Wandering with a camera – the body in somatic landscape screendance – BIDFF #9

Screendance masterclass
Held by: Heike Salzer

3 hr.


During this practical masterclass participants are invited to explore the Wanderlust method, a site-specific holistic approach for the making of landscape screendance. Embarking on a site journey, dance artists and filmmakers will be wandering with a camera and discover the joyful mode of making screendance. The Wanderlust method proposes a dialogue with the environment, facilitating the spontaneous trialogue between the site, dance and camera. By exploring scores such as wandering together, listening and sensing place, and site specific screendance performance, the participants will encounter the unforeseen and capture atmospheres and rhythms, through movement and camera.


Heike Salzer is a dance artist fluidly moving between performance, choreography, and site-specific screendance. Her transdisciplinary approaches are founded on collaborative working practices that embrace empathy, exchange, and a deep respect for emplacement. 

Under the name Salts, she has created work with international collaborators. In 2014 together with Ana Baer (US/MX) she founded WECreate Productions co-directing award winning screendances, installations, and multimedia performances that have been invited to Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the Americas. Their articles are published in Videodance Studies and The International Journal of Screendance. Heike has shared her practice for two decades internationally.  Currently she convenes the MFA Dance and Embodied Practice at the University of Roehampton (UK) where she gained a PhD by Completed Work for her screendance works. She serves on the board of the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema alongside being on its curation panel.

Supported by
Goethe Institut

Participation fee: 50 RON
To participate in the masterclass, please send an email to , with the subject “Masterclass Heike Salzer”, in which you should mention your full name, phone number and occupation.
The fee will be paid after the festival team will confirm your place, by bank transfer.

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival is organized by the Tangaj Collective Association.

“Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, the 9th 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 9th edition” is a project co-financed by the Bucharest City Hall through ARCUB within the București acasă 2023 program. The content of this material does not necessarily represent the official position of the Bucharest City Hall or that of ARCUB.

Supported by Conceptual Lab by Theo Nissim, Goethe Institut, Flanders State of the Art and sponsored by Mariage D’Or, Five Continents și Jarre by Alouette. 

Partners of the festival:  the French Institute in Romania (Cinema Elvire Popesco), CREART – the Center for Creation, Art and Tradition in Bucharest (The Film Garden – Cinema and More), the Contemporary Art Space Association (/SAC@MALMAISON), the National Center for Dance in Bucharest, Linotip – Independent Choreographic Centre, ADO Association – Art for Human Rights (Vârsta4 Centre), Residential Center for the Elderly “Amalia și Șef Rabin Dr. Moses Rosen”.

Media partners: Radio Guerrilla, Ziarul Metropolis, Happ.ro, Scena9, Radio România Cultural, Zile și Nopți, Cinemap, MovieNews.ro.

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