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REELING: Dance on Screen

May 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - May 29, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

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REELING: Dance on Screen

May 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - May 29, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

May 13th – May 29th

REELING: Dance on Screen is a series of  film screenings presented by Mile Zero Dance, every second year. Each time the breadth, scope, and quality improves greatly along with technical knowhow, as the form expands and more filmmakers become aware of dance as a viable medium.

Dancers across the planet have been working within constraints as they make work, alone at home or in vast locations. This year’s curation has a strong theme of cultural representation, and many of the selected pieces carry support for Black Lives Matter or involve dancers existing and occupying city spaces, and are from countries including Brazil, Cuba, Tokyo, Nigeria and more!

With over 1,000 international submissions received in 2021, our judges and curators are very excited to share their favorite selection of dance films that celebrate diverse bodies and abilities, dances that take over buildings and environments, and dances that take minimalism and the body to new artistic levels.

Also as part of the festival, local film maker Shawn Tse will host two open panel discussions on Facebook to discuss the evolving medium of dance on film. Everyone is welcome!

Schedule of Events

Panel Discussions

Local filmmaker Shawn Tse will also host two open panel discussions on Facebook to discuss the evolving medium of dance on film. Everyone is welcome!

May 13th – 12PM MDT
Dance Film Organizers
CO-PRESENTED BY ALBERTA DANCE ALLIANCE

What is Dance Film and where do organizers think it is going? A discussion about making space with Dance Film.
FREE EVENT on Facebook Live

May 20th – 6PM MDT
DYNAMITE, Screening and Conversation
CO-PRESENTED BY ALBERTA DANCE ALLIANCE

With Creators (Leila Jarman & Maceo Paisley) and Edmonton-based artists.
FREE EVENT on Facebook Live

 

Film Screenings

All screenings are available to watch on demand after each launch event, until June 5. 
View the complete list of films playing at REELING: Dance on Screen. May 14 – 7 PM MDT
Digital Screening 1: Struggle
CO-PRESENTED BY METRO CINEMA

A collection of short dance-films that explore themes of struggle, both within oneself and within society. Each work uniquely showcases how dancers around the world have overcome challenges, through the use of their own unique creativity and resourcefulness.
Tickets: $15 or pay-what-you-can

May 21 – 7 PM MDT
Digital Screening 2: Divergence
CO-PRESENTED BY METRO CINEMA

A collection of short dance-films that situate the body as the work of art, not just as the subject moving. Each film challenges you to look at dance on film through various viewpoints and stages of execution, drawing questions like: what is a dance film? Does it need a body? Is dance an inner state as well as an outer expression? Is a dancer’s body their identity? Is an editor a choreographer?

Tickets: $15 or pay-what-you-can

May 29th – 10 PM MDT
Drive-in Movie Screening: Departures
CO-PRESENTED BY BONNIE DOON SHOPPING CENTRE

Touching on themes of world travel and immigration and how the body is the home, not the city or country, this collection of short dance films crosses urban spaces with Mother Nature, showing the tensions and satisfactions between the two landscapes.
Tickets: $25 per car 

 

 

 

Organizers

Mile Zero Dance
Metro Cinema