April 2021 | Kinesthesia Festival, London | Co-director
The new Kinesthesia festival focuses on the body as the agent of seeing rather than as an object of display while challenging the domination of the visual over other senses in our culture.
The call for submissions is open now, visit FilmFreeway to find out more.
LIFF Screendance Competition
Ongoing | Leeds International Film Festival | Programmer
The screendance competition at LIFF, initiated by Andy Wood and supported by Yorkshire Dance, presents a selection of current screendance work as part of this premier UK festival.
Founded in 1987, LIFF is the largest film festival in England outside London.
The screenings take place in November – check the LIFF website for updates.
November 2020 | Ciné-Corps, Marseille | Curator
I have been invited to create two programmes of dance films.
Originally, this was planned for outdoor exhibition in Summer 2020, but the covid-19 pandemic changed our plans. We are now hoping to show the work in Autumn 2020, in an indoor setting.
London Contemporary Dance School | Course leader
I am course leader (maternity cover) on this new MA for artists working with dance and moving image.
If you are interested in developing your screendance practice through a tailored postgraduate programme, this might be just the ticket.
And look out for the Frame Rush Festival, led by the students on my module, happening every March at The Place!
Screen Dance International
May 2020 | Screen Dance International, Detroit | Jury member
Together with Simon Fildes, Hyonok Kim and Deirdre Towers I will be on the jury for the third edition of this festival in Michigan.
Tanzrauschen / IMZ dance screen
22 Novemeber 2019 | Tanzrauschen, Wuppertal | Mentor
I am taking part in the one-on-one expert sessions at Tanzrauschen’s Screen Dance Market.
October / November 2019 | screen.dance, Scotland | Panel member
I am one of the panel members, alongside Heike Salzer and Andy Wood, shortlisting and selecting the commissions of the inaugural one minute screendance commissions
Dance Umbrella 2019
October 2019 | Dance Umbrella | Curator
London’s international dance festival will present three programmes of dance film, and I am excited to curate one of them. The programme will showcase a selection of international screendance work.
Festival Quartiers Danses 2019
September 2019 | Festival Quartiers Danses | Curator
This Montreal festival’s mission is to “democratise contemporary dance” by making it accessible to audiences in all its forms.
I have been invited to create a screening of UK dance film work to present as part of the festival’s screendance strand.
La Danza in 1 Minuto
June 2019 | COORPI, Turin | Jury member
The 8th edition of this fantastic dance film competition has grown to include 1-minute films from Italy, and an international competition of work of 2-8 minutes. The screening and award ceremony is on 7 June.
Marlene Millar solo exhibition
29 June 2019 | Horsecross, Perth | Panelist
I’m joining the discussion at the first solo exhibition by the multi-award-winning Canadian artist and filmmaker Marlene Millar, panning 30 years of her creative practice.
March 2018 | Cinedans at The Eye Filmmuseum | Jury member and speaker
Cinedans is one of the central dance film festivals in Europe. The 2017 edition had a national focus, and I was thrilled to be invited to join its jury in 2018, when it returns to hosting and showcasing international work and artists. I also gave a talk about curating and programming dance film work.
Short Waves Festival 2018
March 2018 | Short Waves Festival, Poznan | Jury member
I was part of the jury for the Dances with Camera Competition at this unique Polish festival, a coordinated network of film events scattered around the urban space of Poznan.
La Danza in 1 Minuto
March 2018 | COORPI, Turin | Jury member
The 7th edition of this fantastic one minute dance film competition. The jury awards a first price, special jury prize and a production prize to create a new dance film.