July 29, 2020

Dancer, choreographer and teacher of the FeIdenkrais method.
She began her dance studies in Palermo. In 1996 she joined the ”Ensemble Piccoli Danzatori del Teatro Massimo di Palermo (Little Dancers of the Massimo Theater of Palermo)”.
Then she deepened her studies in ballet at the dance school of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the Balletto di Roma, the National Dance Academy in Rome and at the Codarts-Rotterdamse Dance Academie in Holland.
As a dancer she collaborated with several choreographers such as Giovanna Velardi, Giovanni Scarcella and since 2013 she participated to all the creations of the Compagnia Zappalà Danza located at the Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza/Scenario Pubblico.
She has participated as a dancer and choreographer to the short dance movies realized by the QBR Collective.
Valeria Zampardi

July 25, 2020

“I really think music and movement – dance, you know – and literature inform my visuals. I think film is also based in
dance. The relationship between me, the camera and the actor is always a dance.”
Christopher Doyle
( Paranoid Park (2007), Hero (2002) and 2046 (2004)…)
“I born in France and grew up in Paris from a French mother and an Egyptian father. I have lived between Paris and Sicily which is the meeting point between my ancestors cultures. This gave me a great rise of inspiration.
Since October 2019 I moved to Rome (Italy) to follow an intensive Cinematographer Course specializing in D.I.T
(Digital Imaging Technician). I come from martial arts, artistic gymnastic, comic books drawing and my first profession for 15 years have been dancing. I worked as a dancer for companies in France, Germany and Italy.
As a filmmaker I worked for several companies for promotional contents. I have been directing my own work together with the « QBR Collective » basing it on combining languages of dance with grammar of cinema.
The work was lead by linking shots with architecture, dance with all kind of intentional movements, editing with rhythm, body with environment, dance and cinema through cinematographic references.”

Alain El Sakhawi

July 21, 2020

Ethics and aesthetics are equally important to the Tampere Film Festival. Must have something to say and the ability to say it.
For more info about 2020 and more

July 18, 2020

Power and mutation in Greek society… in the society!
Listen the turning point that inspired our artists for this dance film!

July 14, 2020

when artistic practice meets
MØZ focuses on the creation of cultural projects, alongside educational and environmental activities, which promote the development of interdisciplinary thinking and arise social awareness, combining art with technology and nature. Active in areas such as dance, cinema, theater, videodance, photography, art installations, interactive technologies, multimedia and diving, team members merge separate areas of activities in an effort to develop their practice based on innovation.
MØZ is founded by Chrysanthi Badeka and Marios Zervas. For more info:
enjoy the trailer

July 12, 2020

[ artists, researchers, scholars, mentors, curators, producers, peers, collaborators, participants – creators & a community ]

July 11, 2020

Moments shared by our artists about campus 1, focus on script … see you very soon mAPies and now keep on writing !

July 09, 2020

It was a pleasure to host the seminar Cold Storage – as a case study, held by the two external mentors Thomas Freundlich and Valtteri Raekallio for the first Campus about scriptwriting.
Thank you again!
Cold Storage (2016)
​Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. As a lonely ice fisherman discovers his frozen prehistoric soul brother in the ice, multiple levels of time and reality blend together into a cinematic and kinetic exploration of alienation, dependency and friendship.
Direction and cinematography: Thomas Freundlich
Choreography: Valtteri Raekallio
trailer –
More info about the film

July 06, 2020

Last week Campus #1, focus on SCRIPT, took place online, under the direction of Malakta Films.
It’s always exciting to share projects and discuss ideas, expectations and goals.
We want to thank all the artists, mentors and the external guests Thomas Freundlich & Valtteri Raekallio, for the wonderful and constructive time spent together.
More about Campus #1 coming soon!

