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Cinedans Festival 2011
Nature rests during the winter months; the bears are fast asleep in their warm dens. Cinedans, however, is leaping into action and bringing dance film to life.
Over 300 makers from more than 30 different countries submitted work to this ninth edition of the Cinedans Dance On Screen Festival. And this year Cinedans on Tour travelled to more cities than ever before: from Maastricht to Mexico City.
A very special thanks goes to all the partners of Cinedans 2011, as well as to the various funding organizations that support the festival, and to Dioraphte, which will once again be providing two coveted dance film awards, the Dioraphte Cinedans Jury Award and the Dioraphte Encouragement Award.
Nowadays, the duet between dance and film is being approached from a wide range of perspectives, using the very latest techniques. It’s striking how many of this year’s filmmakers use high-speed cameras, extreme slow motion, 3D techniques, 35mm film, black and white footage, or a nostalgic sepia finish. They prove that original, creative and innovative dance films are still operating at the boundaries of the time and space that define the realm of dance.
In 2011, Cinedans once again presents a varied and up-to-the-minute dance film programme that offers a counterweight to the fleeting nature of dance and the distractions of everyday life.
artistic director Cinedans