had been dancing for years with Wim Vandekeybus’ dance company Ultima Vez, she makes a decision. 

BLIND DANCER

NO | 2018 | 29’ [première]

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER MARIA LLOYD

Lisa is librarian. She is also blind. Dance is her life, but her bad sight makes her vulnerable. In the past she’s been sexually assaulted several times. As a result, intimacy is not self evident. When she gets invited to come to Belgium by Saïd Gharbi, a blind dancer who had been dancing for years with Wim Vandekeybus’ dance company Ultima Vez, she makes a decision. She exchanges the safe world between the bookshelves with an unknown adventure in Brussels. Meeting Saïd helps her to rediscover her body.

EVERYBODY DANCE

EYE 4 17-03-18 / 13:45

Three short documentaries about the influence of dance in the life of people of all ages.

ROUNDHOUSE STREET DANCE, ACROBATICS & PARKOUR

UK | 2015 | 25’
[première NL]

DIRECTOR GUY GOTTO

Following the example of the Columbian project Circa por Todos, several artists established the Roundhouse Street Circus. Inspired by the street culture of North London, the circus school is an unusual place.Youth who feel stuck or simply looking for an outlet are invited to use their excess energies to develop and discover new talents. The documentary looks back at the beginning and consequent development of Roundhouse whilst following some of the youth that have taken part in the programme.

NOTHING MATTERS WHEN WE’RE DANCING

DK | 2017 | 23’
[première NL]

DIRECTOR MAIA ELISABETH SØRENSEN

Nicolai is fourteen, Anamet is fourty-one and Grace is sixty-two. Three generations of Danes, who all share one thing: the impact of dance upon their lives. Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing follows all three characters in their daily life and work in the studio. A documentary about art as an essential part of human happiness.

THREE SCORE AT THE STATION

 UK | 2015 | 12’
[première NL]

DIRECTOR VINCENT THOMPSON | CHOREOGRAPHER JAMES FINNEMORE

Three Score is a modern dance company for elderly without professional dance experience. Choreographer and festival director Hofesh Shechter asked them to perform a new piece at Brighton Festival. In collaboration with choreographer James Finnemore, they worked on a performance the group eventually performed several times at Brighton Railway Station.

SHORT DOCS: A LIFE OF DANCE

EYE 4 17-03-18 / 15:45

A series of short documentaries about dance and dancers from all corners of the world.

*This documentary program is part of the official selection of WE ARE PUBLIC and free for members.*

 

WE LIVE THIS

US | 2015 | 11’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR JAMES BURNS

Every day four friends give it their all, dancing in the New York underground. Everyone has their own story. Not all of the passengers like their performances, but the boys won’t be stopped.

ÍMPETUS: FLAMENCO’S DRIVING FORCE

US | 2017 | 5’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR LULO RIVERO | CHOREOGRAPHER JESÚS CARMONA

Flamenco dancer Jesús Carmona likes to be inspired by the diversity in Miami. Here, he can dream and dance. In a personal portrait he shows us his virtuous dance.

RAISED BY KRUMP

US | 2016 | 22’

DIRECTOR MACEO FROST

Krumping is an expressive hip hop dance style, developed in the suburbs of LA, where drug abuse and violence are part of everyday life. A few important dancers show how krumping has helped them move beyond the hardships of their life.

DANCE FOR LIFE, PULGA’S JOURNEY

CA | 2016 | 10’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR ELLA COOPER | CHOREOGRAPHER PULGA MUCHOCHOMA

Before Pulga Muchochoma moved to Toronto he played professional football in Mozambique. Part one of a series about dancers and how their career is being influenced by immigration, identity and sexuality.

HE WHO DANCES ON WOOD

US | 2016 | 6’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR JESSICA BESHIR | CHOREOGRAPHER FRED NELSON

Every day Fred Nelson comes to Prospect Park with a wooden plate under his arm. He puts on his tap shoes and dances. A touching film about a man who found meaning in life in a piece of wood.

