The State of: screen-based dance by Jen McLachlan

08.09.09
Routes, © Alex Reuben I turn my back on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon, and head to a shabby but enthusiastic Filmhouse for another dance shorts programme. I get progressively more disheartened. Partly this stems from being one of only seven people sharing this curatorial experience – of which at least three are staff plus I suspect a hidden filmmaker or two. To sit ...
Screen-based dance by Jen McLachlan

08.09.09
Danse Macabre, directed by Pedro Pires From over nine years of commissioning and viewing screen-based dance, these are the seven that most vividly remain in my mind.  They span the spectrum of what is considered screen-based dance and include experimental films, choreographic objects and installations. 1. Alt-I-Alt, Torbjørn Skårild, 2003 Synopsis: …when all is said and done, conclusions are not so important after all. Alt-I-Alt is an ...