Film Screenings. Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus


Dancefilm program curated by Núria Font/NU2s included as a parallel activity within NO_BODY, 4th Dance/Movement & Performance Arts Festival.  Films projected:

Session 1: Renewing moving imatges dramaturgy through dance and human body movement

  • Se Fondre. Antonin de Bemels. Belgium (2006). 25′

Piéton walks through the city, Pensée looses herself in her thoughts, Pantin slowly gets out of his immobility… A short film about how to deal with the reality that surrounds us. Some will work their way through it, some will merge into it, some will melt into thin air… Movement is the key.

Director and choreographer: Antonin de Bemels / Performers: Ugo Dehaes, Melanie Munt, Bruno Marin; Music: Aernoudt Jacobs, Antonin de Bemels, Rawakari

  • Midday. Margaret Williams. UK (2003). 5’40”

The short film Midday explores themes of desire, memory and loss. To quote Mal Pelo, This world then, is one inhabited by beings of flesh and blood, where reality and fiction are often confused – a unique meeting point between thought and imagination. Midday is the first collaboration between Maria Muñoz and Pep Ramis of Mal Pelo Company, and Margaret Williams. Midday was shot in Girona, Spain and was commissioned as part of the 2nd series of 4DANCE by Channel 4 Television.

Director: Margaret Williams / Choreographer and performance: Mal Pelo / Music: Steve Noble / Camera: Márten Nilsson

  • Rewind. Marten Nilsson. Sweden (2003). 5′

Exactly what happened that day, when Henry moved into his new house? One house, eight dancers, one camera.

Director: Mårten Nilsson / Choreographer:  Gunilla Hellborn / Dancers:  Helena Franzén, Anna Källblac, Sandra Medina, Tove Sahlin, Staffan Eek, Mats Garpendahl, Jukka Korpi, Henrik Vikman / Music: Kim Hiorthøy

  • While the Cat’s Away. Helena Jonsdottir/Unnur Osp Stefansdottir. Iceland (202). 5′

An old woman who lives in her daughter’s apartment with a terrible fear that she is imposing on her child’s otherwise independent and modern lifestyle. When the daughter goes to work, the old lady gets a chance to express herself and make herself feel comfortable in her restrictive surroundings.

Director and choreographer: Helena Jonsdottir and Unnur Osp Stefansdottir / Music: Hallur Ingolfsson

  • Fisticuffs. Miranda Penell. UK (2004). 11′

A bloke walks into a pub… Six actors punch, kick and wrestle their way through the Wild West of an East London drinking establishment.   The ritual of the Western bar-brawl is re-located to a London working men’s’ club.   The violence appears to have no consequences, the actors’ bodies being as rubbery and invulnerable as those in the TV Westerns that inspired the film.

Director: Miranda Penell / Coreography: Miranda Penell & the Ensemble

  • Tauperlen. Gido Leytens. The Netherlands (2008). 12′

Tauperlen is a journey of undefined souls who live on the edge of heaven and hell. Anonymously, and with a loss of memory, they are looking for their right to exist, in limbo. Tauperlen is inspired by scenes of the performance iSA by dance company T.R.A.S.H.

Director: Gido Leytens / Choreographer: Kristel van Issum

Session 2: Watching dance on the visual arts context

  • Horizon of Exile. Isabel Rocamora. UK/Chile (2007). 22′

Horizon of Exile follows the journey of exile of two women across timeless desert landscapes. Strongly referencing Middle Eastern culture, the film reflects on the female condition; self-image, belonging and effacement. Within a cinematic framework punctuated by voice testimonies of Iraqi exiles, Horizon employs choreographed gesture to consider issues of land and identity. Set to a soundtrack by Jivan Gasparyan the bodies betray a serene violence, travelling as though released from consciousness or gravity, falling and recuperating, haunted by an irrepressible past.

Director: Isabel Rocamora / Performers: Camila Valenzuela, Paulina Garrido / Music: Jivan Gasparyan

  • Svetoboije St.1. Lucija Smodis. Slovenia (2009). 14′

Director: Lucija Smodis / Choreographer and performer: Vlasta Veselko

  • Undercurrent. Rosemary Butcher and Cathy Greenhalgh. UK (2001). 9′
  • Ma mère l’oye. Thierry de Mey. Belgium (2004). 28′

The orchestral richness of this ballet by Maurice Ravel is conveyed in episodes inspired by Charles Perrault’s famous fairy tales. The choreographic material was produced by choreographer-dancers invited to choose a character from the fairy tale and create a dance sequence in the unusual setting of a forest. The illustrative or narrative arguments are used in a very free way, more like poetical suggestions. The plant world acts as an agent provocateur that helps inspire an original quality of movement in front of the camera.

Director: Thierry de Mey / Music: Maurice Ravel with the direction of Pierre Boulez

More information about Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus

Event Details

  • Starting Date: 01-11-2012
  • Ending Date: 01-11-2012
  • Address: Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus, 3 Roupel Str. . Lefkosia (Cyprus)