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IDN 2015: Dansa a la pantalla 4

Venue: Mercat de les Flors
Carrer de Lleida, 59, 08004
Barcelona
Screening

SHORT

  • You Will Fall Again /Alex Pachon

The door is closed. A bunch of keys are on the floor.
Someone is sleeping in a wheelchair.
And a crack is begginnig to form on the ceiling.

  • Off Ground / Boudewyn Koole

One space; two people: a man and woman. Two strands of consciousness and time become entwined. In the first, a mother and son are connected in a loving game. In the second, her body goes into decline and she is drawn off to the side, their hands slipping from one another’s. This film explores the boundaries between life and death, body and soul, and reality and imagination.

  • Egon/ Michiel van Jaarsveld & Thom Stuart

Symptoms of influenza mean the last days in the life of the Austrian painter Egon Schiele (1890-1918) seem to be played out beyond the confines of a set time and space. His stylised portraits come to live and edge him further towards death. Choreographer Stuart has transformed his images into a transparent movement language that by turns follows and ignores the music by Alexander von Zemlinsky. The rawly expressive and confrontational imagery reflects the powerful effect of Schiele’s drawings and paintings.

  • Tango Brasileiro/ Billy Cowie

Tango Brasileiro is a poignant mix of archive footage from 1930s Rio de Janeiro with the words and performance of contemporary dancer Gabriela Alcofra, working with British filmmaker Billy Cowie.

  • Intrinsic Moral Evil/ Harm Weistra/Fernando Dominguez

Intrinsic Moral Evil seems to be a tale of identity and coming of age. But above all, the three dancers play with the viewer’s perception and expectations. The layered story gradually develops; revealing its last secrets just before the end credits start. Inviting the audience to make their own interpretation.

  • Vanishing Points/ Marites Carino

Like two molecules unknowingly affecting one another in space and briefly crossing paths, conceptual hip-hop dancers collide and share fleeting moments of intimate synchronicity on the streets of Montreal. Sucked into a choreographic time warp, viewers slowly realize things are not as they seem.

  • La otra por si misma/ Julia Martos

Using movement as a means, this work presents a journey through the identification process suffered by an individual whose true nature is supressed under his own representation. A character who searches for his identification through the look of others, a character who needs some customization to distinguish himself from others.

  • Pachamama/ Sonia Prado

We have forgotten that nature does not require humanity to exist. However, although we do need it to continue living, we destroy, weaken and modify it at our whim, cutting down her lungs and poisoning her water. We should stop to think what Mother Earth feel and how weak it feels. We should stop to listen! To feel her pain, suffering her anger and her impotence. And then, fight with her, breathe and protect her.

  • Human Noise/ Dolores Casal

Human Noise is a European dance film showing different individuals with a critical view on modern urban society. Through the movement we would like to reflect the competitiveness among the people and differences between work and high classes. After the noise arrives the calm and peaceful. Modern society is driving by fashion not by ideology or political ideas. To say fashion means institutionalized consumer seduction of the senses, rapid variation of shapes, proliferation of new models, large scale of artificial needs, the noise is a consequence.

Several artists from Belgium, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Spain are collaborating on this project shooting in Rotterdam, Brussels and Barcelona directed by Lola Lojo.

  • The Try Out/ Jessica Wright/Morgann Runacre

An unlikely candidate finds that things are not quite as they seem when he arrives to try out for a traditional Choro band. Pressed into playing a possessed tambourine, the world around him quickly spirals out of control.

  • Dual/ Margaret Williams

Dual is a free-style duet, filmed on the streets of Cascavel and with hip hop at its heart, continuing the collaboration between movement director Jonzi D and director Margaret Williams.


We have reserved seats for people who use wheelchairs. Please, contact us at publics@mercatflors.cat so we can guarantee good care