NZDW - The Dance Reel (Dance short films)
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 11:30 am
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 02:30 pm
Te Papa - Soundings Theatre
55 Cable St
Film Media Entertainment, Festivals, Free Entry Event,
We are partnering with the Wellington International Dance Day organisers, YouthDance Education Trust (YET), to screen a programme of short dance films at Te Papa, commemorating the end of New Zealand Dance Week and International Dance Day.
The screening will take place in Te Papa's Soundings Theatre as part of the International Dance Day activities run by YET. The programme is comprised of eight short films by some of New Zealand’s top dance/choreographic talents.
XYZ (World-Premiere) - Daniel Belton + Good Company Arts
XYZ danced by Jill Goh creates an enduring pattern of athletic energy. There is a questing quality to this choreography - the dancer confirms her physical signature in space with spiralling sequences of movement that wind and unwind. Acceleration, deceleration and suspended moments of time synchronise with a pulsing electronic sound score from Jan-Bas Bollen.
Drumming is Like Thunder - Touch Compass Dance Trust
The phrase “can’t stop the music” exists for a reason. And that reason is Duncan Armstrong. Drumming is Like Thunder showcases one human’s showmanship and determination to defy the bullying behaviour and his dream to perform in major cities around the globe. Drumming is Like Thunder is part of Touch Compass’ DanceBox series filmed in 2x2x2m plywood boxes.
Releasing Her Archive - Carol Brown + The New Zealand Dance Company
Moving inside the tear between past and present, vibrating at the border of dance memories, Releasing Her Archive returns to the past through a revitalization of its traces. Drawing on the dance archives of Shona Dunlop-MacTavish, the practices of choreographer Gertrud Bodenwieser are revitalised through a contemporary project of re-enactment with dancers from The New Zealand Dance Company and Iranian dancer Maryam Bagheri Nesami.
DITTO - New Zealand School of Dance / Toa Paranihi
In 2017, 3rd year contemporary dance students studying full-time at the New Zealand School of Dance collaborated with Wellington based filmmaker Ed Davis to choreograph and direct their own short dance films. DITTO is directed and choreographed by Toa Paranihi; featuring Connor Masseurs, Christina Guieb, Kit Reilly, Nick Jachno, Isabella Coluccio and Ella Williams, with music by Molly Mockingjay (Beat Boxer), edited by Ed Davis.
Outlier - Loughlan Prior / Dance + Visual + Andrew Teloar
Outlier has the outsider not at the margins but at centre stage, where he is surrounded by a moving scenography of masked figures. The dancers colour the space with their bodies, leaving physical marks from their performances on the floor. The film is held together by strong aesthetic choices, integrating fast motion, bold camera angles and dynamical editing.
Phobetor - New Zealand School of Dance / Holly Brogan
In 2017, 3rd year contemporary dance students studying full-time at the New Zealand School of Dance collaborated with Wellington based filmmaker Ed Davis to choreograph and direct their own short dance films. Phobetor is directed and choreographed by Holly Brogan; featuring Ngaere Jenkins, Sebastian Geilings, Jareen Wee, Toa Paranihi and Jill Goh, with music edited by Ed Davis.
Lady Wordsmith - Touch Compass Dance Trust
In loving memory of Alex Smith
Clouds pass by… breathe in, breathe out… A living poem brought to life by Alexandra Smith. Lady Wordsmith is a journey where words give the freedom to fly beyond the restriction of ones’ physical form. Lady Wordsmith is part of Touch Compass’ DanceBox series filmed in 2x2x2m plywood boxes.
Genome - Loughlan Prior / Dance + Visual, Jeremy Brick + Royal New Zealand Ballet
Genome combines the work of artist Max Patté, film-maker Jeremy Brick and choreographer Loughlan Prior, with dancers of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Inspired by Patté's circular LightWorks, a series designed in response to the ancient study of man, anatomy, proportion, DNA and our connection to all things, this installation merges the raw canvas of the human body with digital design.
The film programme is approximately 45 minutes and will screen every hour from 11.30am – 2.30pm in Soundings Theatre.
Admission is free.
With special thanks to all of the artists who generously offered up their works of art and to Creative New Zealand for their continued support.