February 15, 2022

SEARCHING FOR PHOENIX

Tuesday February 15 – 14:30 (with accreditation)

At the AVANT PREMIÈRE – IMZ MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET VIENNA 2022

Professional market preview of “Searching for Phoenix” by @marc_wagenbach . One of the 5 dance films that are part of the mAPs collection on the theme of POWER @maps_migratingartistsproject, presented by @tanzrauschen

@imzmedia @efm_europeanfilmmarket @berlinale

February 15, 2022

mAPs AT THE BERLINALE!

Tuesday 15 February – 10am and 4pm (accreditation required)

Market preview of the mAPs collection in Germany

POWER – the mAPs collection will be presented at the AVANT PREMIERE @imzmedia and at the @efm_europeanfilmmarket during the @berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival.

This year both markets will be fully online.


Accreditations: https://www.efm-berlinale.de/en/home/homepage.html / https://www.imz.at/avant-premiere/

Trailer of POWER! – mAPs collection: https://vimeo.com/670510017

February 11, 2022

Conference: Dance in motion

Wanna learn more about Dance in cinema ?

Follow us for the replay of our conference at @clermontfilmfest , hosted by @anna_biggalex from @dan.cin.lab !

February 8, 2022

YOU’VE GOT THE POWER! – The mAPs EXPERIENCE

YOU’VE GOT THE POWER! – The mAPs EXPERIENCE, proposed by @Dan.Cin.Lab in collaboration with mAPs partners, is a video installation inviting its visitors to question themselves through an immersive journey on the different issues explored in mAPs around POWER, IDENTITIES, MUTATIONS and ENVIRONMENT.

The premiere is scheduled at La Chapelle des Cordeliers from 22 January to 6 February 2022 as part of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival @clermontfilmfest !

Throughout the mAPs adventure, the 5 European partners have collected the images and body movements of the inhabitants of their own territories. An interactive installation has been designed by Anna Alexandre @anna_biggalex to enhance these videos and question the participant about each of the mAPs themes. YOU’VE GOT THE POWER! will thus paint a portrait of nowadays Europe in all its diversity. You will be able to connect gradually through their experience to these imprints of the project crossing dance and cinema as you will go along your immersive voyage, and finally becoming part of this renewed European community.

February 4, 2022

How to coproduce a dance film internationally ?

Yesterday, we presented the case of mAPs Project and film collection at @clermontfilmfest short film market. Soon on replay !

February 1, 2022

mAPs in Clermont FilmFest 2022

Today was the first screening of mAPs collection POWER! @clermontfilmfest

Thanks you all for coming!

January 30, 2022

POWER! – mAPs dance film collection (Trailer)

Tuesday 1st February at 9am – Espace Multimédia Georges Conchon / @clermontfilmfest , come to the avant-première of the collection of short dance films of the European project @maps_migratingartistsproject on the theme POWER.

On accreditation

January 29, 2022

Trailer of mAPs

Thursday 3rd February at 2pm – Forum of the Market of @clermontfilmfest come and attend the conference “Co-producing a dance film internationally: case study @maps_migratingartistsproject “.

On accreditation

@clermontfilmfest

@dan.cin.lab @coorpi @tanzrauschen MØZ @malakta_films @creativeeurope

January 17, 2022

Let’s dance!

Upcoming event at the next @clermontfilmfest !

Sauve qui peut le court-métrage and the mAPs collective have decided to develop several events together in this framework.

Stay tuned!

December 20, 2021

You’ve got the power !
The mAPs experience

YOU’VE GOT THE POWER! – The mAPs EXPERIENCE, proposed by @Dan.Cin.Lab in collaboration with mAPs partners, is a video installation inviting its visitors to question themselves through an immersive journey on the different issues explored in mAPs around POWER, IDENTITIES, MUTATIONS and ENVIRONMENT.

The premiere is scheduled at La Chapelle des Cordeliers from 22 January to 6 February 2022 as part of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival @clermontfilmfest !

Throughout the mAPs adventure, the 5 European partners have collected the images and body movements of the inhabitants of their own territories. An interactive installation has been designed by Anna Alexandre @anna_biggalex to enhance these videos and question the participant about each of the mAPs themes. YOU’VE GOT THE POWER! will thus paint a portrait of nowadays Europe in all its diversity. You will be able to connect gradually through their experience to these imprints of the project crossing dance and cinema as you will go along your immersive voyage, and finally becoming part of this renewed European community.

