March, 1 to 31st
In collaboration with Choreoscope
And dance... conquered cinema. The seventh art and the arts of movement show us the alliances they weave in a series of essential films. You can see them this March, as a collaboration between Dansa Metropolitana 2024 and Choreoscope Barcelona Dance Film Festival, on the Filmin streaming platform.
Full-length films: Senior Citizens
Sweden; 2022 - Duration: 85 min
They are magical reindeers at parties and churches, pink fluffy unicorns at Air Force reunions, and zombies at retirement homes. They are the Calendar Girls – Florida’s most dedicated dance team for women over 60. Under the veil of fake lashes and unicorn horns lurks the deeper truths of what aging women face within society. Sisterhood, love, loss – all come into play in this uplifting film about trying to age on your own terms and refusing to become invisible.
Directed by: Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen - Choreography: The Calendar Girls
Belgium; 2019 - Duration: 80 min
A film about aging. Leo is 80 years old and tours the world with the internationally renowned dance-theater company Peeping Tom. On stage he’s condamned to an elderly home crowded by local extra’s in their ‘third age’. But in real life, his wife waits for him….in an elderly home in Belgium. What do you do in the third and last act of your life? And what do the seniors in other countries and cultures do when the curtain is about to fall?
Directed by: Lotte Stoops, Mieke Struyve - Choreography: Peeping Tom
Sweden; 2023 - Duration: 104 min
Almost 50-year-old ex-ballet dancer Giovanni plans a major musical breakthrough in a deeply moving yet playful film about dreams, failure, bipolar disorder and love that can never die. Inspired by real video diaries of his first love, which he filmed around 30 years ago.
Directed and choreographed by: Giovanni Bucchieri
The lonely child project
Canada; 2022 - Duration: 16,40 min
Escape into the dream world of a child: surrounded in layers of colourful zebra stripes, fairies dance the farandole under a starlit sky, Merlin the Magician casts his magical spells and the evil fairy Carabosse glares down at the merriment from high up in her jade palace.
Directed by: Stacie Dunlop, Angola Murdoch, Holly Treddenick - Choreography: Angola Murdoch, Holly Treddenick
Canada; 2022 - Duration: 9,21 min
In an imagined future, humans have been living without physical contact for a very long time for unmentioned reasons. We witness our characters interact with a mechanically simple device in a large, private space to experience the touch of another human being for the first time in the new, physically distant future
Directed by: Brittney Canda - Choreography: Kyra Jean Green
The Netherlands; 2018 - Duration: 11,13 min
The possible futures of the City of Venice and the Port of Marghera in the form of live dance, using Northscapes Collective’s installation The Port and the Fall of Icarus on the laguna’s shore as a backdrop, and a film documentary.
Directed and choreographed by: Lukáš Timulak
The Netherlands; 2023 - Duration: 11.30 min
A film about the power of perseverance and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of challenging circumstances.
Directed by: Imre van Opstal - Choreography: Batsheva Dance Company
Call of the cranes
Finland; 2023 - Duration: 4.10 min
People walking in the forest hear the call of the cranes and gather in a field. - Call of the Cranes has been made in collaboration with Myrskyryhmä and the elderly people of “Memory Gang” in Alzheimer Association of Kanta-Häme.
Directed by: Vilma Tihilä - Choreography: Intèrprets, amb Vilma Tihilä & Elli Isokoski
As the night whispers
France; 2023 - Duration: 16,48 min
On the shore, a missionary is attacked. In his wounded dreams, he meets a dazzling woman. During the day, while his handmaid is healing him, he exhausts himself to reproduce the dance of his nights.
Directed by: Thomas Le Gallic - Choreography: Iona Gauchet
France; 2023 - Duration: 1,45 min
There is more than being right or wrong, good or bad, man or woman… A spectrum where we would be respected, loved and supported for who we are, who we want to be and who we love.
Directed and choregraphed by:: Manon Servage
Kill the Minotaur
Belgium; 2023 - Duration: 6,32 min
Kill the Minotaur to escape the prison of the mind.
Directed by: Naya Kuu - Choreography: Alejandro Moya
This is where I want to be
Denmark; 2021 - Duration: 8,24 min
A life-affirming portrait of a group of women united by their age and their desire to discover new sides of themselves. As part of a dance course for people over 60 years old and led by their teacher and choreographer Julie Schmidt Andreasen, they are asked to imagine where they want to be, and to dance towards that place or state..
Directed by: Troels Hansen - Choreography: Julie Schmidt Andreasen
Denmark; 2018 - Duration: 1 min
A dance movie about the difficult search of intimacy in a mechanical and ineffective choreographic structure.
Directed by: Jan Vesala - Choreography: Antoinette Helbing
Estonia; 2023 - Duration: 7,40 min
There is a couple. Two bodies. Two beings. 1+1. Sometimes it feels like only one.
Directed by: Carlos E. Lesmes - Choreography: Arolin Raudva
Chile; 2022 - Duration: 5,25 min
The work proposes a lively sensitivity collected from the solid material that gives shape to the sculptures in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile.
