Miranda Pennell (London) Dance and the Moving-Image

15 – 23 Aug
10 – 17h
200 EUR
Miranda Pennell trained in contemporary dance at the Martha Graham Centre in New York and at the SNDO in Amsterdam, before she started making films.

Her award-winning dance-films have attracted funding from the Arts Council England, Film London, the BBC and Channel 4. They are regularly screened at major international film-festivals, and have been broadcasted in the UK and around the world. Her recent works i.e. “Human Radio” 2002, “Magnetic North” 2003, and “Fisticuffs” 2004 explore aspects of movement or choreography drawn from the world around us. Miranda Pennell currently lectures on the Post-Graduate ‘Dance for the Screen’ course at the London Contemporary Dance School.

This workshop offers the opportunity for a small group of choreographers and film/video-makers to work together to explore dance-film and its possibilities, from the perspective of both choreographic and film/video practices. Participants will be expected to be adaptable and flexible in considering the issues brought about by different media, and should be willing to collaborate with other artists.

The short films resulting from this workshop might be shown informally at the end of the project.

The applicants should have a solid level of professional experience and creative ability within their own medium (dance, film, video).
They are not required to have worked in dance-film/video before, however they are asked to show how this workshop might benefit their artistic development. All applicants must be available to attend the whole workshop. Places are limited, thus interested parties are asked to submit an application form, together with any supporting material (1 VHS or DVD, clearly labelled, cued up ready for viewing and stating the applicant’s role) by June 10th. Please download the application form here.
Applicants will be informed of the decision by the middle of July.

Photo: John Smith