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Cinedans 2022 Black Dance Matters

Black Dance Matters

Cinedans Festival 2022

The Black Dance Matters special features relevant documentaries and a shorts programme, followed by a discussion about makers who give imagination and meaning to their identity through dance and film, led by dancer/choreographer Christian Guerematchi.

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La visite

Director: Tommy Pascal

Choreography: Wanjiru Kamuyu

Year completed: 2020

Country of production: France

Duration: 10:00

La Visite resonates elements of Wanjiru Kamuyu's solo 'An Immigrant’s Story' with the historical layers of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, that was constructed for the Paris Colonial Exposition of 1931. This building echoes the colonial heritage and the contemporary revolts that have their roots in this history.


Director: Richard Kofi

Choreography: Junadry Leocaria

Year completed: 2022

Country of production: The Netherlands

Duration: 4:57

The term Drapetomania refers to a supposed mental illness that caused enslaved Black People to flee captivity. In this abstract dance film, a couple tries to find a way out of a collapsing world. Their quest for freedom rips apart the logic of the reality that they are part of. They become the glitch in the system, rapture the timeline and disrupt the narrative.

The Uninhabitable Ones

Director: Anderson Bardot

Year completed: 2020

Country of production: Brazil

Duration: 24:59

A Brazilian contemporary dance company is working on a new choreography: Inabitáveis (Uninhabitable), a performance about black homosexuality. Intertwined with this is the story of Pedro, a young trans-girl who is looking for the freedom to express herself. She deeply wishes for the choreographer to take her under his wings.

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In five full days, Cinedans presents the state of the art of international dance film in partnership with dancescreen - IMZ International Music + Media Center Vienna.

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