December 17, 2021

Moving Bodies

In the framework of @moisdudoc_officiel, @dan.cin.lab came to the Cinema center La Jetée in Clermont-Ferrand to present its documentary MOVING BODIES. All the film team (Anna Alexandre @anna_biggalex, Anthony Faye @anthoto and Adeline Lefièvre @adeline_lefievre) accompanied by @regis.gabard (Director of the IEM Les Combes de la Grange) and Stéphanie Bossa (specialised educator), came to exchange with the audience about inclusion in artistic projects.

December 15, 2021

Meredith Monk
Composer & Choreographer

From the 1960s onwards, @meredithmonk has created multi-disciplinary works which combine music, theatre and dance. Her music has been used in films by the Coen Brothers @coenbrothersuniverse (The Big Lebowski, 1998) and Jean-Luc Godard @jean_luc_godard_film (Nouvelle Vague, 1990 and Notre musique, 2004).

December 13, 2021

Adeline Lefièvre
Team

Meet @adeline_lefievre, french Choreographer responsible for community actions and production manager for @dan.cin.lab. !

Since 2018, Adeline is totally involved in the development of the new platform DAN.CIN.LAB created by STÉLA gathering all the activities produced by the structure around body movement and image in France and abroad: inclusive workshops, festival, dance films production, strategic support and organization of events. Adeline is developing various Dance & Cinema projects with Anna Alexandre @anna_biggalex, including workshops combining body and images for youth as well as disabled and non-disabled people.

Besides her State Diploma as a dance teacher, Adeline is certified level B1 in French Sign Language (CECRL) and currently training in Integrative Dance® with Eric Languet @lehangardanse. She is keen to share her experience as a performer and assistant choreographer with different dance companies such as @compagniehalleteghayan, Ateliers Desmaë-Kilina Cremona, Compagnie AToU…, and her approach as a choreographer with @effervesens.officiel which she co-founded in Lyon.

December 10, 2021

Shooting
Dansomation

Welcome to the set of the shooting of DANSOMATION, the short mAPs italian fim produced by @coorpi !

Set in an overnight suburbia of Turin, the short film DANSOMATON takes its moves from a game based on fights between live remote-controlled human like androids. Each won challenge, allows players to customize their DANSOMATON either physically or by purchasing upgrade cards that install such as counsciuosness and emotions simulators to a proper vocabulary speech . Richi is a 25 years old beginner player, a boy distressed by his loneliness, who sees in DANSOMATONs and their upgrades the possibility to build finally a relationship, even if not fully human. The meeting with Dedra, a long-winded player, passionate to the limit of obsession, is for Richi the opportunity to win the last missing points to be able to buy the word card to his DANSOMATON, Prisma. RIchi is ready to set off with his new empowered android friend, but PRISMA seems not be of the same advice.

A great synergy between the guys in the cast: Andrea Madaro @cattivissimo_mad, leading actor and Vittoria Bonioli @vittoriabonioli_, co-starring actress, with Tiziano Pilloni @tizianopilloniand Lele Mazzella @lelemazzella. The crew is directed by the collective @ratavoloira_official, with the choreographer Raffaele Irace @raffaele.irace.

Copyright : @nsbombana

December 8, 2021

Research Program
Citizenship and aesthetic production

Welcome to the @tanzrauschen & mAPs research program !

Give us your thoughts !

December 6, 2021

Script Lab III
with Tanzrauschen

SCREEN LAB III is beginning in December at @tanzrauschen in Wuppertal !

Make it your story ! As part of the production process of the short film “Searching for Phoenix”, we will revisit in online sessions the in the summer shootings produced material and think about spin-off stories of each character. Therefore, we will use and upcycle the material and audio-visual private archives in developing SPIN-OFFS of the film and the theme of power and process.

December 4, 2021

Raffaelle Irace
Choreographer – Spotlight

We are glad to welcome @raffaele.irace, the choreographer of DANSOMATON, the italian short film from mAPs collection, produced by @coorpi !

As a freelance choreographer and maitre de ballet, Raffaele is currently program director for dance and performance at the @gallustheater.ffm in Frankfurt, Germany. After an international career as a solo dancer in Germany, Italy, France, Tunisia, Macedonia, Turkey and Belgium, from 2008 to 2016, he created his own dance company @secret_dance_society in Turin, Italy. From 2015 to 2018, he was the assistant to choreographer @jacopogodani.dfdc , director of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in Germany. In 2014, Raffaele founded and became the Art Director of @solocoreografic Solo Dance Festival. In addition to the festival, Raffaele also creates the IMPRO_RING format in Turin and successfully exports abroad, a platform that combines improvisation dance and proxemics.

Copyright : @jipdejonge

December 1, 2021

Fred Astaire
Dancer

When one of the most famous musicals dancer jokes about dancing in a movie.

November 30, 2021

Mbalax Dance

Within the framework of the French short dance film EMERSION, @dan.cin.lab had the pleasure to gather around the director Aline-Sitoé N’DIAYE @alsy_art and the choreographer Abdou N’GOM @compagnie_stylistik_abdou_ngom, with ambassadors of the Senegalese culture.

Two dancers of the Lyon Association Samake Kunda (Baba and Mody Boye TOURE), and three representatives of the Association of Senegalese of the Loire Diappalante (President Anta SOUARE @anta.faye.56, with Racky BOYE and Rose BOCANDE) performed an amazing mbalax dance for the move. It was a beautiful celebration!

Copyright : @fannance

November 26, 2021

Ratavöloira Collective
Filmmers – Spotlight

Meet mAPs italian filmmakers collective @ratavoloira_official for the short dance film DANSOMATON produced by @coorpi !

Who is RATAVOLOIRA COLLECTIVE?

In 2015, Luca Pescaglini ,@4__2__2 , Riccardo Maione @richi.westside and Daniele Condemi @danielescintilla , all united by a great passion for cinema, founded the young film makers collective in Turin. After an initial professional training, the collective won several national competitions: the prestigious “The City I Like” competition in 2017, launched by the National Museum of Cinema inTurin, the SIAE – S’Illumina call with the dance short film original production ”VA!” (2019), selected in many international screen dance festivals through the years, and won the “Short to the point” competition in 2020.

RATAVÖLOIRA produce numerous book trailers, music videos and national commercials.They currently collaborate with, among others, the @ballettoteatroditorino, the Circolo del Design @circolodeldesign, the Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo, the Reggia di Venaria Reale @lavenariareale

November 18, 2021

Shooting 36 months

Follow us and discover the backstage of the shooting of 36 MONTHS, produced by Greek mAPs team MØZ @chrysanthibadeka !

Enjoy backstage moments from the three intensive shooting days in Athens City Center for the creation of the greek short dance film by @konstantinabousmpoura and @mikouariadne.

Special thanks to @the.activista and the vogue dancers @_kuriakh_ , vickyzia and @cruz milan_ of the House of Milan for their passion and high energy! We were delighted to work with the contemporary dancers Konstantinos Papanikolaou @con__pap, Stella Koulouvardi @poppinbutterfly, Emmanouela Korki @manouko_, Evgenia Sigalou and Alexis Tsiamoglou @alexistsiamoglou, and all the amazing volunteer dancers who jointed us for the protest scenes. Pictures by @ariadneeee__

November 15, 2021

Julie Taymor
Filmmaker

Julie Taymor is an American director and writer of theater, opera and film. She is well know for the movie “FRIDA”.

Copyright : HANDPRINT ENTERTAINMENT / LIONS / COLLECTION CHRISTOPHEL

November 12, 2021

Publication

Inspired by our @TANZRAUSCHEN SCREEN DANCE ACADEMY in collaboration with @ARTE in September and all the different community activities in our POP-UP store in downtown Wuppertal (Germany), we are now starting to plan the publication of the mAPs process. At the end of the mAPs project you will not only receive 5 wonderful films, but also a publication and a dance film production toll kit.

So stay tuned and be ready to get moving!!!

November 10, 2021

Post-Production
Campus

From 4th to 8th October 2021, at the Lavanderia a Vapore in Collegno, took place mAPs International Campus dedicated to Post Production. We would like to thank all the artists, partners and mentors who took part in this four intense days of work and confrontation with two exceptional mentors: the director Alla Kovgan @@kinodance, directly from New York, and Flavio Armone of @lightsonfilm in Turin. They guided mAPs team in an interesting path through the different possible strategies of distribution and promotion of the works produced on the international market. Thank you!

November 7, 2021

Stella Koulouvardi
Choreographer – Spotlight

We are very glad to introduce you to Stella Koulouvardi @stellou89, mAPs invited guest choreographer of the Greek team.

Born in Athens ,Greece, Stella studied Psychology iat @panteionuniversity, and started dancing at the age of 17. She started studying Pantodance and Mimodrame, but she found her expression in Street Dance and especially Popping. An art form that gave her the inspiration of creating short films with robotic body language and symbolic gestures in front of the camera. As a Street Dance Artist, she participated in many International Festivals and Competitions, and has represented her country 4 times at Street Fighters World Tour (Italy) with Funky Habits, as well as in BOTY International Germany 2013 and 2016 with @waveomatics_crew.

