Short Films Programme 1: Arrival
2022 | Netherlands | 7’37” Director: Anna Bogomolova Choreographer: Connor Schumacher Composer: Inga Mauer Company: Blitzkickers / Dansateliers
Physical Culture invites us to explore physical movement, to explore who we are when we dance and why we do it. Placing some universal existential questions into refreshingly queer, playful packaging. It’s rave, it’s queer, it’s for everybody.
2022 | UK / Russian Federation | 4’14” Director: Andrew Margetson Choreographer: Irina Kononova Composer / Sound: Travis Lake Company: Moth Productions
A short dance film featuring a choreographed ‘battle’ between two teams of female dancers.
2022 | UK | 2’06” Director / Composer: Poppy Payne Choreographers: Kuldip Singh-Barmi, Sue Smith College / University: University of the Arts London
Led by improvised scores for body and camera, this short experimental dance film explores the textures of the skin and the forest: choreographically, aurally and cinematically.
WALKS WITH ME
2021 | Finland | 10’47” Director / Choreographer: Kati Kallio Composer / Sound: Janne Laine Company: Pystymetsä Oy and Myrskyryhmä
80-year-old Sanna lives alone with her memories and houseplants. One day she sees an event from her window that makes her reminisce about her friends and notice her own loneliness.
2022 | UK | 4’ Directors / Choreographers: Magali Charrier, Simon Ellis Composer / Sound: Simon Ellis Company: skellis.net
Force Majeure is both documentary and animation. It draws on a series of interviews with freelance dance artists during the COVID-19 pandemic to tell the story of one fictional person’s experience of dance under lockdown.
2022 | Ireland | 12’10” Directors: Lucia Kickham, Luca Truffarelli Choreographer: Lucia Kickham Filmmaker / Sound: Luca Truffarelli Company: Supported by Liz Roche Company through an Arts Council of Ireland Commission Award
A short film that softens edges and seeks to exist in a less defi ned space. An anxious body moves to release some control, allowing chaos to sit beside the order.
2022 | Ireland | 10’22” Directors: Emma Martin, Hugh O’Conor Choreographer: Emma Martin Composer / Sound: Dvorak Company: United Fall
A young woman yields to a predetermined story. Someone’s son wrestles inside the abyss of his own skin. A woman’s face marked by hope, pain and triumph; a young girl rebels against expectation and success. A film reflecting on humanity in all its glory, innocence and desperation, power and vulnerability.
2022 | Ireland | 4’48” Director / Choreographer: Stephanie Keane Music: Cormac Begley, Stephanie Keane, Moisés Mas Garcia
With sound and movement exploration at the heart of this fi lm, Éist explores the internal experience of the contemporary traditional Irish dancer, speaking to wider themes of identity, authenticity, defi ance and reclamation.
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