Reeling | Dance on Screen is our free film festival that will be offered in our storefront window December 15, 2016-January 31, 2017.
Come and join us for our Reeling | Dance on Screen opening January 7 at 8pm, with some premiere screening of longer works.
As part of Mile Zero Dance’s Season, “Making Contact”, we have selected a wide array of dance films from Edmonton, across Canada, and worldwide, to share the breadth and common language of dance that extends across borders and boundaries. The films are listed below; the order is subject to change.
LA SERPENTINE (France)
One of the earliest modern dancers, who used lighting and flowing fabrics in her art
Dancer: Loie Fuller
DYING SWAN (Russia)
The Russian Imperial prima ballerina performs a classic sequence by Pepita
Dancer: Anna Pavlova
A woman fulfills her two passions of snowshoeing and dancing.
Director Adam Bentley
Dancer Tiffany Ayalik
FIGS IN MOTION (Edmonton)
Two men become six ballerinas and several horses in a bestial, impromptu corps de ballet. A riff on the imagery of Edgar Degas and the photography of Eadweard Muybridge.
Director Trevor Anderson
Dancers: Trevor Anderson, Nickelas Johnson, Norman Omar
The bodies of two women stand out from an immaculate white background, transformed without their knowledge into automatons, fawns, objects in free fall, primates.
Director/Dancers: Catherine Lavoie-Marcus and Priscilla Guy
DOUBLE HEADED AXE (Edmonton/USA)
Dimension-crossing headbangers in a kitchen with a cat
Director Nancy Sandercock
Dancers: Susan Kent, Nancy Sandercock and Dawa
WE (OUI?) (Edmonton)
Toy Guns Dance Theatre
Director: Jake Hastey
Dancers: Dario Charles, Richelle Thoreson
SU MISERA (THE TAILOR) (Italy)
A tailor and his wife. A day like any other: old and new customers, one after another. Then she enters. Suddenly a glimpse, a mistake… and there’s already a stitch to remove: one more word and the elbows will lightly touch.
Dancers Alessandra Elettra Badoino, Marina Giardina, Fabio Poggi
WE 2015 (Calgary)
Choreographer/Director: Rosanna Terracciano
Dancers Helen Husak and Veronica Benz, and visual art by Daniel Cristini
KINGS OF SPANK (USA)
A monochrome Manhattan dance-off—to the sounds of Brooklyn-based house DJ Jim-E Stack, South Jersey artist Jaylive and multi-instrumentalist Gary Gunn
Director Minka Farthing-Kohl
Dancers: Spaceman, Kidd Patt, NayNay
SLAY ALL DAY (USA/Canada)
Alaskan artist Lukin-Linklater uses sections of choreography informed by Robert Flaherty’s film Nanook of the North and specific movement forms of Inuit athletics.
Director/Choreographer Tanya Lukin-Linklater (Can/USA)
Dancer: Ceinwen Gobert
One man’s pit stop on the road of life, where he pauses to rest and contemplate whether to continue the journey.
Director/Choreographer Kelly Hargraves
Dancer: Joe Jurd
We All Need To Say GOODBYE/ADIOS 2013 (Calgary)
Dancer/Director: Rosanna Terracciano
INHERITOR RECORDINGS (Vancouver)
Filmed in the BC Sugar Refinery, the dancers show a quiet uprising of a new generation with movement infused with tiny rebellions and a hunger to take over, urgent to claim something as their own.
Director Brian Johnson
INQUIRY INTO TIME AND PERCEPTION, STUDY #1 (Montreal)
These studies draw on a deep vitality, and its intrinsic qualities will address the senses, intellect, and imagination.
Director: Philip Szporer
Dancers: Mariko Tanabe, Rachel Harris
Director: Julia Grochowski
Dancer: Julie Ferguson
LE FOU (THE CRAZY) (UK)
A krumping take on Senegalese street gangs
Director Christopher Tew
Victoria School for the Arts
Choreographer/Director: Grace Smith
Dancers: Sonja Stilnovich, Alayna Kellett, Julie McLachlan, Damian Norman, Mitch Sauder
Director Marc Chalifoux
Dancer Raena Waddell
52 PORTRAITS (UK) – a compilation
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows
Songs performed by Matteo and Francesca Fargion
“Disruptions” deals with the difficulties of movement in a real conflict situation. A dancer starts developing a choreography in front of the wall between Israel and Palestine, but the adverse circumstances prevent its completion.
Director/Cinematographer: Felipe Frozza
Director/ Dancer: Rike Flämi
LITTLE DREAMS (Belgium)
An award winning independent short dance animation about dreams, aspirations and fears. Made with over 4000 hand cut characters over the period of a year.
Director Wilkie Banson
A shoreside video illustrating the intensity and demanding nature of live performance.
Directors Bertrant Guerry and Thibault Ros
YELLOW JUMPSUITS (South Africa)
Part dance, part lifestyle, pantsula originated in apartheid-era Johannesburg and continues to be a defining element of South African township culture. Drawing on social commentary, humour, panache and incredibly fast footwork, pantsula really has to be seen to be understood.
Director: Alex Tiernan
Indigenous Dance Company
IN AND OUT OF CONTROL (USA/UK)
The breakdown of a man who is used to commanding the lives of everyone around him. “Is control controlled by its need to control?” (William Burroughs)
Director: Emir Elrap
Dancer: Lutz Förster
STEPHEN FRY HATES DANCING (USA)
Lost Angeles-based filmmaker and dancer Jo Roy responds to Stephen Fry’s tongue-in-cheek rant on his aversion to dance.
Director/Dancer Jo Roy
Kjus:Freedom of Movement
Henry Schofield and Alex Griffin