The three-day festival is the only one of its kind in Scotland. It will feature four screenings of short films from around the world, free public seminars of presentations from UK and international artists, a workshop with The Motion Dance Collective, and innovative installations. It also offers an opportunity for anyone involved in screen dance to meet and network with industry peers.
“It’s been so exciting to be able to create this event in Perth with the team at Perth Theatre and Horsecross Arts,” said the festival director, Simon Fildes. “We are incredibly honoured and fortunate to have amazing award-winning film makers from places as far as USA and Canada coming to this event to share their experience and knowledge. This is not an opportunity that people should miss.”
Screendance is an expanding genre created by combining choreography with the language of cinema. Although dance has been a subject of film since the birth of cinema, it is increasingly becoming accepted as a genre in its own right with over such 100 festivals worldwide. The oldest – Dance On Camera in New York – is 50 years old.
Dance film-makers have been submitting films in the hope of winning the Screen.Dance Awards with winners winning a cash prize and chance to be part of the permanent public collection at Threshold Artspace, Perth’s museum of contemporary art. Audiences will be able to see the shortlisted films at public screenings over two evenings
Screen.Dance forms part of Perth Dance Festival, which also sees local and visiting dance companies perform in Perth Concert Hall in The Great Big Dance Show.
Screen.Dance is @ Perth Theatre from Mon 6 – Wed 8 May 2019
The Great Big Dance Show is @ Perth Concert Hall on Sun 12 May 2019
Choreographic Sharings with Danielle Tyrer, Siobhan Marshall, and Alice Wilkins is @ Perth Theatre on Sat 25 May 2019