INARI SALMIVAARA (FIN) 5 IN A WORK NOT CITED "THE SPECTACLE" 2009
fragment of a registration of Inari's most recent performance. Finnish dancer and choreographer, works with musicians, video artists, visual artists. Spoken language plays an important conceptual role in her strictly organized
performances where dancing is dancing, space is space and time is time.
ILSE MELIS (NL) zonder titel 1 2009 2:00
Visual studies about movements of the body, her own body. Looking at those
movements in such an isolated way that they become surrealistic. Ilse is working on possibillities to present those works in a way, f.i. in architecture, that time does not play a role anymore. The minimal movements keep the figure in a sort of balance, a meditative way of being.
KAREL DOING (NL) Jinx 2005 9:00 Betacam, colour
Jinx is a bad spirit or a hopeless situation. In this short dancefilm the jinx is stronger then two breathtaking women, dancing their last dance. A telephone and a car are the only attributes, a lonely road between sea, sand and wind is the location. A short, rough film in vivid colours. Jinx is a collaboration of Karel Doing and the
Rotterdam based dance-group Lieber Gorilla.
BRITT KOOTSTRA (NL/FIN) The journey 2009 4:08
Four woman in a row. They make rhythmic movements, and they enjoy it. It is not clear what the backgound of the movements is: it could be some woman's fitness, or an exercise for a sitting line-dance, the film leaves it all open.
BART VEGTER (NL): in Need of Space, Bart Vegter 1982 5:00
The animation films by this Rotterdam filmmaker are a tribute to light, colour, form and movement. As a filmmaker Bart Vegter developes his works with the look of a painter, a sculptor or a choreographer.
ELAINE SUMMERS (US) Two girls downtown Iowa, 1973 3:00
Since it was not possible to receive Elaine Summers' film Absence and presence in time, Thomas Körtvelyessy was so kind to lend us another early experimental dance film by Summers:
'Two girls downtown Iowa' 1973 of which film we will show an 8 minute fragment.
TOINE HORVERS (NL): Kantelen 1981 3:00 Beeldruimte s'Hertogenbosch
Beeldruimte was an art initiative in an old workshop. Toine Horvers confronted the size and power of his body with the different architectural elements in the space. He developed 5 movement studies which he performed live for an audience. In Toppling he found out that it was just possible to throw himself to and fro between
ILSE MELIS (NL) zonder titel 2 2009 2:00
Dreamy, sensual, gentle movements, fingers and flesh. The effect of projection on projection intensifies this caleidoscopic atmosphere.......