“Memories of the Future” dance film from Danscollectief Arnhemse Meisjes at Film at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Screen Festival
“Memories of the Future” is a short dance film by Dance Collective Arnhemse Meisjes screening at the Dance on Camera Festival at Film at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater on Sunday, February 13, 2022. Tickets are available here.
Danscollectief Arnhemse Meisjes wants to overcome the distance in the corona pandemic by bringing dance closer to the public. After a successful crowdfunding campaign of 125% they had enough support to bring their idea to life: the dance film “Memories of the Future.”
In this film they play with time, while turning and lingering, until the present is the only thing that remains. That is what you can hold onto: here, now. The images and movements tell the story of one human and of all humans at the same time. A recurring cycle of surrender, freedom, perseverance and strength, where experiences from the past and memories of the future blend together. With music composed by Wout Kemkens (De Niemanders, Donnerwetter) and filmed by Floris Verweij.
This film tells the story of one and each person at the same time. We dance a powerful life path in which experiences from the past and memories from the future emerge. They come together in the present moment. This is a human story. Your story. A story of your ancestors and your (grand)children. Do the future and the past run parallel in the present?
Everything is allowed, because everything turns; everything comes, everything passes. Like the seasons, a cycle of life and death. We fall and get up again. We turn, until the present moment is all that remains. That’s what we can hold on to. Here, now. You, me, we.
Watch the trailer below.
Find tickets here.
Length: 12 min.
Concept, creation & performance: Danscollectief Arnhemse Meisjes
Cinematographer: Floris Verweij
Composer: Wout Kemkens
Cast: Henny de Wit & Mia Savi
Music mixed by: Sebastiaan van Bijlevelt, Galloway Recording Studio
Edit: Floris Verweij & Anna Fransen
Mixage: Sam Huisman
Colorist: Luuk van Stegeren
Title design: Rianne Haak
With thanks to: Lumo Postproductie, Hans Kok Studios, Luciola Dumont, De Vasim, Waalhalla
Sponsors: Tim Rouschop, Erik van Dam, Voordekunst sponsors
Memories of the Future is supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds en Gemeente Nijmegen.