3 workshops designed to allow dancers to explore how the technology and history of the camera and editing can help express, communicate, expand and create new grounds for their dance practice.
Practical exercices, guided experimentation and technical tips will aim to give dancers the basic tools and understanding to start making competent and engaging video work for communication purposes. Further the workshop will open new possibilities for experimental, artistic research work around dance and media – contextualised and enriched by historical and theoretical approaches.
All dancing techniques and levels are welcome. However, it is preferable that participants feel comfortable with a relative level of autonomy in their practice and a desire to experiment.
These workshops are technologically accessible, encouraging use of anything from a smartphone to DSLR and personal cameras.
Workshop #1 — June 29
Screen space: placing, cutting and pasting through space and creating new subjective stages to dance on.
Workshop #2 — July 6
Screen time: creating new scientific and experimental ways of observing and reconstructing the movement of the body in time.
Workshop #3 — July 13
Screen bodies: transfiguring, deterritorialising, recontextualising the body and its movement, and creating a dancing spectator body
Amelie Marandet is a french artist and cinematographer. A graduate from the historical Louis Lumiere school of film and the Institute of Political Sciences, she has been teaching DanceFilm at ACTS Dance school of Paris since 2014, and, grounded in state-of-the-art study of DanceFilm theory, has developed her own pedagogy linking knowledge in film, art and dance theory with free practical exploration aimed at pushing the boundaries of form and understanding the stakes of technical choices. Her own practice of visual arts, photography, film and performance aim at toeing that line between understanding technical mastery and finding freedom from it, exploring how the arts construct our relationship to perception of story, of the body and the Other.