WTM Partnership with South East Dance

WTM Partnership with South East Dance

Brighton Screendance Festival is in association with CINECITY The Brighton Film Festival, University of Brighton, and Worthing Theatres.

The festival is presented by South East Dance, launched in their 25th anniversary year as a brand-new celebration of dance on film. Set over four days, the festival will explore the past, present, and future of dance on screen, showcasing its inventive and experimental mix of movement, choreography, and the moving image.

Transparent is being screened by Worthing Theatres at the Connaught Cinema, and promises to be a cinematic evening of contemporary dance. Created by dancer and choreographer Siobhan Davies in collaboration with David Hinton and Hugo Glendinning, Transparent is a show that explores the reflections of Siobhan as she unravels the complex processes that underpin a life’s work in the dance industry. This dazzling autobiographical collage of influences from animals and art to photography and psychology explores Siobhan’s 50 years as a leading contemporary dance artist.

Following the performance will be a live-streamed Q&A followed by Acts of Memory, a 45 minute compilation of short films curated by Claudia Kappenberg. These films will explore different choreographic and cinematic approaches to remembering the past and bringing it into a dialogue with the present.

Transparent will be screened at the Connaught Cinema on Friday 18th November at 7pm. You can book your tickets HERE.

“I can dance something yesterday and I can only dance it today in the knowledge of the experience I’ve had between yesterday and today. I am a body. I don’t have one. The word "body” just isn’t enough. It doesn’t encompass the all of us”

Siobhan Davies

Cath James, Artistic Director of South East Dance said:

“I have long held the hope of having a screendance festival in Brighton. South East Dance began as a screendance agency in 1997 and we have supported the development of dance for film as an artform ever since.

“With the popularity of dance on social media, screendance – meaning dance specifically choreographed for the screen – feels as relevant as ever. Brighton Screendance Festival will look at the past, present and future of screendance through a diverse programme, including films for young audiences – a first for a screendance festival in the UK.

“With the opening of The Dance Space, a place where, from the ballet-barre to the silver screen, dance can be experienced in all its forms, it feels right to return to our roots and launch Brighton Screendance Festival. Alongside curators Claudia Kappenberg and Charles Linehan, we very much hope you will join us for this special celebration of screendance.”

Brighton Screendance Festival will run from Wednesday 16th November to Saturday 19th November 2022.

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