STREAMING 10-13 SEPTEMBER
1. CINDERELLA GAMES (7m, UK) – A FILM BY JESSICA WRIGHT AND MORGANN RUNACRE-TEMPLE. TRAILER
Do you want to live happily ever after? Find the shoe, outplay your opponents, and beat the clock to claim the prize! A group of contestants battle it out in a competitive game show, each one desperate to prove they are the real Cinderella in order to win their very own Happy Ever After. A collaboration with the English National Ballet. Choreography by Jess and Morgs – NRFF 2017 / 2020 Best Dance Film winners.
2. MAKING MEN (10m, Belgium/Zimbabwe) – A FILM BY ANTOINE PANIER.
This dance film zooms in on 4 individuals in the process of becoming men. As they proceed unquestioningly into manhood, a feeling of unease in the very depths of their being oppresses them. They feel uncertainty but also something else, harder to define. Choreography by Harold George.
3. AVOIDANCE (7m, USA) – A FILM BY MATTHEW MCKEE. TRAILER
A short dance film inspired by themes of loss and conflict. Choreography by Ben Needham-Wood.
4. TO A BROKEN IMAGE (5m, Spain) – A FILM BY MIKAELA GUARINIELLO. WEBSITE
“Para una imagen rota” (“To a broken image”) is a poetic representation of the pressure on women to meet beauty standards in today’s society.
5. ANATOMY OF A CROOKED SPINE (3m, UK) – A FILM BY KATE MORRISON.
A ballerina illustrates the process of spinal fusion surgery. This film was commissioned by New Creatives North and co-funded by BBC Arts and Arts Council England. Choreography by Belinda Grantham.
6. CONTROL (4m, Rep. of Korea) – A FILM BY 곽새미.
The control required to dance heals the fragile self-image of a dancer.
7. EGO (10m, UK) – A FILM BY DAN LOWENSTEIN.
Most of us have an alter ego hiding under the surface. We try our best to keep it in, but sometimes it escapes. In EGO, we get a front row seat into the psyche of a relationship. Using world class ballet, krump, popping & bboying we witness different moments played out in pure contrast by 4 incredible dancers. A collaboration with the Northern Ballet – NRFF London 2018 Best Dance Film winner.
8. FREESTYLE BY NINA (3m, USA) – A FILM BY DAN PARK.
When a dancer meets with a visual artist, their two different languages synergize to become something unexpected.
9. THE CONVERSATION (14m, UK) – A FILM BY LANRE MALAOLU.
Through a dynamic fusion of movement and dialogue, The Conversation explores the challenges black men and women experience when communicating their racial experience to white partners. Choreography by Lanre Malaolu – NRFF London 2018 Best Dance Film winner.
10. TREMBLE (5m, UK) – A FILM BY A FILM BY JESSICA WRIGHT AND MORGANN RUNACRE-TEMPLE.
An abstract dining room is the setting for Scottish Ballet’s largest film yet. Tremble stars 26 Scottish Ballet dancers and has been co-choreographed and directed by Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple, set to Anna Meredith’s brassy track ‘Nautilus’. Choreography by Jess and Morgs – NRFF 2017 / 2020 Best Dance Film winners.
11. FRONTIERS (4m, UK) – A FILM BY EVE MCCONNACHIE. WEBSITE
Frontiers questions traditional gendered roles in classical ballet by refusing to adhere to dated stereotypes: women powerfully command the space, men intimately embrace each other. Frontiers contrasts the fluidity of the human form with the brutalist concrete motorways that cut through the heart of Glasgow. A collaboration with the Scottish Ballet. Choreography by Myles Thatcher.
12. MUJER VACíO (5m, Spain) – A FILM BY MAX LARRUY AND BERTABLANCA T. IVANOW. TRAILER
Mujer Vacío takes the viewer on a journey to experience a woman’s pilgrimage, where she relinquishes all the burden of her image to finally get to deeply meet her inner self. It is there where she finds the union with all women. Choreography by Carlota de Carvajal.
13. DUO FOR JOHN CAGE (6m, Japan) – A FILM BY HIROYUKI ODA. TRAILER
An experimental dance film using a mix of contemporary dance and Japanese “Butoh.”
14. THE DAUGHTERS OF BERNARDA (45m, Brazil) – A FILM BY IVAN ABUJAMRA.
Inspired by the work of F. G. Lorca “The House of Bernarda Alba” presents on stage The Daughters of Bernarda and the desperate exile to which they were subjected by their mother Bernarda Alba after the death of their father. The unacceptable absence of freedom and contained passions, provokes the most primitive instincts and disenchantments of these women.
15. DANCE FOR IT (50m, Russian Federation) – A FILM BY ANNA VINOKUR. TRAILER
“Dance for it” tells the story of three dancing couples united by the common goal: to create a legacy of their performance and preserve the heritage of Kizomba dance, as an expression of their love.
Total streaming time: 02:09m. Foreign language films will have English subtitles. Content may be unsuitable for children under 15. If you experience a technical problem with VIMEO, please contact them directly and inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org.