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This event is covered by the Short Film Pass and the Flatpass. You cannot buy an individual ticket for this event.

Following the success of our first Screendance competition last year, we're coming back strong and teaming up with Birmingham International Dance Festival to present two installments. This first programme, curated by Sima Gonsai, looks at the Screendance genre as a unique language, and brings you showstopping works that couldn't be seen on a stage. Full of colours, energy and ideas, these dance films will get you moving in your living room!

These films are eligible for the Screendance Award, given out by our jury. The winner will we revealed at the Flatpack Awards on 30 May (free event, booking essential).

Total running time: 50 mins

The second Screendance competition programme will be available online for 48 hours from Monday 7 June, 12pm, as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival.

It features the following films:

  • In Plain Sight, by Tanin Torabi
  • Green Dawn, by Fu Le
  • Navigation, by Marlene Millar
  • Material Bodies, by Dorothy Allen-Pickard
  • Time Perspective, by Line Klungseth Johansen
  • L'Appât, by Tang Chenglong

Delivered in partnership with Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF 2021), produced by DanceXchange.

A woman stands, takes a breath, and moves. Arching back extending further than seems possible, she steps forward, rising up onto the tip of her toe and over the threshold. We see blackness then she appears. Rotating and twisting, the camera and her dance around each other. She suspends, or has the floor fallen?

Floor Falls is a collaboration between award winning film makers Lewis Gourlay and Abby Warrilow of Cagoule and aerial dance choreographer Jennifer Paterson of All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, featuring dancer Freya Jeffs.

This short dance for screen brings together aerial harness techniques with dance for camera.

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    3 minutes
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    No dialogue
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    Jennifer Paterson, Lewis Gourlay, Abby Warrilow