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In Focus – Dance (Lens) 2020

Screendance talks, extras and bonus features

'VOID', Dir. Claire Marshall featuring Erin O’Rourke. Photo by Claire Marshall and Saroj Kumar Chauhan.

The Dance (Lens) series highlights outstanding Dance Films from Australia and internationally with artist Q&As.

Like dance, film is conveyed in time. A time which can be manipulated, accelerated, stopped and rewound at will. On-screen narratives are produced by the rhythmic combination of takes, jump-cuts, wipes, fade-ins and fade-outs — where the camera itself becomes a choreographic tool that extends beyond the physical boundaries of the body and the stage.

Dance (Lens) explores the embodiment and disembodiment of dance, speculative stages, screening history and the communal dance of watching from the other side of the screen.


Q&A | Nathan Smith & Yumi Umiumare (Botchan Retreat):

Q&A | Nathan Smith & Yumi Umiumare (Botchan Retreat):

Q&A | Gretel Taylor & Dianne Reid (Poetics of Home):

Q&A | Tracie Mitchell & Mathew Bergan (Resonance):

Q&A | Sandra Parker & Claire Marshall (Shift):

Q&A | Sandra Parker & Claire Marshall (Shift):

Q&A | Tracie Mitchell & Narelle Benjamin (I Dream Augustine):

Q&A | Tracie Mitchell & Sophie Hyde (Necessary Games):

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