If there is something we all have in common, it is movement. As Akram Khan put it: “Movement is the essential ingredient of how the world continues, or survives.” When our body’s movement fuses with the cinematographical movement, one of the most original film genres is born: dance film.
Choreoscope is the International Dance Film Festival of Barcelona. A unique event dedicated not only to those passionate about dance, but also to those who enjoy quality cinema. Choreoscope’s goal is to promote the strong ties with art in general and with film and dance in particular, aiming to focus its gaze on contemporary dance short films made in Catalonia between 2010 and 2018, showing the region’s cultural affluence and artistic quality.
This is a selection of short films that reveal messages full of power, using images to reflect universal topics – life and death, love and heartbreak, abuse and being abused, the overcoming of obstacles and fears… Merely art as a resource to preserve and display cultural identities.
Curated by Loránd János, director of the Choreoscope International Dance Film Festival of Barcelona. With the cooperation of the Ramon Llull Institute.