IN THE HEART OF VIVIANNE GAUTHIER

CA/HT | 2017 | 12’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR MARIE-CLAUDE FOURNIER | CHOREOGRAPHER VIVIANNE GAUTHIER

Vivianne Gauthier is almost 100 years old, living all of her life in a wooden villa in Port-au-Prince. A place she developed into a centre for dance and Haitian culture. A captivating story about a strong, ambitious woman.

SULUKULE MON AMOUR

TR | 2016 | 7’

DIRECTOR AZRA DENIZ OKYAY

Gizem and Dina are the first female hip hop dancers in Sulukule, Istanbul. People are shocked: Girls that dance? But Gizem and Dina keep at it, celebrating their freedom.

SPECIALS

OPENING

EYE 1 14-03-18 / 20:00

Cinedans – Dance on Screen Festival 2018 opens with the Dutch premiere of The Missing Part by French circus company Baró d’ Evel. After the film programme in EYE 1, Cinedans opens various installations at the neighbouring Shelter Amsterdam.

THE MISSING PART

ES | 2015 | 22’ [première NL]

DIRECTOR SALVADOR SUNYER, BARÓ D’EVEL CIRK CIE | CHOREOGRAPHER MARVIN WAYNE

Cinedans – Dance on Screen Festival 2018 opens with the Dutch premiere of The Missing Part by French circus company Baró d’Evel.

 

Under the title The ONE Project, Spanish/Catalan theatre festival Tempora Alta initiated an ambitious film project in collaboration with art center Arts Santa Mònica and producer Anouk Films. Every year they invite an artist, who performs at the festival, to create an additional film that will be premiering during the festival. The film must be an artistic reflection on the life and work of the maker. For the first edition, circus company Baró d’ Evel created a whimsical film that combines the movements, visual identity and vision of the company. The result is a world of hallucinations where man, horse and bird are intimately connected.

After the film programme in EYE 1, Cinedans opens several installations at the neighbouring Shelter Amsterdam. Besides the premiering film installation An Invitation to DANCE by filmmaker Noud Heerkens and choreographer Loïc Perela, several interactive installations from students of the Image & Media Technology Institute of the HKU (made in collaboration with Cinedans LAB) will be on view.

The evening will be hosted by actor and host Paul Rigter.

*This event is invitation only.*

HUNGARIAN SHORTS

EYE 2 17-03-18 / 19:30

The Hungarian dance and film scene likes to operate beyond the confines of convention. Experimental approaches remain central, and a visible preference for dark topics seem undeniable. In collaboration with artistic director Gábor Pintér from the Hungarian Parallel Art Foundation, Cinedans curated a programme from the Hungarian archives, showcasing the very broad idea of what constitutes a dance film in Hungary.

GELLÉRT BATH (EXCERPT FROM: CSUDAPEST)

HU | 1962 | 2’

DIRECTOR ISTVÁN DEÁK | CHOREOGRAPHERS ÁGNES SZÖLLÕSI, LÁSZLÓ PETHÕ, RICHÁRD BOGÁR, TAMÁS SZEGÕ

Fragment from the Hungarian classic musical Csudapest. During the flowering of a love story, indulgent dance scenes form an ode to the capital. This film is only rarely seen on the big screen.

MOURNING

HU | 2012 | 10’

DIRECTOR RÉKA SZABÓ

Absurd, comical film about a farewell ceremony. Who escorts who? Winner of the Audience Award of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2017.

CITY HEART 2

HU | 2009 | 4’

DIRECTOR ENIKŐ KULCSÁR VAJDA

However full the city might seem, there is always room for expression. This film is part of a series of dance films with the city as backdrop, made for online publication.

POLYKLINIK - VERMONA

HU | 2012 | 3’

DIRECTOR LENDVAI TAMÁS, TOBY BRUNDIN

For the music video Vermona by the Hungarian band Polyklinik, Bluenoiise Studio Budapest looked to old aerobic instruction films. The result is a bizarre callback to the eighties.

BARBAKÁN

HU | 2008 | 9’

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER MARIANN GAÁL

Barbakán shows two seemingly different women. Through dance they create a polyrhythmic composition that disclose both their loneliness and their search for contact.

Ø

HU/NL | 2017 | 5’

DIRECTORS GERGŐ DÁVID FARKAS, JORAN VAN SOEST

Experimental movie that focuses on time and the different way in which time can be experienced. The experience of giving birth is the red thread.

