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Toronto Spins
Screening
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:00 pm
805 Dovercourt Rd. Toronto (three flights up with no elevator)
An evening of short films made by Toronto dancers and filmmakers as well as a documentary on the Israeli Contact Festival.

Films   Filmmakers   Country
30 Days of Contact with Olya and Kim   Kim Simons & Olya Glotka   Canada
         
Momentary   Suzanne Liska   Canada
         
Magic-making   Vanessa Faria, Eric Liu & Olya Glotka   Canada
         
I see You...?   Vivek Patel & Tanya Williams   Canada
         
Never Grow Up
  Alina Kouvchinova, Paul Barton, Olya Glotka & Kim Simons   Canada
         
Israeli Contact Festival 2015   Eugene Titov   Russia/Europe
         
Movement Research: FloorWork and Libertango   Tom Weksler and Annie Rigney   Israel
         
Oliverance
  Olivia Proudfoot & Ference Szabo   Canada
         
Contested Landscapes   Puja Jones, Amy Tessler & Chris Aimone   Canada
         
Farewell to Honest's Eds   Karen Kaeja, Allen Kaeja and Olya Glotka   Canada
         
Social CI Action   Kathleen Rea, Vivek Patel & Jeff Moskal   Canada
         
Gazebo   Kim Simons & Caroline Joyal   Canada
         
Sphere   Ariel Brink & Jane Husak   Canada
         



Zen and the Art of Dance Mechanics

Live Performance and Screening
Thursday June 29, 2017
8:00 pm
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto (Wheelchair Accessible)

Films and live performance   Dancers and filmmakers   Country
Contact Dance (live performance)   Malcom Shute and Alexander Short   USA
         
Waves (film)   Tom Weksler by filmmaker Olya Glotka   Israel and Canada
         
Contact Dance (live performance)   Edifice Dance Theatre - Andre Kamienski and Harriet Waghorn   UK
         
Shinrin-yoku /森林浴 (film)
Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese word which refers to taking a short trip or a visit to the forest.  Literally, it means "Forest Bathing".
  Tom Weklser and Mayumu Minakawa   Israel and Japan
         
HEDER / חדר (live performance)
Heder is the Hebrew word for "room" which is also used in Hebrew for describing the different parts of the human heart. This dance creation is focused on the question of how we perceive and see what is around us in relation to how we affect it by seeing it through our own specific and individual perception. We try to ask whether reality lies in the inner world of each individual just as much as it lies in the outer or physical world. Our attempt is to create a small space which is interdependent with the mind and imagination of the person inside it. The ideas for the creation are inspired by the writings of Viktor Frankl and The Film "Room" (2015, Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson).
  Choreographed and performed by Tom Weklser and Mayumu Minakawa   Israel and Japan
         
         
         

 

Rotating View Points
Screening
Friday, June 30, 2017
5:30pm
Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (Wheelchair Accessible)
A mixed program of short films that see contact improvisation in an underground parking lot, in theatrical storytelling, on a circus pole, in an abandoned building and through philosophical discussion.

Films
Is CI Performable?
  Filmmakers
Martin Keogh
  Country
Canada
         
CAR


Violators will be Towed Away
  Tara Brandel


Kathleen Rea, Nils Clifford, & Olya Glotka

  Ireland


Ukraine/Canada


Los Mundos Lisergicos   Javier Cardenete   Spain
         
Embraced   Irene Sposetti   Germany
         
William and Heloise Duo on a Chinese Pole
  William Underwood and Heloise Bourgeois   USA
         
To One   Tiina Jääskö   Finland
         
Welcome to Nido
  Sharon Fridman   Spain
         
         
Sur ton dos - Spectacle(s) In-situ   Frédéri Vernier and Justine Berthillot   France
         
         
Lajka   Johan Planefeldt   Sweden
         
Edifice   Carmine De Amicis, Harriet Waghorn, Silva Rogerio   France/ Switzerland/ UK
         
30 Days of Contact Compilation   Olya Glotka   Canada/Ukraine
         
         

