Beatriz Mediavilla & Dominic Leclerc – Artist Presentation

 Béatriz Mediavilla gave a talk about her hour long hybrid Screendance/documentary “According to Movement”. We cannot show the complete work but Béatriz Mediavilla and her DoP Dominic Leclerc show some glimpses of this extraordinary poetic journey in a trailer.

ACCORDING TO MOVEMENT, a story in ten chapters. :In 2017, Thierry Thieû Niang, choreographer, toured in eastern Canada with Cinédanse to offer intergenerational workshops to non-dancers. According to movement is a cinematic journey where the thoughtful gesture merges into this great human choreography. Divided into 10 chapters, the feature film is a poetic and playful reflection on the beauty of the everyday gestures that define us as living beings.

An invitation to dance. It also presents a portrait of Thierry Thieû Niang through is choreographies. Working with Thierry Thieû Niang was an incredible opportunity for Mediavilla to dig further into the concepts of movement and presence, body and how dance can create a better world.

FilmType: Feature documentary –poetic and experimental -dance Runtime:63minutesCompletion Date:October 2019 Production Budget:70 000 USDCountry of Origin:Canada Country of Filming:Canada Film Language:English, French, Spanish and innu. Subtitles version available in French, English and Spanish Shooting Format:2K Aspect Ratio:16:9Film Color:Black & White and Color Cast:Direction, Production, screenplay: Beatriz Mediavilla Choreographer and dancer: Thierry Thieû Niang Direction of photography and editing: Dominic Leclerc Original score, Sound conception and sound editing:Antoine Bedard

:Multidisciplinary artist, Béatriz Mediavilla was born in 1972, in Rouyn-Noranda, where she still lives today. Holder of a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in film studies, she teaches cinema at the Abitibi-Témiscamingue College. In parallel to her teaching, Ms Mediavilla has accomplished other works, including the multidisciplinary collective work Ce qu’il en reste : dialogue artistique sur la mort(2009). She published Des Espagnols à Palmarollefound in Nouvelles Explorations(2010) and Contes, légendes et récits de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue(2011), and she also published Entre les heuresin Rouyn-Noranda Littéraire(2013). Danse avec elles, her first full-length documentary, was given great praise, and was presented in many festivals such as Montréal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver, but also in Havanaand New York City.Web Site of the choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang: http://thierry-niang.fr

We apologise for the lack of captions on the presentation. A rough English transcript is available to down load here.