Short dance films co-presented by Bucharest International Dance Film Festival
A selection of seven dance films created in the last two years by directors and choreographers from Canada, Romania, France, Great Britain, Australia and the Netherlands, curated by Simona Deaconescu, the artistic director of BIDFF. The films propose different views on the migratory body, feminism and the idea of identity, questioning contemporary utopias and dystopias.
Navigation (13’30’’, 2020, CA, BIDFF Best Film Award 2020),
Call of Pink (6’28’’, 2020, RO, BIDFF Best Romanian Film Award 2020)
Canning Town (10’27’’, 2020, UK, BIDFF Special Jury Award 2020)
The Gods of Tiny Things (5’22’’, 2019, AUS)
The Last Children (10’00’’, 2019, FR)
Opia (10’04’’, 2020, RO)
Otherland (13’30’’, 2018, NL, BIDFF Best Film Award 2019).
The dance film selection is part of "Roots and Routes", a virtual national tour, organized by Tangaj Collective, which discusses the theme of transgenerational identity both socially and at the level of DNA of the movement. "Roots and Routes" is a cultural project produced by the Tangaj Dance Association and co-financed by the The Administration of The National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of The National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding. The project partners are M Studio, Casa Tranzit, Areal Colectiv and Teatrul 3G.
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Photo credit: Madalina Paun (still from Opia)
ROOTS AND ROUTES SHORTS SPECIAL is presented within THE BODY SEASON @ONLINE, an AREAL project.
THE BODY SEASON @ONLINE is a project initiated by Andreea Belu PFA, Gabriela Tudor Foundation, Indie Box, PETEC Association, Delazero Association, in partnership with Goethe Institute, Creart through Teatrelli, Austrian Cultural Forum, National Dance Center Bucharest, Tangaj Dance & Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, European Dancehouse Network. This project is co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration. The project is not a representation of the views of the National Cultural Fund Administration. The National Cultural Fund Administration is not responsible for the content of the project or for the way in which the results of the projects could be used. The beneficiary of the funding is the sole responsible for the above mentioned.
The price of an access ticket for the performances and movies presented within THE BODY SEASON@online is 10 lei, except for the events on November 13th, for which the access is free, but the reservations are mandatory. The schedule of the events is available at www.arealcolectiv.ro or directly on Eventbook at https://eventbook.ro/program/stagiunea-corp.
AREAL - space for choreographic development is a collective project which aims at increasing the cohesion of the Romanian contemporary dance community, widening and diversifying the audience of this cultural sector, encouraging mobility and interconnection of those who are active in the field of performative arts, through creating a space for artistic processes. AREAL emerged in 2020 in the frame of 4 Bodies - Collective for Dance, a cultural programme co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration.