Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Dance Cinematic + Industry Panel

Thursday 21st April, 2016

The Electric Cinema Screen 2 | 16:00

Celebrating screendance in all its manifestations...

Dancing with the Frame Screendance has been a quietly evolving art form for some time. Blending music, dance, choreography, visual art, and filmmaking, more and more filmmakers and dancers are pushing the boundaries of dance on screen. Celebrating screendance in all its manifestations, we’ve collaborated with local filmmaker Sima Gonsai to co-curate a screening of shorts, a panel discussion, and an artists’ lab, where filmmakers, dancers, musicians, and the curious can come together to experiment. Experienced or not, all are welcome.

Funded by Arts Council England.

Dance Cinematic 16:00 – 17:00 Showcasing the diverse nature of screendance, this selection of award-winning shorts represents an abundance of styles and techniques. From site-specific works to music video, and experimental film, all of these shorts give an insight into the creative potential of body movement within the cinematic frame.

BALLET SPIRAL (dir. Sam Asaert) Belgium, 2013 – 3 mins

FREEFALL (dir. Sima Gonsai) UK, 2012 – 3 mins

Yasushi Shoji (dir. Kenichi Sasaki) Japan, 2015 – 3 mins

Glace Crevasse et dérive (dir. Albert Girard, Chantal Caron) Canada, 2013 – 10 mins

Choreography for the Scanner – In Between Frames Serie s(dir. Mariam Eqbal) USA, 2015 – 3 mins

Approaching the Puddle (dir. Sebastian Gimmel) Germany, 2014 – 9 mins

Young Men (dir. Michael Nunn and William Trevitt – BalletBoyz) UK, 2014 – 3 min

The Try Out (dir. Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre Temple) UK, 2014 – 3 mins

ORA (dir. Philippe Baylaucq) Canada, 2011 – 15 mins

SIA – CHANDELIER (dir. Daniel Askill) USA, 2014 – 4 mins

Screendance Industry Panel 17:15 – 18:15 Following the screening we’ll be joined by an esteemed panel of speakers, each with different areas of expertise in the field. They’ll discuss how the art form has evolved, and explore the unique relationship between dance and filmmaking. Preceded by six award-winning one minute shorts from online dance film competition, 60secondsdance 2015. Speakers include Andy Wood (Screendance Programmer, Leeds International Film Festival), Pegah Farahmand (Random Acts Editor), Abigail Reeve (Relationship Manager, Dance, ACE), Gitta Wigro (Independent Dance film programmer -  Big Dance Shorts) and they’ll be talking alongside established film and dance artists.

Related event: Screendance: Co-Lab Onscreen

With thanks to Sima Gonsai and Arts Council England.


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