Festival 2017

SHORTS

CINEDANS STUDENT COMPETITION

EYE 2 10-03-17 / 20:00

This year marks the third time Cinedans presents the Cinedans Student Competition, powered by Canon. The festival received 66 entries from students from all over the world and from various disciplines. Only the twelve best films were selected for this program – with works ranging from a group of pink rabbits’ wondrous visit to Amsterdam to a dancing quest for happiness in a French launderette. During this festive evening, a specially selected jury will announce the competition’s winner.

Canon Nederland is supporting the Cinedans Student Award, and the winner will receive a Canon camera. The winning film will be included in the 2017 Cinedans international tour programme.

Jury: Ernie Tee, Katja Heitmann and Abdelhadi Baaddi.

THE RABBIT DANCE

NL | 2016 | 3′

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: RUBÉN SÁNCHEZ

A wondrous blonde rabbit enters Amsterdam. Joined by other strange rabbits he dances the Rabbit Dance. What is cool and what is real?

FLAMONGI

SE | 2016 | 2′

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: GABRIELLA ENGDAHL

Among the grass, against the backdrop of the sea, time stands still. Only movement creates time. But no one can escape the constant ticking heads of a group of flamingos.

THE ROPE

IL | 2016 | 5′

DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER: JENNY BIRGER

Inspired by Camus’ Myth of Sisyphus, an artist climbs a seemingly endless rope. The continuous, repetitive labor brings the artist nowhere near the top. We only know there is a smile on the way.

LIGHTNESS

PT | 2016 | 9′

DIRECTOR: NICOLE TSANGARIS | CHOREOGRAPHERS: ANA SOFIA RIBEIRO, FILIPA SANTOS

Two characters investigate different ways to blend in with their surroundings.

VIGIL

PT | 2016 | 7′

DIRECTOR: DUARTE SILVA | CHOREOGRAPHER: TIIA VENERANTA

In Vigil, the eternal life cycle is embodied by space, time and the everlasting alternation between darkness and light. Is all that we see and feel also true?

ANXIOUS

NL | 2016 | 3′

DIRECTORS: MOHAMED ED-DAHBI, JUNO CORNELISSEEMMY KATTENBELT

A group is faced with a newcomer. What does she want? Will she bring disorder? Did we ask for this intruder?

WHAT'S UP, YOU?

NL | 2016 | 2′
DIRECTOR: SIMON VAN DER ZANDE | CHOREOGRAPHER:LÉA VINETTE

We see a young woman from behind. We cannot clearly make out what she is doing. Who is she? We will never really know.

DEMONS

US | 2016 | 4′

DIRECTOR: LUISA BETANCUR OSSA | CHOREOGRAPHERS: LUIS RAMIREZ MUÑOS, VALERIA ALVARADO MEJIA

To come to terms with her mother’s death, a girl struggles to balance her memories and what she cannot remember.

CATHARSIS

FR | 2016 | 8′

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: VERONIKA AKOPOVA

A ‘delicate at 37°C’ wash in a launderette brings out a newborn body tangled in fresh clothes. Oscillating between ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’, the new being ultimately finds a way to celebrate her life.

 

ZERO-G

AT/DE | 2016 | 10′

DIRECTOR: JANNIS LENZ

In an almost weightless manner a group of freerunners moves through the big city. Poetry slammer Fatima Moumouni voices the youths’ attitude towards life.

THIS IS NOT MAGRITTE

RU | 2016 | 6′

DIRECTOR: IVAN SKORIK

A story inspired by the paintings of René Magritte.

BIRD IN CAGE

US | 2015 | 5′

DIRECTOR: MARTIN BARSHAI | CHOREOGRAPHER: STEVEN RUSSELL

A dance phrase is repeated three times – with variations in composition, editing and frame rate.

This film contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for viewers with photosensitive epilepsy.

NEW DUTCH

EYE 2 11-03-17 / 19:15 02-03-17 / 10:45

What’s on Dutch dancefilmmakers minds? What inspires them? An overview of recent homegrown work.

Following this programme is a screening of three films of Act! Cut! Play!, a talent development project by De Brakke Grond, FASHIONCLASH Maastricht, and Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp, in collaboration with Cinedans.

STATE OF STILLNESS

NL | 2016 | 1′

DIRECTOR: CAMIEL ZWART | CHOREOGRAPHER:TYLER TER MEULEN

Late at night, in a deserted city, a young girl breaks the silence. Tonight, the city is hers.

RUB YOUR EYES UNTIL YOU SEE STARS

NL | 2016 | 3′

DIRECTOR: JUDITH KNUBBEN | CHOREOGRAPHER: REVE TER BORG

A young woman is overcome with fear of losing her freedom – a break-up seems inevitable.

THE SUM OF ALL PARTS

NL | 2016 | 4′

DIRECTORS: LUKAS TIMULAK, PETER BILAK | CHOREOGRAPHER: LUKAS TIMULAK

Short dancefilm that plays with physical and visual geometric patterns.

SHAI

NL | 2017 | 20′

DIRECTOR: SHUETI | CHOREOGRAPHER: SHAILESH BAHORAN

The past shapes who you will come to be as a person. Together with experimental filmmaker Shueti, hiphop dancer Shailesh wonders how both his past and future impact his current self.

YOUR APPROVAL IS NOT ESSENTIAL

NL | 2017 | 12′

DIRECTOR: LEEN MICHIELS | CHOREOGRAPHER: JELENA KOSTIĆ

A coincidental meeting in the supermarket surfaces unexpected passion. A splash of colour suddenly fills the pale life of an ordinary woman.

