Director Biography – Jennifer Paterson, Lewis Gourlay, Abby Warrilow (FLOOR FALLS)

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Jennifer Paterson is Artistic Director of All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, Scotland’s leading aerial dance company. Her first experience in dance for screen was as a performer in Katrina McPherson’s Moment. She has since forged a career as an aerial and dance performer, choreographer and director, helping to build the aerial scene in Scotland.

Lewis Gourlay and Abby Warrilow are Cagoule Productions.
Choreographer and dance-film maker, Abby Warrilow works internationally on the sets of feature films, commercials, stage and music videos. Her client list has an impressive read and includes the likes of Paramount Pictures, Universal, EMI, BBC and Scottish Opera.
Lewis Gourlay has a reputation both as respected and creative editor, and a talented video graphic artist, enabling him to work in each separate discipline or, as is increasingly required, in both simultaneously.
Cagoule’s previous dance film, Etch, has won several awards and is still being shown in festivals across the world.

Short Film: FLOOR FALLS, 3min., UK, Dance

 

32fc3e565d posterA women stands, takes a breath, and moves. Arching back extending further than seems possible, she steps forward, rising up onto the tip of her toe and over the threshold. We see blackness then she appears. Rotating and twisting, the camera and her dance around each other. She suspends, or has the floor fallen?
We focus in on her as she walks in air, gravity free, not knowing where we are, what is up and what is down. Spinning through the space, gradually we see her disappearing, focus fading and she is gone.

Floor Falls is a collaboration between award winning film makers Lewis Gourlay and Abby Warrilow of Cagoule and aerial dance choreographer Jennifer Paterson of All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, featuring dancer Freya Jeffs.
This short dance for screen brings together aerial harness techniques with dance for camera.

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Short Film: COLD STORAGE, 9min., Finland, Dance

 

11be55a244 posterCold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.

Director Biography – Katie Beard, Naomi Turner (WAKE)

Directing duo Katie Beard and Naomi Turner, make up LeMoon; a performance and film collective based between Exeter and London. Katie and Naomi began making work together after graduating from the University of Exeter in 2015, where they both studied a degree in Drama. Initially creating multimedia and physical theatre work they realised their common interest in dance film and later went onto develop ‘WAKE’ – their first short film venture.

In 2019 they were commissioned to make their second short film ‘Scapelands’ by BBC Arts and Arts Council England under the New Creatives scheme. ‘Scapelands’ recently premiered on BBC4 as part of the ‘Dance on Film: BBC Introducing Arts’ anthology.

Director Statement

Our work centres around exploring the human condition and is deeply informed by place and personal experiences. We are committed to creating intimate and emotive stories using movement and multimedia techniques at the heart of our work.

Director Biography – Garry Stewart (THE CIRCADIAN CYCLE)

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 Garry Stewart was appointed the Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) in 1999.
He has created a significant repertoire of works for ADT which have become renowned for their ambitious artistic collaborations, rigorous research and a compelling movement vocabulary. His works have toured to some of the most prestigious theatres in the world including Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), The Joyce Theater (New York) and Sadlers Wells (London). He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the inaugural Australia Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance. Stewart has been commissioned by a number of other companies including Ballet Du Rhin, Rambert Dance Company (UK), Birmingham Royal Ballet (UK), Royal Flanders Ballet (Belgium), tanz mainz (Germany), Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Australian Ballet and West Australian Ballet.
As well as The Circadian Cycle, Stewart has created films Mood Machine, which premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in 2015 and Collision Course, in which
a series of bodies collide in mid-air, captured in extreme slow motion at 1500 frames per second. Collision Course has been screened at various film festivals and public spaces including Federation Square in Melbourne.

Short Film: THE CIRCADIAN CYCLE, 16min., Australia, Dance

A251532ba6 posterThe Circadian Cycle is a short film conceived and directed by Garry Stewart, with cinematography from renowned director and film maker Cordelia Beresford.
Filmed within the stunning South Australian landscape, The Circadian Cycle draws upon choreography from Australian Dance Theatre’s award winning mainstage work The Beginning of Nature.
Using the dancing body as a metaphor, The Circadian Cycle examines morphology, biological rhythm and animal behaviour. The film charts a day from sunrise to evening, moving through cycles of nature, from nascence and awakening to predation and death.
The film was shot in stunning locations across South Australia including: Flinders Chase National Park, Lake Bumbunga, Lake Gairdner, Maslin Beach, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden and Mount Remarkable National Park.

Director Biography – Luigi Coppola (BEEHIVE)

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Luigi Coppola is a filmmaker and musician based in Milan and Zurich. Since the beginning of his career he tries to put the two disciplines together through the music video, working with many Italian bands. He then devoted himself to video art and embarked on a path of collaboration with various dance and theater companies, for which he curates the projections for live shows. Later he produced videos dedicated to dance, often combining this form of expression with another passion of his which is design and architecture. Today he collaborates with various companies, editorial and collective groups linked to the design and art sector.

Short Film: INVERTED GLOAMING, 7min., Chili, Music Video

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Director – MATIAS ALVARADO

Short Film: DER UND DIE, 9min., Germany, Experimental/Animation

7106c06ea6 posterA love poem by Ernst Jandl is the basis for a musical
“Tête-à-tête” between a Dresden woman and a Martian.
In a rental car it comes fast to a rushing love scene,
which ends in total chaos in the environment of a violent Monday demo.

 

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Director Biography – Chantal caron (CLEMENTINE)

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For over ten years, Chantal Caron has been the choreographer and artistic director of Fleuve | Espace danse. She has developed a unique artistic approach intimately bound to the lifeblood of her own environment highlighted by the omnipresence of the Saint-Laurent river. Since 2012, she is an ambassador of the David Suzuki Foundation and, in 2018, was named member of the Order of Canada for her artistic creations highlighting our natural heritage and her contributions to the development of the next generation of dancers. In 2014, she produced her first videodance entitled « Glace, crevasse et dérive » which was made during the winter on a frozen St-Lawrence river. This short-length film was broadcasted in around twenty world festivals and won several awards. Among them were the Best Screen dance Movie of the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (2014) and the Work of the Year in Chaudière-Appalaches granted by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (2015).

Director Statement

Inspired by the beauty of my surroundings, the natural living elements of my daily life, I chose to revisit and reclaim my birthplace and home in order to share and honor this infinite universe.

The water, the St. Lawrence River, the shores, the snow geese are my all-powerful sources of inspiration. From them I draw the energy, strength and courage that have, in my humble opinion, fueled my artistic approach since 2006.

I live, I love, I dance….under the open sky