LEGARS - MILLOVE

HU | 2015 | 4’

DIRECTOR ANDOR LENGYEL | CHOREOGRAPHER CSILLA NAGY

Music video created through a special collaboration between the known DJ Legars from Budapest and the contemporary choreographer Csilla Nagy.

GOODBYE BUDAPEST (EXCERPT FROM: CSUDAPEST)

HU | 1962 | 3’

DIRECTOR ISTVÁN DEÁK | CHOREOGRAPHERS ÁGNES SZÖLLÕSI, LÁSZLÓ PETHÕ, RICHÁRD BOGÁR, TAMÁS SZEGÕ

The second fragment from the Hungarian classic musical Csudapest. During the flowering of a love story, indulgent dance scenes become an ode to the capital. This film is only rarely seen on the big screen.

WIND

HU | 1996 | 7’

DIRECTOR MARCELL IVÁNYI

Students of the Hungarian Theater and Film Academy made a dance movie based on a photograph by Lucien Herve from 1952. The movie shows what the picture doesn’t. Best short film at Cannes 1996.

 

BUKA

HU | 2007 | 14’

DIRECTOR BOLDIZSÁR CR | CHOREOGRAPHER MÁRTA LADJÁNSZKI

A young woman lives in isolation. Loneliness, fear and depression inform her state of mind. A psychological short that has been completely improvised.

YVEIN MONQ ‘TWUN’

HU | 2015 | 3’

DIRECTOR KINOPRAVDA

Fashion film starring high heels, where stumbling becomes an art form. Winner of the Kreatív Kraft Budapest Jury Award 2015.

KEEPING DANCE ALIVE

EYE 1 16-03-18 / 20:00

This year, Henk van Dijk, filmmaker and partner of masterchoreographer Hans van Manen, celebrates his departure after 22 and a half years from his role as videomaster of Het Nationale Ballet.

KEEPING DANCE ALIVE VIDEOMASTER HENK VAN DIJK

This year, Henk van Dijk, filmmaker and partner of masterchoreographer Hans van Manen, celebrates his departure after 22 and a half years from his role as videomaster of Het Nationale Ballet.

With years of experience, Henk van Dijk knows how to dynamically capture ballet performances on film like no one else. This programme shines a light on Henk van Dijk as cameraman of the famous ballet Live from 1979; the first dance performance with Van Dijk as ‘dancing cameraman’ in duet with another dancer. The video was projected directly on a big screen behind them.

As example for his innumerable registrations Van Dijk premieres Simple Things (2001) by Hans van Manen, performed by the Nederlands Dans Theater 2. Additionally, he shows the documentary Hans van Manen: Creating Without Words from 2012, in which the question: “How to make a ballet?” will be answered. Finally, he presents a series of short films from his archive that have rarely or never been shown before.

Keeping Dance Alive is a collaboration of Cinedans and Het Nationale Ballet.

XTRA

MAKING CHOICES - GITTA WIGRO

EYE Room at the Top 18-03-18 / 11:00

The possibilities for dance on screen are endless. Starting from her experience as a programmer and curator of dance films, Gitta Wigro shares an ongoing enquiry into how work in this multi-stranded field is presented.

MAKING CHOICES - GITTA WIGRO

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The crucial moment for any artwork is when it meets its audience. How work is shown and seen impacts not only the viewers and the existing work; it shapes the landscape for future work and audiences.

Starting from her experience as a programmer and curator of dance films, Gitta Wigro shares an ongoing enquiry into how work in this multi-stranded field is presented. With Making Choices she involves her listeners in an ongoing investigation, asking questions about how dance film is presented, and how this affects how work is funded, made, experienced, and retained for the future.

Gitta Wigro is a freelance dance film programmer and speaker based in London. She is a programmer for the Screendance Competition at Leeds International Film Festival, and a guest lecturer at the new Screendance MA at London Contemporary Dance School. She is also co-director of Independent Dance, an artist-led organisation providing a responsive, stimulating space for artists in their ongoing development as professionals. Gitta Wigro is also part of this year’s jury at Cinedans.

