I: Dancing on the Planet - Sept 18 at 1pm & Sept 20 at 7pm
Saint-Louis on the Move, 2022, Belgium/Senegal, 30 min
Directed by Kita Bauchet
Produced by Victor Claude, Alioune Diagne
Featuring Alioune Diagne Cie Diagn'art
The result of a collaboration between the Senegalese contemporary dance company Diagn'art and the Belgian and Swiss artists Kita Bauchet and Stéphanie Pfister, "Saint-Louis on the move" presents a subjective sketch of the city and the rhythm of its daily life. An exploration of Saint-Louis through several choreographies performed by 2 dancers and 2 cameras on Siegfried Canto’s music that highlight the cities energy and the fierce creativity of its youth.
Scapelands, 2020, United Kingdom, 4 min
Produced and Directed by Katie Beard, Naomi Turner
Choreography by Liv Lockwood
Scapelands explores our primal connections with nature and the effect of urban living on the human mind. Due to the current global pandemic, the psychological impact of our physical environments is being felt more significantly than ever before. Scapelands depicts this feeling of being boxed in and the inherent need to reconnect with something beyond our man-made walls. Scapelands was commissioned by BBC Arts and Arts Council England as part of the New Creatives Scheme.
Amser / Time, 2022, United Kingdom, 6 min
Directed by Deborah Light
Produced by Laura Drane
Choreography by Light Ladd Emberton
Featuring Light Ladd Emberton
Moving through time along Bae Ceredigion/Cardigan Bay, we arrive at today's climate crisis. Sarn Gynfelyn is revealed every low tide and looks like a road into the sea. In fact, it is a glacial moraine laid down 20,000 years ago when ice sheets melted, and it marks the beginning of the global conditions that have enabled human expansion. At Borth, a 6,000 year old forest flourished for a few thousand years. Submerged by the sea, it has since been re-exposed in recent storms. Sarn Gynfelyn and Borth’s forest are both cited as supporting the Cantre'r Gwaelod legend of lost fertile lands in Cardigan Bay, but the geology tells a different story. Moving forwards, we arrive at Fairbourne, a seaside town built on saltmarsh and English industrial wealth. It is now set to become the first UK town to be decommissioned due to sea level rise. It will be demolished and returned to salt marsh and will have existed for less than 200 years. In the intertidal zone, between land and sea, three people move, with arresting visual imagery through these three remarkable sites.
Fresh Oranges into the Ocean, 2022, Italy, 12 min
Directed by Silvia Giordano
Produced by La Cap | Creative Re-Hub
Choreography by Silvia Giordano
Featuring Eduarda Santos, Noemi Calzavara, Reiko Ohta
Music composed by Giorgos Gargalas
Cinematography by Sofia Quercetti
Edited by Silvia Giordano & Nuanda Sheridan
Concept by Silvia Giordano
Video Director by Nuanda Sheridan
While merging and intertwining with nature, three young girls create a metaphorical and visionary narrative of their present condition and their projections towards the future. Through their lightness, disorientation, vitality and strength, they embark on an choreographic journey facing high and low tides, turbulence and contradictions, calm and turmoil. Guided by absurd questions the oranges reflect the path of the protagonists in their delicate passage to adulthood and guide us in a poetic reflection on our lives.
Mirror of Souls, 2021, Netherlands, 1 min
Produced and Directed by Sanne Clifford
Choreography by Sanne Clifford & Anastasia Kostner
Featuring Sanne Clifford & Co
This one minute dance film shows an intimate meeting between the self and another as a mirror and a friend. By reflecting what we recognize of ourselves in the other, we learn when to lean on or trust each other and when to stand on your own feet.
Shattered Ripples, 2022, China, 6 min
Produced by Qing-wen Yan, Siye Tao
Choreography by Siye Tao
Featuring Siye Tao
This short film tries to recap the personal experience of a dancer, whose old house and the associated memories are shadowed by the fast-going urbanization. On a bright sunny day in the near future, when skyscrapers erect from the ruins, will we forget all the textured past？
Moving Barcelona, 2021, United Kingdom, 6 min
Directed by Jevan Chowdhury
Choreography by Alex Ekman, Catherine Allard, Jevan Chowdhury
Featuring IT Dansa
Moving Barcelona is a magical realist dance story about the Catalonian capital, an autonomous region in the Spanish State contending with an identity crisis. A city with everything going for it is still haunted by the ghosts of its past and despite much progress, it finds itself unearthing old wounds. Narrated by celebrated actor, Pep Munné, who appeals for calm, there is a sense of reassurance that all is okay. The movement of the city however tells a different story, and he is resigned to the fact that things inevitably, are the way they are. Barcelonians, in pursuit of happiness, find themselves on a treadmill  to nowhere in a tale of modern day life. Moving Barcelona is the eighth film in an award-winning collection of works by the London-based film-maker, Jevan Chowdhury to capture the world as a stage. Life on the street in London, Paris, Brussels, Dallas, Prague, Yerevan and Athens have all been recorded in this growing canon.