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SCREENDANCE INTENSIVE 2016 : Winnipeg, MB, Canada, ­ August 8­ – 20,2016

(Registration deadline: June 1, 2016)

This intensive will explore the choreographic and filmic potential of creating dance specifically for the camera. It’s an exciting opportunity for emerging to established videographers, choreographers, filmmakers, dancers, and artists from all genres to participate in an intensive two­ week programme in screendance creation.


WEEK ONE focuses on tools, skills and aesthetics with an emphasis on creating dynamic imagery for the screen. It includes a morning movement class especially designed for this programme, specific tasks/ exercises to train the eye to create and look for energy in the frame, site­-specific exercises outside the studio, viewing footage of exercises from class and dance films from across the globe followed by critical dialogue. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on the meaning, metaphor and the politics constructed by their choices of representation.

Participants will also learn to use a camera, lighting for film, scoring a soundtrack, how to edit and storyboard.

With the support from the mentors and other participants in the intensive, during WEEK TWO all participants will take what they have learned from week one and apply that as they direct and edit their very own screendance. The intensive culminates in a SCREENING of all the participants’ films on the last Saturday of the intensive.

For this two week intensive you will want to bring devices to capture footage, such as smart phones, tablets and digital cameras to use in the exercises. Creators will be provided with technical assistance for their films as well as access to professional equipment and editing suites.

It is recommended that participants bring their own laptops to edit on.

Please also wear layered clothing that is easy to move in.


This workshop is supported by SOS Dance, Parachute Media Lab and The School Of Contemporary Dancers.

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