July 03, 2020

Greek Team
Ariadne is a Greek-born artist-scholar currently settled in Italy after having lived and worked in Columbus (OH/USA), London (UK) and Riga (Latvia). With a background as an architect, dance performer and choreographer, her research is located at the crossover between corporeal and screen-based arts. Her artistic practice, often in the form of choreographic environments and events as well as works created for the screen have been presented in various venues and contexts across Europe and the USA. As a dance performer, she has collaborated a.o. with Abigail Yager (Trisha Brown Dance Company), Bojana Cvejic and Christina De Smedt, Virgilio Sieni, Ismael Ivo. She is co-founder of futuremellon/NOT YET ART, a collective that enables her to expand her choreographic practice as well as to experiment with the curation of screendance (a.o. Screendance Landscapes, a two-day symposium; POSITIONING, a screendance program dedicated to the transportability of the camera and the body in areas that need attention). Wishing to deepen her interdisciplinary choreographic practise she embarked on a fully-funded practice-as-research PhD at the University of Roehampton (London), which she concluded in 2018. Her projects always informed by an architectural and choreographic thinking deal with oral history, alternative modes of archiving (“unstable archives”), as well as liminal spaces and in-betweenness, transformation processes and community making and for this reason, she considers mAPs project and the theme of Power and (Social) Mutation a rich context to apply her knowledge and expand her creative work.
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June 30, 2020

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. The contribution of Jumping Frames was recognised by receiving the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards Arts Promotion Awards and Hong Kong Dance Alliance Dance Awards in 2014.

The Jumping Frames International Dance Video Competition facilitates conversations between two established art forms, video and dance, and is one of the biggest dance video competitions in Asia.

Stay tuned and for all the info, open calls, news, check the website –

#dancevideo #festival #dance #film
— à Hong Kong.

June 29, 2020

Let’s begin!
#campus #script #artists #mAPs
Malakta Films
Dan.Cin.Lab _ Coorpi _ Tanzrauschen

June 26, 2020

Greek Team
Born and raised in Athens/Greece, Konstantina Bousmpoura always loved dance and cinema as well as an intercultural approach in the intersection of life and art. She studied Economics as a first degree and at the age of 23, after going to Barcelona for an Erasmus semester, she decided to live in Spain and Argentina for the next 15 years pursuing her passion.
During this time she made a new path in the research, direction, and production of documentaries on the subject of dance, politics, and activism through the lenses of anthropology. In 2008, after five years of exploring flamenco dance in the academies of Seville, she directed and produced her first short documentary Feeling from Outside about flamenco foreign dancers and their inclusion to Andalusian Society.
Her latest documentary Working Dancers (2016, 76”) tackles the question of contemporary dance activism in Argentina.
Both documentaries, through screenings, Q&Α, workshops, and academic invitations have enabled the dialogue between local and international dance communities in the field of labor rights and the demand for a professionalization of the sector. As an activist of the Gender Network of International Amnesty, Konstantina felt intrinsically motivated by the question of power and mutation in contemporary Greek Society. Through the MAPS project, her intention is to focus on social justice and queerness belonging in the changing Greek public sphere under a collaborative working process.
Check out her Vimeo Channel !

June 23, 2020

Lucia Carolina De Rienzo talks about ideas, productions, projects… and also about mAPs! ✨
” Today we are particularly excited to be in the #GiardinoZED of ZED International Videodanza Festival: our Lucia Carolina De Rienzo tells in an intense video, the long journey of ideas, productions, works, festivals, risks, satisfactions and passions of #Coorpi: from La danza in 1 minuto at #reFLOW at MAPS • migrating Artists Project. It is a journey of which we are proud and grateful. Enjoy it with us.”

June 23, 2020

Is a platform for short films, documentaries and video installations.
The selected works are bordering on physical performance, visual arts, sound and cinema. The films and installations in the program are innovative and refreshing in their approach. Some films have challenging storylines, some are abstract, other installations deconstruct or render a poetic experience of space. Innovative and experimental kinetic use of the body and camera play an extremely important part in the process of creation. Concepts and ideas represented in the works are mutual and communicate in a nonlinear way.
They all have in common that they move and thrill us inside out
Helena Jonsdottir, Artistic director PCF

Physical Cinema Festival Reykjavik is a non-profit organisation run by Helena Jonsdottir, befriended artists, friends and other supporters who work together voluntarily. This is gratefully done under the umbrella of Stockfish – Film Festival & Industry Days and Bíó Paradís Bio Paradis – Heimili kvikmyndanna “The Home of Cinema”

June 22, 2020


Finally, after all, we can officialize that the first campus of this adventure will start online in a week!
Finland will do the honors by hosting the session focused on SCRIPT.
In mAPs International Campus #1 • Script (Connected to mAPs PROCESS and STORYTELLING POWER) key points will be touched to allow artists to question their own history, their art and the connection with the others, and what it can be Power; how to exercise it in the contemporary world and in the future.
We will have the honor of having Thomas Freundlich & Valtteri Raekallio as guests and external mentors.
More news very soon _ stay tuned!