AMUSE

NL | 2016 | 7′

DIRECTOR: IVO VAN AART | CHOREOGRAPHER: JONNE COVERS

A large restaurant, full of people who are having a good time. Talking and listening to each other. At least, so it seems…

WE ARE ONE II

NL | 2016 | 6′

DIRECTORS: DENZEL MOHLMANN, RUBEN CHI | CHOREOGRAPHERS: LUC DE RAAD, RUBEN CHI 

As you wake, you slowly start to realise who and where you are – that you’re part of an immense universe.

KALI

NL | 2016 | 11′

DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER: SABINE MOLENAAR

Three women are looking for a harmonious balance between their longing for intimacy and the return to the ‘untouched’.

iii

NL | 2017 | 3′

DIRECTORS: SUZE MILIUS, FEMKE HUURDEMAN

iii shows a world in which our senses create their own doppelgänger – hoping to compose one complete woman. It’s time to reckon with this shit!

THE BOAT

NL | 2016 | 1′

DIRECTORS: ZOË DEMOUSTIER, SERGIO GRIDELLI | CHOREOGRAPHER: ZOË DEMOUSTIER

Short film about people on the run, looking for a safe haven.

MULTIDENTITY

NL | 2015 | 5′

DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER: TYCHO HUPPERETS

Multidentity playfully explores the ways in which our identity is shaped by clothing and movement.

WEVAL - I DON'T NEED IT

NL | 2016 | 6′

DIRECTOR: REGINA SEPP

Short dancefilm about personal development. Marne van Opstal, dancer and choreographer at the NDT, dances to the electronic music of Weval.

THE PARALLEL PYRAMID PLATFORM

NL | 2017 | 9′

DIRECTOR: DENNIS VANDERBROECK

The Parallel Pyramid Platform is a hyperaesthetic, humorous game show. Sixteen contestants are building an enormous pyramid – racing both with and against each other. Who will be the first to reach the top?

DUTCH CLASSICS

EYE 2 11-03-17 / 15:15

Programme spotlighting Dutch dance films from the 1970s and 1980s, in collaboration with the EYE archive. Dancemakers and filmmakers oftentimes joined creative forces. Their experiments are still regarded as the origins of contemporary visual experimentation. All films are shown on 16 and 35 mm films.

LABYRINTH

NL | 1971 | 11′

DIRECTORS: ALBERT SEELEN, PETER OOSTHOEK | CHOREOGRAPHER: KOERT STUYF

Labyrint is a study of the human body and a beetle, originally part of a multimedia project for the Holland Festival. Five years later, a re-edit of the original was made with a new score.

EASY ACTION ANIMATED

NL | 1978 | 8′
DIRECTORS: KARIN WIERTZ, JACQUES VERBEEK | CHOREOGRAPHER: KARIN WIERTZ

Animation consisting of nearly 3000 photos. A woman and a man move around each other in a cubic space. Their strides quietly turn into dance moves.

OIDAN SKROUBA

NL | 1987 | 4′

DIRECTOR: RENE A. HAZEKAMP | CHOREOGRAPHER: ANGELIKA OEI

A woman dances on a floor covered in sand, creating patterns on its surface with her movements.

UNDERSTATEMENT

NL | 1973 | 12′

DIRECTOR: GEORGE SCHOUTEN | 

CHOREOGRAPHER: BEPPIE BLANKERT,  KO DE REGT

Short experimental film from the art movement ‘Hague School’ by Frans Zwartjes.

RE-ACTION IN A

NL | 1979 | 6′

DIRECTOR: NOUD HEERKENS | CHOREOGRAPHER: BASTIAAN VAN WINGERDEN 

A solitary man in a factory. His loneliness is visualised by means of fascinating camera technique.

RESERVAAT

NL | 1988 | 8′

DIRECTOR: CLARA VAN GOOL

Two women are dancing in an abandoned park. Reservaat was Van Gool’s first film, which instantly received a Golden Calf nomination – the grand prize of the Dutch Film Festival.

KATARAKT

NL | 1978 | 9′

DIRECTOR: JAN KETELAARS

Jan Ketelaars excelled in the rhythmic manipulation of simple subjects. Katarakt is a live-action animation of a naked man in a pitch-black space.

SHOT

NL | 1983 | 22′

DIRECTOR: WILBERT BANK | CHOREOGRAPHER: BIANCA VAN DILLEN

Shot is a beautiful chronicle of the 1980s in Amsterdam. Costumes, street scenes and the iconic voice of Mathilde Santing take us back in time and capture the capital’s hustle. With amongst others Gérard Lemaître (1936-2016).

CARGO

NL | 1989 | 9′

DIRECTOR: RENE A. HAZEKAMP | CHOREOGRAPHER: PIET ROGIE

A dancer is carrying a bucket, a photo album and his own body. An ecstatic dance unfolds, in which the camera acts as his dance partner.

NON-FICTION

EYE 2 12-03-17 / 15:30

Crossovers of dancefilm and the documentary genre. Everyday reality and an observing camera seamlessly blend with the poetry of movement. Films that expand our notions of dance on film.

GIRLS AND BOYS

US | 2016 | 13′

DIRECTOR: TOMASZ GUBERNAT 

Girls and Boys is an intimate portrait of a dance instructor and her adolescent students.

