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Cinedans 2022 Shorts 2 Stavropol

Shorts 2

Cinedans Festival 2022

A selection of the best short dance films, featuring a variety of dance styles and filmic approaches, are competing in the International Short Film Competition. Each screening will be concluded with a short Q&A with international filmmakers and guests.

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Reconstruction (Pia Andell, FI 2021, 17’)

Choreography: Lassi Sairela

A man and a woman meet to reminisce about their school years together. When their adolescent memories are beginning to be awaken, a letter that she wrote back then brings up very different recollections of a school party in a hotel in 1982.

anamnesis (Evaggelia Lousioti, GR 2021, 3’)

Choreography: Evaggelia Lousioti

Anamnesis displays a mix of traditional and contemporary dance. Dancing along with the elements of nature as a driving force, the two women are introduced to the ideas of freedom, identity and collective memory of their homeland.

Foul Fish (Bridie Gane, GB 2021, 6’)

Choreography: Bridie Gane

A short dance film looking at the impact of single-use plastics in the sea. Foul Fish explores a dystopian future where land meets the sea, creating a new hybrid creature; part human, part fish, part rubbish dump.

Snakes & Ladders (Nader Bahsoun, LB 2021, 7’)

Choreography: Yara Boustany

Seemingly powerless bodies roam the ruins. A body and a building open pathways of perceiving the dismantling of constructed meanings. Snakes & Ladders narrates the oscillating inner states of human bodies when confronted with the crude reality of a broken city - the city of Beirut.

Exaltation (Sam Asaert, BE 2021, 12’)

Choreography: Christopher Hill

A dance film about the gradual awakening of the spirit and the soul. About being — gradually ripping away from a primitive state. The Self evolving into self-consciousness. Aware of a higher order — no longer bound by the instinctive programming of the environment.

Follow the Bias (Rosie Dennis, AU 2021, 9’)

Choreography: Alicia Harvie, Ashleigh White, Viviane Frehner

Shot in the subtropical east coast region of Australia, Follow the Bias is a triptych exploring the hypnotic rhythms and patterns inspired by the everyday choreography of lawn bowls.

Inquiry Into Time and Perception, study #2 (Philip Szporer, CA 2022, 11’)

Choreography: Aurélie Brunelle

In this triptych, the dialogue between a flamenco dancer and two musicians reveals the intimacy, liveliness and sheer physical presence in the smallest registers of motion. The sustained power and complexity that exists in the manifestation of emotions are captured in their heightened performance, that seeks transcendence and transformation.

STAVROPOL (Andrew Margetson, RU/GB 2022, 4’)

Choreography: Irina Kononova

Power and loyalty are challenged in this exciting movement battle. Two teams of female dancers compete with each other in a thrilling synchronicity, culminating in a literally head to head duel. A razor-sharp dance-off between two teams of contemporary dancers

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Cinedans 2022

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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