Performances

Sun 14 Mar to Sun 28 Mar

Mixed bill of film works featuring Sarah Golding, Ana Paz, Xavier Roxby Singer-Kingsmith, Naomi Turner and Antonio Branco & Riccardo T.

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Watch a selection of short films that each speak to ideas of the future.

Total duration: Approx. 26mins

Accessibility: Films that feature text have captions available.

Please note: The films will be available to watch online until Sun 28 Mar.


Programme:

TRANSIT-20 - Luke De Kock, Sarah Golding, Teresa Phuti Mojela & Yukiko Masui 

Duration: Approx. 7mins

TRANSIT-20 was conceived by four dance artists from London and South Africa who have never danced together until now…(virtually). 

TRANSIT-20 is a short dance film that came to life in June 2020. 4 dancers across the globe met online, discussed how much we missed dancing and got to it. As a four, we had never met before in person, we wanted to connect through researching how possible it is it to create dance piece virtually with the integrity of a physical collaboration that has taken place in the same space. With technology being able to unify dancers worldwide during this pandemic, we focused on the constant feeling of transitioning from different lockdown states and transitioning into different normalities. 

Dancers/ Choreographers: Luke De Cock, Sarah Golding, Teresa Phuti Mojela, Yukiko Masui | Videographers: Ian Vincent, Mxolisi Masilela, Kori Clarke, Lerato Sello | Dramaturge: Mxolisi Masilela | BTS photographer: Zivani Matangi | Workshop Co-ordinator: Ciara Baldwin | Original composition: Ezra Axelrod | DOP/Editor: Kori Clarke | Stock footage: VIDEVO | Funded By: Arts Council England, National Arts Council South Africa 


Our Body (Soon Come) - Ana Paz

Duration: Approx. 4mins

Using spoken word poetry and movement 'Our Body', explores the ongoing impact on our mental health and wellbeing as a result of prolonged isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The spoken word poetry highlights the continuous exploitation of lands and people as a result of capitalism and how that affects our environment and social equality. The movement is a physical representation of us attempting to remove ourselves from our consumer sick rituals which is further exacerbated by isolation.This makes it increasingly more difficult to actually make choices for our communities, our environment and our mental health that serves us for the better.

Ana Paz is a spoken word artist from south east London with a background in theatre and performing arts. At the age of 15 she was heavily influenced by Hip Hop, which encouraged her to write poetry as a way of communicating her emotions and reflecting on wider issues affecting society. Ana is now focused on fusing artforms and creating work that allows us to better understand one another and ourselves.

Age Recommendation: 12+

Directed by Ana Paz | Cinematographer Paul Phengsiri | Poetry and Movement by Ana Paz | Filmed by Si Rawlison and Sami Al-Nashee | Creative Advisor Stefanie Freeman | Production Assistant Laura Albertini | Music by Hiro 


Unapologetic - Xavier Singer-Kingsmith

Duration: Approx. 5mins

Unapologetic is a short dance fashion film about transgender and non-binary performers exploring their own gender identities through costume and movement. The film centres around three transgender and non-binary performers, Katayoun Jalilipour, Naissa Essart-Nielsen, and Sakeema Peng Crook, who explore their own gender identities through self-crafted solos. All the dancers wrote poems about their relationship to gender that ultimately became the lyrics for the music.

Born out of a dialogue between two transgender visual artists, fashion designer Guia Bertorello and filmmaker Xavier Singer-Kingsmith, and their mutual frustration at the lack of positive transgender storytelling, Unapologetic is a socio-political film that aims to challenge people’s notions of what trans/non-binary looks like.

"If this film doesn’t get into you then I don’t know what to say." - Katie Hagan, Dance Art Journal

Unapologetic has been officially selected for FilmPride, San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, Fashion Film Festival Milano, Aesthetica Concept and Queen Palm International Film Festival. The short was also nominated for Best Music at UK Fashion Film Festival.