CIRCUS DEBERE BERHAN

PT/AT/DE/ET | 2015 | 11′

DIRECTOR: LUKAS BERGER | CHOREOGRAPHER: TEKLU ASHAGIR

Ethiopian circus ‘Debere Berhan’ embarks on its world tour. A long journey lies ahead, taking the company along barren roads and remarkable characters while the group performs their acts.

THE CLOSER ONE GETS, THE LESS ONE SEES

BR/CL | 2010 | 11′

DIRECTOR: VALERIA VALENZUELA | CHOREOGRAPHER: LILYEN VASS

A portrait of four youngsters who juggle at the Rio traffic lights to make a living. Their movements gradually transform into modern dance.

KEEPING BALANCE

AT | 2015 | 5′

DIRECTOR: BERNHARD WENGER 

Twenty-year-old Denise goes to the amusement park on almost a daily basis to ride the giant carousel ‘Tagada’, her way of dealing with a troubled childhood.

SLOW

TW/NL | 2013 | 7′

DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER: KAREL VAN LAERE

Both a performance and a portrait, SLow uncovers the vulnerability of the human body in a world of machines and systems.

ZERO-G

AT/DE | 2016 | 10′

DIRECTOR: JANNIS LENZ

In an almost weightless manner a group of freerunners moves through the big city. Poetry slammer Fatima Moumouni voices the youths’ attitude towards life.

BEATING

CZ | 2014 | 6′

DIRECTOR: KARI SULC | CHOREOGRAPHER: TEREZA HRADILKOVA 

The observational dancefilm Beating uncovers the unexpected beauty of an ordinary boxing training, which also holds archaic – even ritualistic – elements.

DIAMOND DANCERS

NL | 2010 | 9′

DIRECTORS: HELENA MUSKENS, QUIRINE RACKÉ | CHOREOGRAPHER: NICOLE BEUTLER

A large group of elderly line dancers make their way to Amsterdam in a white tour bus to perform a flash mob at Dam Square.

DOCUMENTARIES

DANCER

EYE 2 10-03-17 / 18:00

Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest principal ever. At the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom – his talent more a burden than a gift.

DANCER

UK | 2016 | 85′

DIRECTOR: STEVEN CANTOR | DANCER: SERGEI POLUNIN

Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest principal ever. At the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom – his talent more a burden than a gift.

DANCER offers an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral. An urban rebel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it. But virtuosity comes with a high price. How can you be free to be yourself when you are ballet’s ‘hottest property’?

Cinedans’s screening of DANCER is an exclusive preview of the film’s Dutch theatrical release.

TANGOMANIA

EYE 2 11-03-17 / 10:30

Tangomania follows the lives of two dancers in the Amsterdam tango scene – a novice and a seasoned dancer. This film gives an inside look at the intense character of Argentinian tango: A dance of love and connection but also of rejection and loneliness.

TANGOMANIA

NL | 2016 | 49′

DIRECTORS: SUSAN VAN DEN BROEK, JOACHIM THISSEN 

Tangomania follows the lives of two dancers in the Amsterdam tango scene – a novice and a seasoned dancer. Chilean Yerpun finds fulfillment in tango’s intimacy but what’s lurking beneath the surface? Dutch Judith longs for togetherness but struggles with the social codes in the hierarchal tango scene. This film gives an inside look at the intense character of Argentine tango: A dance of love and connection but also of rejection and loneliness.

THE BODY AS ARCHIVE

EYE 2 11-03-17 / 12:15

The Body as Archive investigates role of the dancer, who creates, accumulates and carries choreographic knowledge. Where is this knowledge stored and what do dancers explore through their dance practice?  What’s the difference between a dancer’s body and a non-dancer’s body? To what extent can this knowledge be made accessible and conveyed?

Preceding the screening, you will see five portraits made by Jasmijn Schrofer and Biserka Šuran, commissioned by ICK.

ICK PORTRAITS

TYCHO HUPPERETS | KIM AMANKWAA | HELENA VOLKOV | ARAD INBAR | QUENTIN DEHAYE 

NL | 2016 | 6′

DIRECTORS: BISERKA SURAN, JASMIJN SCHROFER | CHOREOGRAPHER: ICK AMSTERDAM

Five portraits made by Jasmijn Schrofer and Biserka Šuran, commissioned by ICK.

THE BODY AS ARCHIVE

DE | 2016 | 47′

DIRECTORS: DARKO DRAGIČEVIĆ, MICHAEL MAURISSENS

The Body as Archive investigates role of the dancer, who creates, accumulates and carries choreographic knowledge. Where is this knowledge stored and what do dancers explore through their dance practice?  What’s the difference between a dancer’s body and a non-dancer’s body? To what extent can this knowledge be made accessible and conveyed?

Together with visual artist and filmmaker Darko Dragičević, director Michael Maurissens made an exceptional documentary – with contributions from experts from the fields of brain research, anthropology and dance, and footage of dancers’ rehearsals and interviews.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with Hanneke Koolen, Chair of the Dutch Society for Dance Research.

WIM

EYE 2 12-03-17 / 12:45

Performer, choreographer and director Wim Vandekeybus is a man of many families. He grew up surrounded by brothers and sisters, founded a creative family in the dance company Ultima Vez, and has two grown-up sons.