She also works on a specific scientific field studying the power of movement expression as a unique therapy for people with somatic or metal symptoms difficulties.

November 6, 2021

Committed and ambitious.

November 3, 2021

Shooting at Palazzo Reale – Turin

What a fantastic synergy between @coorpi and @tanzrauschen during the shooting at the Palazzo Reale in Turin, Italy !

We are delighted to share with you the filming of SEARCHING FOR PHOENIX, directed by @marc_wagenbach, with his team : D.O.P Antony Faye @anthoto, Silke Welbers, choreographer and dancer Oleg Stepanov @ole_lukoyye, with the outstanding actress @zamboni_adriana, and the talented sound engineer Emiliano Gherlaz.

The Royal Palace of Turin @museirealitorino is the first and most important of the Savoia residences in Piedmont, the centre of the politics of the Savoia states for at least three centuries. It is located in the heart of the city and symbol of the power of the Savoia dynasty. Inside the Royal Palace you have access to the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, an architectural work by the architect Guarino Guarini, built in Turin at the end of the 17th century, a masterpiece of the Italian Baroque. We express our deep thank to @barbara_tuzzolino for her precious contribution and assistance.

November 2, 2021

Saul Alinsky
Labor activist

mAPs is not only an interdisciplinary art project, it also feeds on a strong political and inclusive activism.

Copyright : ASSOCIATED PRESS

October 26, 2021

Shooting with Emmaüs

For the short french film EMERSION, @dan.cin.lab had the pleasure of working with the @emmausfrance community in Firminy (an association that fights poverty and helps the homeless founded by Abbé Pierre). A sequence of the film was shot on their site and some of the residents even went in front of the camera.

Copyright @fannance
Team : @anna_biggalex @abdou_stylistik @alsy_art

October 22, 2021

Oleg Stepanov
Choreographer – Spotlight

mAPs is very happy to introduce to you Oleg Stepanov @ole_lukoyye , choreographer and performer of SEARCHING FOR PHOENIX, the German production of @tanzrauschen.

Born in the Ural Mountains in Russia, parallel to his physics university studies, Oleg studied contemporary and jazz dance. He started his career as a professional dancer in 2008, and until 2013 he danced in the leading dance companies in Russia: @kannondance in St. Petersburg and @provincialdances. From 2013 to 2016, he danced for @goteborgsoperansdanskompani in Sweden, and since 2016 he moved to perform with @tanztheaterwuppertal to Wuppertal, Germany. Oleg worked and collaborated with directors and choreographers such as Dimitris Papaioannou @papaioannou_d , @richardsiegal , @sidilarbicherkaoui , @alanlucien , Adolphe Binder ,@constanzamacrasdorkypark , @saburoteshigawara.karas , @jim_de_block and Arika Yamada @_ya_ma_da , Jan Spotak @janko_spotak , Ophelia Young, @alexey.torgunakov and others. Oleg develops and explores his choreographic language, which in general is based on observation of the body in space and space. In particular, Oleg sees the movement as a synthesis between the architecture and biomechanics of the body and a sensitive and sensorial inner journey. Oleg also makes films and creates music.

October 20, 2021

Wim Wenders

How cinema can be a political statement by itself.

October 18, 2021

Process

The first mAPs collection supported by Creative Europe will tackle the theme of POWER and be composed of 4 shorts and 1 creative documentary.

SEARCHNG FOR PHOENIX is the German absurd road movie produced by @Tanzrauschen and directed by @marc_wagenbach. In the film, Phoenix (performed by Oleg Stepanov @ole_lukoyye ) is assigned by his supervisor to assess the social impact of the global crisis in Europe in order to develop accurate risk scenarios for growth and prosperity. On his journey through four European countries, however, Phoenix encounters strangers who confront him with his inability to fulfil his task and to transform the anger that fills his everyday life. A film about the longing for transformation and the power of the powerful.

October 15, 2021

Searching for phoenix

It was such a great and exciting time together. Filming in Jutta’s, Rainer’s and Hartmut’s garden with their fantastic catering. Or in TANZRAUSCHEN’S new Pop-Up Store which was a former fish and grocery store. It was so good to work, talk and be physical together after this long time of lockdowns. It almost felt like spring in summer: a beginning !

Copyright : Silke Welbers

October 13, 2021

Merce Cunningham

Always take advise from the best.