*Please register at the Cinedans Desk to register for this event*

CINEDANS CREATORS BRUNCH

EYE Room at the Top 17-03-18 / 11:00

As usual, Cinedans presents a delightful brunch for professionals: filmmakers, producers, programmers and creatives. In an informal setting, participants can get to know each other, catch up and exchange new ideas. Additionally, Cinedans offers food for thought.

CINEDANS CREATORS BRUNCH

As usual, Cinedans presents a delightful brunch for professionals: filmmakers, producers, programmers and creatives. In an informal setting, participants can get to know each other, catch up and exchange new ideas. Additionally, Cinedans offers food for thought. Join us as creators present their vision on the developing field, new projects and reflect on recent experiences.

*This event is invitation only.*

CINEDANS LAB

VR LAB & DANCING VIRTUAL REALITY

EYE 2 15-03-18 / 13:00

Cinedans closely follows the latest developments in new media and innovative forms of presentation. Virtual Reality is a technology that invites experimentation. Triggered by the physical components of VR, makers create work on the border of film and performance.

VR-LAB

12 – 14 MARCH | DANSMAKERS PODIUM

Cinedans follows the latest developments in dance very closely: think innovative means of presentation and the use of new media. Virtual Reality is a technology that inspires experimentation and dreams. What does VR mean for creators and for the experience of the viewer with regards to dance?

 

In collaboration with Beamsystem’s Beamlab and Dansmakers, Cinedans LAB initiates a three day VR-workshop that seeks to answer the previous questions. Professional creators that want to do more with VR in combination with dance, movement or the creation of immersive experiences, will be invited to test and further develop their ideas. The theater space of Dansmakers will be transformed into a working space, where participants can experiment with the provided advanced technologies as much as they like.

On March 15, shortly after the workshop, Cinedans will organise an Dancing Virtual Reality in EYE. This will include presentations of new projects, speakers and space for encounters. The results and findings of the VR-LAB will be shared with the public.

*This workshop is on invitation only.*

DANCING VIRTUAL REALITY

15 MARCH | 13.00 – 17.30 | EYE 2

How can VR be used in meaningful ways and how does one create an immersive experience? How does technology add to the experience of dance? On the first day of the festival, Cinedans hosts a whole afternoon about Virtual Reality. The seats in EYE 2 will be removed to transform the space into an open marketplace. Makers show and test their innovative projects and speakers from different disciplines share their views and experiences. Additionally, Cinedans will host interviews, spoken columns and news about the importance of new technologies for dance. The results and findings of  the previous VR-LAB, organised by Cinedans, Beamlab, Dansmakers and Canon will be shared this afternoon.

Dancing Virtual Reality has an open set-up and continuous programming. The audience can walk in and out. Come in, experience and share your views!

More information about the agenda of Dancing Virtual Reality can be found on our website and at the Cinedans desk at the festival.

THE MOBILE CAMERA

WORKSHOP

HENNY JURRIËNS STICHTING 15-03-18 / 10:00 16-03-18 / 10:00

In collaboration with the Henny Jurriëns Foundation, Cinedans will organise a two day workshop for dancers with cinematographic ambition. Andrea Boll and her team will introduce you to the choreography of the camera: Where does the camera take over from the dancer and how do you create a dynamic film?

THE MOBILE CAMERA

15 & 16 MAART | 10.00 – 14.00 | HENNY JURRIËNS STICHTING

PRIJS € 50,- / STUDENTEN € 25,-

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Choreographer Andrea Boll created the film downhill in collaboration with Steadicam operator/editor Peter Kadar and Steadicam expert Chris Fawcett, entirely on smartphones. These cameras are always at hand which allowed them to produce with a certain flexibility. Most importantly however, they turned out to be the perfect equipment for challenging terrain like the steep mountains of the Alps. Fawcett’s newest application for the smartphone – the smartphone stabiliser by Steadicam and the Steadicam Volt – proved to be very crucial tools.

In collaboration with the Henny Jurriëns Foundation, Cinedans will organise a two day workshop for dancers with cinematographic ambition. Andrea Boll and her team will introduce you to the choreography of the camera: Where does the camera take over from the dancer and how do you create a dynamic film? A hands on workshop for practised as well as curious creators.

