Born out of a pandemic crisis, Choreo Dance Film Festival (CDFF) celebrates the diversity of Choreomundus students and alumni by bringing together dance films around the world. CDFF is dedicated to promoting Dance as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and to bridge the gap between dance and film.
The Crises that Move Us
In current times of radical uncertainty, emergent crisis and chaos, we have found ways to enliven our spirit of experimentation. The word “environment” brings memories to our localised socio-political situation, culture, people, to our being and our bodies. The understanding of the word environment does not come through one thing, but through multiple lenses, interdependence and interconnectedness.
Official Films 2022
Atrateño Privilege Dance
– Diana Gutiérrez | Bismark Salas from Colombia
In our dance, the majestic Atrato River is highlighted as a survival mechanism for the riverine population of Chocó.
– Lucia Rua from Peru
When you feel trapped in your own skin. Our bodies embody all limitations and possibilities at once, and this is an attempt to dig deeper, to find new paths of scape into your skin, your bones, your muscles, every vein and every tissue, and…
– Temiloluwa Ami-Williams from Nigeria
This film is the first cut of a more extensive ethnographic film that was carried out as an experiment in Szeged, Hungary by four foreign dance anthropologists who studied at the university of Szeged for nine months.
Ella, A Female Morion
– Bryan Levina Viray from Philippines
Ella Mazon shares her “panata” (vow) in wearing a mask, an uncommon story in a male – dominated Moryonan in Marinduque island, Philippines.
– María José Bejarano from Costa Rica
Four chapters about women, body and territory. These are concepts always changing and in dialogue, modifying each other. The work narrates the process taken by the community dance group in Los Santos, Costa Rica.
– Moyra Silva | Adele Fournet from Peru | United States
Original project by Corpusmedio (Adele Fournet and Moyra Silva), with co-production support of Centro Cultural de España in Lima.
Piangua Traditional Dance Colombia
– Diana Gutiérrez | Julio Cesar Portocarrero from Colombia
The Piangua Dance represents a very beautiful work of the women of the Colombian Pacific who embark and go to the mangroves to sell this product to seek the sustenance of their families.
– Amin Parvin | Lara Bakhssar | Aleksandar Isailovic from Iran | Syria | Serbia
A place in the middle of an ever changing city, but frozen in time. We embodied the qualities of decomposing, reshaping, growing, shrinking.
Rose of Winds
– María Peredo Guzmán | Daniel Oros Molina from Bolivia | Finland
Rosa de los Vientos is a research project on the relationships between human and non-human beings, framed in open spaces.
Stepping Into Machine
– Jorge Poveda Yánez | Nina Davies from Ecuador | Canada
With the advent of cognitive automation services, an aesthetic and kinetic gap is inaugurated for human dancers. The presented case of the ‘bionic step’ is an illustration of how permeable dance cultures are to technological developments.
Stuck in Liminality
– Valentina Polkovnikova from Moldova
Imagine going through a ritual when the liminality seems to never end. That is what the film captures, the feeling of uncertainty due to the extended transitional phase.
The Secret Of The Blessed
– Diego Marín from Mexico
An elite group secretively gathers to ritualize the arrival of an enigmatic message that promises blessing.
– Joko Sudibyo | Galih Suci Manganti from Indonesia
The change will happen. Change is a divine mystery. Change makes us realize that we will surely return to the creator no matter how far we go.