An Intimate Dance: Journeys Through Movement and Touch
Screening
Saturday, July 1, 2017
2:00 pm
Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (Wheelchair Accessible)
Description: A feature-length documentary following the lives of three people on and off the dance floor. Eugene, an all-star athlete, stretches his physical and social limitations from his wheelchair. Albert, a skeptical beginner, is drawn to the embodied presence and connection of contact improvisation. Rythea, a professionally trained dancer, is catapulted into a journey of self-discovery and healing.
Filmmakers: Sanford Lewis
Country of filmmakers: USA
Length of film:  57 minutes
Biographies: Sanford Lewis is a dancer, public interest lawyer and documentary filmmaker. 
Premiered on:  March 26, 2016 Northampton MA
Location/s: Northampton, MA and Moab, Utah
Dancers: see credits
Filmed by: Sanford Lewis, Kate Geis, Robby Leppzer

Screening Gala and Award Ceremony
Saturday, July, 2017
8:00pm
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto (wheelchair accessible)

Films
Wake Me Up (Screening permission pending)
  Filmmakers
Celine Poon
  Country
Singapore
         
For You   Malcolm Shute   USA
         
Dancing Around Helsinki   Tiina Jääskö   Finland
         
Sigur Rós - Valtari   Christian Larson   Sweden
         
Contact Tango Underwater   Clara Groezinger and Javier Cura   USA/Argentine
         
NOOS   Frédéri Vernier and Justine Berthillot   France
         
Rest
  Tom Weksler and Olya Glotka   Israel/Canada
         
Exant   Ines Von Bonhurst   UK/Portugal
         
Wild Horses   Reka Success   Hungarian-Mexican
         
Sur Ton Dos   Frédéri Vernier and Justine Berthillot   France
         
Flesh and Stone   Kathleen Rea, Nils Clifford, Olya Glotka   Canada/ Ukraine
         
Contact Tango   Clara Groezinger and Javier Cura   USA/ Argentina
         
Parcon NYC #1: Subway Stops   Andrew Susemo   USA
         
Contact Dance Every Body   Luke Anderson & Laura Storey   Canada
         

FILM DETAILS

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:00 pm
TORONTO SPINS

805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto (not wheel chair accessible)

30 Days of Contact
with Olya and Kim
Description:
“30 Days of Contact” is about 2 women falling in love with contact. It is an adventurous exploration of doing contact everywhere you can, with each other, with objects, with food, with animals, with dedication, passion and a healthy doze of humor.
Filmmakers: Olya Glotka and Kim Simons
Length: 1:33
Country: Ukraine / Canada
Biographies Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is always searching for ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.
Kim Simons fell in love with photography while being a commercial pilot which transferred from flying airplanes to flying on the dance floor and capturing photos and videos of her fellow contact dancers.
Dancers: Olya Glotka, Kim Simons
Camera: Olya Glotka

Momentary
Description:
Contours of distance and intimacy, constriction and ease take shape through gestures that flow from and influence one another. Organic, elemental, and charged with the raw connection of bodies in movement.
Filmmakers: Suzanne Liska and Farivash Babanorouzi
Country: Canada        
Length: 3 minutes
Biography: 
Suzanne Liska is a dance artist, choreographer, and teacher, specializing in somatic and dance improvisation. Co-founder of aLOFT, a performance ensemble, Suzanne collaborates with dancers in Canada, USA, Japan and Europe. She has worked with choreographers Rebecca Bryant, Susan Lee, Maxine Heppner, Pam Johnson, Karen Kaeja and Kathleen Rea. Suzanne has been a faculty teacher at the Randolph Academy College program since 2011 and currently a course director in dance at York University. Funded by the national SSHRC award, she will graduate with an MFA in Dance at York University, June 2017.
Premiered on: 2017 CDIFF 
Location: Toronto studio, Collective Space
Dancers: Louis Barbier, Madison Burgess, Mika Lior, Zita Nyarady
Filmed by: Suzanne Liska and Farivash Babanorouzi
Music: Bobby Cole "Building Up Piano Crescendo"

