Tees Dance Film Fest 2015


TEES DANCE FILM FEST 2015 – Thursday 14th May

A programme of exciting dance films from all over the world will be screened at Mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, the Big Screen andTeesside University.

The evening event at Mima features the official selection of the best films of TDFF and includes a retrospective of the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Colorado.

All events are free.

TEES DANCE FILM FEST Special Selection featuring a retrospective of the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Colorado (USA)

Visually stunning dance films from all over the world.

Time: 6.30pm – 9pm / Reception from 6.30pm and screening from 7.00pm, AudienceAll ages

Venue: Event Space, 3rd floor, mima

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View the programme of Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema here.


DANCE SHORTS- International dance films inspired by spaces, landscapes and cultures 

Pass by at the Centre Square to view short dance films created by young makers and professional videographers

Time: 12.00-6pm, Audience: All ages

Venue: Big Screen, Centre Square, Middlesbrough


INTERNATIONAL DANCE FILMS SCREENING  – innovative, experimental and quirky 

Drop in to this informal event featuring a rolling programme of exciting dance films from all over the world.

Time: 12.00-6pm, Audience: All ages

Venue: Event Space, 3rd floor, mima



Created in caves in the UK, on the Great Dunes in Colorado, and in the challenging environment of ice, snow and geothermal fields in Iceland, this installation invites you to experience constrasting landscapes.

Featuring Choreographer-Videographers; Ana Baer, Heike Salzer, Jessica Smith

Time: 3.15pm – 3.45pm, Audience: All ages

Venue: G13, Phoenix building, Teesside University


PRESENTATION by internationally acclaimed videographer, Ana Baer

Creating a screen dance in a natural environment: Improvising, adapting and everything in between.

TDFF’s special guest speaker is award-winning, Mexican video-choreographer Ana Baer. Ana teaches as Associate Professor at Texas State University and has collaborated with many dance luminaries internationally.  Her work encompasses a variety of dance for camera work, as well as interdisciplinary performances and choreography.

Time: 4pm – 5pm, Audience: All ages

Venue: G13 Phoenix Building, Teesside University, Stephenson Street



Dance Film by Lecturer Heike Salzer is part of the Short Film Festival in Iceland


Dance Film by Lecturer Heike Salzer is part of the Short Film Festival in Iceland
– Örvarpið TV/Film Award Iceland

Strönd has been selected to be part of the exciting Short Film Festival Örvarpið

TV/Film Award of the National Icelandic TV broadcasting station at Bioparadis, Reykjavik, Iceland, on 7th March 2015.

Watch the trailer.

Phoenix Dance Theatre giving workshops to Dance Students

PhoenixStudents of the BA Dance had a great time working with Phoenix Dance Theatre! Students had the chance to experience one of their dancers Amanda Lewis in action and learned repertoire of this excting dance company. They enjoyed the truely interesting and challenging choreography by the Eurpopean choreographers,  Ivgi & Greben.

You can see some samples of this work on the youtuube channel of Phoenix Dance Theatre




Dance students present at 3 Rivers-Learning and Teaching Conference

Third year dance students Charlotte Brinksman and Gabriella Garroway presented a poster at the Annual Regional Learning and Teaching Conference 2014 North East 3 riversUniversities (3 Rivers Consortium), Durham University (Collingwood College) on 27th March 2014.

The poster discussed their experience of a 3 month Erasmus exchange at the Inter-University Centre in Berlin and was well received by delegates.

Dance Lecturer films in Iceland

1901973_818407061508912_794490465_nDance lecturer Heike Salzer spent a week of artistic research filming in Iceland. The work will feed into an artist residency in April at Texas State University, San Marcos. Collaborating with Icelandic visual artist Ingi Jensson and UK North East based musician Jack Laidlaw she will create a choreography using live performance and video projection.

If you like to see more follow Saltsart on twitter, like the facebook Salts page, the website http://www.salts.nl/

Dance lecturer gives paper at Inventing futures conference in Arnhem, NL


Together with choreographer/researcher Kristine Sommerlade, Heike has been invited to present a paper/workshop with the title, The influence of the ‘collective mythology’ of dance on the future of dance artists and practices’ at the Inventing Futures: Artistic Research with/in Educational Institutions conference, at Artez in Arnhem, Holland, in December.

The conference brings together artists and researchers to extend the discussion on artistic research to the inter/national field and is an initiative of the ArtEZ Master of Choreography and Bertha Bermudez / ICKamsterdam, with the support of the ArtEZ Professorship Theory in Art.

Learning from students: Students talking about transitions

Transition - CopyDance students Charlotte and Gabriella gave a fascinating talk to university staff at a Department for Learning Development workshop titled Learning from students: Students talking about transitions.  This was the final session of a year long programme of speakers designed to highlight the key moments in the student’s journey through their programmes and eventually into employment.  Charlotte and Gabriella spoke enthusiastically about their role as Dance Ambassadors and about their experiences in Berlin as part of the Erasmus scheme.  The Feedback from the session has been tremendous and one of the delegates from another school described them as ‘inspirational speakers’ and is even hoping they might advise her in initiating similar activities for their students.

Dance students on exchange programme in Berlin

Sophie and GabzThree second year dance students, Charlotte Brinksman, Gabriella Garroway and Sophie Read have secured Erasmus exchange places to our partner University, Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin. They will study for three months in Germany and also spent time at the HZT-Inter University Centre for Dance. The exchange is supported by the Erasmus EU funding that allows students to spent time of their degree at another European University.