October 11, 2021

Two faces of Yaa

From August 8 to 13, the French team had the chance to shoot their short film EMERSION in Saint-Etienne / France and its region. Marlène AHIHA and Solène GIRARDIN brilliantly played the main character, Yaa, at 13 and 16 years old. Thanks to them for their involvement and the emotions they shared !

October 08, 2021

Anthony Faye
Director of photography – Spotlight

@tanzrauschen is very proud to have Anthony Faye @anthoto as Director of Photography for the creation of the absurd road movie SEARCHING FOR PHOENIX as part of German team.

Anthony is gradually building a poetic, fantastic style, with an offbeat side. His first films won several awards in short film festivals in Monistrol, Paris, Grasse and Sydney. In 2019, Anthony, together with Anna Alexandre @anna_biggalex from @dan.cin.lab, created his second creative documentary about young amateur dancers with disabilities engaged in an inclusive creation of Ravel’s Boléro in the Loire and Reunion Island.

October 06, 2021

Dance & Cinema workshop for social center with kids

From January to June 2021, @dan.cin.lab joined forces with the Beaulieu Social Center to create a course on POWER & IDENTITIES for a group of children from 8 to 10 years old. They first approached the theme through the study of books, in collaboration with the Beaulieu Media Library. Then our French team offered them two Dance & Cinema sessions with the projection of short dance films on each of the themes. Finally, each child created his.her “identities card” which was used as a basis for the construction of spoken and danced testimonies.The dances created within the framework of these testimonies were presented to the public on September 11th during an exhibition about “togetherness” organized by the Beaulieu Social Center.

October 02, 2021

The unique combination of film and dance…

First of all, mAPs s a Lab and an european collective passionate about danse films, and every step and actions are led by ethics and societal issues.

October 01, 2021

mAPS will reinforce artistic creation role…

In a world where we are already confronting critical interconnected challenges, we need art that is less about individualism and more about collaborative practices that foster community care and participation, collective consciousness and action-taking. For mAPs, artistic tools can be powerful ways of exploring and developing social and cultural identity. During the last months, while the society was re-opening its engines, we met again in the physical space with the people. We were touched, we shared our stories, we moved together, we envisioned the future. Our stories, our power. We keep on rolling!

September 29, 2021

Konstantina Bousmpoura
Filmmaker – Spotlight

Let us introduce you to our greek mAPs shortfilm’s filmmaker @konstantinabousmpoura !

As an independent artist, researcher, anthropologist and filmmaker, she has researched, directed and produced ethnographic documentaries on the theme of dance, politics and activism in Buenos Aires, Seville, and Athens since 2007. Since 2015, she’s been participating in educational conferences and ethnographically based workshops at the most important contemporary dance festivals in Greece. She’s a member of the Educational and Artistic Organization ACA which focuses on gender through audiovisual projects (Buenos Aires) and since 2016, works for the @athens_ethnofest as a member of the advisory committee

September 27, 2021

Emersion

“BACKSTAGE TIME ! Behind the scenes of underwater scenes from @dan.cin.lab production…

5 female dancers for the shooting of french film EMERSION ! @marlibanga , Marlène AHIHA, Solène GIRARDIN, Lola GUERRY and sweet baby Yunnah GAJO are playing YAA and her journey through identity.

September 24, 2021

Ariadne Mikou
Choreographer – Spotlight

Meet our choreographer @mikouariadne for the Greek short film of mAPs collection “36 MONTHS” produced by MØZ @chrysanthibadeka.

Ariadne Mikou is an independent artist-researcher and dance specialist. She is interested in experimental practices through dance, architecture, visual arts and media. She has presented her work at @praguequadrennial , Schiume Festival of Performing Arts (IT); Danse indisciplinée Symposium (NZ); Festival international de vidéodanse de Bourgogne (FR); Light Moves Screendance Symposium (IRL); @idaconyc (USA).

As a performer, she has collaborated with Abigail Yager @trishabrowncompany , Bojana Cvejic and Christina De Smedt, @compagnia_virgilio_sieni, @ismaelivo_ and @boatolaura among others.

She is co-founder of futuremellon/NOT YET ART, and currently co-curator of [SET. me free] Dance & Movement on Screen, an emerging projection platform.

September 23, 2021

mAPs

mAPs – migrating Artists Project is an international project between 5 European partners aiming to produce dance films addressing societal issues able to reachout for mass audiences through online platforms, TV channels and cinemas.

The first mAPs collection supported by Creative Europe will target the theme of POWER and be composed of 4 shorts and 1 creative documentary.

The 5 films of our first mAPs collection could be screened as a series or as a unique chaptered content of 90 to 120 minutes around the theme, boosting Societal Dance Films as a real innovative genre into the international market.

