Dance Films 2013

Physically Being Me, Louise Wildish for Community Dance Foundation, 9 mins, 2013. Physically Being Me explores the positive journeys and thoughts of six disabled people who dance from their point of view. This film was created with the Community Film Unit and was funded through the award winning Speak Up Film Fund.

Unbreakable, Aislinn Lewis, Neil Smith, and Marie-Louise Flexen, 14 mins, 2011. Original Music Score by Steve Skinley. Shot in the studio and outdoor urban locations in Gloucestershire. A personal exploration of Aislinn Lewis as a dancer with spinal muscular atrophy, exploring relationships between disabled and non-dancers and the effects of these interactions on both dancers and audiences. Produced by Aislinn Lewis & GDance and funded by Arts Council England.

Beyond The Surface, Kevin Clifford & Marie- Louise Flexen, 6 mins, 2011. Velcro Dance Company. Original Score by Steve Skinley. Shot underwater on location at Quenington Swimming Pool, and loosely based on the Little Mermaid. Produced by GDance and funded by Arts Council England.

Walls of Freedom, Lisa May Thomas with GDance, 7 mins, 2013. This work, commissioned by GDance, was created by their inclusive youth dance company in collaboration with Bristol-based director Lisa May Thomas. The company journey through Blackfriar’s Priory, exploring moments of restriction and freedom found in their relationships with the site and each other.

Hang-ups, Anton French, Sophie Partridge and Tina Carter, 11 mins, 2012. Film maker Anton French documents collaborators Sophie Partridge and Tina Carter as they create an aerial-dance duet exploring disability aerial. The film discloses their personal reasons for undertaking the project intercut with sections of the duet they created. Curious Films. Produced by Tina Carter and funded by Creative Canterbury and The Circus Space.

Water burns sun, The Olimpias, 7 mins, 2009. A Butoh dancer sheds light on skin, water, ghosts and the meanings of “cripple”. Part of The Olimpias’ Burning Performance installations.

Journey to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, 8 mins, 2011. Social somatics, social sculpture: a participatory performance focused on the Peter Eisenman Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe. The disabled people of Germany sued for access to the site, and lost. A ritual action re-imagines a memorial of life. Filmed at the Movement, Somatics and Writing Symposium at the University of Michigan.

WaltzMikko Keinonen, 2003. Risto LÂng is a lifelong wheelchair user as well as a national dance champion. His wife is short statured. The film follows their relationship as they tackle the challenges inherent in a performance-based career. Produced by Tahvo Hirvonen / Pettufilmi Oy. Together! with KynnysKINO

Defining the Ineffable, David Bower, 5 mins, 2012. Performed by Signdance Collective International and edited by Jamie Griffin at Flyte Studios. We wanted to propose an idea as to how we could identify the moment when ‘thought’ occurs and all that it entails. The film describes a possible method of research and it takes dramatic licensce in that it implies discovery. The convention used is investigative dance theatre. First shown as an installation at Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery in September 2012 as part of The Meeting Room exhibition.