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Cinedans – Dance on Screen Festival

14 March, 20:00-23:00

Cinedans – Dance on Screen Festival is an international festival celebrating dance films.

Alongside an extensive film programme of over 80 short and long international films and documentaries, Cinedans presents installations, lectures, network events and performances. We do not only show special dance films but act as a platform for reflection on the genre. Screenings are followed by Q&As with the filmmakers and workshops are being hosted by dance film professionals.

The backbone of the 15th edition of Cinedans is the international Shorts Competition. 41 shorts from all over the world compete for our Cinedans Awards, which will be announced at the Best Of
screening on Sunday, March 18. Selected dance films vary from classical ballet to urban jookin, from traditional Indian dance to performance art.

On March 15, we are proud to present the premiere of a documentary about the unchallenged master of minimal dance: ‘Een uitzinnige beheersing – Leven en dans van Krisztina de Chatel’. Filmmakers Manon Lichtveld and Bas Westerhof travelled to Krisztina de Châtel’s birthplace in Budapest to find the source of her ‘uncontrollable restraint’. Another premiering
documentary is ‘Gulliver, een reus in de Bijlmer’, about an innovative educational project by choreographer Susanne Marx in collaboration with ICK Amsterdam.
Additionally, Cinedans is proud to be showing ‘Reset’ and ‘Surrender’. ‘Reset’ follows choreographer Benjamin Millepied in the creation of his first (and last) choreography as artistic director of the prestigious Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris. ‘Surrender’ is a documentary by creative director and photographer Phil Griffin. He followed artist Jan Fabre in the intense creative process of ‘Mount Olympus: To Glorify the Cult of Tragedy’.

Mediafonds, NTR, Cinedans and Nederlands Filmfonds present ‘De Wolf Danst!’: An interdisciplinary dance film project that combines an artistically innovative documentary (40’) with a related, but independent dance film (10’). The four selected projects will premiere on Sunday, March 18 simultaneously in three cinemas in EYE, before being broadcast on national TV.
Read more: http://cinedans.nl/en/#world-premiere-de-wolf-danst

The Hungarian dance and film world likes to color outside the lines. Experimenting is central and somewhat dark views seem commonplace. In collaboration with the artistic director of the Hungarian Parallel Art Foundation, Gabór Pintér, Cinedans curated a programme of Hungarian shorts that range from the 1960s to now.

AN INVITATION TO DANCE (at Shelter Amsterdam)
Noud Heerkens started researching the cinematographic experience of dance in 2015. Collaborating with choreographer Perela Loïc, he created the interactive dance film installation ‘An
Invitation to DANCE’; a dance arena that seduces visitors to dive into the world of dance.

Cinedans closely follows modern developments and innovative forms of presentation. Virtual Reality is a new medium that many creators experiment with and dream about. What does VR mean for filmmakers and for the experience of the public? This question is central to a three-day workshop (Cinedans LAB) and to the special VR-day on Thursday, March 15 in EYE.

More programme details will be released later this month on cineville.nl. Tickets can be purchased via eyefilm.nl



14 March
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EYE Filmmuseum


EYE Filmmuseum
IJpromenade 1
Amsterdam, 1031 KT Netherlands
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