What is dance? A huge variety of body languages are captured in the film world, from action film choreography, everyday life movements to gestures used in sign language. Dance is often created from drawing inspiration from movie clips and transforming the creative elements for stage choreography. And as we relocate our performance venue from cinemas to the newly revitalised Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts, we will find out that very few boundaries exist between dance and screendance.
We are very pleased to invite the Singapore choreographer, director and producer Elysa Wendi to curate the World Selection, Artist Collections and Dance Film Lab, parts of the festival to offer a new perspective onscreendance. In addition, we are also honoured to collaborate with Tai Kwun and the Pompidou Centre, Paris, on a dance video screening focusing on the creative inspiration of European choreographers and "non-professional body of dance" connecting dance to the broader public. Anna Alexandre, curator from the Saint-Etienne Des Arts Des Cines Festival in France has picked a number of commissioned dance shorts to feature in the festival where she’ll also be sharing her experience in creating screendance with deaf people. Meanwhile, the annual highlight Local Focus will show four new works from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Mainland, plus the finalist showcase of the Jumping Frames International Dance Video Competition.
We’ll also bring in two live performances for the first time. IRIS by Finnish choreographer Johanna Nuutinen and dance film director Jukka Rajata-Granstubb seamlessly interweave the reality that surrounds the protagonist with his search for the meaning of life; ICE brings the audience to the realm of the Antarctica, reflecting on the predicament of climate warming through live performance and screendance by New Zealand choreographer Corey Baker.
$85 (except live performances), $180 (live performance programmes)
12 & 13.09 | 8pm Iris
13.09 | 4pm Building Network for Screendance @F Hall Studio
14.09 | 7:30pm Local Focus: New Productions from the Greater China Region
- How to Identify Indecent Dance?
- Shan and Phoenix
- Turn Off_Turn On
14.09 | 9pm Ice
15.09 | 11am WKCDA: Screendance School Programme Student Showcase
15.09 | 2:30pm JF Competition I – Fiction
15.09 | 4:15pm Jumping Frames 2018: Competition II — Experimental
15.09 | 7:30pm Jumping Frames 2018: Competition III — Dance for Camera
16.09 | 2:15pm Artist Collections
16.09 | 4:45pm Stéla — Des Arts Des Cinés
16.09 | 8pm Dance Film Lab & Competition Result Announcement
Adverse Weather Arrangements
If the typhoon signal no.8 or above is issued or is announced to be issued 2 hours before the screenings, the venue will be closed and all screenings will be cancelled. Further arrangement is as shown below:
Programmes at JC Cube
- Programmes scheduled on 15 September (Sat) will be postponed to 22 September (Sat) at the same venue and time.
- Programmes scheduled on 16 September (Sun) will be postponed to 23 September (Sun) at the same venue and time.
Audience please retains the tickets and attend the programmes at the re-scheduled date and time, or obtain a refund with CCDC. For those interested to attend the re-scheduled programmes, audience are welcomed to purchase tickets 15 mins before the screenings at the venue.
CCDC and Tai Kwun reserves the rights to adjust the above arrangement due to the latest weather situation and will announce on its website and facebook pages.