WIM

BE | 2016 | 112′

DIRECTOR: LUT VANDEKEYBUS | CHOREOGRAPHER: WIM VANDEKEYBUS

Performer, choreographer and director Wim Vandekeybus is a man of many families. He grew up surrounded by brothers and sisters, founded a creative family in the dance company Ultima Vez, and has two sons. Drawing on performances, rehearsals, interviews and family archives, Lut Vandekeybus explores her brother’s restless creativity and the way these family circles interconnect, inspire and sometimes clash with his work. WIM is poetic yet perceptive, intimate but never indulgent.

GARDEN

EYE 2 12-03-17 / 17:15

This documentary follows the production of GARDEN – the ballet created by choreographer Mehdi Walerski for the Nederlands Dans Theater in September 2016. The film is a coproduction of NDT, Mezzo and La Belle Télé, with the support of France 2.

 

GARDEN

NL | 2016 | 74′

DIRECTOR: LOUISE NARBONI | CHOREOGRAPHER: MEDHI WALERSKI

This documentary follows the production of GARDEN – the ballet created by choreographer Mehdi Walerski for the Nederlands Dans Theater in September 2016. The film is a coproduction of NDT, Mezzo and La Belle Télé, with the support of France 2.

Walerski’s choreography was inspired by the Piano Quintet in A minor by Camille Saint-Saëns. A romantic classical composition, at times a very daunting source of inspiration for Walerski, that greatly influenced his artistic choices.

Directed by Louise Narboni, this documentary showcases how Walerski’ creative process, together with the NDT 1 dancers, results in an extraordinary choreography.

FEATURE

THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?

EYE 2 10-03-17 / 22:00

During the Great Depression, contestants of a Hollywood dance marathon are desperately trying to stay in the race and to catch the attention of the master of ceremonies – hoping to plucked from obscurity and make it big in the film industry. Competition is fierce and the contestants start to become unhinged at the murderous marathon.

 

THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?

US | 1969 | 120′

DIRECTOR: SYDNEY POLLACK | CHOREOGRAPHER: TOM PANKO

During the Great Depression, contestants of a Hollywood dance marathon are desperately trying to stay in the race and to catch the attention of the master of ceremonies – hoping to plucked from obscurity and make it big in the film industry. Competition is fierce and the contestants start to become unhinged at the murderous marathon.

American film classic They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? returns to the silver screen at Cinedans. The 1969 drama film directed by Sidney Pollack is based on the novel of the same name by American writer Horace McCoy. The film received nine Oscars nominations, including Best Actress in a Leading Role for Jane Fonda.

THE FERRYMAN

EYE 2 11-03-17 / 21:45

The Ferryman is a cinematic and choreographic exploration of the animistic roots of rituals, dance and sculpture, and their contemporary relevance.

French performer and choreographer Damien Jalet takes the viewer on an outlandish journey as a half-deer, half-hunter character. The journey is narrated by performance artist Marina Abramović.

THE FERRYMAN

FR | 2016 | 71′

DIRECTOR: GILLES DELMAS | CHOREOGRAPHER: DAMIEN JALET

The Ferryman is a cinematic and choreographic exploration of the animistic roots of rituals, dance and sculpture, and their contemporary relevance.

French performer and choreographer Damien Jalet takes the viewer on an outlandish journey as a half-deer, half-hunter character. The Ferryman is a visceral and poetic film rich with metaphors, filmed in the stunning landscape of volcanic islands such as Bali, Japan and Scotland, as well as in Louvre Museum. The ancestral and complex relationship between men and nature is portrayed through a series of graphic ceremonies, contemporary dance performances excerpts and narration by performance artist Marina Abramović. The film’s beautiful, sometimes haunting, score is made by composer Ryuchi Sakamoto.

This film contains graphic imagery of animal slaughter.

SPECIAL

OPENING

EYE 1 09-03-17 / 20:00

Cinedans – Dance on Screen Festival 2017 is opening its fourteenth edition with the festive premiere of WOMB, a 3D film by Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin. Together with internationally acclaimed artist Sylvie Fleury and Franz Teichler, bandleader of the fabulous Swiss group ‘The Young Gods’, Jobin created a work that is more than just film. The Belgian fashion designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard complemented this Swiss power trio with his eye-catching creations. WOMB is a spatial artwork, stimulating the senses and sharpening the mind through visuals and sound.

With this year’s focus on ‘Pratice & Potential’, Cinedans pays special attention to the latest developments in dancefilm. We present new ways to collaborate and alternative presentation forms. WOMB seamlessly fits in this year’s focus.

Thomas Falk, dancer, choreographer and dramaturg of dance and circus performances, is tonight’s master of ceremonies.

WOMB

CH | 2016 | 33′

DIRECTOR: GILLES JOBIN

Three characters emerge from a womb and discover the vastness of the world. Life starts to unfold in both its fulness and emptiness.

3D & STEREOSCOPIC

EYE 2 11-03-17 / 17:30

A whole new dimension is added to dance on film thanks to the latest stereoscopic film techniques. The viewer is swept up in the hypnotic and sometimes absurdist world of 3D dance.

FRAMES

CA | 2014 | 4′

DIRECTOR: EMMANUEL ALBANO

Frames explores the dynamic form of the trio. Playing with the tension of partnering, weight sharing and manipulation, the film investigates themes such as perspective and time.

TARANG

US | 2013 | 4′

DIRECTOR: JONNY GREENWALD | CHOREOGRAPHER: GURU RATIKANTH MOHAPARTA 

Tarang is a digital exploration of the classical Indian dance style Odissi, connecting Eastern spirituality with modern Western art forms.

