9 Jan 2017, by WouterAalberts
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ScreenDance Miami opens on January 19 at 7.00 PM for the 4th time, with films from Cinedans, a prestigious Dutch screendance festival. A ScreenTalk follows, led by Cinedans Director Martine Dekker, filmmaker Gabri Christa and moderated by Pioneer Winter. The Dutch films that will be screened during the opening are "My Brother’s Room" by Heidi Vierthaler & Esther Janmaat, "Dancin’ the Camera" by Pieter-Rim De Kroon & Marije Nie, "Hang On - Carry On" by Michiel Vaanhold Erik & Kaiel, "Interlude" by Harrie Verbeek & Jelena Kostić, "Miniatuur" by Jellie Dekker & Jaap Flier and "She/Her" by Sonja Wyss & Cecilia Moisio. During the festival, Martine Dekker & Gabri Christa will both give a workshop.
On January 21 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm, Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival director Martine Dekker (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival representative Andrea Baker (Hong Kong, China) will present a workshop and discussion at PAMM. They will share their insights on their international festivals, including development, mission, and goals for the future. Dekker and Baker will also discuss the similarities and differences between European and Asian aesthetics in dance film creation and development. Perspectives will also touch on how small organizations and individual artists can broaden the genre and inspire other makers.
In this workshop by Writer, Director, Producer and Choreographer Gabri Christa, participants aim to gain an understanding of choreographing for the camera and the choreography of the camera when recording dance for all screens. This experiential, hands-on workshop requires all participants to choreograph, dance, and film. Focusing on single-shot (one long take) filmmaking, the duet of the camera and the dance will create a firm understanding of the interaction between the two, enabling participants to create work without complicated editing. The workshop will take place on January 21 from 10.00 am - 1.00 pm at MDC Live Arts Lab.
Tigertail ScreenDance Miami, selected as the Best Festival of 2016 by Miami New Times, enters its 4th year. This year’s films come from Miami, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Champaign, IL, Columbus, OH, Netherlands, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and the United Kingdom. ScreenDance Miami highlights choreographers, movers and filmmakers who are working with emerging and new concepts in regard to movement and dance on film and dance on camera. ScreenDance Miami is comprised of screenings, discussions, workshops and site-specific installations - truly a dynamic public event for lovers of film and dance.