Magic-making
Description:
In the shopping mall’s busiest time, when people go there to buy happiness, forgiveness, kindness, we walked in to explore what happiness, forgiveness, kindness means to us.   
Filmmaker:
Olya Glotka
Country:
Canada and Ukraine
Length: 2.54
Biography:
Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is always searching for ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.
Short description of film:
Dancers: Vanessa Faria, Eric Liu
Camera: Olya Glotka
Music: Paul Barton

I see You...?
Filmmakers:
Vivek Patel and Tanya Williams
Length: seven minutes
Location:
live performance in Boston, USA

Never Grow Up

Description:
When asked: “Why do you do contact”, Paul, one of the dancers, said he simply “never grew up out of it”. 
Filmmaker:
Olya Glotka
Country:
Canada and Ukraine
Length: 4 minutes

Biography: Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is always searching for ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.
Short description of film:
Dancers: Paul Barton, Alina Kouvchinova
Camera: Kim Simons
Music: Paul Barton

Israeli Contact Festival 2015
Description: documentary about the 2015 Israeli Contact Festival
Filmmaker: Eugene Titov
Country: Ukraine
Length: 16:50 minutes
Biographies: http://etitov.com/info/etitov bio on docs.google.com
Dancers: participants, team of Israel Contact Festival 2015, community www.contactil.org
Music: Yoav Ilan www.yoavilan.com
Editing director: Inna Falkova 
Camera: Eugene Titov
Editing: Eugene Titov

Movement Research: Floor-work and Libertango
Description:
Tom's movement archery and Zen acrobatics style
Filmmaker:
Tom Weksler and Annie Rigney
Filming:
Annie Rigney
Length: 1:30 minutes

Oliverence
Description:
A Contact dance couple go through there every day lives in the sphere of CI
Filmmaker:
Olya Glotka
Country:
Canada and Ukraine
Length:
4 minutes
Biography:
Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is always searching for ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.

Dancers: Olivia Proudfoot, Ferenc Szabo
Camera: Olya Glotka
Music: Air

Contested Landscapes
Description:
Contested Landscapes is a commentary on urban development within protected land. Filmed in the Oak Ridges Moraine, an ecologically important landform in south-central Ontario, it depicts the beauty of the untouched landscape and its subsequent transformation through urban sprawl. 
Filmmaker: Sarah Puja Jones
Country: Canada
Length: 5 min 24 sec
Biography: Sarah Puja Jones is a Contact Improvisation (CI) dancer, teacher, performer and one of the organizers of the Toronto Sunday Contact Jam. She enjoys performing live and in films for community dance productions and creatd and directed a short film that will be screened at this year’s Contact Dance International Film Festival.  As a photographer she has taken photos of CI dancers at the Ontario Regional Contact Jam for the past three years. She works with female entrepreneurs, mothers and offers an experience to all women called Goddess Glamour Photography that combines her love of nature, costume design and the worship and expression of divine feminine power. Her photography work is featured on her web site at sarahpujajones.com.
Dancers: Chris Aimone and Amy Tessler
Camera: Sarah Puja Jones
Music: Vivek Patel

Farewell to Honest Ed's
Description:
A farewell to the local landmark and Toronto’s big part of the history. Two local dancers Allen Kaeja and Karen Kaeja say come to say their goodbyes to a shopping centre that is about to close down after 60 years of existence and where they have shopped for all sorts of useful things such as spoon and more spoons for the past thirty years.
Filmmaker:
Olya Glotka
Country:
Canada and Ukraine
Length:
5:40 minutes
Biography: Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is always searching for ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.
Short description of film: A farewell to the local landmark and Toronto’s big part of the history. 2 local dancers come to say their goodbyes to a shopping centre that is about to close down after 60 years of existence.  
Dancers: Karen and Allen Kaeja
Camera: Kim Simons
Music: Air

Social CI Action
Description: Kathleen Rea talk about her vision for how Contact Improvisation can a tool for social change. We also see Katleen in action at a demonstration with dance partner Vivek Patel.
Filmmaker: Kathleen Rea
Country: Canada
Length: 3 minutes
Dancers: Kathleen Rea and Vivek Patel
Filmed by: Jeff Moskal

