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with video dance from Germany, Brazil, Colombia and Chile. The screenings are accompanied by lectures from internationally known and renowned experts in the field of Screendance and a Screendance Workshop Online.

Where: Online

When: 27 – 30 May 2021

From May 27th to 30th 2021, the Dance Department of Theater Freiburg will be fully dedicated to the relationship between dance and camera. In the second edition of the INTERNATIONAL SCREENDANCE FESTIVAL FREIBURG (ISDF), a large number of video dances by national and international choreographers will be presented in three online screenings outlining the variety of forms of this multi-faceted and now booming art form. The ISDF is a cooperation between the Dance Department of Theater Freiburg under the artistic direction of Adriana Almeida Pees as initiator and the two screen dance experts and founders of the Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne Marisa C. Hayes and Franck Boulègue. The aim of the festival is to consolidate the highly international art form of Screendance not only in Freiburg and the federal state Baden-Württemberg, but also in the border triangle and throughout all Germany.

Due to the current pandemic situation, the second version of the festival will take place in a purely online form. It consists of a national category and, in addition, presents a special focus on current trends and developments in video dance in Brazil, Chile and Colombia. Artists from Germany could apply for the screening of the national screen dance films via an open call; the films from South America were selected by the artistic directors of the three most famous Screendance festivals in South America. In this context, we are particularly pleased about the cooperation with the Festival Dança em Foco in Brazil, the Festival VideoMovimiento in Colombia and the Festival Bestias Danzantes in Chile. Furthermore, the results of the numerous Screendance workshops at Theater Freiburg will be shown, in which over a hundred participants from all over the world took part in the past year alone.

The presentations of the Screendance films will again be accompanied by internationally known and renowned experts this year. The editor of the International Journal of Screendance and lecturer in performance and visual arts at the University of Brighton, Dr. Claudia Kappenberg, will present the selection of video films from Germany and will moderate the open discussion with the audience on Saturday evening following the screening. The festival will culminate in a joint talk on Sunday evening between the curator team and festival directors Leonel Brum (BR), Soraya Vargas (COL) and Mayo Rodriguez (CL).

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