Finding Ground​

Supported by The Place

Finding Ground is a screendance installation led by Jo Cork Dance and Digital, made in collaboration with second year students at London Contemporary Dance School.

 

Exhibition from Mon 1 Mar–Weds 31 Mar 2021. After this all films will be available online.

With 10 unique dance films dotted all over London (and some appearing as far wide as Asia), you can tap into a virtual dance performance through your mobile phones, into another world - where dancing bodies appear and performance continues! Finding Ground offers you the chance to experience dance performance, in the open air, using technology, elements of augmented reality and QR Codes. 

 

Check out the map and plan your next walk or cycle route so you stumble come across one of our posters and QR codes. We dare you to enter this virtual world!

www.lcds.ac.uk/findingground

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This Is Where We Dance Now

Hosted by Ohio State University

A symposium to launch the 2021 issue of The International Journal of Screendance.

Jo will be delivering a Lighting Talk in the online symposium on Saturday 13 March 2021. 

She will be discussing her review of dance film, TOM, by Wilkie Branson.

Click here for the full symposium schedule.

Click here for info about Paper Panel 1.

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One Dance UK Young Creatives

In partnership with One Dance UK

Young Creatives is a national programme managed by One Dance UK. As part of the programme, young choreographers benefit from workshops with industry professionals with the end goal of creating a final dance work.

Between March and July 2021, the 2020 cohort will be working with Jo to create their own dance films. Following initial training and workshops in choreography for camera and filming processes, the young creatives will develop their own film treatments and will have individual tutorials with Jo throughout their filming process. Following filming, they will develop collaborative skills as they work with Jo to edit their work and produce their completed films.

Films will be screened in Summer 2021.

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A love letter to Varnam

A collaboration with Divya Kasturi Company​ & Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

A love letter to Varnam is a screendance piece, and sister work to the live stage show, To Varnam... with Love, developed and performed by Divya Kasturi Company.

 

The film will be released in March 2021.

Made using documentation footage from live performance at Warwick Arts Centre, video projection images used in the show (by John-Marc Gowans), and new footage featuring 3rd year contemporary dancers Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

A love letter to Varnam is part of Divya Kasturi Company's strand, Our Varnam, which celebrates Baratanatyam dance and aims to pass understanding of classical Indian dance and music practices to new generations and more diverse bodies.

www.divyakasturi.com

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Camden Alive! 2021

In partnership with Love Camden, The Place and Motion Dance Collective

Camden Alive is a programme of arts and cultural events that celebrates the people of Camden. Sharing Camden's diverse heritage through creativity, Camden Alive captures the sights, sounds and spirit of the borough and what it means to live and work in Camden. The stores of the neighbourhoods unfold and are showcased by the creation of the virtual Camden People's Museum. The museum illuminates and animates these stories, revealing the vibrant individual and collective culture of Camden.

Working alongside Omari 'Motion' Carter of Motion Dance Collective, through Spring 2021 Jo will be training and mentoring young people in Camden through the process of developing their own screendance works for exhibition in the virtual museum.

www.lovecamden.org/camdenalive

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Rebel Rebel

A collaboration with Anthony Van Laast and Roman Green

A short dance film.

 

This isn’t rebellion for rebellion’s sake.

 

It’s a story about how beauty can be born from rebellion - about how embracing it's energy can set us free and provide comfort in times of unimaginable pain.

A solo dance film with direction by Roman Green and choreography led by world renowned film and television choreographer, Anthony Van Laast. 

Put on hold due to the pandemic, the work is due to be completed in 2021. 

 

www.romangreen.co.uk

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Window of Tolerance

A collaboration with Phil Taylor

Window of Tolerance is an experimental dance film, co-directed and co-edited by Jo Cork and Phil Taylor, with choreographed by Jo Cork, and cinematography by Phil Taylor.

The work explores the demise of, what in hindsight, might seem a comfortable life by comparison to current circumstances. Taking inspiration from news reports and interviews, social media posts and viral internet content, the duo express the confusion, despair and morbid hilarity of coping with world events such as Trump, Brexit, and now inevitably, Covid-19. 

 

Put on hold due to the pandemic, the work is due to be completed in 2021. 

www.philiptaylor.co.uk

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AVH AudioVisualHaptic

Supported by Studio Wayne McGregor

 

AVH is a mutual collaboration between Jo Cork, Ava Agakouchak and Bartosz Szafranski.

 

Supported by Studio Wayne McGregor, AVH is a research project that will seek to discover and manifest the bodily experiences of viewing screendance work, manifesting them within new wearable haptics technology to create an innovative, exciting and unique viewing experience.

Through AVH, we hope to expand understanding of sensorial experience and of our bodily connection to digital media. 

www.avakouchak.co.uk

www.bartoszszafranski.com

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