About mAPs

mAPs – migrating Artists Project – is a transmedia cooperation project between five European countries aiming to support and mentor professional, experienced artists through the production and dissemination of high standard screendance projects, with a commitment to strong ethical values, questioning contemporary societal issues and involving communities into creative processes, every step of the way.

mAPs will be developed on the period 2019-2022 with the support of Creative Europe programme by its co-founders :

• STÉLA – DAN.CIN.LAB / France
• COORPI
 / Italy
• TANZRAUSCHEN e.V. / Germany
• MØZ
 / Greece
• MALAKTA FILMS
  / Finland

The first mAPs collection will focus on the theme of POWER  in Europe.

Upcoming actions

DAN.CIN.LAB, COORPI, TANZRAUSCHEN, MØZ  and MALAKTA, join forces with Numeridanse.tv / Maison de la Danse de Lyon and Comoedia Cinema to present on Friday 3rd of June at 8pm in Comedia Cinema the world premiere of 

POWER – their European collection of dance films

produced within the framework of the European project mAPs – migrating Artists Project*.

This unique project has brought together 5 choreographers/directors duos in France, Italy, Germany, Greece and Finland to create 5 short dance films around the theme POWER. 

Come and meet the teams of this incredible adventure where dance tells surprising stories in the heart of today’s Europe. The screening will be followed by a discussion and a dance highlight!

Do not hesitate to contact us to reserve your place or do it directly on the Comoedia website  www.cinema-comoedia.com


mAPs AT THE FILM MARKET AND SHORT FILM CORNER RV INDUSTRY / CANNES
onsite (FR)

  • From May 19 till May 28

[Anna ALEXANDRE / DAN.CIN.LAB, Aline-Sitoé N’DIAYE – French film EMERSION, Riccardo MAIONE – Italian film DANSOMATON]

Sustaining our breakthrough into   worldwide cinema and audiovisual markets

DAN.CIN.LAB will present POWER – The 5 European dance film collection produced in the scope of mAPs — migrating Artists Project  to professionals of the fields in order to promote mAPs process and productions, and to find new opportunities of international dissemination.

Anna Alexandre, Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye and Riccardo Maione will be meeting their with distributors, sales agents, buyers from cinema, TV and VOD platforms, as well as festival programmers and journalists from all around the world, brindging mAPs to the industry and future audiences.

mAPs AT THE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM SUR L’ART / MONTREAL
onsite (CAN)

  • March 17, 3 pm in McCord Museum

[SCREENING + CONFERENCE animated by Philip Szporer]

Dance films and Society: for a new impact

DAN.CIN.LAB will present mAPs — migrating Artists Project  launched in 2019 with 4 other European partners — Coorpi (Italy), MØZ (Greece), Malakta (Finland) and Tanzrauschen (Germany) , combining mentoring, inclusive actions and research around the production of a collection of 5 short films around a common theme, POWER.

Anna Alexandre, leader of mAPs and director of DAN.CIN.LAB, will discuss the rising of societal dance film and its world impact with Marlene Millar and Sandy Silva, creators and producers of the Migration Dance Film Project initiated in 2014 in Montreal.

mAPs COLLECTION IN EUROPEAN FILM MARKET & IMZ AVANT PREMIERE / BERLINALE
online (DE)

  • Feb. 15, 10 am, 2.30 pm, 4 pm

[MARKET SCREENINGS ]

mAPs collection, 10 am & 4 pm + Searching For Phoenix by Marc Wagenbach / TANZRAUSCHEN, 2.30 pm

POWER! – THE mAPs COLLECTION, whose German contribution is the TANZRAUSCHEN production SEARCHING FOR PHOENIX, will be presented at the IMZ Music + Media Center’s Avant Premiere and at the EFM European Film Market screened as part of the Berlinale.

Both platforms – the Avant Premiere (February 14-17) and the EFM Film Market (February 10-17) – offer filmmakers the opportunity to announce their latest productions and present them to the international festival and media distribution industry. This year, both markets will be purely digital.

YOU’VE GOT THE POWER – THE mAPs EXPERIENCE IN CLERMONT ISFF
in Chapelle des Cordeliers – Place Sugny, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)

  • Jan. 22 > Feb. 5, 2-6.00 pm

[INCLUSIVE  DIGITAL INSTALLATION created by DAN.CIN.LAB in collaboration with the digital artist Jean-Christophe Désert and THÉORIZ Studio]

mAPs collection, 10.00 + 16.00

Searching for Phoenix by Marc Wagenbach / TANZRAUSCHEN, 14.30

YOU’VE GOT THE POWER! – The mAPs* EXPERIENCE invites you, through a sensitive journey involving images and moving bodies, to question yourself about the social issues explored through mAPs – POWER & DATA, IDENTITIES, SOCIAL MUTATIONS, ENVIRONMENT.

This digital creation is the reflection of the exchanges with the inhabitants of the 5 European countries carried out in parallel with the development of the collection around the theme POWER.

BUSINESS AVANT-PREMIERE OF mAPs SHORT DANCE FILMS COLLECTION IN CLERMONT ISFF
in Gymnase Jean & Honoré Fleury, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)

  • February 1, 9.00 am

[SCREENING + Q&A WITH mAPs EUROPEAN TEAMS]

mAPs filmmakers and producers will be happy to introduce to the international professional network their collection of 5 shorts focusing on the theme POWER as an opening to their 2022 worldwide tour ! 