Important note: You will work with your own material. Every participant brings their own camera, smartphone, iPad and editing software.

The movie downhill by Andrea Boll, Peter Kadar & Chris Fawcett will premier on March 17 at 10.30.

Andrea Boll is a choreographer, dancer and instructor. In the Netherlands she got recognition for being part of the Hans Hof Ensemble. Later she founded the dance initiative bollwerk in Zwitserland. Andrea Boll has several dance films to her name.

Peter Kadar crossed over to film after a 20 year long dance career. In his company Kadar Camera Works he fulfils the roles of independent cameraman, Steadicam operator and editor. Apart from that, he is part of kameramann.ch in Zurich.

Chris Fawcett has over 30 years of experience as a cameraman, especially when it comes to the Steadicam, for which he designed different (mobile) applications. Chris Fawcett has been part of a diverse range of dance films.

The Henny Jurriëns Studio (HJS) is an open trainings center for professional dancers in Amsterdam. The foundation offers training, workshops, and masterclasses by highly qualified teachers in a wide variety of styles and areas within and related to the ballet and contemporary dance genres.

OPEN SPACE MOBILE CHOREOGRAPHY

LABORATORY

EYE STUDIO 18-03-18 / 15:00

In collaboration with filmmaker Dance film LAB (Maia Sørensen), PipsLab (Keez Duyves) en Mind Your Moves (Zeynep Gündüz), Cinedans hosts an Open Space LAB about Mobile Choreography. Cinedans invites all the attending creatives to participate, collaborate en discover new ways of filming.

OPEN SPACE MOBILE CHOREOGRAPHY LAB

18 MARCH | 15.00 – 18.00 | EYE ROOM AT THE TOP

PRICE FREE

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In collaboration with filmmaker Dance film LAB (Maia Sørensen), PipsLab (Keez Duyves) en Mind Your Moves (Zeynep Gündüz), Cinedans hosts an Open Space LAB about Mobile Choreography. Cinedans invites all the attending creatives to participate, collaborate en discover new ways of filming.

Mobile Choreography uses smartphones as choreographic support device in the creation of (dance)films. Using ‘multi-perspective imagery’ as departure point (filming with multiple smartphones at the same time) we will look into additional possibilities of the smartphone. As participant, you are simultaneously choreographer, videographer and dancer. The only thing you need is your mobile phone, an open mind and fun creating.

Mobile Choreography is an initiative of PipsLab en Mind Your Moves.

Dance film LAB is a bi-monthly session hosted by the artist-led initiative Goleb in Amsterdam West, where professional artists practice and collaborate on research questions related to dance film.

Download the free Mobile Choreography app in the Apple or Playstore.

AN INVITATION TO DANCE - EXTRA

PRESENTATION

SHELTER AMSTERDAM 17-03-18 / 14:00

After three years of work, Heerkens and Perela present first results at Cinedans: The film installation An Invitation to DANCE invites visitors to dive into the world of dance. The research doesn’t stop with this installation. Cinedans will talk with Noud Heerkens about his experience after the first days of the presentation.

AN INVITATION TO DANCE - EXTRA

FREE ACCESS

“At a young age, I started observing the facial expressions and body language of the people around me. I hoped that it would reveal what people truly thought, so I could prepare for what was to come. The fascination with the body and what a body can tell, stuck with me. Not only through my dance films, but through my experimental work and fiction films.” – Noud Heerkens about An Invitation to DANCE.

Film director Noud Heerkens started his research on the filmic experience of dance in 2015: How can the physical experience of the viewer be implemented in the creation of dance on film? A year later, he got involved as researcher at the readership of Human Oriented Creation at the Avans University of Applied Science in the context of Situated Art and Design – a research plan that poses that any creation should depart from a dynamic, corporeal relation between man and environment. Choreographer Loïc Perela joined the research project in 2017.

After three years of work, Heerkens and Perela present first results at Cinedans: The film installation An Invitation to DANCE invites visitors to dive into the world of dance.

