Introductory Screendance Workshop Online open for anyone with an interest in movement and images (no previous experience necessary).

Where: Online via Zoom

When: 27. + 28. May 2021

Deadline for applications: 25.05.2021

Since July 2020 the Dance Departement of Theater Freiburg offers an introductory Screendance Workshop Online. This short introduction to screendance will provide an overview of the history and practice of screendance, or dance filmmaking, taught entirely online through guided exercises, discussions, and viewing. The focus will be on generating choreography for the camera and with the camera – as the camera becomes an extension of the dancing body. The fundamentals of how we create choreography for the camera and film it will be presented through exercises that focus on adapting basic technology (smart phone cameras, web cameras, etc.) to site-specific practices at home or in your garden. Solo filmmaking strategies will be explored and adapted for those staying at home or working alone. The guided exercises given in the workshop will create micro films that can be shared. The workshop facilitators encourage all participants to explore their own creative styles of movement and images by providing the practical and conceptual tools to create compelling moving image compositions.

The workshop is held by Marisa C. Hayes and Franck Boulègue, internationally recognized teachers, artists and scientists of Screendance. Their own work in the field of Screendance has been awarded by the New York Dance on Camera Festival and Pentacle Movement Media and has been shown on television (France 3) and at international film festivals and theaters. Their research and texts on screendance have been published in books (The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies, Art in Motion: Current Research in Screendance), research journals (The International Journal of Screendance, Society of Dance History Scholars) and presented at international conferences. They are co-founders and directors of the Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne (France), an annual screen dance platform.

The workshop will be taught in English. 15 participants max.

How to apply: Via mail:

Free for participants.

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