Gazebo
Description: A short vignette on playful connection, feminine strength and friendship.
Filmmaker:
Olya Glotka
Country:
Canada and Ukraine
Length:
2:50

Biography: Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is always searching for ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.
Short description of film:
Dancers: Kim Simons, Caroline Joyal
Camera: Olya Glotka
Music: Air

Sphere
Description:A woman explores natural settings in the company of a green sphere.
Filmmaker:
Ariel Llama
Country:
Canada
Length:
2:46 minutes

Biography: Ariel Llama is a singer/songwriter, kinetic artist, dancer, and filmmaker. His 3 minute Rube Goldberg machine film, The Door Opener, has been watched more than 1.5 million times on YouTube and Facebook. His film Perpetual Motion appeared in CDIFF 2015.
Dancers: Jane Husak, Ariel Llama.
Camera: Ariel Llama
Music: Ariel Llama and The Dull-Eyed Llamas.
Thanks to: Allen Kaeja and REAson d'etre dance productions.



Friday, June 30, 2017 5:30 pm
ROTATING VIEW POINTS
Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto (wheelchair accessible)

Is CI Performable?
Description: Accompanied by a performance whit Ray Chung Martin asks the question "Is CI performable?"
Filmmaker:
Martin Keogh
Dancers:
Ray Chunge and Martin Keogh
Length:
12 minutes


Car
Filmmaker: Tara Brandel
Country: Ireland

Length: 2 minutes

Description: A woman dances on her car.​
Biography:
Tara Brandel is a Contact Improviser and Contemporary dancer based in Ireland. She is Artistic Director of Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company , and has just completed a two-year dance residency at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre which included a retrospective exhibition of 25 years of her choreography. Tara was nominated for Best Performance Ensemble at Dublin Fringe 2015, and was recently commissioned to choreograph a site-specific integrated dance quartet at the Downtown Contemporay Arts Festival 2017 in Cairo. She is currently touring her new solo dance theatre show Cappaghglass to Ponderosa Germany, DCAF Cairo and FRESH San Francisco. 
Premiered on: 12th April Wicklow Screendance Laboratory. CDIFF International Premier. 
Location: Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen. Co.Cork, Ireland​
 Dancers: Tara Bramdel​
Filmed by: Tara Brandel
Music: Emo​
Supported by: an Arts Council Dance Residency at Uillinn 2015-16

Violators Will be Towed Away
Description: A couple dance, softly folding into each other bodies in contrast with the concrete, steal and florescent lights of an underground parking lot.
Filmmaker:
Olya Glotka
Country: Canada and Ukraine
Length:
3 minutes
Biography: Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is always searching for ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.
Dancers: Kathleen Rea, Nils Clifford
Camera: Carlos Gouveia
Music: Raime

LOS MUNDOS LISERGICOS
Filmmakers: JAVIER CARDENETE
Country of filmmakers: Spain
Length of film: 19 minutes
Biographies: FORMED AS FILMMAKER AT THE COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY OF MADRID, AND ROME PRIZE IN 2013/14 AT THE SPANISH ROYAL ACADEMY IN ROME. DEVELOPED HIS CAREER IN DANCE FILMS, DOCUMENTARY AND SHORTFILMS
Premiered on: PREMIERED IN SPAIN IN 2011 AT TEATROS DEL CANAL IN MADRID
Location/s: ALCALÁ DE HENARES, MADRID, SPAIN
Dancers: CHEVI MURADAY, PALOMA SAINZ-AJA, JUDITH RODRIGO
Filmed by: ROBERTO SAN EUGENIO
Music by: Eneko Vadillo
*Canadian Premiere*


Embraced
Description: Dance Video made in Ash, Arambol, Goa April 2016. Short footage of moments of practice of Contact and Improvisation. A simple video to share with many the beauty of this special place, to honour the inspirations of nature and its elements in our moving bodies and spirits. In this nourishing field we stay year after year  being creating performing and exploring art exploring ourselves and growing together as human beings and artists 
Filmmaker: Irene Sposetti
Country: Germany
Dancers: Irene Sposetti Serafima Darova
Video: Petro Honcharenko
Music: Estas Tonne
Idea and Production: Being Motion and Ash


