This is the first ever year of Frame Rush: A Place for Screendance and, overseen by esteemed programmer Gitta Wigro (Independent Dance), its founders are the first ever cohort of postgraduate students to study the MA in Screendance. Screendance is an exciting and growing art form which brings together dance and film and explores the inter-connectivity between these two genres. Frame Rush is a celebration of this audio-visual form at the cutting edge of artistic innovation.
From Brazil to Canada, from Finland to Italy to the United States of America, this is truly an international offering. The works being screened tackle a vast array of themes including ideas about identity, gender, spirituality, the natural world and modern society, as well as incorporating a wide range of dance and cinematographic styles including animation. The festival’s mission is to show work which is meaningful, thought-provoking and experimental, and which cultivates dialogues across cultures, contexts and locations. The Frame Rush team is especially keen to introduce screendance to new audiences and to support and help nurture diverse voices within the screendance community.