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Monday, June 3, 2013

Event: 9th Annual Screendance Festival

·         9th International Screendance Festival
·         World premiere of most recent film: “The Time it Takes”
·         Marriott Center for Dance and Post Theater, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
·         June 23, 24, & 28, 2013, 7:30pm

The University of Utah’s Departments of Modern Dance and Film & Media Arts are pleased to announce the 9th International Screendance Festival. The Festival spans three evenings with different films screened each night. 

June 23 – International Student Films (Marriott Center for Dance)
In conjunction with the Screendance Editing Workshop with Simon Fildes, the students of the University of Utah's Departments of Modern Dance and Film & Media Arts will present an evening of student works chosen from submissions from around the world. Selected by a jury of professionals and students, this evening provides young filmmakers and choreographers with a venue for their work, as well as providing audiences with a glimpse of the art forms’ exciting future. Films from Rwanda, Thailand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the US will be screened.

June 24 - An Evening of Films by Simon Fildes and Katrina McPherson including World Premiere (The Post Theater)
Award-winning artists Simon Fildes and Katrina McPherson have been creating screendances for over 20 years. We are excited to present the world premiere of their most recent film, “The Time it Takes.” Shot on location on the stunning west coast of South Uist, it features dance artists Simon Ellis (NZ/UK) Dai Jian (China/USA) and Rosalind Masson (Scotland/Germany). Also included in this evening will be their award winning film Moment.  Having received the best screen choreography award at IMZ’s International Dance Screen in 2000, the jury citation was “For poetic simplicity in which the structure of the choreography is revealed through the skillful editing”Also included in the program will be There is a Place, which was selected as the Best Festival Short at Dance Camera West in Los Angeles in 2011. Mr. Fildes will be present to introduce and comment on all films.

June 28 – An Evening of European Dance Film Curated by Simon Fildes (The Marriott Center for Dance)
This evening of both classic and contemporary European dance film comes from renowned choreographers and directors including Jonathon Burrows/Adam Roberts, Simon Ellis, Becky Edmunds, Magali Charrier, Lucy Cash, Joelle Bouvier, Wim Vankerkeybus/Walter Verdin, Dunja Jocic/ Marinus Groothof. Mr. Fildes will be present to discuss the films.

All screenings begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available at the door and are $7.00 for the general public, $5 for students with ID, and University of Utah students are free with U of U ID.  For more information go to: http://www.dance.utah.edu/screendancefest

Simon Fildes’ weeklong teaching residency is made possible by a grant from The University Teaching Committee. There are still spaces available in the workshop! The student screening is made possible by a grant from the College of Fine Arts’ Fine Arts Fee Committee.

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