William and Eloise Duo on a Chinese Pole
Description: Will and Eloise present a number that combines Hand to hand and Chinese Pole. The result is effortless and poetic, a fusion of strength and delicate precision. A man and a woman balance their differences with their dependence on each other, uniting high above the ground in a world where gravity is obsolete.
Filmmakers: Captation in the show « Next generation » by TSF company.
Country of filmmakers: USA and France
Length of film: 8 min 30 seconds
Biographies:
Héloïse Bourgeois
was introduced to acrobatics at the age of five.  For the following fifteen years, she excelled in equestrian vaulting, trampoline and dance.  After getting a University diploma, her dreams of traveling led her into the world of circus. She has been touring all over the world for 12 years with acrobatic and contemporain circus shows. Over the years of travel and performances, Heloise’s experiences and encounters led her to create a touching universe on the frontier of deans, theater and contemporary circus.
William Underwood began to study Chinese acrobatics at the age of seven in California. Over the years, Will’s involvement in circus evolved from a hobby to a passion and a driving force in his life.  He graduated in 2005 in the school in Montreal. Then he toured the world with “the 7 fingers” circus company for 12 years. He is motivated and determined to push himself as an artist, drawing from his experiences and bringing his personal touch to the stage.
Premiered on: We are performing this act since 2012 on stage live in from of audience in Cabaret, special event and touring shows all over the world.
Location: Germany
Music by: « Crystallized » by Gorilaz and « Infinity » from The XX

To One
Description: We just happened to be front of old Cathedral early in the morning and we wanted to go in. This video was not related to religion. It was just calm,peaceful and joyful sharing.
Filmmakers: Tiina Jääskö, (shooting Jussi Vierimaa)
Country of filmmakers: Finland
Length of film: 3min33.sec
Biography: Tiina Jääskö has been exploring, moving, sharing and dancing all around the world last 12 years with her passion and curious mind.
Premiered on: 26th of November 2016
Location: The Cathedral Of Turku /Finland
Dancers: Tiina Jääskö & Samuli Lehesaari
Filmed by: Jussi Vierimaa
Music by: Rajaton

Welcome to Nido
Filmmaker/choreographer: Sharon Fridman
Country: Spain/ Israel
Length: 3.5 minutes

Sur ton dos -  Spectacle(s) In-situ
Duo de portés acrobatiques de Justine et Frederi
Installations et regard extérieur de Breno Caetano
Production: théâtre la Passerelle, scène nationale de Gap et des Alpes du sud, en collaboration avec le théâtre Monfort, Paris
Vidéo: Air libre prod


Lajka
Filmmakers: Johan Planefeldt
Description: The dervishing dance of lovers.. revealing the deeper, wilder territory within us.
Country of filmmakers: Sweden/Germany
Length of film: 3:33
biography: Johan Planefeldt - (Director, Cinematography) is an award-winning Swedish film maker and cinematographer with a background in fine arts. His films are recognized for having a strong visual language that explores physicality, embodiment and the alteration of states. He has directed several short films screened in international film festivals, and two web-TV series, where the award-winning series “Notruf Deutschland” was a cross-media project funded by Medienboard. He has collaborated with clients like Universal Music, Riksteatern - The Swedish National Touring Theatre & MyVideo. www.pizzanfunk.com
Premiered on: 2014 InShadow Festival, Lissabon, Never screened in amerika before
Location/s: Ibiza
Dancers: Tanja Siebenstern, Daniel Werner
Filmed by: Johan Planefeldt
Music by: Laurent Delforge
Choreography by Shiran Eliaserov

Edifice
Description: Edifice is about relationships built very much like a house. Isolated forms bend, flow and connect to create a unified mass. A structure that shelters and nurtures those within.
Directed, shot and edited by: Rogerio Silva
Choreographed and performed by: Carmine De Amicis and Harriet Waghorn
Music by: Alaskan Tapes "Then Suddenly, Everything Changed"
Directors note:
“As I watched the rehearsals, I was taken with the honesty of the movement and how Carmine and Harriet supported each other equally throughout. There were no gender roles and I liked that they could reverse their roles and everything would still work. I approached the shoot with this in mind and tried to capture the piece in a way that shows both their weaknesses and strengths equally.”


