Gitta Wigro is a freelance dance film programmer based in London, UK.
She has worked as guest programmer, speaker and jury member for, among others, American Dance Festival (USA), La Danza in 1 Minuto (Italy), BFI FLARE (UK), Big Dance Shorts (UK), and Light Moves (Ireland).
Gitta was the course leader for the on the Screendance MA at London Contemporary Dance School (maternity cover 2020-2021) and continues to work on the management of the course. Since the inception of the course, she has led a module on presenting screendance work and in that role facilitates the student-led dance film festival Frame Rush.
Her work in dance film started at The Place, where Gitta was part of Videoworks, The Place’s resource for dance film makers, from 2000 to 2007. Videoworks comprised a video library, production facilities and the annual Dance on Screen film festival, and Gitta took over its management in 2004.
She curated the annual Video Dance project for Anticorpi XL (Italy) from 2006-2014, and was co-curator of the 2010 edition of Moves International Festival of Movement on Screen (UK).
Photo by Roswitha Chesher
She worked for Arts Council England, the national funding body for the arts, as a relationship manager, managing project and organisational grants, with a remit for dance and digital media, from 2008-2012.
For eight years, Gitta was co-director of Independent Dance, an artist-led organisation providing a responsive, stimulating space for artists in their ongoing development as professionals.
Gitta is part of the team of volunteers maintaining the International Screendance Calendar, and maintains a free online resource for dance film makers at Video Dance (Facebook) and @dance_film (Twitter).