Dance Film: BLACK OUT, 15min., Switzerland, Dance

  • Philippe Saire
    Director
  • Philippe Chosson
    Key Cast
  • Maëlle Desclaux
    Key Cast
  • Benjamin Kahn
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Film Color:
    Color

Dance Film: PORCELAIN, 5min., UK, Dance

A73712e125 posterA table, two chairs, some teacups… a lifetime together… Porcelain.

A story of love…. life and its many changes, meeting, sharing, caring, dependency, and loss.
A couple show their story of how the strength of their relationship informs the way they adapt and accept a change brought on by a serious health issue.

  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Dance Film: MOVEMENT NEVER LIES, 3min., France, Dance

31c378edc3 posterA dance floor as a giant canvas and my own body as a paintbrush. With this project, I wanted to explore transdisciplinarity in art, by making a parallel between dance and calligraphy. In both domains, the movement is the most important.

To draw a beautiful letter, the calligrapher must have a perfect hand gestural. More generally, gestural that we can see in any hand writing is telling something from the one who wrote it.
Dancers are telling things with body, gestural, and movements. The way someone is moving are telling a lot about him.

To support this reflexion, I have decided to use a citation of the choreographor Martha Graham : “Movement Never Lies”.

Dance Film: THE VEIL OF ACUMEN, 3min., Canada, Dance

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Dance video with a focus on questions around identity and its fluidity, meaning that culture and popular media create a define imprint on people’s unconsciousness and the way we see ourselves and others in the world

In this piece is a visualization of how people see others in “a package.” We all have our own bias and ideas around chosen cultures and ideas which are more likely have been formed through the influence of popular media, socio-political context and most importantly person’s surrounding. When a person says he is coming from from a particular country, people tent to immediately transfer their personal associations and ideas on to him/her and create an invisible “shell” of stigmas and stereotypes.

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Dance Film: LET HER OUT, 4min., Canada, Dance

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Let Her Out is a non-linear and non-narrative portrayal of a woman with a necessity to move. This necessity to move comes from a deep examination of self, relationships and the world she is wrapped up in. A transformation place on screen as the dancer moves through her own examination and discovery of loss, hardship and self worth. As audience members we are privileged to watch this intimate experience.

  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

Dance Film: MIRAGE, 6min., USA, Dance

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In a life inundated with boundaries, the most difficult to overcome is the confinement of the mind.

The film Mirage follows Dancer as she battles the conditions that keep her bound.

Dancer is sometimes victorious and creates moments of freedom.

These bursts of exuberance contribute to her growing anguish. As each scene develops, she finds herself in a more constricting state than before.

-Mirage

  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Dance, narrative
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 28, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Dance Film: HYPRA, 3min., Germany, Dance

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HYPRA explores the relationship between dance and digital art.
The dancers energetic expressions take the viewer on an accelerating journey while evolving light visuals react, intersect or reflect back on his movement.
The end result is a dynamic system that merges music, dance and digital art.

Project Links
  •  Website
  •  Facebook
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance, Visual Art, Performance Art, Animation
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 7, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.40:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: FRANCISZKA, 8min., Canada, Dance

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1943, a revolt broke out at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Among the resistants, a famous polish ballerina.
It is said that she disarmed a cruel SS officer with the simple grace of a ballet movement.
Only her story has survived until today.
Her name was Franciszka Mann.

Short Film: DANCERS, 2min., USA, Dance

Two dancers from two different parts of the world connect through the art of dance.

  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Dance, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Short Film: PERSON(A), 5min., USA, Dance

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Inspired by the works of Jackson Pollock, PERSON(a) explores themes of identity, character, and the human psyche while simultaneously questioning the boundaries between performance and art. Featuring a dance between flesh and plastic, PERSON(a) is at first playful and provocative, while also building its own uneasiness to mirror the dynamic of its waltz. The lines between the mask and the masquerade, the self and the psyche, and the person and persona are questioned, culminating in a transmission of identity that beckons audiences to ask: “What does it mean to be me?”

  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Music Video, Avant Garde
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color