DANCE.FOCUS 2021

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Graphic: Felicity Arts Digital Still ‘Fleeting’ (2017). Performer Gala Moody

Dance.Focus is a dance film commission by Dance Hub SA in partnership with Ausdance ACT and supported by Ausdance SA. The commission is designed to challenge, resonate and engage with screen dance.

The commission is for four artists, two from South Australia and two from the ACT.  

From the highly competitive field of applicants, we are excited to announce the two successful ACT based applicants - Rob Aspinall with Streetlight Funk and Zymetic (Nathan Rutups) with Rose Tinted Lens.

Streetlight Funk, aims to raise the profile of street dance artists through high quality video production, leading to an increased audience appeal for street dance films as an artform. This project is a fusion of funk dance styles and choreography which attempts to bring more validity to street dance as an artform within the Canberra and wider dance communities, whilst staying true to the roots and the history of the dances.

Rose Tinted Lens, portrays the highs and lows of social media, the impact it has on everyday life and how we view ourselves through the screen. The dance within this piece represents five different aspects of social media and how one may see this presented through the camera lens.

The four commissioned dance films will premiere online by Dance Hub SA and Ausdance ACT in September 2021.

“Dance film is a distinct visual art form that expands what dance and choreography can be – beyond the limitations of the physical body in space and indeed, with or without, the virtual human body in motion”.

Amanda Phillips – Artistic Director, Dance Hub SA

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