Screendance School Programme

Screendance School Programme

Screendance School Programme

Screendance School Programme

Screendance School Programme

Screendance School Programme

Overview

Description

Dance x Video = 

 

Specially designed for Secondary one to Secondary five students, our Screendance School Programme offers guidance on the practice and theory of screendance as a performance discipline. Through demonstration talks and intensive, hands-on workshops led by professional artists in the field, students explore the synergy generated when dance meets cinematography and how dance on film transcends the boundaries of a physical stage. Creating screendance videos of their own, they learn how to collaborate and express themselves creatively within a team, and experiment with ways of depicting movement and emotion that offer audiences an innovative visual dance experience in this age of instant smart phone videos.

 

The Screendance School Programme engages students in a hands-on experience of the creative process, helping to stimulate their imagination and nurture their aesthetic sensibilities and art appreciation skills. To allow teachers and facilitators to teach according to their own teaching schedule, a trainer’s manual is also available for download.

 

Two-hour demonstration talks
Date: January-July 2019 (Dates and times flexible)
Group size: 40 to 180 participants
Language: Cantonese 

 

Demonstration Talks
What do we mean when we talk about screendance? Can popular dance films like The Way We Dance or Step Up, be classified as works of screendance? In this demonstration talk, an experienced screendance director introduces the basic elements of screendance and screendance appreciation with the aid of live demonstrations. Looking at themes, cinematography and editing techniques, students gain an in-depth understanding of the creative and production processes involved in a work of screendance, and explore the difference between dance on screen and dance in a live performance. They also gain insight into the ways in which screendance relates to everyday life.
 

Date:
January to July 2019 (Dates and times flexible)
 

Duration:
2 hours
 

Target Participants:
Secondary school students
 

Group Size:
40 to 180 participants
 

Venue:
To be arranged by the participating school
 

Language:
Cantonese
 

Facilitating Artists:
Remu Iwai

 

Two-day intensive workshops
Date: 24 June–12 July 2019 (Please select preferred day)
Group size: 10 to 15 participants
Language: Cantonese

 

Two-day intensive workshop
This intensive interactive workshop offers students the chance to work with a professional artist and explore the choreography, cinematography and editing techniques used in screendance.
 

Students gain a basic understanding of dance, screendance, and the concepts of dance phrasing, exploring movement and the body through interactive games. They also learn about camera shots and editing techniques, the relationship between visuals and sound, and how these elements can be used to create a particular mood or feeling for the viewer. Through the process, students create and use a synopsis and storyboard, learn about the division of tasks among a screendance film crew, and the different terminologies used by professionals.
 

Participating students produce their own screendance works. Selected works will be showcased at the Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2019 in October 2019.
 

Date:
From 24 June to 12 July 2019 (Please select preferred two consecutive days)
 

Time: 
Day1 9:00am-1:00pm
Day2 9:00am-6:00pm
 

Target Participants:
Secondary school students
 

Group Size:
10 to 15 participants
 

Venue:
Activity room and computer room to be arranged by the participating school
 

Language:
Cantonese
 

Facilitating Artists:
Elysa Wendi
Ma Ka Yue Trista
 

Remarks:
Participating students must attend the Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2019 educational event in October 2019. (Time and venue to be confirmed).This programme is open to all Hong Kong secondary schools. Venues to be arranged by participating schools.

 

Collaborating Partner

 

About Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival
The first Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival was organised by City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) in 2004. The only festival of its kind in Asia, Jumping Frames features a selection of acclaimed international productions, a dance video competition and talks. The event provides a platform to facilitate cooperation between film directors and professional dancers, and where artists and audiences can share experiences and perspectives.

 

Application method:
This content is only available in Chinese.

 

Application Deadline:
30 April 2019

 

Enquiries:
[email protected] /(852) 2200 0832 

 

The Screendance School Programme is specially designed for secondary school students and open to all Hong Kong secondary schools. Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis.

 

West Kowloon Cultural District Authority reserves the right to amend the contents, dates and times of the programme.

Collaborating Partner

City Contemporary Dance Company Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival

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