September 20, 2021

Pina Bausch

An inspiring woman artist of all times.

September 17, 2021

Challenging DANCE & CINEMA Across Europe

The Covid-19 pandemic is today reinforcing the nationalist retreat that gradually destroys the creative spaces defending Europe as a land of welcome, inclusion and diversity within a logic of solidarity, empowerment and sustainable economic development. For several years now, we have been operating European cooperation projects to come up against fears, precariousness, violence and the growing disparities between Northern and Southern Europe.

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Together, mAPs 5 co-founders will produce in 2021 four original dance short films and one creative documentary on the common theme of POWER in Europe. Each country/structure has taken up a sub-theme to be explored through a strong citizen dynamic developed on its territory.

September 17, 2021

Christopher Doyle

Inspiring quote from star cinematographer and actor @christopherdoyle_official , known for Paranoid Park (2007), Hero (2002) and 2046 (2004)

Copyright : @olafblecker

September 14, 2021

“WE GAINED CONTROL OF MANY THINGS. BUT WE HAD TO LET GO OF OTHERS.”

“WE GAINED CONTROL OF MANY THINGS. BUT WE HAD TO LET GO OF OTHERS.” Lois Lowry, The Giver.

This is the quote that inspired the young Chiara Sacerdote, who has just graduated from @iaad.it. Chiara realized her thesis by developing a video showing some costumes she made and which will be used in the film BOLCHOI ARENA. @coorpi followed Chiara in her process, as an external supervisor of her thesis.

Costumes created by: @chiasac

Filmed by: @doublebananagraphics

Dancers: @nova_dancestudio_torino @francescafilippino @sans_alberto

September 10, 2021

Abdou N’Gom
Choreographer – Spotlight

We are glad to introduce you to Abdou N’Gom @abdou_stylistik, the choreographer of French mAPs short film EMERSION, produced by @dan.cin.lab

.Franco-Senegalese choreographer and dancer, dealing with the questions of identity, crossbreeding and otherness, he uses and deconstructs the codes of Hip-Hop to serve a humanist purpose. In the Stylistic Company he created in 2006, Abdou explores the sensitive, drawing inspiration from other forms of movement, such as the martial arts or contact dance.

He loves to plays with the proximity of bodies, exploring the relationships to the other in confrontation, in contrasts and in resistance.

© Photo Pascal Vilsans @pac01ner – Cie Stylstik DR.

September 10, 2021

Screendance Academy

From 9th to 11th September in Wuppertal (Germany), come to the SCREENDANCE ACADEMY !

In cooperation with ARTE, @tanzrauschen encourages you to share and further develop your ideas, questions and proposals in a transdisciplinary way with other producers, scientists, artists and activists. We especially invite students from the fields of film, dance, design, gaming, social sciences and humanities, as well as transformation researchers, urban planners, cultural managers and economists. Join us in developing and elaborating innovative practices of sustainable aesthetic production in film and dance.

September 7, 2021

Anti Seppänen
Choreographer – Spotlight

Meet Antti Seppänen @antti_tuomas_seppanen, the finnish choreographer of “Circology”, the @malakta_films short dance film of mAPs collection.

After studies of dance at Turku art academy and Theater academy of Finland (Teak), he worked as a dancer with many different choreographers such as Jorma Uotinen @jormauotinen , Jyrki Karttunen @jyrkikoo , Cris af Enehielm, Jarec Cemerec, Ingun Bjørnsgraad, Mikiko Kawamura, Yuval Pick @ccnr_yuvalpick , Hugo Fanari @byhugofanari and Jenni Kivelä @kiltitihmiset. His work has taken him to 21 countries, including Norway, Sweden, Germany and Russia. His latest engagements have been with @teaterviirus as an actor in the play Svält – Hunger, @tanssiteatterimd in Tampere in the dance piece Lovekick, the Finnish National ballet @oopperabaletti_dancers as a dancer, and in Greenland as a residency artist to work in his own solo. In 2014, he received an artist grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. He has also worked as an actor in several Finnish productions.

September 2, 2021

Mutations

Today we introduce you our greek project SPOTTED produced by MØZ @chrysanthibadeka. With the theme of POWER & MUTATIONS, SPOTTED is a collaboration of filmmaker @konstantinabousmpoura & choregrapher @mikouariadne.

On the anniversary of the violent murder of a queer activist in Athens, George, a well-established young lawyer, fails to set down a bunch of flowers in the public memorial surrounded by police. During an important meeting with colleagues and clients, the disruption of the daily order due to the social gathering of the #lgbtq community will force him to face with his deeper feelings and his work mates.

