To this day, scientists are puzzled over the mysterious dance rage that broke out in Strasbourg in July 1518 and which developed into a mass phenomenon in which many of the participants died from exhaustion. Together with the composer Mica Levi, the director Jonathan Glazer set to film the event - with the help of dancers who were in isolation during the corona pandemic.
Writer/Director: Jonathan Glazer - Dancers: Andrey Berezin, Botis Seva, Ditta Miranda Jasjfi, Germaine Acogny, Jamila Johnson-Small, Kaori Ito, Nazareth Panadero, Oleg Stepanov, Tsai-Chin Yu - Music: Mica Levi - Production: Academy Films - on behalf of BBC Films, BBC Arts and Sadler's Wells, Artangel
Dance, Little Chick (Danse, Poussin)
with English subtitles
Duration: 13:03 min
Louis is eight years old. She and her young mother Marianne have a very close relationship. Although tonight, during the Fest Noz in Brittany their bond is not as strong as usual, an disturbing dancer leads them away from the crowd.
Director: Clémence Dirmeikis - Dancer: Lucie Germon, Shaina Lagadec-Livolant, Jonathan Le Guennec - Composer: Heikki Bourgault, Morgane Labbé, Yann-Franch Kemener - Production: Respiro Productions - Producer: Amélie Queret
Shadow Animals (Skuggdjur)
Duration: 21:35 min
with English subtitles
A young girl follows her parents to a party where she experiences assorted grown-up rituals. As the evening progresses, she finds the adults’ behavior increasingly strange. Everyone tries to fit in but not everyone succeeds.
Director/Choreographer: Jerry Carlsson - DOP: Marcus Dineen - Dance Company: Gothenburg Opera’s Dance Company - Dancer: Ayla Turin, Cecilia Milocco, Peter Melin, Zana Penjweni, Danielle De Vries, Anthony Lomuljo - Costumes: Mia Andersson - Producer: Frida Martensson - Production: Garagefilm International AB
The Last Children (Les Derniers Enfants du Causse)
in French with English subtitles
Duration: 11:00 min
In 2019, 400 French primary schools were affected by a school reform that will bring isolated rural schools together in centralized educational institutions. ‘The Last Children’ is a choreographic film that was filmed with a single camera shot with children in a school on the eve of its closure. “The Last Children is a poetic story full of joy and hope which takes the viewer on a journey into the imagination of a village, where fiction and reality merge. The jury was impressed by the inventive parallel storytelling and the creative engagement of the community. An ode to the end of a passing era.” Short Wave Festival – Poland 2020 – Best Dance Film
Director & Choreographer : Fu LE - Dancers : Children of the school of Saint-Martin-Labouval - Voice : Michel Galaret - DOP : Alexander Viollet - Music : Julien Langlois - Production : Imagista, Les films du Texmex, Tetrapode - Support : Ateliers Médicis, Région Occitanie, JM-France, Spedidam