FILM MARKET CONFERENCE – COPRODUCING INTERNATIONAL DANCE FILMS 
in Gymnase Jean & Honoré Fleury, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)

  • February 3, 2 pm

mAPs CASE STUDY (WITH ACCREDITATION – IN ENGLISH)

[WITH mAPs EUROPEAN TEAMS]

mAPs members in the panel: Anna Alexandre (producer), Chrysanthi Badeka (producer), Lucia Carolina de Rienzo (producer), Collective Ratavöloira / Luca Pescaglini, Riccardo Maione, Daniele Condemi (filmmakers), Anthony Faye (DOP), Ariadne Mikou (choreographer),  Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye (filmmaker), Marc Wagenbach (producer / filmmaker)

Discover how the 5 mAPs teams have been working 3 years on the development of those films with innovative narrative processes associating dance and cinema in order to invite world audiences to question themselves around major nowadays issues. Or how rising dance film as a genre able to make a significant breakthrough in the film industry!

CONFERENCE ABOUT DANCE IN CINEMA 
in IADT / Amphithéâtre – 51 Bd François Mitterrand, Clermont-Ferrand (FR)

  • February 4, 10 am

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AUDIENCES (IN FRENCH)

[WITH ANNA ALEXANDRE / DAN.CIN.LAB]

When we talk about the crossroads between dance and cinema, we first think of musicals. Yes, but not only! A danced film is first of all a film that uses dance and bodies in movement to tell a story in a different way, without necessarily using words or songs. Today’s artists are more and more interested in this encounter between dance movement and cinema to play with this sensitive and intelligent genre that crosses borders so easily.

mAPs challenges dance and cinema in Europe with its 5 dance-shorts collection in partnership with Clermont ISFF Retrospective Let’s Dance!

mAPs partners

Festivals and markets

Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, FR

The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival is today the world’s most important film event dedicated to short films. In terms of audience and professional presence, it is the second film festival in France after the Cannes festival.

Parallel to the Festival is held every year over 5 days the Short Film Market, which brings together in one place all the professional categories of the sector (directors, producers, broadcasters, buyers, film schools, national organisations, etc.). More than a hundred organisations from all over the world come to present the short film productions of their country in the Market’s stand area.

Aesthetica International Short Film Festival, UK

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a BAFTA qualifying international film festival based in York, UK. ASFF is an important outlet for moving image and digital culture, creating a platform to champion film internationally.

The festival holds talent development at its core and leaves a lasting legacy by inspiring innovation in film. ASFF is an important hub for industry professionals, offering the a meeting place that encourages collaboration and that promotes industry learning and development through masterclasses and networking.

IMZ Music+Media Centre, AU

The Vienna-based IMZ International Music + Media Centre is a Nonprofit Organisation that was founded under the aegis of UNESCO in 1961 to preserve the performing arts as a cultural asset.With this goal in mind, our mission is to promote the performing arts in and through audiovisual media in order to make music + dance performances available for future generations but also to reach + engage new audiences through the more easily accessible medium film.

As a global business network for more than 150 IMZ Member Organisations , the IMZ provides relevant information + opportunities for those active at the intersection of performing arts + media: leading film + TV production companies, public + private broadcasters, streaming platforms, distributors + record labels as well as opera houses, concert halls, orchestras and dance companies.

The International Festival of Films on Art of Montréal, CA

The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is dedicated to the international promotion and distribution of films on art and media arts. For nearly 4 decades, it has presented an annual event in March, which allows discovery of the latest documentaries on art.

With its various activities all through the year, FIFA is committed to increasing the knowledge and appreciation of art among the public, promoting the work of artists in the fields of cinema, video and visual arts, and also encouraging the production and diffusion of art films .

Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival, HK

Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival (JF) is presented by City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) since 2004, Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival is the only festival of its kind in Asia, featuring commissioned works, competition, and a selection of acclaimed international productions. It has served to promote dance video in China and in Asia, as well as to provide a platform for artists and audience alike to share the perspectives and explore the unlimited possibilities of the art form through talks and workshops.

The Festival brings the excitement of dance video worldwide through screenings, and enhances cultural exchange through invitations of renowned dance video artists to the Festival, made possible by the support of various national and international partners.

Digital platforms

Numeridanse.tv

Numeridanse.tv is a multimedia dance platform. It offers free access to a unique video base: filmed performances, documentaries, interviews, fictions, dance videos. Every single genre, style and form is showcased here: butoh, classical ballet, neo-classical ballet, baroque, Indian, African, flamenco, contemporary, traditional dances, hip-hop, tango, jazz, circus arts, performance, etc. 

Numeridanse.tv is headed and coordinated by the Maison de la Danse, Lyon, and was imagined by the director Charles Picq. Since the outset, Numeridanse was created and has been developed hand-in-hand with the French National Centre for Dance (CN D) and has been supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation and the French Ministry for Culture.

Citerne.live

Citerne.live is a space opening possibilities for critical artistic thought to rethink culture and open new channels of artistic expressivity and engagement. 

Citerne.live proposes an artistic program embracing an urgent discussion about the future and politics of performance-making and forms of presentations. Moreover, it aims to host creators, performers, writers, visual artists, researchers, and philosophers that are engaged in formulating a critical discourse against domination and inequality.

Institutes and think tanks

Wuppertal Institut

The Wuppertal Institute sees itself as a leading international think tank for sustainability research focused on impacts and practical application.

The organisation’s activities are centred on developing transformation processes aimed at shaping a climate-friendly and resource-efficient world.

Marge Research Group – University of Lyon 3

The Marge team examines the relationship between literature and the cultural, social and media contexts in which it is embedded and in which it participates, particularly in the digital age. Marge also aims to demonstrate that literature, literatures, through their aesthetic inventions, through the models of narratives they propose, through their modes of media circulation, act in the most diverse and heterogeneous social spaces. At the same time, Marge’s research targets how literary production and its context constitute a privileged corpus for heterogeneous approaches and investigations (information and communication sciences, sociology of audiences, cultural industries, etc.).

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