MUDSKIPPING

AU | 2016 | 13′

DIRECTOR: PHOEBE HART

The Mudskipper is an Australian fish that lives both in water and on land. Mudskipping is a wayward reinterpretation of the lives of two mudskippers.

WOMB

CH | 2016 | 33′

DIRECTOR: GILLES JOBIN

Three characters emerge from a womb and discover the vastness of the world. Life starts to unfold in both its fulness and emptiness.

WHYNOT: LEAVE BODY BEHIND

EYE 2 11-03-17 / 14:00

Leave Body Behind is an experimental film project of dance and performance platform WhyNot and film studio Blank Blank.

Four choreographers each made a scene based on different ways of ‘releasing’ the physical body: Death, sexual climax and transcendent rituals. The scenes are melded into one story – a mystical quest for spiritual freedom, caught in movement.

LEAVE BODY BEHIND

NL | 2017 | 17′

DIRECTORS: BLANK BLANK FILM | CHOREOGRAPHERS: AMOS BEN-TAL, LIAT WAYSBORT, MARIE GOEMINNE, MARJOLEIN VOGELS

Leave Body Behind is an experimental film project of dance and performance platform WhyNot and  film studio Blank Blank.

Four choreographers each made a scene based on different ways of ‘releasing’ the physical body: Death, sexual climax and transcendent rituals. The scenes are melded into one story – a mystical quest for spiritual freedom, caught in movement.

After the screening, at 22:00 in the Foyer at EYE 1, the makers will present an audiovisual installation, and live performances by dancer Amos Ben-Tal and musician Stiletti-Ana, in which the inner world of the dancer is trying to find its way out.

Leave Body Behind is the outcome of a two-week residency in the Tolhuistuin Amsterdam.

XTRA

Aesthetics of Camera Movement

EYE ROOM AT THE TOP 11-03-17 / 12:30

CHRIS FAWCETT
In collaboration with Act! Cut! Play! and Cinedans LAB

Free entry – register through registration@cinedans.nl

In his illustrated lecture Aesthetics of Camera Movement, Steadicam operator and cinematographer Chriss Fawcett will share insights in the moving camera’s function in film. He will show clips – some magical, some dreadful – that demonstrate important aspects behind the decision to take the camera into the third spatial dimension. What works and when is a moving camera sensible? Following the lecture, Chris Fawcett invites audience members to share their opinions.

The Aesthetics of Camera Movement

Free entry – register through registration@cinedans.nl

In his illustrated lecture Aesthetics of Camera Movement, Steadicam operator and cinematographer Chriss Fawcett will share insights in the moving camera’s function in film. He will show clips – some magical, some dreadful – that demonstrate important aspects behind the decision to take the camera into the third spatial dimension. What works and when is a moving camera sensible? Following the lecture, Chris Fawcett invites audience members to share their opinions.

Chris Fawcett is a Steadicam operator and cinematographer with 30 years of broadcast and film experience. He specialises in the aesthetics of camera movement, filming and teaching world-wide. He shot the feature film Let Each One Go Where He May, was selected for the Lincoln Center’s 2016 Steadicam retrospective, and has won five international awards. Chris Fawcett is the author of ‘Steadicam Posture’, co-inventor of the Steadiseg, and inventor of the Exovest, an exoskeletal support harness for Steadicam.

Act! Cut! Play! is an interdisciplinary talent development project that strives to raise fashion film’s quality to a higher lever. The project’s initiators are De Brakke Grond, FASHIONCLASH Maastricht and Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp, in collaboration with Cinedans.

 

The Potential of Virtual Reality Dance

EYE ROOM AT THE TOP 12-03-17 / 13:00

Free entry – register through registration@cinedans.nl

The production of a virtual reality film is more similar to making a score or choreography than making a classic screenplay. Choreography, dance and virtual reality seem like a match made in heaven. But there is still a lot to explore. VR is rapidly developing. What possibilities does this technology have to offer?

This programme includes a contribution by Studio APVIS and De Stile, whose VR installation The New Body VR is on view at Cinedans.

The Potential of Virtual Reality Dance

Free entry – register through registration@cinedans.nl

The production of a virtual reality film is more similar to making a score or choreography than making a classic screenplay. Choreography, dance and virtual reality seem like a match made in heaven. But there is still a lot to explore. VR is rapidly developing. What possibilities does this technology have to offer?

Together with makers from the wide field of dance, film and multimedia, Cinedans gazes into the future. What possibilities does VR offer to dancemakers and what insights can dancers and choreographers contribute to the development of VR films?

 

Kick-off Cinedans LAB traject

EYE ROOM AT THE TOP 12-03-17 / 15:30

Information coming soon.

Kick-off Cinedans LAB traject

Information coming soon.

ARTIST TALKS

EYE ROOM AT THE TOP 11-03-17 / 10:30

Free entry – register through registration@cinedans.nl

Cinedans likes to view dancefilm in a wider context. The silver screen isn’t the only platform – and the production of dancefilm is not only limited to dancemakers and filmmakers. Fransien van der Put interviews two remarkable duos about their work and collaboration:

Video and performance artist Karel van Laere and percussionist/producer Frank Wienk.

Filmmaker Noud Heerskens and choreographer Loïc Perela.

Noud Heerkens & Loïc Perela

Free entry – register through registration@cinedans.nl

Cinedans likes to view dancefilm in a wider context. The silver screen isn’t the only platform – and the production of dancefilm is not only limited to dancemakers and filmmakers. Fransien van der Put interviews two remarkable duos about their work and collaboration.

