The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) will be presenting a workshop series from 18-22 July 2012 with internationally acclaimed choreographer and filmmaker Jeannette Ginslov. This follows after last year's film and dance conference, which probed this rising new art form and opened with the South African première of Wim Wender's Pina 3D.
The genre of screendance has grown phenomenally across the globe in the last decade. Dance practitioners are realising that this interdisciplinary medium - a cross-over of video, video art and dance - is not only vital to the survival of their practice but that it is also a recognised art form.
Dance practitioners aware of the power of the digital materialisation of the moving body, are turning to this medium for the production of dance in a new medium, choreographic research, documentation, archives and promotion. The power of the internet provides an alternate platform for dance makers to screen, share and promote their work. Increasingly this outlet is also being used as a social choreographic tool, encouraging creative networked outcomes and new takes on the medium of screendance works.
Workshops are designed for filmmakers
The workshops that Ginslov will present are designed for filmmakers and dance practitioners and will be attended by students from various disciplines, choreographers, dancers, filmmakers and educators. They are tailored for dance practitioners wanting to cross over to screendance, giving direction on the digitising of dance and choreographic practice for screens, installations and online platforms, and for online producers, collaborators, curators and filmmakers wanting to work in the cross-over of dance and video.
Ginslov facilitates screendance workshops internationally and directs, shoots and edits her own screendance works that centre around affect, the moving body and its digital materiality. She holds an MA in Choreography from Rhodes University, and an MSc in Media Art & Imaging - Screendance from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee in Scotland.
Films produced during the GIPCA workshops will be presented at the Baxter Dance Film Festival on Saturday, 11 August at 7:30pm as a prelude to the screening of screendance works by Ginslov. Ginslov's films will include Sandstone, Karohano, Freedom, Sanctum, CoNCreTe, Clinton's Story and Autopsy|Eros "la petite mort". Tickets are available through Computicket.
Ginslov will also be presenting workshops at Rhodes University from 6-10 August.
For more information, contact the GIPCA office on +27 (0) 21 480 7156 or .
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