August 29, 2021

Singa

“My brothers are free, they do what they want. They can fly away if they want. But we girls can’t. We don’t have the right. Until today, everything I did is what my parents wanted. I vhose not to follow that anymore.” Fatime

mAPs French team intensifies their encounters with different community groups in Saint-Etienne. DAN.CIN.LAB has developed a partnership with SINGA @singa_lyon , an NGO committed in the inclusion of migrant people through culture. Aline-Sitoé, Abdou, Adeline and Anna had the chance to discuss with 7 persons recently arrived in France, after a short screening of societal dance films and a live hip hop freestyle performed by Abdou on the spot. Future workshops will be organized together for the group to build up spoken interviews as well as dance testimonies about these 7 persons opinions and experiences related to French theme POWER & IDENTITIES.

August 27, 2021

Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye
Filmmaker – Spotlight

Meet Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye @alsy_art , the french filmmaker of EMERSION, the @dan.cin.lab short dance film of mAPs collection focusing on the theme of POWER & IDENTITIES.

Born and raised in France, Aline-Sitoé always loved telling stories and started filming short thriller movies at the age of thirteen. After cinema and screenwriting studies in Montreal, she became an independant videomaker and passionate filmmaker. She has a strong muliticultural background which often brings her to adress social injustice and to bring mutiple cultures together in her projects such as “Ceeb” or “The Bronx Berlin Connection”. In 2021, she releases her new fiction short “Fragments”, with the support of the Black Ink Programme created in Montreal by @blackwealthmedia & Black on Black Films. She believes art is a bridge to unite communities, educate and to further mutual understanding.

Photo : @lollieve

August 26, 2021

Anna Alexandre
Team

Happy to introduce you one of mAPs team member Anna Alexandre  @anna_biggalex, director of french mAPs team  @dan.cin.lab since 2019. After a double curriculum in dance and management that took her from Nice to Montreal, Anna began her career in administration and artistic production and worked with several international dance companies. She is the founder of  DAN.CIN.LAB, a platform dedicated to projects mixing dance and cinema around societal issues, among which  DAN.CIN.FEST, the international Festival dedicated to societal dance films and mAPs, the project she leads with her European fellows. She has co-produced so far 9 dance films, including 3 creative  documentaries and 6 shorts in collaboration with worldwide artistic teams.

August 23, 2021

Alla Kovgan
Mentor

A special insight from Alla Kovgan @kinodance, awarded film director, author of 3D @cunninghamfilm, and mentor of mAPs.

August 21, 2021

another spirit

From 9th to 11th September in Wuppertal (Germany), come to the SCREEN DANCE ACADEMY ! In cooperation with ARTE, @tanzrauschen encourages you to share and further develop your ideas, questions and proposals in a transdisciplinary way with other producers, scientists, artists and activists. We especially invite students from the fields of film, dance, design, gaming, social sciences and humanities, as well as transformation researchers, urban planners, cultural managers and economists. Join us in developing and elaborating innovative practices of sustainable aesthetic production in film and dance.

August 20, 2021

Abdou N’Gom

Abdou N’Gom @abdou_stylistik is the choregrapher of EMERSION, the french @dan.cin.lab short dance film of mAPs collection, that focuses on the theme of POWER & IDENTITIES.

Copyright : Pascal Paco Vilsans 

August 15, 2021

Alain Al Sakhawi
Filmmaker – Spotlight

We are glad to introduce you to @alain_el_sakhawi , the filmmaker of BOLSHOÏ ARENA, the italian @coorpi short dance film of mAPs collection.

Alain grew up in Paris, from a French mother and an Egyptian father. Living between Paris and Sicily, at the meeting point of the cultures of his ancestors, gave him a great source of inspiration. He grew from martial arts, artistic gymnastics, and comic book drawing. But his first profession for 15 years was dance. Since October 2019, he moved to Rome to follow an intensive program of Cinematography specialized in D.I.T (Digital Imaging Technician). As a filmmaker, his work is revolves around the links between architecture, dance, rhythmic editing, the body to the environment, dance and cinema through cinematic reference.

August 13, 2021

mAPs – migrating Artists Project

mAPs – migrating Artists Project is an international project between 5 European partners aiming to produce dance films addressing societal issues able to reachout for mass audiences through online platforms, TV channels and cinemas. The first mAPs collection supported by Creative Europe will tackle the theme of POWER and be composed of 4 shorts and 1 creative documentary.