30 Days of Contact
Description: 30 Days of Contact is a social experiment of bringing contact improvisation out into the world. Capturing guerilla style impromptu contact dances in unconventional places or circumstances (e.g. shopping malls, underground parking, art galleries and cafes, parks and beaches, wheelchairs, benches, fences, dogs and children). Over 100 people were involved in the creation of this series. And is celebration of the Toronto Contact community.
Filmmaker:
Olya Glotka
Country
: Canada and Ukraine
Length:
4 minutes

Biography: Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is always searching for ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.
Kim Simons fell in love with capturing images while being a commercial pilot which transferred from flying airplanes to flying on the dance floor and capturing photos and videos of her fellow contact dancers.
Dancers: Barb Sniderman, Carlos Gouveia, Kathleen Rea, Melissa Addison-Webster, Nils Clifford, Karen Kaeja, Masoud Riasati, Eric Liu, Real Eguchi, Patti Kain, Ayan Maukherjee, Allen Kaeja, Joan Sumner, Laura Storey, Paul Barton, Vivek Patel, Amy Tessler, Luke Anderson, Sarah Puja Jones, Emily Delea, Alina Kouvchinova, Emily Goulet, Brad Johnston, Vanessa Faria, Michael Haltrecht, Caroline Joyal, Seth Martiniuk, Dionne Jobin, Patrick Shas, Michael Penarubia, David Ng, Kim Simons, Olya Glotka.
Camera: Olya Glotka, Kim Simons
Music: Nahko and Medicine for the People

 

Saturday, July 1, 2017 8:00pm
GALA SCREENING AND AWARD CEREMONY
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles, Toronto
(wheelchair accessible)

Wake Me Up
Description: Two young girls make their first contact dacne film for a shcool porject
Filmmakers: Sonia and Leila

For You
Description: A love story.
Filmmaker: Malcolm Shute
Country: USA
Biography: Malcolm Shute is an eclectic artist of movement. He has taught and performed around the world with his company Human Landscape Dance. Shute’s choreography has been called “…ingenious…” by the Washington Post, and “…pitch-perfect…” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. His work is characterized by intimate portraits of people experiencing fundamental changes in their lives and relationships. His work is strongly influenced by mythology, as in his dances Aurora’s Dream, Persephone and Demeter, and Shades. Shute teaches a variety of subjects in the Dance and Theater Departments at Towson University, including gender, mythology, and Body Studies through the lens of dance, and was the first to design online courses for the Dance Department. Shute and collaborator Denaise Seals have co-directed a number of dance videos shot on different continents. He sees dance video as a new method of performing and making the field of dance more relevant to a cyborg generation.
Dancers: Alexander Short, Malcolm Shute
Music: “I Found” by Amber Run

Dancing Around Helsinki
Description:  We was just walking and going all around and started to share moments when ever it feels so. All was just happened.
Filmmaker: Tiina Jääskö
Country of filmmaker: Finland
Biography: Tiina Jääskö has been exploring, moving, sharing and dancing all around the world last 12 years with her passion and curious mind.
Length of film: Dancing around Helsinki: 2min 37sec
Premiered on: 26th of November 2016
Location/s: Cable factory of Helsinki and Centrum of Helsinki
Dancers: Tiina Jääskö (Finland), Jordi Ramon (Spain), Tahl Shibi (Israel)
Filmed by: Laura Faarinen
Goran Bregovic

Sigur Rós - Valtari
Description: Sigur rós have given a dozen filmmakers the same modest budget and asked them to create videos for their new album valtari. The filmmakers have complete creative freedom, the band completely unaware of what to expect.
Directors Comments: I've always been inspired by dance, so i wanted to tell a short story with dialogue through movement, without anyone saying anything. Sidi larbi cherkaoui's extraordinary choreography created this unique communication between the dancers james o'hara & nicola leahey. larbi's way of working with flexibility played as an interesting contrast to the harsh environment in which matthias montero's pure and ethereal style of cinematography allowed an intimate portrait of the couple.
Written & directed by: Christian Larson
Dancers: James O'hara & Nicola Leahey.
Choreography by: sidi larbi cherkaoui
Cinematography by: mattias montero
Costume designer: lydia kovacs
Produced by: noreen khan.