Directed by: Diego Delanoe, Fernanda Simón Montoya - Choreography: Fernanda Simón Montoya
Only the dance - A year at the Paris Conservatory
France; 2022 - Duration: 22 min
A total immersion in the 4th best performing arts school in the world, at the heart of the lives of these young students, invested body and soul to make their dream come true. Their names are Oscar, Alicia, Léo, Kim, Pier, Maxime, Johan, César... They are between 16 and 18 years old and are in their third year of dance training at the prestigious Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
Directed by: Stéphane Carrel , Virginie Adoutte - Choreography: els interprètes
You are enogh
France/Austria; 2022 - Duration: 9,18 min
Embracing imperfections and fostering self-acceptance, |YOU ARE ENOUGH| is a dance film that delves into the themes of identity, diversity, and individuality. - Through the journeys of 4 individuals, the film captures the unique moments of life, exploring the beauty and complexity of humanity with poetry, sensibility, and humor.
Direcció i Choreography: Lisa Magna
France; 2022 - Duration: 26,20 min
We are the models. We hold the pose to be depicted, for our bodies to originate images and works of art. Naked, we outstandingly catch the eye. We freeze to be observed for a long time and to be meticulously examined. And yet, we always vanish.
Directed by: Bénédicte Alloing, Ellénore Lemattre - Choreography: Johanna Classe
The weight of sugar
USA; 2021 - Duration: 11,44 min
Filmed on location at a renovated historic mill, this short film uses the lens of sugar to illuminate some of the lasting effects of colonialism on women of color. With support from a strong community, a young black woman guides us toward ascension, releasing the vestiges of oppression scattered.
Directed by: Jingqiu Guan - Choreography: Bernard Brown
Argentina; 2022 - Duration:6,23 min
A Park. Two dancers searching for the way out. Throughout the journey, they encounter fantastical and real situations. Movement will propel them into the next era. A labyrinthine passage from dance in the Park.
Directed by: Iván Asnicar, Ailén Cafiso - Choreography: Ailén Cafiso
Russia; 2022 - Duration: 13,10 min
A street artist who creates gloomy graffiti wants to depict something similar on a dull gray wall next to the bar, but falls asleep from fatigue. His spray cans laying on the ground were used by a couple heading for the bar to draw something bright on the wall. More and more people join them.
Directed by: Liudmila Komrakova - Choreography: els interprets.
The future is Queer
Spain; 2022 - Duration: 13,16 min
Marc, after receiving several racist and sissyphobic comments from a gay dating app, receives a message from his transexual friend Cacao inviting him to a Ballroom.
Directed by: Cristian Sitjas - Choreography: Panterino, Javier Des Leon
UK/Spain; 2022 - Duration: 9,01 min
Jay Jay Revlon and Gorgeous Jayce Gucci share what it means to ‘speak the language’ in Barcelona’s burgeoning Ballroom community. - Directed by: Steph Tari Odu - Choreography: Jay Jay Revlon
Sean Dorsey Dance: Dreaming Trans and Queer Futures
USA; 2022 - Duration: 9,31 min
This Emmy Award-winning, visually-exquisite short is a fusion of dance film and documentary, profiling the trailblazing transgender choreographer/activist Sean Dorsey. Dorsey is celebrated as the USA's first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, and has been a leading national transgender activist for more than 20 years.
Directed by: Lindsay Gauthier - Choreography: Sean Dorsey
Taiwan; 2021 - Duration: 9,31 min
In Taiwan, "song wa si de" are workers who routinely supply gas tanks to street vendors and old residential buildings. The magical Tank Fairy delivers her tanks unlike any other - with sass, stilettos and a healthy helping of glitter. Her arrival upends the life of Jojo, a lonely ten-year-old who dreams of dancing and drag. Outcast by classmates and misunderstood by his stern, single mom, Jojo is inspired to live out loud by his fierce, propane-toting fairy godmother.
Directed by: Erich Rettstadt (雷利) - Choreography: Akuma Diva Xtravaganza (徐百川).
Germany; 2022 - Duration: 4,20 min
Dance and painting - two art forms meet in Shared Canvas. In a collaborative process dancer/choreographer Jonas Frey and painter/actor Cédric Pintarelli create a painting. Their common space transforms into an atelier and a dance studio in which the art forms merge together. While the movements of painting become visible as dance, the dance is captured in the paintings.
Directed by: Aleksej Nutz - Choreography: Jonas Frey
Greece; 2022 - Duration: 5,28 min
A group of young people come face to face with the authority that seeks to silence their freedom of expression and thus awakening their most extraordinary weapon: their art.
Directed and choreographed by: Gian Angelos Apostolidis
Germany/Turkey; 2019 - Duration: 13,27 min
Two brothers leave their father behind in his adopted German domicile. They embark on a soulful journey through their own world of childhood memory in Anatolia dancing between this world and the beyond and reveal a dark secret.
Directed by: Rain Kencana - Choreography: Kadir Memis
Spain; 2015 - Duration: 5 min
The last moments of a couple's relationship through a choreography that happens within the limited space of a car.
Directed by: Ch. Martínez - Choreography: Pere Joseph Vilaplana, Maria de Acha