Dance on Screen (Film Shorts)
Sunday 8th March 09 (4.00pm)
Phoenix Picturehouse booking in person or by phone on 08717042062
As part of the Dancin’ Oxford Dance Festival 2009, Dance on Screen offers an opportunity to see the best of dance film shorts. This event will feature the premier of five short films by Oxford-based dance film-makers (commissioned by OFVM), plus screenings of dance shorts by accomplished regional, national and international dance film-makers.
OFVM commissioned films:
TripSwitch – Naomi Morris.
Lighting the human body in motion. Exploring positive and negative spaces. Finding abstract forms, patterns and textures.
Nietzsche’s Oxygen – Jo Fairfax and Fiona Millward.
A visually eloquent, yet melancholic film that draws on animated image, text, movement, and sound. Exploring the pursuit of freedom to make way for values of personal excellence and creative acts over the herd instinct.
Half a Dozen Roses – Joe Lott.
"Love, in the opinion of wise men, is nothing other than madness." (Orlando Furioso, Ariosto, 1532) So, why do we all crave insanity? Half a Dozen Roses is a collection of six short films on the theme of love. Together they weave the story of a modern relationship in crisis.
Into Your Arms – Ruth Pethybridge.
An intimate look at Argentinean Tango that attempts to go beyond the stereotypes and get inside the dance and its illusive embrace.
Forms of Freedom – Helen Edwards.
A dance film reflection on Participatory Arts Practice in a Women’s Forensic Unit. The work is a non-linear narrative compassionately, reflectively and evocatively dancing the cultural natures of choice and freedom, through movement gestures and weaving of images of inner and outer landscapes.
For further information about the films or the screening please contact Gary Shenton on production@