Filmmaker Noud Heerskens has been making dancefilms for decades. Together with young choreographer Loïc Perela he is currently working on the interactive dance installation An Invitation to Dance. The viewer can decide how to experience the choreography that is shown: Observing or very intimately, poised or intense. At Cinedans, they will present their work in progress.

Karel van Laere & Frank Wienk

Free entry – register through registration@cinedans.nl

Cinedans likes to view dancefilm in a wider context. The silver screen isn’t the only platform – and the production of dancefilm is not only limited to dancemakers and filmmakers. Fransien van der Put interviews two remarkable duos about their work and collaboration.

For Slow Rise, the latest collaboration between video and performance artist Karel van Laere and percussionist/producer Frank Wienk, the makers looked for stillness in a bustling metropolis. The symphony of sounds and images of passersby on an escalator brings the spectator in an almost meditative state. Slow Rise is on view at Cinedans.

YOUNG

Cinedans LAB: PACT+Dans

EYE 2 09-03-17 / 11:00

Invitation only

Every year Cinedans pays a week-long visit to PACT+Dans (formerly known as Art&Entertainment) of ROC Amsterdam. Under the supervision of lecturers and Cinedans, three dancefilms were produced this year. The students were responsible for concept, direction, camera and editing.

Preceding the theatrical premiere of these films, Cinedans presents a special film programme.

After the screening, physical artist Jort Faber invites students for a chat.

PACT+Dans

Every year Cinedans pays a week-long visit to PACT+Dans (formerly known as Art&Entertainment) of ROC Amsterdam. Under the supervision of lecturers and Cinedans, three dancefilms were produced this year. The students were responsible for concept, direction, camera and editing.

Preceding the theatrical premiere of these films, Cinedans presents a special film programme.

After the screening, physical artist Jort Faber invites students for a chat.

 

Cinedans LAB: School voor Jong Talent

KONINKLIJK CONSERVATORIUM DEN HAAG

EYE 2 10-03-17 / 13:00

Free entry – register through registration@cinedans.nl

In honour of the School voor Jong Talent’s 60th anniversary, students, teachers and alumni, assisted by director Aike Dirkzwager, worked on a multidisciplinary project fusing film with dance, music, visual arts and live performance.

 

PROMENADE

Free entry – register through registration@cinedans.nl

In honour of the School voor Jong Talent’s 60th anniversary, students, teachers and alumni, assisted by director Aike Dirkzwager, worked on a multidisciplinary project fusing film with dance, music, visual arts and live performance.

Promenade is a comic, the brainchild of Zanne Zwart and inspired by the work of William Kentridge and Michael Dudok de Wit. Focal point is an aspiring dancer who tries to find her place at school, with ups and downs. Silhouettes of classrooms let us catch a glimpse of life at school. A colourful parade of students goes by. From the speakers and live from stage sounds the music of young composer Celia Swart, performed by the Athenaeum Kamerorkest of the School voor Jong Talent.

School voor Jong Talent is a secondary school with an intensive dance, music and visual arts curriculum, alongside the regular courses. School voor Jong Talent is part of the University of Arts The Hague.

Cinedans LAB: Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht

EYE 2 10-03-17 / 14:00

Cinedans and HKU University of the Arts Utrecht have fostered a strong alliance in the course of the past five years. Third-year Graphic Design students are invited by Cinedans to make their own dancefilm. This year, this resulted in seventeen short films that explore the boundaries of dance and design. Ranging from a cinematic ode to old age to a ritualistic, entrancing dance against a digital backdrop.

 

Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht

Cinedans and HKU University of the Arts Utrecht have fostered a strong alliance in the course of the past five years. Third-year Graphic Design students are invited by Cinedans to make their own dancefilm. This year, this resulted in seventeen short films that explore the boundaries of dance and design. Ranging from a cinematic ode to old age to a ritualistic, entrancing dance against a digital backdrop.

After the screening, dancer and choreographer Klaus Jürgens and typographer and designer Melle Hammer invite students for a chat.

The Magical Grammar of Film

Ernie Tee

EYE 2 09-03-17 / 16:00

While dance has the biggest physical presence of all art forms, film, on the other hand, is the most elusive and invisible art form. Quite remarkable, because isn’t film – image and sound – ubiquitous?

In his illustrated lecture, Ernie Tee, dramaturg and Professor at the Dutch Film and TV Academy, talks about image and meaning. More than other art forms, film seems to show a familiar world and speak a transparent language. On the contrary, film goes at lengths to hide itself and make itself elusive. Ernie Tee will give you an up close look at this autonomous art form that has its own secrets and grammar.

The magical grammar of film

While dance has the biggest physical presence of all art forms, film, on the other hand, is the most elusive and invisible art form. Quite remarkable, because isn’t film – image and sound – ubiquitous?

In his illustrated lecture, Ernie Tee, dramaturg and Professor at the Dutch Film and TV Academy, talks about image and meaning. More than other art forms, film seems to show a familiar world and speak a transparent language. On the contrary, film goes at lengths to hide itself and make itself elusive. Ernie Tee will give you a close-up look at this autonomous art form that has its own secrets and grammar.

Ernie Tee is scenario consultant, scenario developer and dramaturg. He contributed to the development of countless film and television productions. Ernie Tee is also Professor Film History and Film Analysis at the Dutch Film and TV Academy. He teaches Visual Aesthetics at Luca School of Arts in Brussel, and courses in screenplay and feature film at Schrijversvakschool Amsterdam. Ernie Tee is also part of this year’s jury of the Cinedans Student Award.

Cinedans LAB: Student Screendance Fair

EYE ARENA 09-03-17 / 18:00

Free entry

Cinedans asked six students from four academies what fascinates them about dancefilm. What inspired them and what questions does the medium raise? The group was given a free hand to curate their own programme. A first brainstorm immediately resulted in a myriad of topics. Cinedans’ student board 2017 presents a fair in the EYE Arena, showcasing individual acts, several interview sessions and a personal quest for that one dancefilm – while there is a dancing cameraman in their midst.

Cinedans invites you to join in, take part in the conversations, and watch it all unfold.

Student Screendance Fair

Free entry

Cinedans asked six students from four academies what fascinates them about dancefilm. What inspired them and what questions does the medium raise? The group was given a free hand to curate their own programme. A first brainstorm immediately resulted in a myriad of topics. Cinedans’ student board 2017 presents a fair in the EYE Arena, showcasing individual acts, several interview sessions and a personal quest for that one dancefilm – while there is a dancing cameraman in their midst.

Cinedans invites you to join in, take part in the conversations, and watch it all unfold.

The Cinedans student board 2017 consist of Helen Boyko (third-year student Dance at ArtEZ), Elena Iachininoto (fourth-year student Dance at Fontys), Fabian Modin (fourth-year dance student Modern Theatre Dance at AHK) and Emmy Kattenbelt, Mohamed Ed-Dahbi and Juno Cornelisse (third-year students Graphic Design at the HKU).

WORKSHOP

MOBILE CHOREOGRAPHY

10-12 of March, SOLID GROUND STUDIO

Price: €125, for students €75 when enclosing a scan of their student card. Register through registration@cinedans.nl.

The mobile phone is so much more than a mere means to communicate. It’s a multimedia tool that has become an integral part of everyday life. The artistic possibilities of the device however are yet to be fully explored.

During the three-day Mobile Choreography workshop, led by Zeynep Gündüz and Keez Duyves, participants investigate the possibilities of the smartphone as choreographical tool for making a dancefilm. With a special focus on ‘multi-perspective imagery’: instead of using a single camera, multiple smartphones will record simultaneously – adding various points of view to reality. Participants will take on the role of both choreographer, cameraman and dancer.

MOBILE CHOREOGRAPHY

Price: €125, for students €75 when enclosing a scan of their student card. Register through registration@cinedans.nl.

The mobile phone is so much more than a mere means to communicate. It’s a multimedia tool that has become an integral part of everyday life. The artistic possibilities of the device however are yet to be fully explored.

During the three-day Mobile Choreography workshop, led by Zeynep Gündüz and Keez Duyves, participants investigate the possibilities of the smartphone as choreographical tool for making a dancefilm. With a special focus on ‘multi-perspective imagery’: instead of using a single camera, multiple smartphones will record simultaneously – adding various points of view to reality. Participants will take on the role of both choreographer, cameraman and dancer.

During a closing session on Sunday 12 March, participants and instructors will present their findings and results.

Mobile Choreography is part of a research supported by Codarts, University of the Arts in Rotterdam and is realised in collaboration with Cinedans LAB.

Zeynep Gündüz works as lecturer of Dance History and Theory at the Amsterdam University of the Arts, and teaches Philosophy of Culture at Codarts. She currently carries out research into arts education and digital technologies. Zeynep Gündüz completed her PhD on dance and technology at the University of Amsterdam in 2012.

Keez Duyves is inventor, creative technologist and artist. His artistic works ranges from interactive installations for kids and adults through 360° rail-movies to theater and performances that prioritise audience participation. He is one of the founders of PIPS:lab.

INSTALLATIONS

SLOW RISE

EYE ARENA 09-03-17 / 17:00 10-03-17 / 10:00 11-03-17 / 10:00 12-03-17 / 10:00

Free entry

Fascinated by the endless choreographies of people moving in the metropole of Taipei City, Karel van Laere created his latest video installation. Once more Van Laere explores a combination of stillness and dynamics. Slow Rise shows the contrast between the mechanised movement of the escalators, and the human movement of the people.

 

SLOW RISE

Free entry

Fascinated by the endless choreographies of people moving in the metropole of Taipei City, Karel van Laere created his latest video installation. Once more Van Laere explores a combination of stillness and dynamics. Slow Rise shows the contrast between the mechanised movement of the escalators, and the human movement of the people.

By staging additional scenes, Van Laere further alienates the experience, bringing focus to the multitude of possibilities in which the escalators are used.

Van Laere’s film SLow, winner of the Cinedans Audience Award 2014, is screened in the shorts programme Non-Fiction on Sunday in EYE 2.

Director: Karel van Laere | DOP/ Editor: Mink Pinster | Coaching: HertogNadler | Sound Design: Frank Wienk | Producer: Mina Hsu Ping Wang | Photographer: Lin Wei-Lung | Technical assistants: Shao-Che Lee, Bo-yu Huang, Encore Pan

Slow rise is made possible by: Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Cinedans, The Taipei Artist Village & The Taipei Main Station.

