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Inspired Dance Film Festival – Screening

Moments of Reflection

A beautiful collection of thought-provoking dance short films that holds a mirror up to the society and the world we live through the lens by our filmmakers.

My Bubble Wrapped Exorcism (World Premiere)

My Bubble Wrapped Exorcism’ follows a young woman’s lonely journey as she attempts to perform the emotional exorcism of a loved one. The story takes place in her new home, all furniture wrapped up and covered in plastic and all possessions still boxed away.   The film documents the wait for her partner to move in and the  subsequent ridding of their memory when they don’t show up.   It is an exploration of loss and grief and the feeling of someone  being present but no longer physically in the shared space.

Duration
00:13:24

Award category
Student Dance Film Entry

Country
Australia

Credits
Director – Gilda Louise Jones
Choreographer – MaggZ and Jurnee Manu
Concept – Gilda Louise Jones
Producer – Evie Parks

Key Cast
MaggZ


The Wilyabrup Project

Above the waves, beneath the sky, against the rock. Moving against a staggering vertical cliff face, suspended above wild crashing ocean, two artists dance with the roaring wind and each-other in a celebration of human connection, our experience of nature and the vast wilderness that is the Wilyabrup sea cliffs. A choreographed performance of two bodies in gravity-defying motion tethered to the rockface, this vertical dance frames the artform against truly wild nature that shows the beauty, fragility and resilience of the human body and the environment.  Filmed on Wadandi land in the south west of Western Australia.

Duration
00:05:40

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
Australia

Credits
Director – Brenna Day, Steven Aliyan
Choreographer – Brenna Day
Producer – Brenna Day
Video Direction and Editing: Steven Alyian
Rigger: Ben Kotovski-Steele
Videographer: Steven Alyian, Ben Berkhout
Music: Steven Alyian

Key Cast
Brenna Day, Bonnie Blewitt


Passing Phases (World Pemiere)

Against the backdrop of William Blakes’s “The Echoing Green”, Passing Phases is a dance narrative film that celebrates the moment of now, the act of living.  Each dancer portrays the different phases in life; Birth, Growth and Death. Each with their own unique style and place, they exist together as a whole, much like the poem itself; the 3 stanzas that describes the act of living and it still seen as a whole.

Duration
00:06:37

Award category
Student Dance Film Entry

Country
Singapore

Credits
Director – Jarren Lau
Choreographer – Cheryl Grace Wee, Pang Xue Jing, Chan Chao Peng
Producer – Jarren Lau

Key Cast
Chao Peng Chan, Cheryl Grace Wee, Xue Jing Pang


SAPHI (Australian Premiere)

“Saphi” is an adventure to our origins, back to our roots and the deepest of our essence. A journey which connects our inner selves through nature and the world around us.

Duration
00:02:35

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
Spain

Credits
Director: Javier Cano Larumbe
Choreographer: Laura Castells
Concept: Javier Cano Larumbe
Producer – Martí Font, Cristina Herrera, Alejandra Zilvetti, Javier Cano Larumbe
Director of Photography: Paula Jordan;
Stylist & Fashion Designer: Alejandra Zilvetti;
Editor: Judith Miralles Ruich;
Sound Designer: Roger Navarro;
Music Composer: Bernardo Castro;
Music Mixer: Jorge Sapién;
Musicians: Ro Rowan, Lelie Cristea;
Color Grading: Dani Granado;
Graphic Designer: Gorka Plans

Key Cast
Paula Losada


Formless (World Premiere)

Haunted by the loss of his brother, Anthony looks for solace in the “Formless” is a short film about the idea of transformation. In an empty space, a body evolves facing the camera. Between escape and confrontation, the movement is imagined from a membranous body, leaving behind all human mechanisms. A matter in constant deformation spirals and dissolves in an aquatic environment.

Duration
00:03:08

Award category
Art/Experimental Dance Film Entry

Country
France

Credits
Director – Blandine Vives
Choreographer – Amandine Lamouroux
COMPOSER: Morgan Biard;
EDITOR: Blandine Vives;
GRADING: Raphaël De Monpezat;
LOCATION: Studio Lucette

Key Cast
Amandine Lamouroux

If Love (World Premiere)

If love never comes back, how can I face it?

Duration
00:03:43

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
China

Credits
Director – Yang Dongcai, Zhong Zhen
Choreographer – ZHO NGZHEN & FEI GUANHAN


Open Up Close (Australian Premiere)

As pandemic restrictions lift, poetic dance film Open Up Close time travels to our collective consciousness during the height of global lockdown.  Created by choreographers Daniela Cardim and Peter Leung, in collaboration with creative writer, Julia-Beth Harris, they developed a concept which spans three continents and several generations emphasising the red thread of isolation that tied us all together.   Find yourself in the words as they break into movement and look back at the ways we have transformed as the world opens up.

Duration
00:05:38

Award category
Mobile Device Dance Film Entry

Country
Netherlands

Credits
Director – Peter Leung, Daniela Cardim
Choreographer – Daniela Cardim & Peter Leung
Concept – Julia-Beth Harris

Key Cast
Federico Bonelli, Calvin Richardson, Hannah Grennell, Monica Barbosa, Sebia Plantefève-Castryck, Leo Hepler, Liliya Land, Connor Holloway, Rachel Beaujean, Laila de Groot.


Dignity / Würde (Australian Premiere)

Is human dignity inviolable? In the garden room of the Cromford mansion, four dancers grapple with their understanding of dignity. Dressed in workers’ overalls, they form a considerable contrast to the sumptuously furnished room, which was once facilitated by child labor in the 18th century. The diverse cultural origins of the dancers underline their different understanding of dignity and human rights. The complexity of the topic is also supported with the help of fractal technology. For this, the dancers interact with a separate camera, which was placed directly in front of a monitor showing the filmed images. The inertia of the image transmission results in a time delay in the choreography and thus creates new approaches to movement. The result is a kaleidoscope as versatile as the understanding of dignity itself.

Duration
00:06:02

Award category
Student Dance Film Entry

Country
Germany

Credits
Director/ Choreographer: Nadja Görts
Director/ Director of Photography: Jens Wirtzfeld
Executive Producer: Benedikt Görts
Line Producer: Tim Menzel
Video Installation: Thorben Winkler
Editor: Nico Dupon
AC: Lennart Koch
Make-Up Design: Wiebke Amelung;
Titel Design: Dominika Zajac; Postproduction Supervisor: Jennifer Weitz

Key Cast
Friederike Günther, Ribwar Rostami, Isilay Özcay, Oana Moczulski


KIN (Australian Premiere)

Haunted by the loss of his brother, Anthony looks for solace in the water.   Inspired by David Nixon OBE’s stage production of Swan Lake, Northern Ballet original dance film KIN explores the struggle with grief and the demons that lie within.

Duration
00:10:27

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
UK

Credits
Director – Dan Lowenstein, Kenneth Tindall
Choreographer – Kenneth Tindall
Producer – Kenneth Tindall, Dan Lowenstein, Barney Coates, Northern Ballet, House of Create

Key Cast
Joseph Taylor, Abigail Prudames, Lorenzo Trossello


Pricing

General admission

Adult $24.50

Concession $20.50


Concession types:

  • Full pensioners, Queensland Government Seniors Card holders, MEAA members, full-time students, children 16 years and under, and unemployed (Health Care card holder) persons (National Seniors Card not applicable).  

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SCreening dates & times

Duration – One hour

Important information

Suitable for ages 8 & over
Wheelchair access –  please call us on 07 3013 6666 or email to book an accessible seat.

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