Festival 2019

Dance Umbrella Film Series: Sunday Shorts

  • Barbican Cinema
  • Sun 13 October
  • by Oona Doherty
  • Barbican Cinema
  • Sun 20 October
  • by Freddie Opoku-Addaie
  • Barbican Cinema
  • Sun 27 October
  • by Gitta Wigro
  • Admission: £11 & £12 (concessions available)
  • Duration: 120 mins
  • Age guidance: Rating 12A

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  • Pilgrimage (2017) Marlene Millar

  • Crashing Waves (2018) by Emma Gilbertson

Three Sunday afternoons to relax, sit back and enjoy invention by directors and choreographers inspired by the power of dance on film. Take a look through a different lens.

Curated by Dance Umbrella in partnership with the Barbican

DU: Sunday Shorts 1 | Sun 13 Oct +

A mixed bill of short films specially curated by Northern Irish choreographer Oona Doherty.

Marking the first of three Sundays featuring choreographically-inspired films, this programme is brought together by Dance Umbrella Featured Artist 2019 Oona Doherty.

Combining her own works with long-time collaborator Director Luca Truffarelli alongside other artists driven by the power of dance and film, the programme reveals in Oona’s own words “masculinity in all its beauty and ugliness, the viral youth, grey skies and screaming hearts”.

Curated by Dance Umbrella Featured Artist 2019 Oona Doherty.

Hope Hunt promo (2017) Oona Doherty + Luca Truffarelli, UK
Concrete Song (2017) Oona Doherty, Dave Tynan, Hugh O’Connor, UK
Lazarus & the Birds of Paradise (2016) Oona Doherty + Luca Truffarelli, UK
Sugar Army (2018) Oona Doherty + Luca Truffarelli, UK
Meat Kalidascope (2018) Oona Doherty + Luca Truffarelli, UK
Helium (2018) Oona Doherty + Luca Truffarelli, UK
Heartbreak (2017) Dave Tynan, UK
Sonny (2017) Rubber Bandits, UK
Dad’s Best Friend (2014) Rubber Bandits, UK
Here and Through (2016) Luca Truffarelli, UK
The Wilderness Within (2019) Luca Truffarelli + Neil Fleming Brown, UK

DU: Sunday Shorts 2 | Sun 20 Oct +

Driven by the power of the body in motion this mixed bill reveals artists inspired to create worlds beyond the everyday.

The second festival Sunday of choreographic cinema includes an eclectic programme of shorts with a common interest in the communicative potential of the body, seeking to shift the viewer’s centre. The films are created by local and global artists with a unique perspective in what moves us.

Curated by Dance Umbrella Guest Programmer Freddie Opoku-Addaie under the scope of his Out of the System project.

THICK AND GREY (2013) Jorge Crecis and Jesus Robisco, ES
Ina (Light) (2018) Aneil Karia & Alesandra Seutin | Vocab Dance, UK
Ease On Down (2017) The Motion Dance Collective, UK
Line Dance (2004) Alex Reuben, UK
Don’t Look at the Finger (2017) Hetain Patel, UK
Rain Makers (2018) Qudus Onikeku, UK

DU: Sunday Shorts 3 | Sun 27 Oct +

One, Two, Many: An international programme presenting award-winning shorts from around the world.

The third and final programme of choreographic films within Dance Umbrella festival features work from Finland, Canada, Czech Republic, USA and the UK.

One of the simplest counting systems among human languages is: one, two, many. The individual; the pair; and the group. Eight films spin and weave to create a portrait of one, a pull between two, and dynamics between many.

Curated by Gitta Wigro, freelance dance film programmer.

Vertical (2017) Eddie Frost, UK
Bhairava (2017) Marlene Millar, CA
Pilgrimage (2017) Marlene Millar, CA
Swarm (2017) Emma Miranda Moore, UK
Cargo (2017) Jasmin Ellis, DE
Crashing Waves (2018) Emma Gilbertson, UK
Separate Sentences (2016) Austin Forbord, USA
JA:PA (2018) Jiri Karmasin, CZ
Globe Trot (2014) Mitchell Rose, USA

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