12 nov | 7:00 - 8:10 PM


33 Stirbei Voda Street



The official competition kicks off with ten short dance films that will revive you and will make you wonder. These films are deeply anchored in reality, in which the body is partially, but never totally adulterated, always having the power to start it all over again. The directors and choreographers from USA, Chile, Finland, UK, The Netherlands, France and Germany are taking on different routes but with a common goal, to sensitize the masses both regarding the action and the review of each individual’s inner world. We are presenting for the first time in Romania a platform with dozens of mercenary bodies which keep facing the same hard surface repeatedly, always returning changed in a world where all the rules remain the same. We gathered the catalysts of change, those who dare to face the environment when needed or celebrate life when necessary.


Moving Southwark

5', UK, 2015

D: Jevan Chowdhury

The dying moments of 24 dancers, each consumed by the city of London. Moving Southwark is a magical realist expression of London's medieval backyard.



4', SUA, 2015

D & C: Nadav Heyman

A stream-of-consciousness narration accompanies a contemporary male soloist on an empty stage. An exploration of human beauty and ugliness.



6', SUA, 2015

D: Andrew Michael Ellis

C: Ernest Felton Baker

JONAH is a meditative documentary using dance to explore and personify a curious interview with a former African American slave. Interpreting a historical interview through a modern exploratory dance, the documentary asks questions about the inheritance of trauma, and our capacity to regenerate


in between

4', SUA, 2016

D & C: Lillian Stamey & Blake Horn

Caught in the throes of a bewildered conversation, two characters are gripped by their inability to listen, trust, and surrender.





for a moment

9', FR, 2016

D: Clémence Poésy

Observing in close ups the students at the ballet school of the Opera de Paris, training tirelessly to build their future as dancers, Clémence Poésy offers an original outlook that leaves out of frame the bodies these girls and boys tame everyday.


Approaching the puddle

8', DE, 2015

D: Sebastian Gimmel 

C: Sebastian Gimmel & Homai Toyoda

A curious woman, appropriately dressed for a rainy day, explores her environment at an empty car park. Around puddles she dances in child like play, drifts into a fantastic inner world, unravels a magical place as her rubber boots come to life.



3', NL, 2014

D: Jacqueline Kooter

Wilful or struggle? Jacqueline Kooter proposes a duet performed by painted, cut-out paper figures.



14', NL, 2015

D & C: Camiel Zwart

Platform 13 tells the tragicomic story of a Japanese railway conductor who ends up in his biggest nightmare: a strange new world, in which he and his signals prove unnecessary.



6', CL, 2015

D: Patricio Soto - Aguilar

C: Ana Luz Ormazábal

A race that unveils those moments that we miss in the rush of competition, displays the body and its ability to modify itself and keep up in demanding conditions.


Exquisite Corps

5', SUA, 2016

D: Mitchell Rose

42 American contemporary choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance.