BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL DANCE FILM FESTIVAL '17
THE AGE OF THE STRANGE
The ever more troubling context of a world in crisis makes us question the authenticity of our everyday life. Contradiction and fragility become thus vectors in our daily trajectory. The Age of the Strange is the concept under which the festival gathers a series of events that propose a return to the natural, seeking for “techno-surrealist” forms of expression. This edition we build a bridge between an uncertain past and a probable future.
SIMONA DEACONESCU - artistic director
THE DANCER - BIDFF'17 OPENING
7 sept | 7PM - 9PM
@ elvira popescu cinema
feature film, 108', 2016 (FR)
Born in the American Midwest, nothing in her background destined farm girl Loïe Fuller to become the toast of Europe’s Belle Epoque cabarets, even less to dance at the Paris Opera.
Hidden behind metres of silk, her arms extended by long wooden rods, Loïe reinvents her body on stage and enthralls her audiences a little more every night with her revolutionary Serpentine dance.
7 SEPT | 10.00PM - 11.15PM
@ DESCHIS GASTROBAR
shorts from five top international film festivals
In the opening night of the festival, BIDFF connects with the international circuit of dance film festivals through Midnight Specials, an exquisite selection of 8 shorts, co-presented by 5 of the most popular festivals in Europe, USA and South America.
masterclass Tomer Heymann
8 sept | 1PM - 5PM
Between Cinema and Dance; Between Documentary and Fiction
In this documentary workshop – Masterclass with the Creator of MR. GAGA about Dreams and Dignity, Heymann shares the complex artistic choices he made while filming and editing the film, the connection (mostly in the director’s mind) between Naharin’s personal biography and his dance creations that are interwoven in it, the link between art, politics and freedom of speech, and the reasons that made him reopen the film three times after it had already been screened in public and the production phase seemed to be over.
FREE ADMISSION BASED ON REGISTRATION
NO BLOOD BANK INCLUDED opening (SOLO EXHIBITION) | 7pm - 10pm
DIGNITY to THE UNSAID (PERFORMANCE) | 8.00pm - 8.30pm
@NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
exhibition visiting dates/hours: 9-10 SEPT, 12PM-8PM
8 SEPT | 9.00pm - 9.40pM
@ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
For the first time BIDFF presents a competition dedicated exclusively to the Romanian dance films. 7 shorts have been selected to be part of the competition as they have an experimental approach to either dance or film, bringing to light the creative strength of the Romanian industry and its diversity. The films explore the body-space relationship, different perspectives on the concept of cohabitation and choreographies of the senses.
9 SEPT | 3.00PM - 3.30pm
@ CAROL PARK, AT THE BASE OF THE MAUSOLEUM
a performance by the Sharon Fridman Dance Company (Spain), 20'
Hasta dónde...? is a contemporary dance duet based on the technique of contact. Rendered to the drift of the body, we began to abandon that which prevented us from being.
“A gem of intensity and nuances, a lack of love towards chaos duo. ” — Roger SALAS, El País, June 20, 2012
I: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
II: 8.30pm - 10.00PM
@ELVIRA POPESCU CINEMA
20 films from 14 countries, selected from over 300 applications
Q&A with some of the creators of the films in the competition
10 SEPT | 5PM - 7PM
@ POINT CULTURAL HUB
documentary, 112', 2016 (BE, NL)
Drawing on performances, rehearsals, interviews and family archives, Lut Vandekeybus explores her brother's restless creativity - performer, choreographer and director Wim Vandekeybus.
Wim is poetic yet perceptive, intimate but never indulgent.
CAIDA LIBRE - FREE FALL
10 SEPT | 7.30PM - 8.30pm
@ THE NATIONAL CENTER OF DANCE BUCHAREST - STERE POPESCU STUDIO
a performance by the Sharon Fridman Dance Company (Spain), 50'
Caida Libre explores an essential characteristic of our nature: the survival.
Sharon deepens into the way groups are formed to create a support, a physical and emotional net that allows the individual to fall down and stand up again. This intention emerges as a result of the need to find freedom space for each individual within a group.
international competition | BEST film:
D: Adrien Ouaki & Nathan Cahen | C: Adrien Ouaki
1000 EUR prize
international competition | INNOVATION:
TO THE ENDS OF THE FINGERTIPS
D: Roswitha Chesher | C: Sophie Arstall & Sophie Barker
500 EUR prize
international competition | AUDIENCE AWARD:
D & C: Réka Szabó
500 EUR prize
national competition | BEST film:
D: Corina Andrian | C: Maria Beatrice Tudor, Mariana Gavriciuc
1000 EUR prize, given by The Romanian Cultural Institute
[CO]LAB best pitch:
NEVER ENDING - Laura Andrei
750 EUR prize consisting of post-production services, given by Colorgrade
international competition | BEST film honorable mention:
D & C: Florent Schwartz
international competition | INNOVATION honorable mention:
WE NO LONGER WAIT FOR THE BARBARIANS
D: Alain El Sakhawi | C: Alain El Sakhawi & Collettivo QBR
national competition | BEST film HONORABLE MENTION:
D: Dragos Istvan Rosu & Luiza Comsa & Tudor Panduru | C: Dragos Istvan Rosu & Luiza Comsa
the director of "Mr. Gaga" documentary
the director of Bestias Danzantes Festival (Chile)
one of the most popular choreographers in Romania
festival venues & locations
CINEMA ELVIRA POPESCU
MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art
Palace of the Parliament wing E4, Izvor St. 2-4
National Centre for Dance bucharest
Marasesti BVD. 80-82
sPLAIUL UNIRII 160
POINT CULTURAL HUB
GENERAL EREMIA GRIGORESCU ST. 10
LEONIDA ST. 9-11
at the base of the mausoleum, general candiano popescu st. 105
Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2017 is a cultural project produced by Tangaj Dance Association, funded by The Bucharest Municipality through ARCUB - in the frame of the Cultural Program "Bucharest Participatory City", co-financed by AFCN - The Administration of The National Cultural Fund, with the support of the Romanian National Film Center and the Romanian Cultural Institute.The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of The National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or for the way the results of the project can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the financing beneficiary.
Partners: Elvira Popescu Cinema (the French Institute in Romania), The National Centre for Dance Bucharest, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Embassy of Israel in Romania, the Embassy of Spain in Bucharest, POINT Cultural Hub, Gallery, FranceDanse Orient-Express, Tiriac Auto, Colorgrade, Crama Histria, Brigada de Voluntari.
With the media support of: NEWS.ro / Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Music Channel, Scena9, Arte și meserii, Ziarul Metropolis, Cinemagia, Cinefan.ro, All About Romanian Cinema, DinFilme.ro