Following the groundbreaking Film and Dance conference in August 2011, which probed this rising new art form, the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) presents a Film and Dance workshop series with internationally acclaimed choreographer and filmmaker Jeannette Ginslov on Hiddingh Campus from 18-22 July.
The workshops are free and a maximum of 25 participants can be accommodated. Participants will be divided into teams of 5-6; each team will create a short film which will be screened on 11 August at the Baxter Dance Film Festival.
The application deadline is 30 May 2012. For more details,contact the GIPCA office on 021 480 7156 / firstname.lastname@example.org
About Jeannette Ginslov:
Jeannette Ginslov is a specialist in Dance on Screen – a filmmaker, producer and facilitator for screen and the internet. She is Artistic Director of Walking Gusto Productions, producer of MoveStream, Facilitator for Montage Media Facilitations and Co-Ordinator for 60secondsdance.dk.
Ginslov facilitates screendance workshops internationally and directs, shoots and edits her own screendance works that centre around Affect, the moving body and its digital materiality. She holds a MA in Choreography from Rhodes University, and a MSc in Media Art & Imaging – Screendance from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Scotland.
Most recently she has been Artist in Residence at MEDEA, Malmö University, in Sweden, collaborating with Susan Kozel on the augmented reality screendance work AffeXity. Her most recent dance video, commissioned by the Danish Dance Theatre, Autopsy | Eros “la petite mort”, has been screened internationally at eight different screendance festivals. In April this year she was in Kigali, Rwanda facilitating screendance workshops at the Ishyo Arts Centre and has just returned from Hollywood, California where she conducted MoveStream interviews with screendance makers for Dance Camera West.
Why learn about screendance?
The genre of screendance has grown phenomenally across the globe in the last decade. Dance practitioners are realising that this interdisciplinary medium – a cross-over of video, video art and dance – is not only vital to the survival of their practice but that it is also a recognised art form. Dance practitioners (be they dancers, choreographers or producers) aware of the power of the digital materialization of the moving body, are turning to this medium for the production of dance in a new medium, choreographic research, documentation, archives and promotion.
The power of the internet provides an alternate platform for dance makers to screen, share and promote their work. Increasingly this outlet is also being used as a social choreographic tool, encouraging creative networked outcomes and new takes on the medium of screendance works.