Short Films Programme 3: Elements
DREAMING OF RARE MOMENTS, DRY TONES, AND AIR TRAPPED ETERNALLY BETWEEN PIECES OF METAL
2022 | Ireland | 8’ Director / Choreographer: Aneta Dortová Composer / Sound: William Troy College / University: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
This work is a screendance meditation on Aneta’s relationship and memories of the landscape and the environment of her hometown of Plzeň.
2023 | UK | 4’ 42” Director: Sima Gonsai Choreographers: Kesha Raithatha, Meera Patel, Karen Wood (movement director) Composer / Sound: Annie Matani Company: Birmingham Dance Network
Two dancers ground themselves in soil and ritual as they dance a duet with the earth. This film responds to localised climate research in Birmingham about soil health focusing on soil toxic inheritance, farming practices and soil preservation. Told through South Asian dance and film.
THE SANG BOWL
2021 | Ireland | 6’ Director / Choreographer / Sound: Natasha Bourke
For all the bodies of water, here and no more, and Global Water Dances.
WATER & MAN
2021 | UK | 7’48” Directors: Rob Heaslip, Katrina McPherson Choreographer: Rob Heaslip Music / Sound: Philip Jeck (music), John Cobban (sound design)
A screendance ritual for the presence and absence of water.
CHILDREN OF THE SOIL
2022 | New Zealand | 8’38” Director / Choreographer / Sound: Simon Ellis Company: skellis.net
Children of the Soil is a short film about the slow work of growth, gravity and decay.
2023 | Canada | 29’30” Director: Jules de Niverville Choreographer: Tony Chong, Kyra Jean Green, Céline Richard-Robichon, Ja “Jigsaw” James, Britton Johnson Composer: Ben Lukas Boysen Sound: Sacha Ratcliffe Creative Producer: Kathy Sperberg
HUBRIS is an experimental docu-narrative that chronicles three individual journeys interpreted by dance and circus artists, exploring a powerful storyline about climate change.
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