Screendance Africa (PTY) Ltd
TANZRAUSCHEN International Dance on Screen Festival 2016
Screendance Africa (Pty) Ltd
Established in 2012, Screendance Africa has had one mission: to encourage and grow the medium of Screendance on the African continent. Since then Screendance Africa has produced two fashion dance films, facilitated workshops, castings and curated Screendance for The Durban International Film Festival, The African Creative Economy Conference, The National Arts Festival South Africa, Transmissions Dance Festival Uganda and the iDance Hong Kong Dance Festival, amongst others.
In 2014, Directors and Curators of Screendance Africa, Jeannette Ginslov & Dominique Jossie, were asked to curate a list of African dance films, for the TANZRAUSCHEN International Dance on Screen Festival 28-31 January 2016. This is an international dance film festival that will take place in Wuppertal, Germany, in the cultural centre “die börse”, also home to the Tanzteater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. TANZRAUSCHEN works in collaboration with national and international festival partners and presents different film categories of the Dance on Screen culture from art video clips to documentary. Workshops and a conference are also scheduled.
Ginslov will be attending the festival and on behalf of Screendance Africa, present twelve African screendance works, to its first EU audience, in the Looproom: a “nonstop” program of short dance film clips. The dance films were produced in Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia andBurkina Faso and range from documentary to contemporary performance, music and fashion dance videos to contributions for an international crowd-sourced dance-film project. They reveal a response to present day Africa, a continent of mixed ideologies, creativity, ways of being and dance performance styles.