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AUG 13 | Virtual

 

Swing out to the Lindy Hop in South Korea. Traverse an Argentinian ecological reserve with a Teatro Colon ballet prodigy. Navigate a raging river in Switzerland with a gaggle of amphibious dancers. Climb up the façade of a Vietnamese dance center. Camp out and dance in the South Australian landscape.

 

Special thanks to program partners at Cinedans Netherlands.

 

Time & Location 

7pm EDT on YouTube.

The link for the 7pm broadcast will be posted here on the day of the event. The video will be available to watch for 10 days after the premiere and will expire on Aug 23rd.


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Program


ARABESQUE VIETNAM

Our Stories 

Vietnam

Choreographed by Lim Sunyoung, Nguyễn Tấn Lộc, and Emeritus Ngô Thụy Tố Như, the viewer travels up the side of a building in Ho Chi Minh City, discovering different dances taking place on each floor.

 

About the Company

There is one independent contemporary dance company in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Arabesque. Under the Artistic Direction of Nguyễn Tấn Lộc, an alumnus of Tokyo’s Fujisato Ballet Company, and the guidance of Kiev-trained ballerina (Ngô Thụy Tố Như), this striking Vietnamese company has worked hard to find a new vocabulary of movement in a country where contemporary dance is rarely taught or presented. With pieces like The Mist, the ensemble aims to bridge the gap between the traditional —from folk dances to the small gestures that define everyday relationships in Vietnamese culture—and a global contemporary dance scene. 

https://www.facebook.com/arabesque.official/

 

AUSTRALIAN DANCE THEATRE

The Circadian Cycle 

Australia

Drawn upon choreography from Australian Dance Theatre’s award-winning mainstage work The Beginning of Nature, the dance is transplanted into the South Australian landscape. The Circadian Cycle examines morphology, biological rhythm, and animal behavior. The film charts a day from sunrise to evening, moving through cycles of nature, from nascence and awakening to predation and death.

 

About the Company

Australian Dance Theatre is Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary dance company and the longest-running in the country. For over 50 years Australian Dance Theatre has pioneered new work that has contributed to defining dance in this region. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Australian Dance Theatre is at the forefront of Australian contemporary dance, committed to creating dance works of the highest standard that are intellectually and artistically compelling. With its repertoire extending beyond the stage to include film, interactive installations, gallery exhibitions and works for public spaces, ADT has been the recipient of numerous awards.

www.adt.org.au

BOLLWERKFILM

Downriver

Switzerland

Water – Leonardo da Vinci called it ‘the blood of the planet’. A group of people emerges from the water. They try to resist the current of the river and the stream of people in the city, but have to surrender to the flow and are washed ashore. Stranded on the shore, they seek for hold and refuge. In the course of the film ‘against or with the flow’, ‘resistance and devotion’ manifest as primal instincts, as a survival strategy.

 

About the Company

Andrea Boll creates dance films (bollwerkfilm), dance pieces for the stage and site-specific formats in public spaces and nature (bollwerk). She is based in Zurich and works internationally as dance filmmaker, choreographer and dance teacher.

bollwerk-andreaboll.com

JIVA VELAZQUEZ

WalkINN | World Broadcast Premiere

Paraguay

Walking or riding the bike can be seen as a form of dancing in which pendulum motion appears and creates a rhythm. This video is a solo dancer’s ride across the trail of the ecological reserve in Buenos Aires, finding a new stage within which to move and express.

 

About the Artist

Jiva José Velázquez Panadam was born in 21 of july in 1995 in asunción Paraguay. Started his dance studies at 6 years old at the Municipal Institute of Asunción, getting the title of dancer in the year 2009. Continued his studies in the Superior Institute of Bellas Artes between 2010 and 2012. In 2013, With 17 years he joined as back up of the Ballet Estable of Teatro Colón under the direction of Lidia Segni. In February of 2014 he becomes former dancer from the Ballet Estable of the Teatro Colón trough audition. In 2016 received an invitation to participate in the international ballet competition of Varna, getting to the 2nd round. In the Company he danced roles in the ballets of Cinderella (Franz), Swan Lake (Benno, Jester), Sylvia (Goats), Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio), Don Quixote (Basilio, Gipsy Chief), Bruch (Turquoise Couple), Theme and Variations (Soloist), Por Vos Muero by Nacho Duato, Sleeping Beauty (Jewels), Nutcracker by Nureyev (Chinese). In october of 2017 Guest as principal at the Modern and Classical Ballet of Paraguay Dancing Swan Lake (Prince Sigfried) Corsair ( Ali the Slave )

www.facebook.com/jiva.velazquez

TEAM AJC / ANDY SEO

As a Part of Lindy Hop Evolution | World Broadcast Premiere

South Korea

Team AJC shares the joy of the Korean Lindy Hop scene back to New York, where the form was born among the Black community in the 1920’s. Three performances include a creative choreographed performance meshing Lindy Hop and Vernacular Jazz, a smooth and rhythmical couple showcase, and a group partnered dance which is inspired by Whitey’s Lindy Hopper’s Big Apple performance.

 

About the Company

Team AJC is a Lindy Hop dance troupe led by Andy Seo who is a Lindy Hop and vernacular jazz dancer, teacher, choreographer and performer based in Seoul, Korea. With dynamic, groovy, and full of character, Andy is one of the emerging artists in the swing dance world. Team AJC loves to create an authentic and new style at the same time, inspired by old-timers from the Lindy hop and great dancers from different dance genres.

www.facebook.com/AuJaCer