Director: Xavier Singer-Kingsmith | Producer: Carolien Tiendalli | Dancers: Naissa Essart-Nielsen, Katayoun Jalilipour, Sakeema Peng Crook | 1st AD: Bozhidar Peychev 1 | Productions Assistants: Luccia Rennie, Paige Fisher | DOP: Michael Filocamo | Steadicam Operator: Beaumont Pritchard-James Steadicam | 1st AC: Oliver Munks | 2nd AC: Felix Wildey | Gaffer: Shaun Waldie | Spark: Bert Hurtado | Costume Designer: Guia Bertorello | Jewellery commission: Andy Froud | Make-up Artist: Margherita Fabbro | Still Photographers: Nova Lindblom and Gavin L | Sound Designer: Hollie Buhagiar | Editor: Lily Celeste Biswell | Colourist: Ellory Gaskin-Payne | Post Producer: Callina Pearson | Dubbing Mixer: Andy Coles | On-Line Editor: Adam Sample | Production Partner: Gary Shenton, Film Oxford Production |  SCREEN SOUTH - Stephanie Adamou & · Darrienne Price | Production Coordiator Projects & Office Coordinator for Screen South: Barbara Welch | Production Manager: Steve Lennon | Executive Producer: Maddy Allen | Programme Producer: Jo Nolan | Commissioner for the BBC: Lamia Dabboussy Commissioner for the BBC.


Scapelands - Directed by Katie Beard and Naomi Turner | Choreography by Liv Lockwood

Duration: Approx. 4mins

Scapelands is a short dance film exploring our primal connections with nature and the effect of urban living on the human mind. With countries in lockdown and people unable to escape from cities due to the current global pandemic, the psychological impact of our physical environments is being felt more significantly across the world than ever before. Scapelands captures this feeling of being boxed in and the inherent need to reconnect with something beyond our manmade walls.

"Scapelands is an escape, an aspiration and an example of the intricate ability of choreography, sound, movement, performance and directing to explore issues, emotions and well-being." - Quote from D&CFilm review

Scapelands was commissioned by BBC Arts and Arts Council England as part of the New Creatives Scheme. The film was broadcast on BBC4 during lockdown alongside a showcase of dance films within the Dance On Film: BBC Introducing Arts anthology.

Directed: Katie Beard and Naomi Turner | Choreography: Liv Lockwood | Starring: Rose Sall Sao | Featuring: Folu Odimayo, Giacomo Pini, Harriet Roberts | Director of photography: Sam Finney | Sound Designer/ Composer: Jeph Vanger | Editor: Alice Underwood | Steadicam Operator: Rafal Rakoczy | 1st AC: Ernest Tu | Sound Mastering: Ben Green | Creative Mentor: Lisa May Thomas | Creative Producer: Jeremy Routledge | Commissioner for BBC: Jonty Claypole | Executive producer for BBC: Stephen James-Yeoman

Directors Katie Beard and Naomi Turner, make up LeMoon; a performance and film collective based in the UK. Their work centres around exploring the human condition and is deeply informed by place and personal experiences. Their first short WAKE recently screened at festivals around the world including San Francisco Dance film Festival (2020). Choreographer Liv Lockwood’s work has featured in dance films, music videos and on UK stages. Her vocabulary is a hybrid of styles; a spiritual, euphoric & ancestral funk. Lockwood’s work can be seen in videos for AURORA, Another Sky, L’Devine, Nina Nesbitt, You Me At Six, and Jack Garratt’s Visual Album Love, Death and Dancing.


Post Apocrine - Antonio Branco and Riccardo T.

Duration: Approx. 6mins

Post Apocrine navigates queer power narratives within the artists’ own relationship and the virtual space. Layered with sexuality, kink, and voyeurism this intimate exploration of relationships draws you in through a series of “meditative” actions.

Physiology: Apocrine – relating to or denoting multicellular glands, which release some of their cytoplasm in their secretions, especially the sweat glands associated with hair follicles in the armpits and pubic regions.

Performance created originally for Steakhouse Live 2020.

Antonio Branco & Riccardo T. are a performance art duo based in London, originally from Portugal and Italy respectively. Their work follows the body and its presentation. Its physicality, aura, psyche, and identity. The body is their first and ultimate instrument, raw material and site for performance. By drawing from their own experiences their work primarily focuses on the queer body, the energy inherent to such a presence and its social implications. Their research then branches out into related themes of contemporary sexuality, gender norms, porn consumption, and fetishisation. 


How to watch

The films will be available to watch online Sun 14 - Sun 28 Mar. ​When you have booked you will be sent an E-Ticket to your registered email address (please check your spam folder), which will contain the necessary webpage link and password to enable you to access all the films as many times as you like until Sun 28 Mar.

Please note: If you do not receive an E-Ticket please contact boxoffice@theplace.org.uk

Times: From Sun 14 Mar, 10am (GMT). Available to watch online until Sun 28 Mar.
Venue: at The Place

What Does The Future Look Like?

For the third and final in our series of Spring weekenders, we are presenting a festival of online works asking the question What Does The Future Look Like?