Dance on Screen Festival is unique – in the Netherlands and in the world. The central focus of the festival is on dance film. Cinedans sees the ideal dance film as a true synthesis between the two media of dance and cinematography. At Cinedans the emphasis lies on choreographies created specifically for the camera and on special film adaptations of existing dance performances. The festival also features a selection of special documentaries and retrospectives. Approximately 60 films from all over the world will be screened at this year’s festival. In addition to the film programme, Cinedans festival organizes readings, debates and workshops for professionals and other interested parties.
In the ever- ‐changing media landscape, creators are increasingly seeking different ways to tell their stories. New media and modern technology have entered the scene bringing new possibilities and insights. Dance film is no longer ‘movement on the black screen’, with new forms being developed such as installations, video clips, interactive projects and more. Contemporary dance films are often autonomous art works with a language of their own and an expressiveness that cannot be pigeonholed. Cinedans closely follows these movements. In addition to the film programme, the festival focuses on various forms of crossover projects and media installations that involve movement. Cinedans also organises Cinedans on Tour, travelling all over the world to screen selections from its film programme. Workshops and lectures for professionals are often part of the touring programme.
DIRECTION: TIMO WRIGHT / CHOREOGRAPHY: HELI MEKLIN | FI | 2011 | 4’
Spin-off work from the dance performance Simple Events (2011). Meklin investigates the fundamental dynamics of human actions, beliefs, conditions and imagination. In the film his dancers move faster, slower, in a more horizontal or discontinuous way end above all: free from gravitation.
DIRECTION: STEVEN BRIAND / CHOREOGRAPHY: CLARA HENRY | FR | 2011 | 4’
A martial arts dancer and colourful stop-motion shapes come together in an energetic duet. Made at the animation department of l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
DIRECTION: ANDREA DOTTA (CENTRO SPERIMENTALE DI CINEMATOGRAFIA | ANIMAZIONE – TORINO) | IT | 2012 | 3’
In the evening, when the scorching heat of the day has passed, a tribe comes to life in an animation that tears the roof off.
DIRECTION: PETER BILAK, LUKÁŠ TIMULAK, RUBEN VAN LEER / CHOREOGRAPHY: LUKÁŠ TIMULAK | NL | 2012 | 2’30’’
Two people stand side by side. A moment later they find themselves elsewhere, in the space between.
DIRECTION: MITCHELL ROSE / CHOREOGRAPHY: JAMEY HAMPTON & ASHLEY ROLAND | US | 2012 | 3’
Life’s a daily battle, and this dancer faces a veritable onslaught of attackers. He finds respite in human contact.
DIRECTION: MARITES CARINO / CHOREOGRAPHY: 605 COLLECTIVE | CA | 2012 | 7’
This quirky couple puts a twist on the sultry dance, and back-to-back becomes the new cheek-to-cheek in this world of cyber connections. Feeling each other out, hope builds and they finally meet eye-to-eye. Do sparks fly? Or is there a short circuit?
DIRECTION: JEPPE WORNING / CHOREOGRAPHY: JEPPE WORNING & IBEN ENGBERG | DK | 2011 | 2’
In this short film experiment at the interface of dance and design, body and costume merge in kaleidoscopic doublings, creating a space for transformation of the familiar body.
DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY: DAVID RODRÍGUEZ GIMENO | SP | 2011 | 3’
(Winner Cinedans Dioraphte Encouragement Award 2013)
Panoramic world filmed in Antarctica. A choreography wherein the real sound has an exceptional timing that is closer to memory than to the real experience.
DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY: JOHAN RIJPMA | NL | 2011 | 3’
The extremely slow-paced life of sticky tape is revealed in an isolated space where everything starts from a symmetric composition. The force of gravity gradually causes deviations in this orderly state, leading to in unpredictable shapes and movements that nonetheless feel familiar.
DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY: ERIC WIJNVOORD | NL | 2013 | 1’30’
Who says needles can’t dance? A play with light and camera-movement brings these needles to life.
DIRECTION: BOBBIE ROELOFS / CHOREOGRAPHY & CONCEPT: TIM TERHORST / MUSIC: MAX DORSMAN | NL | 2013 | 1’ (Winner One Minute Dance Film Contest 2013)
The relative passage and experience of time, shown through movement and captured in a one minute dance film by Tim Terhorst and Bobbie Roelofs.
DIRECTION: BRETT NOVAK / CHOREOGRAPHY: KILIAN MARTIN | US | 2012 | 4’
A skate choreography: a boy and his skateboard in a deserted tropical aqua park. Made in collaboration with mb! Magazine published by Mercedes Benz.
DIRECTION: JULIEN BAM, GONG BAO, MICHAEL HILLII / CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE: YOUNGKWANG YOUNG A.K.A. BBOY BLOND | DE | 2012 | 3’
Some dancers in the B-boy world focus purely on their style or power moves. But what happens if you push the physical limits of your own style or use your power moves to express yourself, your individuality?
DIRECTION: JACOB SUTTON / CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE: LIL BUCK | UK | 2012 | 2’
Dancer Lil Buck moves with great fluidity, it can seem almost unreal. The film is taking this a step further. Clothes (Givenchy by Richardo Tisci and Conquistador) and styling (Tracey Nicholson) are rich, the set allows him to defy gravity.
DIRECTION : DOMINIQUE PALOMBO / CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE: JOHN DEGOIS | FR | 2012 | 3’
The dancer’s lyrical and humorous hip hop style brings his inner life right to the surface and takes us on a journey of feelings on the streets of industrial age Paris.
DIRECTION: BORIS SEEWALD / CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE: PATRICK HANNA | DE | 2012 | 7’ |
(Winner Cinedans Dioraphte Jury Award 2013)
A tortilla chip triggers a process of self-discovery for Patrick. With magical passion and exuberant dance he shares his inspiration and invites everyone to join in – even his mother.