Lesson (4 min, 2008, USA)
dir. Andrea Lerner and Rosanne Chamecki
dancers fly! Poignant and witty, precise and crafted, this charming
duet is exploring Brooklyn one foot above the ground.
Lerner and Rosanne Chamecki
are Brazilian-born choreographers who reside in New York.
of the Machines (9min, 2007, France)
dir. Kostia Testut and Paul Caroli
at “Fil de Soie, Inc.”? are in shock: the machines
used for manufacturing women’s lingerie have disappeared,
moved to a country where work costs nothing. The workers make
up their minds: they must fight back!
1978, Paul Caroli graduated with
a degree in film directing form La fémis (France) in
2006. Born in 1980, Kostia Testut
graduated from the same school with a degree in writing. “The
Silence of the Machines” is Paul’s and Kostia’s
(Insight) (15min, 2007, Denmark)
dir. Klara Elenius
is inspired by the Scandinavian mentality. Between naturalism
and abstraction, at the boundary of dream and reality, the films
sets up atmosphere of tension among three characters somewhere
in the Danish suburb.
is a Swedish choreographer and dancer. She lives in Copenhagen
creating dances for stage and screen.
LILA (13min, 2008, France)
dir. Broadcast Club/ Nicolas Schmerkin
Lila is a way of describing all reality, including the cosmos,
as the outcome of creative play by the divine absolute. In Broadcast’s
Club’s film, LILA is a masterfully choreographed journey
through everyday life of humans – powerful and moving
in its simplicity and its intensity.
in 1984, the Broadcast Club is
a group of French artists with a common passion to watch and
(Closer) (6.5min, 2007, Spain)
dir. Aitor Echeverria
chor. Carolina Alejos
everyday gestures are weaved into an extraordinary dance –
erotic, sensual, and powerful!
1977, for the last decade Aitor Echeverría
has been working as a cinematographer. APROP is his debut
as a director. Carolina Alejos is a choreographer from Argentina.
Camp (6min, 1996, USA)
dir. John Scott Mathews
chor. Bill Fabris
to early Hollywood musicals and the underground films of Kenneth
Anger. There is romance inherent in the courtship of any two
people - no matter who they are.
Scott Matthews received his undergraduate
training in theatre. His films have been broadcast throughout
Europe and the USA. A generous career development grant was
awarded to him from The Peter S. Reed Foundation in recognition
of his work bringing music and dance to film.
1987, Bill Fabris
has been director and choreographer for the New York Gilbert
and Sullivan Players. He enjoys a national reputation in the
worlds of opera and musical theatre.
(9min, 2006, Netherlands)
dir./chor. Hans Beenhakker
ultimate ‘living in the present moment’, in which
all becomes one. Dancing shrinks all remaining concerns to small
proportions which can be shaken off like ballast. The film follows
the exceptional dancer (Prince Credell) as he moves magically
through different times and spaces. The athleticism and bold
surprises lure the viewer into a dynamic world - which teeters
between the impossible and the real.
having a glorious dance career with many renown choreographers
(including Pina Bausch), Hans Beenhakker
did an extensive film study at the New York Film Academy.
Since then, he started Cinedans festival in Amsterdam, created
several award-winning shorts and has been extensively involved
into choreographing for the screen (www.danshans.com).
(9min, 2008, Belgium)
dir. Mathieu Labaye
gem ruminates about movement in every human’s life. It’s
a tribute to the filmmaker’s father, who had been in a
wheelchair for the last 15 years of his life.
think that, when moving, you take over your own life. When
you're free to come and go, to have gestures of... love, tenderness,
anger, no matter. So when you are deprived of the ability
to move, as I am, as many others are... in order to survive
you need to reinvent movement. What goes on in my mind is
not just intellectual. It's a way of re-creating an inner
space which sets me free – Benoît Labaye
1977, Mathieu Labaye received
his degree in Comics and Illustration. Since October 2002,
he works at Camera-etc (ex Caméra Enfants Admis), a
Belgian animation workshop where children, teenagers and adults
come to make their own animation short with the help of professionals.
(6min, 2008, Italy) – winner of the Clermont-Ferrand Festival
strokes painted on public walls in Baden and Buenos Aires.
is an Italian graffiti artist, an animator and an illustrator.
His film Muto won awards at 15 festivals (www.blublu.org)
Morose (Very Cold) (5min, 1997, France)
dir. Olivier Megaton
chor. Dominique Hervieu
and blue pencils, matching notes in a notebook, a palette of
animated words, a recipe for a few magnificent moments.
is a prominent French director. Among his films are The Red
Siren, Trasnporter 3, Angie and many others.
"1,2,3,4" (3min, 2007, USA)
dir. Patrick Daughters
chor. Noemie Lafrance
tracking shot is a space for a wonderfully choreographed music
video to the world-renown song “1,2,3,4” by the
artist Feist. The video was nominated for a Grammy award before
becoming an internet phenomenon and an ad for Apple.
is a music video and commercial director who directed numerous
music videos for Feist, Beck, Interpol, The Shins, and many
choreographer, Noemie LaFrance
is notorious for her large scale site-specific work. She is
the founder and artistic director of Sens, a New York-based
non-profit experimental arts organization. Noemie received
2 Bessie Awards for her choreographies. She was part of the
prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial among
many other engagements (www.sensproduction.org).
(15min, 2004, Sweden)
dir. Martin Lima de Faria and Anette Skahlberg
musical - filled with great singing and intricate dances. A
political piece that comments on Swedish immigration policies
in a poignant and subtle way. The film received a Cannes International
Showcase Kodak Award 2005.
couple Martin Lima de Faria and Anette
Skahlberg founded their company Stop Film in 1998 and
since then completed many prize-winning shorts and one feature.