SELECCIÓN OFICIAL FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE VIDEODANZA DE CHILE, CUARTA VERSIÓN

The screen dance 63° 24’ 10” N 19° 6’ 49” W by dance lecturer Heike Salzer has been curated to be part of the official selection of the International Videodance Festival in Chile. The film will be shown as part of the curated programme ECOLOGÍA. Danzar: la máquina de lo viviente (ECOLOGY. Dance: the living machine)

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Netotiloz, dance video with BA Dance students at international Festival

A dance video by international videographer and part-time lecturer Jessica Smith who directed BA Dance students in a video inspired by Mexican artist Carmen Avalos is being screened at Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance this week! Don’t miss to see the exciting events at this festival!

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Tees Dance Film Fest 2015

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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

Click here to book your place.

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

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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

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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

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SCREENDANCE INSTALLATION: Extreme landscapes

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

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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

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

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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.

Extreme Landscapes – An exclusive screendance exhibition at Dance City

Extreme Landscapes – An exclusive screendance exhibition

This is a special screening of the installation Extreme Landscapes including

screendances by Ana Baer, Heike Salzer (BA Danc Programme Leader ) and Jessica Smith (Teesside University BA Dance Graduate 2014 with Live Sound Mixing by

Musician Jack Laidlaw. (BSc Music Technology Lecturer) The evening will feature three screendances that have been

filmed on the Great Dunes in Colorado, the challenging environment of ice, snow and

geothermal fields in Iceland and the caves in North Yorkshire.

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Saturday 28 February, 7pm | Dance City Exhibition Space on the second floor |

Running time 30 mins | No booking required.

For further information about Dance City and directions go to www.dancecity.co.uk

The installation continues to run daily at Dance City, Newcastle from January 22 to April 27.

Screendance Festival in Brazil

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63° 24’ 10” N 19° 6’ 49” W  a Screendance by Heike Salzer and her company Salts, has been invited as the only British/Icelandic entry for the main screening at The I Mostra Internacional de Dança: Imagens em Movimento a Céu Aberto – IMA 2014, in Ribeirão Preto city and São Paulo state, 24th-26th October 2014.

It will also  be part of the Archive of the Video Library Centro Cultural Palace (Palace Cultural Center)

Directors and Choreography: Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson

Dancer: Saga Sigurðardóttir

Camera: Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson

Editing: Heike Salzer

Sound: Jack Laidlaw-Music & Heike Salzer

Year of completion: 2014

Country of production: Iceland & United Kingdom

Tees Dance Film Fest at Billingham Festival

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Holly’s Tees Dance Film Fest has been invited to present a fantastic programme of dance videos at the International Billlingham Folklore Festival. You can see the videos everyday downtown Billingham from 10-16.00!

To keep up to date with future events follow Tees Dance Film Fest on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/teesdancefilm  or Twitter @teesdancefilm

 

BA Dance student organises first ever Tees Dance Film Fest

10373656_1440369506214499_8519187059173012498_nFor my Final Year Creative Project I decided I wanted to do something which was a little bit different; which is why I chose to organise a dance film festival

During second year I completed a dance for the camera module which was something extremely new and fascinating to me as I had never seen any screen dance films before. For that reason I thought it would be a great idea to give film makers a platform to screen their work to a public audience and also give the audience the chance to explore a different route into Dance.

During the process I collaborated with fellow dance students, Teesside University graphic design student Victor Dina and also Middlesbrough Council, it was a great experience for me to work with so many different people – I also managed to receive support from Tees Valley Dance for my event.

It was the first ever dance film event to be screened in Middlesbrough Centre Square and screened films by both amateur and professional filmmakers from all over the world including John T. Williams who’s films have been presented in over 50 film festivals throughout South America, Europe, Asia and the United States, Oliver Murray and Georgia Parris. The event which took place on Thursday 22nd May also featured a live solo performance by third year Teesside dance student Huey Teng.

With support from Middlesbrough Council the event was able to take place on The Big Screen in Middlesbrough Centre Square, this was a great space to host the event and I was happy that I was able to bring a bit of culture to the town that evening.

I think Tees Dance Film Fest has the ability to become an annual event as it was a great success and I thoroughly enjoyed organising it!

Many thanks to Middlesbrough Council, Tees Valley Dance, Writers Block Big Screen, Victor Dina, Samantha Dixon, Jessica Smith and Phillip Brown for their support on this project.

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Dance student gains placement with acclaimed videodance artists Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes

goat shootFor my third year work related context placement I was eager to work with professional dance filmmakers to further develop my theoretical and philosophical approaches to dance film whilst gaining knowledge and the fundamental skills in the processes of making dance film.

I expressed my interest to Goat Media (Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes) in Scotland. This was warmly received and we agreed that I could join them in the development of their new film project ‘Wild Land’

The Wild Dance Film project is collaboration between Goat Media and The Centre for Mountain Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, based around models to map the attributes of wildness. The aim is to support research carried forward by Dr R McMorran in developing robust and repeatable methods of mapping wild land and on planning, policy and the management of these protected landscapes.

Project Description: A cross-art form project using video to work with landform mapping data to explore how conceptions of wildness differ according to the observer’s point of view and how this can be and is influenced by romantic representation of the wild lands in the past and present.

Being able to work with established professionals and well-renowned directors from Goat Media was an excellent opportunity for me to ‘get to grips’ with the professional aspects, technical issues and evolution of conceptualization when shooting dance film. Therefore this site-specific work placement was an integral learning process for me.

Katrina McPherson’s ‘Making Video Dance’ book was also one of the most constructive textual presentations and guided filmmaking processes that I have studied.

(Away From Here, 2012) (The Time it Takes, 2010) (There is a Place, 2010) and (Force of Nature, 2011) are some examples of their film work.

I have found Goat Media’s work and this placement highly inspiring and adding in furthering my development of new skills. I hope to utilize these skills and develop a sufficiently comprehensive knowledge base to synthesize my ideas and produce a dance film for my Final Year Creative Project, and hopefully enhance my career prospects through future opportunities within the dance film industry.