South Australian dance and film lovers are in for a mini-winter festival with the presentation of the spectacular "FLOW: Dance On Screen Series".
Presented by Australian Dance Theatre’s International Centre for Choreography (ICC) and in partnership with Mercury CX (formerly the Screen Resource Centre), "FLOW" offers audiences the chance to indulge in some of the best short dance films from across the globe.
Running over the nights of September 17 and 18 at Adelaide’s beautiful Mercury Cinema, "FLOW" has a different program each evening curated by ADT Artistic Director Garry Stewart and ICC producer, Margie Medlin. It also includes a selection of acclaimed, international short films from Cinedans On Tour, the 2021 travelling edition of the renowned Cinedans Fest in Amsterdam. This is the second time ADT has engaged in a partnership with this esteemed dance-on-screen festival.
A highlight will be the multi-award winning short film, The Circadian Cycle, directed by Stewart and featuring the extraordinary dancers of ADT.
The Circadian Cycle has screened at more than a dozen international film festivals since its world premiere in 2020, winning a number of awards. Featuring spectacular natural locations across SA, the film charts the cycle of a day – sunrise, midday, late afternoon into night – "using the dancing to express animality and creaturehood in confluence with the complex processes of nature".
“I loved creating this film. Filming dance in these somewhat forbidding locations is not for the faint-hearted and our dancers rose to the challenge beautifully. The positive responses we have received from film festivals around the globe is incredibly gratifying,” says Stewart. “One of the impacts of Covid has been the plethora of dance film projects that have been produced around the world as choreographers and dancers have turned away from the stage to work with a variety of technologies including film."
Each of the international films will be an Australian premiere. They include French film, Never Twenty One, a deeply moving tribute to young American victims of gun violence. From the Netherlands, Memories of the Future attempts to overcome the distances enforced by the coronavirus pandemic. Ali, from Germany and Turkey, features two brothers who leave their adopted homeland and embark on a soulful journey through their childhood memories, and Fibonacci from the Czech Republic, depicts a human flock’s flow through wavy fields until an unenlightened hunter crosses its path.
Tickets for FLOW: Dance On Screen Series are available online now from the Mercury CX: here.
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