June 20, 2020

Thank you for yesterday!

June 19, 2020


The French team says hi and introduces itself following the rhythm!
Thank you Alsy and Alda !


June 17, 2020

French Team
” Born an raised in different cities in Germany, Alda Mondlane always loved moving her body. At the age of 12 she was much interested in athletic sports like running and longjump. In the following years she witnessed many dancers in music videos, on the streets and in school. So she began to dance and got highly motivated to meet more dancers to study and practice the foundation of Dances like Hip Hop and House. She was able to acquire knowledge about the Hip Hop culture, especially the encounter with Artists from other parts of Germany and the US made her fall in love with the culture.
Since 2018 she is part of the Dance Crew Walashé, as a founding member, consisting of seven females. The main focus lays not only on various dance styles, but supporting and enabling each other‘s growth, collectively. Moreover, they share multiculural backgrounds and are about to bring topics like social issues on stage.
Alda figured out that dance can be a powerful agent to communicate and sometimes the soul has something big to say that can not be conveyed with words alone. That is why she feels so connected with the theme Power and Identities and wants to show it in dance. ”
Here is some video with her in action!


June 17, 2020

Congratulations to Alsy N’Diaye, the director of the French team of the MAPS • migrating Artists Project for this award! A real pleasure for Dan.Cin.Lab to collaborate with this talented artist.

June 16, 2020

Collaborator Time with_ Aesthetica Short Film Festival !
”The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, founded in 2011, is an international film festival which takes place annually in York, UK, at the beginning of November. It a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.”
” ASFF is organised by Aesthetica, one of the UK’s leading publications for art, design and photography. The magazine is a worldwide destination for art and culture. In-depth features foreground today’s most innovative practitioners across art, design, photography, architecture, music and film.”
” In addition to the magazine and short film festival, Aesthetica hosts competitions and awards including the Aesthetica Art Prize, the Future Now Symposium and the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.”
Find out more info and see all the news for November 2020 on
ASFF 2020 Call for Entries

June 10, 2020

FRIDAY JUNE 19 / 17:00 – 18:30 CET
“Screendance as Activism and Social Commentary.
Facilitated by Gitta Wigro with special guests from mAPs project and contributions from film makers themselves

>>>> Join Zoom Discussion here: 
>>>> Zoom ID: 834 8569 6734

Between two screening programmes that show different types approaches to hybrid screendance documentary we are hosting an open discussion forum on activism and social commentary in screendance.
In this time of political and social challenges what are the on screen responses of screendance artists?
How should we contextualise this hybrid poetic/choreographic documentary form?
Thanks to The Workroom Glasgow for their support of this event.”

June 9, 2020

Today we have received good news from the Finnish film fund. Camiel Zwart‘s new dance film, which has already been selected for the MAPS • migrating Artists Project, also awarded the fund for the Finnish film !!

June 5, 2020

Directly from Saint-Étienne, when dance & image merge to show you the world, here you go… Dan.Cin.Lab !
” DAN.CIN.LAB is an artistic platform supported by the STÉLA association, engaged in the creation, production, commissioning and distribution of projects combining dance and image around societal issues. ”
DAN.CIN. super 4 activités
Discover new projects and activities
Enjoy the trailer
#dance #artplatform #festival #films #pass #production

June  3, 2020

Another of our collaborators is Festival international du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, already seen with the 2020 edition, on February.
” The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is today the most important cinematographic event in the world devoted to short films. In terms of audience and professional presence, it is the second film festival in France after Cannes. It is at the heart of many activities and missions carried out throughout the year since La jetty by the Sauve collective, which can make short films. The association employs 18 permanent staff, all based in Auvergne, where a whole dynamic has been created around the image.
The 2018 edition registered more than 165,000 entries and welcomed more than 3,600 professionals. ”
Also next February the mAPs team, this time the all crew 🧡, will be present for the Dance Retrospective as partners with special screening in the Market and masterclass on the mAPs methodology/process!
Look at all the information and activities for the 2021 edition … registration is also open!

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