Underwater Contact Tango
Description: As dancers we wanted to get into water’s tempo, give and follow the form of its flow. No slow motion effect, just a loving dialogue with water and ourselves
Filmmakers: CLARA GROEZINGER / JAVIER CURA
Country: GERMANY/ ARGENTINA
Length: 5mins 50”
Biographies: Javier Cura is a teacher, performer and theatre director who has worked extensively in the realms of dance. javiercuraworkshop@gmail.comwww.javiercura.net
Clara Groezinger: After her studies in science of movement, Clara discovered her passion for the ´choreography´ of moving images and started her career in experimental and narrative editing, installations and as well storytelling though still images such as photography. Attracted by other cultures and societies, she found herself working for international film projects such as Israeli, Canadian and African productions.
Premiered on: First public premier will be at the 2017 CDIFF
Location: Berlin, Germany
Dancers: Tabea Bley, Claudia Mathai, Javier Cura
Camera: Cameras: Fee Scherer & Holger Kettner
Music: “Les Abeilles” by Rupa & The April Fishes

NOOS
Auteurs et interprètes: Justine Berthillot et Frédéri Vernier
Country of Filmmakers: France
Regards extérieurs: Julie Beres et Samuel Lefeuvre
Création sonore: Antoine Herniotte 
Création lumière: Aby Mathieu
Costumes: Emmanuelle Grobet
Réalisation: Alchimeo
Prise audio: Camille Chatelain
Lieu de tournage: le théâtre antique d'Alba-la-Romaine

Rest
Description: Rest is about being in the moment, being relaxed, soft, limber while performing high skill acrobatic strenuous movements. “Rest” is about having a home within your body.
Length: 3:50
Filmmaker: Olya Glotka
Country: Ukraine / Canada
Biography: Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is always searching for ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.
Dancer: Tom Weksler
Camera: Carlos Gouveia, Olya Glotka
Music: Four Tet

Extant
Description: Extant is a performative video inspired by the allegory of Plato's Cave.  In the myth three prisoners couldn't move and the only thing that they could see is their own shadows, which became their own reality. Once a prisoner manage to free himself he realizes the world outside and finally see what surrounds his life as real, and not as a copy. His enlightenment towards the new world represents our human wisdom, our hunger for new challenges to achieve and new knowledge to acquire. The river symbolizes the quest, a travel where everyone will be able to experience their own insight through the path of life. The movement vocabulary explores fragility, sharing impulses and how the space between forms can be made visible Touch begets discovery, cooperation and sublimation.
Country of filmmakers:
UK
Filmmakers:
Ines von Bonhorst & Yuri pirondi
Length of film: 4:43m
Biographies:
Ines von Bonhorst and Yuri Pirondi are filmmaker and visual artists with over 10 years of activity. In their work they often explores notions of identity, human limit within a physical and mental realm and our relationship with society using the subconscious and the counterfeit of being. The artist duo use the space that surround us as a way to tell a story or represent the sensations given by the location itself. Their works has been shown in several different galleries such as Gulag State Museum (Moscow), Mother Studios (Hackney Wick), Biagiotti Gallery (Florence) or Espacio Islandia (Madrid) and they shown video performative installation pieces at the Barbican centre, Sadler’s Wells theatre and V&A Museum.
Premiered on:
2015/2016:
– Official selection at Nicosia dance festival, Cypros
– Official selection at the Video Danza BA / Buenos Aires / Argentina
– Official selection at the Cine Dance Festival – Québec / Canada 
– Official selection at the Dance film festival UK – London 
Location: River Thames, London, UK
Dancers:
Choreographed by:
Alexandra Baybutt
Dancers:
Brian Appiah Obeng, Mark Carberry, Alexandra Baybutt
Filmed by:  Ines von Bonhorst and Yuri Pirondi
Music by: Clorinde (Song “The Tortoise and The Whale”)