August 13, 2021

ENVIRONEMENT

The first mAPs collection supported by Creative Europe will tackle the theme of POWER and be composed of 4 shorts and 1 creative documentary.

What power do we have on environment? Are we doing enough to protect it? What happens to us when our environmental convictions are destroyed?

Directors Tero PELTONIEMI @tero.pel and @antti_tuomas_seppanen came together for the first time to work on script and choreography development with @malkata_films. Finnish film CIRCOLOGY of mAPs collection will explore the theme of POWER & ENVIRONMENT through the emotional story of Atlas.

August 9, 2021

Alexandre Cornu
Mentor

Alexandre Cornu is one of our amazing mentors, and gives the Team sessions about production process in making a dance film.

French producer & filmmaker, Alexandre is the manager of the production company @lesfilmsdutambourdesoie, created in 1987. They produce creative documentaries for both French and foreign television channels, mainly focused on, discovery, arts and society. In 2012, the company is awarded the Prix du Producteur Français de documentaire by Procirep. Their films win several awards all around the world. Alexandre has currently more than 20 films in development and production phases, including the documentary about dance and resilience “Odette and me” by Anne Luci Viscardi @aludv.

August 6, 2021

WANNAWE #3

Art is intimacy and inspiration. It not only does it transform the natural spaces it occupies but also the people it comes in contact with. We face deep, critical challenges every day, and it is important to explore the power of the body and how we connect with communities. mAPs presents the collective screendance WANNAWE by @endynamei.ensemble, the output of a series of workshops with @chrysanthibadeka (Screendance Trainer) & Vitoria Kotsalou (Choreographer).

August 5, 2021

WANNAWE #2

“Our bodies never came in contact. We never hugged each other. Our palms never reached. We didn’t move in the same room together, to sweat and laugh. Our gaze never met directly. The little windows on our screens were the only channels of our network. we were not hundreds but we were enough to sync our powers and our creative spirit. ” Chrysanthi Badeka @chrysanthibadeka

mAPs presents the collective screendance WANNAWE by @endynamei.ensemble, the output of a series of workshops with Chrysanthi Badeka (Screendance Trainer) & Vitoria Kotsalou (Choreographer).

August 2, 2021

WANNAWE #1

WANNAWE is the echo of our collective transformation.

mAPs presents the collective screendance WANNAWE by @endynamei.ensemble, the output of a series of workshops with Chrysanthi adeka (Screendance Trainer) & Vitoria Kotsalou (Choreographer).

July 26, 2021

“The risico shooting”

As part of the Media Dance a multidisciplinary project conceived by @lavanderiaavapore (Collegno, Italy) and curated by @coorpi, the Franco-Egyptian filmmaker Alain El Sakhawi @alain_el_sakhawi worked on an artist residency, called “The risico shooting”, with students at the Albe Steiner Institute on a journey to discover videodance around the themes of IP V6 technology, body-microchiping under the skin and augmented reality, creation of a Cyborg and an Android. The residency also started reflexions around the themes of Power & Data, around the development of the short-film “Bolchoi Arena” (mAPs collection). Duting the workshop, and through continuous brainstorming and discussion with the director, the students developed ideas, advertising claims dedicated to new technologies, which can be proposed to users in the near future.

July 24, 2021

Margot Libanga
Dancer – Spotlight

mAPs French team is delighted to welcome the dancer Margot Libanga to play the role of YAA in the short dance film EMERSION.

As a movement artist, choreographer and co-artistic director of Compagnie Shafak, Margot performes with various companies such as La Baraka in France and the FMKF030 collective in Germany. Versatile, she is interested in various forms of performing arts, such as contemporary and classical theatre, gospel singing, as well as hiphop and jazz dance. Trained in contemporary dance between France and Germany, she has since worked for choreographers at the extremes of the genre. Margot’s universe is blossoming in the contrast of rhythms, mysticism and the multidirectional address of the body. She questions the bodies as a common part of the individuals, as a playground to express her singularity.

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July 23, 2021

Workshop Screendance

The Kinitiras Ω team started in 2014 with the idea that senior citizens should have access to dance and theater through a creative community, where they can activate body and soul and unfold their rich artistic voice. Through weekly meetings, the group members started with gentle physical exercise, inspired by modern dance and physical theater, followed by vocal practice and yoga to learn bodycare through exercise and reflexology. The purpose of this mAPs screendance workshop, hosted by M∅Z @chrysanthibadeka, was to soften their daily lives amidst pandemic, since elderly people live in a multi-faceted precarity. In this way the social benefit of the arts directly affects the daily life of their community.