Thank you, one and all, for joining us in record numbers on the red carpet in Aberdeen last night for the Screen.dance 2021 Festival Launch where we revealed not only our world premiere of Deer OH by Natali McCleary but also our new Simony Award for Screen Dance. The very first award of its kind, recognising achievements in the field of screen dance went to… Simon Fildes, the daydreamer, artist, curator, educator and mentor who established Scotland’s Screen.dance Festival of dance on sreen – just one of his many achievements.
The highlights of Screen.dance 2021 Festival Day 2, Friday, 12 March 2021? We have just over 9 hours of livestream and live Q&A with 30 min breaks every 90 min. We will be bringing this programme to you wherever you are in the world from the heart of Aberdeen from 12:00 to 21:30 GMT!
We kick off at 12:00 GMT with Screen.dance 2021 Artists’ Presentations and Live Q&As as part of Let’s Hear It from the Artists. Part 1 and Part 2 hosted by Anna Clifford from the Motion Dance Collective. First we hear from Sofia Castro, Daniel Navarro Lorenzo and Marisa Cecchetti, and then from Fu Le and John & Susan Mann.
We continue in the afternoon with Let’s Chat about Screen Dance Writing with dance writer Cara Hagan at 16:00 GMT. It is a must for anyone interested in employing creative tactics to write artfully and with depth about screen dance and other art forms. We know that our strong group of 9 aspiring dance writers hailing from Mexico/Sweden, Portugal/France, Italy/London, and 3 from Aberdeenwill be there on the front row. They started their workshop Let’s Write About Screen Dance yesterday led by our resident Screen.dance 2021 writer Róisín O’Brien.
Our Screen.dance 2021 evening will be spent with two of our three programmes of the International Jury Awards Finalists from 17:30 GMT. We will be in the company of 18 films and hear from some of the exhibiting filmmakers and choreographers from across the world, including Russia for the first time as part of our festival.
Hungars Beach by Kate Corby is one of the nine films in the part 1 programme Growing Up – Rediscovering our Inner Child rediscovering the body language of children.
Black Stains by Tiffany Rhynard is one of the nine films in the Part 2: Going Out – Exploring the Great Outdoors programme charting new terrains in the Great Outdoors.