Day 8: Who gets to dance? A series of short films


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Day 8: Who gets to dance?

Fri 05 Jun 2020

Dance that challenges perspectives.

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These films were available to watch here from Fri 5 June until Sun 5 July.
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As part of the DDF Digital Capsule, this series of short films challenged our perspectives on the moving body and questioned who gets to dance?

Dançando com a Diferença

Dancers from award-winning Portuguese company Dançando com a Diferença (Dancing with a Difference), who were due to perform at DDF2020, shared their thoughts on why they like to dance.

L’Âge d’Or

L’Âge d’Or, is a documentary focusing on bodies which don’t ‘fit the norm’. Directed by Eric Minh Cuong Castaing (DDF2019, Phoenix) & Marine Relinger, the film is made with and for children with cerebral palsy at the Institut Saint-Thys in Marseille. It brings together dance and new technologies where the children get to explore new movement using VR glasses. We witness their beautiful encounter with the dancers and get a sense of their changing perceptions and experiences in this delicate, cinematic film.

The Rite

In The Rite, dancers from Culture Device, an innovative dance theatre for artists with Down’s Syndrome, perform their version of Stravinsky’s infamous The Rite of Spring, mentored by The Royal Ballet (UK). In the spirit of the original 1913 performance, the film The Rite also breaks the rules by liberalising dance and challenging audience perceptions about who is ‘allowed’ to perform.