Wild Horses
Description: But the body is not going. It only dreams, once in a while, with wild horses.
Filmmaker: Réka SZŰCS
Length: 7.25
Choreography and cast: Manuel BADÁS, Giovanni Adrián PÉREZ ORTEGA, Reynaldo MARTÍNEZ SANTIAGO
Photography: Gábor SZABÓ HSC
Edited by: András KOVÁCS E., Márk GYŐRI
Sound design: Rudolf VÁRHEGYI HAES
Musical instruments: Veronika CZUPI, Attila PÉTER
Assistant: Péter VÁRNAI
Colorist: Márk GYŐRI
Inspiration, ink drawings: Barnabás BARDON
Super 8 development and scanning: Szilárd SZILAS, Csaba VÁNDOR
Producer: Kristóf HELYEI, Réka SZŰCS

Sur ton dos
Réalisation: Frédéri VERNIER et Justine BERTHILLOT
Images de et avec: Frédéri VERNIER et Justine BERTHILLOT
Montage: Raoul BENDER
Musique: Arvo PÄRT "spiegel im spiegel"


Flesh and Stone
Description: 2 human beings in front of the camera. Surrounded by a concrete jungle and the natural jungle. Being human in both surroundings.   
Length: 4:50
Filmmaker: Olya Glotka
Country: Ukraine / Canada
Biography: Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is always searching for ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.
Dancers: Kathleen Rea, Nils Clifford
Camera: Kim SImons, Carlos Gouveia
Music: Jen Gillmor

Contact Tango
Description: An unresolved attraction between two guys.
Filmmakers: CLARA GROEZINGER / JAVIER CURA
Country: GERMANY/ ARGENTINA
Length: 5mins 50”
Biographies:

Javier Cura is a teacher, performer and theatre director who has worked extensively in the realms of dance. javiercuraworkshop@gmail.com   www.javiercura.net
Clara Groezinger: After her studies in science of movement, Clara discovered her passion for the ´choreography´ of moving images and started her career in experimental and narrative editing, installations and as well storytelling though still images such as photography. Attracted by other cultures and societies, she found herself working for international film projects such as Israeli, Canadian and African productions.
Dancers: Charlie Fouchier and Javier Cura
Camera: Fee Scherer & Holger Kettner
Music by: Tango Crash: El cicle del enfermo by Martin Lannaccone and Daniel Almada

Parcon NYC #1: Subway Stops
Description: A short film capturing the peripheral attention of an everyday subway ride home for a Latinx girl from the Bronx. Her environment comes alive through its relationship to bodies speaking stories of play, discovery, and connection that she knows are ever present but forced to be stuffed as she navigates through and adult world.  
Filmmakers: Parcon NYC: (Andrew Suseno, Javaka Steptoe, Cecilia Fontanesi, Richard Inkyu Kim, and Dean James Beckwith)
And Satoko Sugiyama and Martin Henson
Country of filmmakers: USA
Length of film: 7:14
Biographies: Parcon NYC is a collective of artists, movers and healers dedicated to inclusion and investigating human connection with others and place through weight sharing, balance and touch. We are the core group of researchers developing the Parcon method offering weekly classes to the community, focused workshops and community performances and projects that encourage inclusion and community building.
Martin Henson and Satoko Sugiyama have worked on 100's of independent films and television commercials from companies such as NBC, HBO and TLC. You can find Satoko's media art work at www.thepassagechronicles.com. And you can find Martin's media art work at Vimeo.com/75783399

Contact Dance Every Body
Description: Luke dances using his wheelchair to gracefully lift his partner, Laura Storey (Toronto) in a tender dance. They intertwine their bodies and our hearts into a rocking lullaby to love. 
Filmmaker: Olya Glotka
Country: Ukraine / Canada
Length: 3:40
Biography: Olya Glotka is a young, self-made filmmaker who is always searching for ways to empower people and make the world a better place through the power of filmmaking and dance.
Dancers: Laura Storey, Luke Anderson
Camera: Olya Glotka

 





















































































































 








   
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