The research doesn’t stop with this installation. Cinedans supports the search for new forms of expression and other ways to experience dance. In collaboration with the Avans Centre of Expertise for Art, Design & Technology, Cinedans LAB will host a special presentation. Cinedans will talk with Noud Heerkens about his experience after the first days of the presentation. How do visitors experience the installation? Do the reactions match the expectations or can we conclude new findings? We invite you to share your experience with the creators.

An Invitation to DANCE is a production by the non-profit organisation Picos de Europa in collaboration with Cinedans, Dansateliers Rotterdam, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media and Avans Centre of Expertise for Art, Design & Technology.

PACT+DANS

EYE 2 16-03-18 / 10:15

A week each year, Cinedans is invited to be part of PACT+DANS, the dance programme of the ROC in Amsterdam. Students in their final year can create their own dance film in the context of their final exam. The final products will premiere triumphantly on the big screen at EYE.

PACT+DANS

17 MARCH | 11.00 – 12.00 | EYE 2

A week each year, Cinedans is invited to be part of PACT+DANS, the dance programme of the ROC in Amsterdam. Students in their final year, can create their own dance film in the context of their final exam. Under the guidance of tutors from Cinedans LAB, they are fully responsible for the concept, direction, camera and editing of their film. As in past years, the final products will premiere triumphantly on the big screen at EYE.

Beforehand Cinedans will present a special film programme of old and new highlights.

*This event is invitation only.*

KIDS WORKSHOP DANCE & CAMERA

EYE Studio 18-03-18 / 10:30

Throughout the year, the educational services of Cinedans are often asked to cooperate with schools. Under the guidance of professional filmmakers and choreographers, primary school kids are given the chance to create their own dance film, which will be premiered at EYE.

KIDS WORKSHOP DANCE & CAMERA

18 MARCH | 10.30 – 12.30 | EYE STUDIO

FOR 9-12 JAAR

Throughout the year, the educational services of Cinedans are often asked to cooperate with schools. Under the guidance of professional filmmakers and choreographers, primary school kids are given the chance to create their own dance film, which will be premiered at EYE. During the festival we will present a special version of the workshop Dans&Camera. Children will be divided into small groups to create a film on location at EYE. In collaboration with choreographer Mouna Laroussi the participants will develop unique moves, while film director Camiel Zwart introduces them to the art of filmmaking. The result are a bunch of  wayward films that can be shared with friends, parents and siblings.

Please note: There are limited places available! Please get there 10 minutes before start time and wear comfortable clothing.

INSTALLATIONS

INSTALLATIONS EYE

EYE ARENA 14-03-18 / 19:00 15-03-18 / 11:00 16-03-18 / 11:00 17-03-18 / 11:00 18-03-18 / 11:00

FREE ENTRANCE

TRANSMISSION

NICOLA UNGER | NL | 2017 | EYE ARENA

By means of her personal family archive (1890 – 2017) performance artist Nicola Unger stages an inquiry into the mechanisms of genetic and cultural transmission. Her work is inspired by the Hungarian psychiatrist Léopold Szondi, who claims that our ancestors are nestled within our recessive genes and secretively influence our choices. What do generations consciously or subconsciously transmit? Do we have control over that? Are we just puppets of our DNA? Transmission is a video-installation between documentary, animations and dance.

Nicola Unger creates interdisciplinary multimedia works with dance and films as important components. Previously, Cinedans has shown her performative piece MERGE, which was developed with Sato Endo.

GEWETEN

RUBEN PEST, MINKE ELISA BRANDS | NL | 2018 | EYE ARENA

What is conscience? What would your own conscience look like? The installation Geweten (Conscience) visualises the embodiment of moral awareness. A man stands inside a white, metallic box. He embodies conscience. As you witness him dance, you hear his conversation with his owner. And perhaps, that owner is you…

A hologram installation about the complexities of and inescapability from our moral belief system.

IN LONDON

THIBAUT RAS & MARIE PONS  | FR/UK | 2017 | EYE ARENA

Nine dancers take you through the streets of London. The dancers perform in different locations around the city. Over time, we get to know them. In London is an ode to spotaneity and an invitation to be guided through movement.

In London is a production of the French dance collective AllWeCanDoIsDance and will be shown as an installation in the mini-cinema at Cinedans.