VIRTUAL REALITY DANCE

EYE VR ROOM 09-03-17 / 17:00 10-03-17 / 11:00 VR ROOM 11-03-17 / 11:00 12-03-17 / 11:00

Free entry

Experience dance in a completely new way in three virtual reality projects from the Lowlands. Each installation plays with the virtual space or 360° video, and investigates the possibilities offers for movement and dance.

THE NEW BODY

NL | 2016

DIRECTOR/ CHOREOGRAPHER: STUDIO APVIS, DE STILTE

In The New Body VR, an interactive installation by Studio APVIS and youth dance company De Stilte, you can compose a whole new body. Break free from the laws of physics and make your virtual body dance at will – but once the music stops, your body falls apart.

NIGHT FALL

NL| 2016 | 8′

DIRECTOR: JIP SAMHOUD | CHOREOGRAPHER: PETER LEUNG

Last year, Dutch National Ballet presented Night Fall, the first virtual reality ballet in the world. Choreographer Peter Leung drew inspiration from the famous ‘white acts’ from Swan Lake, La Bayadère and Les Sylphides. In Nightfall the spectator is on stage, surrounded by dancers and a violinist who appear to perform just for him.

What do we care 4 - Steye & The Bizonkid

NL | 2015 | 5′

DIRECTOR: STEYE HALLEMA 

One of the first to elaborately explore the possibilities of this technology, Dutch funk/pop/rockband Steye & The Bizonkid made a 360° music video. The video transports you to a world in which one reality shifts over the other. What Do We Care 4? received nominations for the BUMA Tech award, Berlin MVA and the UK Music Video Awards.

INTERACTIVE MUSIC VIDEOS

EYE ARENA 09-03-17 / 17:00 10-03-17 / 10:00 11-03-17 / 10:00 12-03-17 / 10:00

Free entry

Music video is the forerunner of explorations of interactive storyline’s possibilities. Cinedans presents some notable examples, on view in the EYE Arena during the entire festival period. The viewer’s mental and physical involvement is essential to the development of the story. Each participant creates his own version or puts the final touches to the direction or choreography.

Festivalgoers are invited to try out the interactive videos.

The showcase includes two videos of Arcade Fire and the music video States of Matter by Orri and Georg (Sigur Rós), that takes you through Tate Modern in London.

STATES OF MATTER

UK | 2016 | 3′

DIRECTORS: MARTIN DE FLEURIAN, AGATHE CURY 

n an exclusive collaboration with Orri and Georg from Sigur Rós, States of Matter take you on an imaginative journey through the new Tate Modern. Choose one of four visual journeys through the new building exploring plasma, air, solid or liquid states of matter and its corresponding audio stem (or combination of many) composed by Orri and Georg in response to these materials.

SPRAWL II - ARCADE FIRE

CA | 2011 | 6′

DIRECTOR: VINCENT MORISSET | CHOREOGRAPHER:DANA GINGRAS

Wave your hands at your webcam and see what happens in Sprawl II by Arcade Fire. You control the movement of the images on screen with your own movements. Dance with your hands or your body or your mouse! Choreography made of fun!

JUST A REFLEKTOR - ARCADE FIRE

HT/CA | 2013 | 8′

DIRECTOR: VINCENT MORISSET | CHOREOGRAPHER: AXELLE MUNEZERO

Just a Reflektor is an interactive short film that explores the themes in Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor”, through two devices simultaneously: the computer and the smartphone / tablet. Filmed in Haiti, the story follows a young woman who travels between her world and our own.

CARRY ME - BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB

UK | 2013 | 4′

DIRECTOR: POWSTER | CHOREOGRAPHER: LISA LEE 

The interactive music video Carry me by Bombay Bicycle Club allows users to manipulate band members and dancers as if they were stop-motion puppets. This  effect is made possible by filming the performances using the Orbital Video – a technology that places multiple cameras in a circle, simultaneously shooting footage. The result is that for every shot featured in the promo, there is a series of 8 other variations through which the users can quickly navigate, thus creating new rhythms and movements. Drag left or right on the screen to animate the band and dancers!

CASSIUS - THE MISSING

US | 2016 | 4′

DIRECTOR: WEAREFROMLA | CHOREOGRAPHER:CATHERINE EMATCHOUA 

The single The missing by Cassius featuring Ryan Tedder  and dance singer Jaw. The lyrics of the song “Raising my flag” take on a new meaning with the interactive video treatment. The clip features many kinds of couples making out and by a simple click of the mouse you can change the people in the couple. All sorts of pairings take place including interracial, lesbian, transgender, and any combination you can think of, making the permutations seem endless.

JAZZ.COMPUTER

US | 2015

DIRECTORS: YOTAM MANN, SARAH ROTHBERG

Jazz.Computer is an interactive song by Yotam Mann with visual design by Sarah Rothberg and it gives players the ability to participate in the music: change sections, chords, arrangements and timbres, by doing the thing that most of us are doing on our phones and computers most of the time: scrolling.

MINI CINEMA STUDENT FILMS

EYE ARENA 09-03-17 / 19:00 10-03-17 / 10:00 11-03-17 / 10:00 12-03-17 / 10:00

Cinedans organises courses and workshops for a range of educational programmes. The Cinedans mini cinema showcases a selection of the best student films of the past five years. Work by graphic designers, choreographers, dancers – a colourful array of views on dance-film.

MINI CINEMA STUDENT FILMS

Cinedans organises courses and workshops for a range of educational programmes. The Cinedans mini cinema showcases a selection of the best student films of the past five years. Work by graphic designers, choreographers, dancers – a colourful array of views on dance-film.

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