Winter Special: Shorts

Cinedans wishes you Merry Christmas with a special winter programme!
Next to the feature film MA by Celia Rowlson-Hall, we present five dance short films, covered in snow and ice!

Discover classics such as Snow by David Hinton and Nussin by Clara van Gool, and allow yourself to be surprised by the magic landscapes and enchanting duets of Birds in the earth by Marja Helander, kopitoto by Lisa & Juju Kusanagi and Yvonne Meier and Cold Storage by Thomas Freundlich.

We hope these films will keep your holiday spirits up!

[ Available for exclusive viewing till December 28th 12am CET ]

UK | 2003 | 8′
Directed by David Hinton
Choreographed by Rosemary Lee

Snow is made entirely from historical archive footage of winter antics from the 1890s to the 1960s. Footage was cut and recombined to create a rhythmic choreography of gestures and action on the smooth sidewalks and slopes of a bygone era.

Birds in the earth
FI | 2019 | 11′
Directed by Marja Helander
Choreographed by Birit & Katja Haarla

Birds in the earth pictures a story of ownership of the land of the Sámi and the rights of the Sámi in modern-day Finland, danced by two young Sámi ballet students, Birit and Katja.

NL | 1993 | 15′
Directed by Clara van Gool

In the middle of winter, two couples dance the tango in an Eastern European apartment building. The party gets out of hand and ends fatally. Or were they maybe all alone, by themselves in their own apartment? Winner of the Golden Calf for Best Short Film at the Netherlands Film Festival 1998.

JP | 2020 | 9′
Directed & Choreographed by the Kusanagi Sisters
and Yvonne Meier

A wintry forest comes to life in this delightfully weird collaboration between conceptual dance artists Lisa and JuJu Kusanagi and Yvonne Meier. Their choreography of snow and ice, trees and sunlight, body parts and forest creatures evokes the playful illusionism of movie pioneer Georges Méliès.

Cold Storage
FI | 2016 | 8′
Directed by Thomas Freundlich
Choreographed by Valtteri Raekallio

Cold Storage pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholic comedy of the classic silent screen. As a lonely ice fisherman discovers in the ice his frozen prehistoric soul brother, multiple levels of time and reality blend together into a cinematic and kinetic exploration of alienation, dependency and friendship.

Don’t forget to watch the winter special feature film as well !
MA by Celia Rowlson-Hall

The Cinedans WEB Winter Special is free and available worldwide.
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