RICH PEOPLE DANCING / POOR PEOPLE DANCING

CLARA GARCÍA FRAILE | NL | 2018 | EYE ARENA

Rich People Dancing / Poor People Dancing is a compilation of YouTube videos from different continents and backgrounds showing people dancing. Without any commentary, the work shows the enormous variety of living spaces in which all the people of this planet dance.

“a dancing body is much more than limbs and skin muscles brain tissues hair blood:
beyond its shadows and its recyclable waste propelled to invisible lands faraway, acquaintances, abuses, inhaled gas, our body continues to expand, grow heads, lose leaves and flower, change rank, shift shape, distance, scars, affiliation and birthmarks

“a dancing body resists gravity with every move and
resists inertia with every step and
resists death with every breath
and this is a possible way of looking at what Youtube shows of them”

Clara García Fraile’s work has been labeled by friends and foes as signature terrorism, cute anarchism, experiments on poetic politics or performative philosophy. Her work ranges from theatrical apparatuses to screen works and explores combative ways of togetherness and actions of disruption of customary ways of relating to living bodies, images and material around us.

INSTALLATIONS SHELTER

SHELTER Amsterdam 14-03-18 / 21:00 15-03-18 / 13:00 16-03-18 / 13:00 17-03-18 / 13:00 18-03-18 / 13:00

FREE ENTRANCE

AN INVITATION TO DANCE

NOUD HEERKENS, LOÏC PERELA | NL | 2018 | SHELTER AMSTERDAM – première

Upon entering the installation An Invitation to DANCE visitors enter the closed world of five dancers,

five individuals. This dance arena has different rules. There are no emotions shere, no thoughts, no notion of time. The bodies move, caught in a trance by the endless pulsations of the musical beat. In the closed off installation, the visitor becomes part of the intimate world of the dancers, who is invited to dance alongside them.

Filmmaker Noud Heerkens started researching the cinematographic experience of dance in 2015. He created An Invitation to DANCE in collaboration with choreographer Loïc Perela; an installation that seamlessly combines dance, film and technology and seduces the viewer to step into the world of dance.

The research project also resulted in a dance film. While the installation is a spatial story, the dance film distinguishes itself through a dramatic, choreographed storyline. The dance film can be seen in Shorts 4 at Cinedans.

An Invitation to DANCE is a production by the non-profit organisation Picos de Europa in collaboration with Cinedans, Dansateliers Rotterdam, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media and Avans Centre of Expertise for Art, Design & Technology.

17 MARCH | 14.00 – 15.30 | SHELTER AMSTERDAM

During Cinedans – Dance on Screen Festival, the makers will continue their research under the title An Invitation to DANCE – EXTRA. On Saturday, Noud Heerkens will talk about his results. The public will be invited to actively participate.

PATIN

AJEHNA RUSTVELD, EVA LUTE, JELKA WAALEWIJN, LEON VAN DEN BOOGAARD | NL | 2018 | SHELTER AMSTERDAM – première

IMAGE & MEDIA TECHNOLOGY, HKU 

This year, Cinedans LAB started a new collaboration with the educational programme Image & Media Technology (IMT) at HKU University of the Arts. IMT is a programme that facilitates visual experimentation. During the seminar RWMBEG (spatial works with image and sound) students designed interactive installations. Cinedans is benefactor and played a role in guiding the team. Using old and new techniques, each participant developed their own way of creating experiences that reflect on the body and motivate movement.

MA

MAAIKE CARREE, JELA NIEUWSTRATEN, GEMMA RIJNDERS, SUZANNE VAN SLOTEN | NL | 2018 | SHELTER AMSTERDAM – première

IMAGE & MEDIA TECHNOLOGY, HKU 

This year, Cinedans LAB started a new collaboration with the educational programme Image & Media Technology (IMT) at HKU University of the Arts. IMT is a programme that facilitates visual experimentation. During the seminar RWMBEG (spatial works with image and sound) students designed interactive installations. Cinedans is benefactor and played a role in guiding the team. Using old and new techniques, each participant developed their own way of creating experiences that reflect on the body and motivate movement.

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