September 9 – 11 (10:00 – 14:00)
Every year, in the frame of the BIDFF Expand section, Bucharest International Dance Film Festival invites renowned dance filmmakers to Bucharest to teach intensive workshops for Romanian artists.
In 2022, we have invited Omari ‘Motion’ Carter, the founder of the award-winning screendance production company The Motion Dance Collective, to coordinate the Screendace Lab at The National Centre for Dance in Bucharest between the 8th and 11th of September. Moreover, the British artist is also part of the festival jury this year.
About the lab
Within this workshop, participants will gain an insight into the production process of a screendance work and explore exercises that develop a practice that bridges the gap between moving body and moving image.
From mediation to idea, we will look at the choreography in front of the camera, the choreography of the camera, and the choreography developed in the edit, as participants aim to create short digital-dance experiments throughout the three days. Together we will gain practical experience with tools that inject an essence of hybridity into our own ongoing practices.
About Omari ‘Motion’ Carter
Omari ‘Motion’ Carter is a screendance practitioner, hip-hop culture aficionado and body percussionist based in London (UK).
A first-class BA (Hons) degree in Performing Arts at London Metropolitan University led Omari to perform for 7 years in the West End and international touring productions of ‘Stomp!’. During this time, Omari choreographed, directed, performed, and produced a varied reel of dance-film with screendance production company, The Motion Dance Collective, which he founded in 2011.
Omari is a graduate of the trailblazing Master’s degree in Screendance at London Contemporary Dance School, where he currently works as a lecturer in dance.
Most recently, Omari has created immersive-digital dance for Pavilion Dance South West (Bournemouth, UK), features twice in Vol. 12 of The International Journal of Screendance, and was a speaker and workshop leader at STATE OF THE ART: International Symposium on Screendance at UW-Madison (USA).
For more information about his work, please visit www.motiondancecollective.com.
Dates: 9th, 10th, 11th of September 2022
Hours: 10:00 – 14:00
Location: The National Centre for Dance in Bucharest
The workshop is conducted in English.
Maximum number of participants: 15
The workshop is dedicated to dancers, performers, choreographers, theater and film directors, directors of photography, and visual artists who want to explore the dance film genre. Students from academies with a profile in dance, theater, film, and visual arts are encouraged to participate.
Participation in the workshop is free and is based on registration by email at .
The content of the email must include the CV/biography/portfolio of the participants, along with a paragraph in which the artists mention what type of video equipment they can bring to the workshop (camera, tripod, other camera accessories, computer, equipment sound, mobile phones, tablets, etc).
Participation in the workshop is not conditioned by the type of equipment that participants have. Still, it offers the organizers an overview of the type of equipment owned by the selected artists and the opportunity to complete it, if necessary.
The BIDFF team reserves the right to select participants.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 04.09.2022
Bucharest International Dance Film Festival is organized by the Tangaj Collective Association and supported by Conceptual Lab by Theo Nissim.
“Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, the 8th edition” is a cultural project co-financed by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.
“Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, the 8th edition” is a project co-financed by the Bucharest City Hall through ARCUB within the Bucharest – Affective City 2022 programme.
The content of this material does not necessarily represent the official position of the Bucharest City Hall or that of ARCUB.
Partners and hosts
the French Institute (Cinema Elvire Popesco), the Peasant Museum Cinema, CINEMAX Veranda, Grădina cu filme – Cinema & More, /SAC @ MALMAISON, the National Center for Dance Bucharest, Fabrica Grivița, Centrul Rezidențial pentru persoane vârstnice „Amalia și Șef Rabin Dr. Moses Rosen”, ADO – Asociația Artă pentru Drepturile Omului.
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