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cine(dance)concert

Archive dance film gathering & Karpov Not Kasparov cine-concert

4 Sept | 21.00

Free entry

Program curated in partnership with Arhivele Dansului: deschis pentru (re)inventar(e)!, project initiated by CNDB and co-financed through AFCN  

Curators: Corina Cimpoieru, CNDB Archives official, and Bogdan Movileanu, editor

Film materials from the ANF Archive.


The unique selection of archive films discovers the different histories of dance in niche areas of the Romanian film genre. Ephemeral states of dance in sync with the "new media" of the silent film in the 20’s can be seen in the choreographic sketches performed by Elena Penescu Liciu (first ballerina at the Opera in Cluj), next to the ballet group of the Carabus Theater, in the comedy "Lache in harem" (1928, directed by Marcel Blossoms). The "artistic timeliness" of the dance is popularized in Romanian newspapers, screened in cinemas before feature films. Performances such as the one of Japanese dancer Masamy Kumy, of the American Ballet Theater Aaron Copland or the London Burre Fantasy ballet group are part of a collage of  international recitals that can be seen, as a premiere, during the screening night of cine(dance)concert.

Dance film in Romania does not have an official history in the sense that is doesn’t have a constant approach with regards to the theme or the creation of a cinematic genre. It is rather a retrospective look on the dance film sources, that appears in a time of recovering the history of dance and choreographic art in Romania. It is a challenge that now comes from dance and the research of its bio-artistic trajectories.

Lache in harem

19:37, 1927

D: Marcel Blossoms, M. Kellerman(National Film Archive)

Lache is unemployed. He falls asleep on the border of Lake Floreasca while peeping at a group of girls who are bathing in the lake. This image makes him dream about himself being inside a harem where the guards catch him and throw him in jail. Here he is found by Lili Dinamita, an artist who was brought to the harem after having been kidnapped by the white slavers. The two try to escape and they almost succeed in doing it, when Lache wakes up among the girls he was admiring when he fell asleep.

International Recitals

Recital of the Japanese Dancer Masamy Kuny   1:24, 1943  National Film Archive

Recital of the Japanese Dancer Masamy Kuny

1:24, 1943

National Film Archive

Korean Youth Ensemble   1:20, 1955  National Film Archive

Korean Youth Ensemble

1:20, 1955

National Film Archive

From All Over the World   00:50, 1957  National Film Archive

From All Over the World

00:50, 1957

National Film Archive

Culturals   1:20, 1957  National Film Archive

Culturals

1:20, 1957

National Film Archive

From All Over the World   00:50, 1958  National Film Archive

From All Over the World

00:50, 1958

National Film Archive

Choreographyc Screen   01:30, 1959  National Film Archive

Choreographyc Screen

01:30, 1959

National Film Archive

American Ballet Theatre from Bucharest   02:10, 1960  National Film Archive

American Ballet Theatre from Bucharest

02:10, 1960

National Film Archive

Artistic News   01:00, 1963  National Film Archive

Artistic News

01:00, 1963

National Film Archive

Culturals   01:00, 1969  National Film Archive

Culturals

01:00, 1969

National Film Archive

Art Ambassadors from Friendly Countries   01:40, 1971  National Film Archive

Art Ambassadors from Friendly Countries

01:40, 1971

National Film Archive

They visited our country   01:05, 1972  National Film Archive

They visited our country

01:05, 1972

National Film Archive

romanian recitals

Medallion Magdalena Popa   02:15, 1966  National Film Archive

Medallion Magdalena Popa

02:15, 1966

National Film Archive

Artistic News   01:02, 1955  National Film Archive

Artistic News

01:02, 1955

National Film Archive

Mercedes Pavelici dances   03:23, 1944  National Film Archive

Mercedes Pavelici dances

03:23, 1944

National Film Archive

Preparations for the Youth Festival   01:35, 1953  National Film Archive

Preparations for the Youth Festival

01:35, 1953

National Film Archive

 

CINE-CONCERT BY KARPOV NOT KASPAROV

One of the best synth-pop/dance/electronic export bands in Romania, Karpov not Kasparov has performed, in recent years, throughout Europe, from clubs to big festivals. Their music is reminiscent of the 80’s disco with an optimistic and danceable sound. This year, Karpov not Kasparov accepted BIDFF’s invitation to arrange a cine concert based on the films in the CNDB Archive.

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