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Short Dance Films

At the border between genres

19 September, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. / Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200

free, until full capacity is reached

John Mcllduff. Motion Sickness. Ireland, 2012
John Mcllduff. Motion Sickness. Ireland, 2012

Short Dance Films is a touring programme that includes a selection of forty-five short dance films produced in Europe in recent years. It is curated by Núria Font/NU2’s, commissioned by the European Dancehouse Network, a network with the participation of 20 dance houses from 16 countries.

The programme, within the framework of the cooperation project Modul-dance, has been screened in over twenty European cities, illustrating the diverse ways of building a dialogue between dance and the moving image. For the screening in the Museo Reina Sofía, five works have been selected to give a prime example of the expressive, narrative and aesthetic possibilities of the stories told through the body and movement.

Short Dance Films will feature participation from Núria Font, the programme’s curator.

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Núria Font is a video producer and curator specialised in new media. She has directed the Espai Video at the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, over an eight-year period, the biennials of Video and Electronic Arts (1998, 2000 and 2002), Mostra de Videodansa (1984-2003) and VAD, the Video and Digital Arts festival in Girona (2003-2012). She is currently in charge of the activities project of NU2’s, Associació per a la creació, and teaches courses on applied technology in performing arts at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila, in Madrid, and the Institut del Teatre, in Barcelona. She was awarded the National Dance Award by the Regional Government of Catalonia in 2009.

free, until full capacity is reached

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Program

19 september, 2014 - 19 september, 2014

Amandi

Directors: Francesc Sitges-Sardà and Elisabet Prandi. Choreography and performers: Ferran Carvajal and Marta Filella. Cinematography: Elisabet Prandi. Music: Passacaglia Händel/Halvorsen. Montage: Francesc Sitges-Sardà. Spain, 2012, 6'.

Amandi is a melting pot made from nature, forests and strange landscapes. Amandi are two characters that move around this particular space, taking us along different paths and leading us to delve deeper into a world undergoing a constant transformation.

19 september, 2014 - 19 september, 2014

One Man Walking

Director: Margaret Williams. Choreography and performers: Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy. Script: Jonzi D. Cinematography: George Richmond. Music: Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante. Editor: Rachel Tunnard. Production: Anne Beresford. United Kingdom, 2011, 17'.

One Man Walking explores the intensity and challenges of life in the metropolis, combining krump – a highly expressive and energetic dance movement – with the uplifting excitement and liveliness of free-running.

19 september, 2014 - 19 september, 2014

Coup de Grâce

Director: Clara van Gool. Production: Hanneke Niens, Hans de Wolf, Raül Perales. Script: Jordi Cortés Molina, Damián Muñoz, Clara van Gool. Cinematography: Nils Post. Editor: Stefan Kamp, John Hipkiss. Performers: Jordi Cortés Molina, Damián Muñoz. Holland/Spain, 2011, 26'.

Coup de Grâce is a film about the collapse of a friendship, about what is broken and what cannot break. After a long separation, two men meet again in an enormous building at a remote location. Over the course of an evening, and during an icy night, they fight a weaponless, exhausting duel.

19 september, 2014 - 19 september, 2014

Motion Sickness

Director: John Mcllduff. Choreography: Jessica Kennedy. Performers: Eddie Hay, Jessica Kennedy, Liv O'Donoghue. Production: Zlata Filipovic. Ireland. 2012, 10'.

A teenage band rehearses on a rooftop car park on a Saturday. A flock of crows lie dead in the wind. Three people sit in the back of a car waiting to move. Motion Sickness is a dance film that explores the concepts of need, rejection and escape.

19 september, 2014 - 19 september, 2014

Communication Breakdown

Director: Beatriz Palenzuela. Performers: Rafael de la Lastra and Beatriz Palenzuela. Music: Chema Palenzuela. Production: Ícaro Maiterena, Rafael de la Lastra and Beatriz Palenzuela. Spain, 2012, 6'.

It reaches the point where communication breaks down, and no matter how hard we try to climb this barrier we are unable to. Time heals but the dust spreads. The meaning of these suggestions is left open to the viewer.