Dance Films

SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 2015: 2pm

DJ, David Hevey, UK, 2014, 7:44m.
DJ is a dance instructor in various settings. Living his creative dream, he is a successful grant-aided dance-artist. Part of the ‘Shape Creatives’ series. 
Available online to watch at: English with English sub-titles.

Access All Areas! Ju Gosling aka ju90, UK, 2014, 10:51m.
In January 2014 Cecil Sharp House, the HQ of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, became accessible to wheelchair users for the first time. Ju went to explore… Available to watch free online at: No speech.

All Fall Down, Helen Crocker, UK, 2015, 5m.
Video of a Research & Development performance of All Fall Down (AFD) at Gloucester Park as part of Carnival 2015. AFD is inspired by horse whisperers and the success of Equine Therapy with Veterans (and others) with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Working with a live liberty horse, professional disabled and non-disabled dancers and an integrated community cast, the work explores the theme of recovery. English with English sub-titles.

Tae Catford, Let the hand speak, UK, 2015, 5:51m.
Inspired by a quote from Carl Jung “Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” I wanted to distil the essence of freedom that I feel when I dance into my hand. This is especially important to me because I have some difficulties in control and sensation in my hands, which is probably due to trauma to my head as a teenager and I have worked hard to overcome these difficulties. For me this film is a triumph of human spirit and living our truth. No speech.

A Lifetime, CP Lucas Kao and Charmaine Gilbert, UK, 2010, 2:30m.
Inspired by the poem, A Lifetime by Ron Butlin, Edinburgh’s poet laureate, the film tells the story of Fiona, a woman in her 50s fascinated by the swans which recall her memory as a ballet dancer, a story about a woman’s struggle to let go of her past. Available to watch free online at: English: no sub-titles.

A Portrait of Marc Brew, Jamiel Laurence & Lewis Landini, UK, 2014, 5:30m. An intimate and highly personal dance film depicting the acclaimed dancer and choreographer in the studio. After seeing his work on stage and subsequently dancing with him for an extended period, Scottish Ballet dancers Lewis Landini and Jamiel Laurence approached Marc to create a film to show the character of the artist they had come to know. An excerpt is available to watch free online at: English: no sub-titles.

With grateful thanks to our funders: Arts Council England, with further support fromTrinity Buoy Wharf, Countryside Properties, Davenport Venue and Events Management and London Borough of Newham.