Traditionally performed live, capturing dance on camera has been gaining prominence in recent decades. Dance films and videos are currently developing beyond collaborative process between the two different mediums, in which how each art form is challenged and transformed to offer new ways of communicating and experiencing for performers and audiences.
In this talk, dance film curator and artist Elysa Wendi shares about the spectrum of possibilities of this hybrid art form and traces back to the early history of dance on screen.
24 February 2021 (Wednesday)
The talk will be conducted online. Registered participants will receive a streaming link through email.
Free admission. Please register online in advance.
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Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be rescheduled or cancelled.
About the Speaker:
Elysa Wendi is a Singaporean dance artist and filmmaker based in Hong Kong. In 2008, after dancing for ten years professionally, she began experimenting on choreographic ideas with the medium of film, performances and curatorial projects. She is a co-founder of Cinemovement, a platform facilitating the creation of dance films through a laboratory setting and cultural exchanges. Since 2018, Wendi has been working as an independent curator for dance and film programmes, including the Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival. Interested in the abstraction of memory from place, time and biographical traces, Wendi explores these themes in her live and filmic works. Her short film 1958 Delivery has been lauded for its artful juxtaposition of photography, history and performative rituals, and won her the best experimental film award at the 2018 South Taiwan Film Festival.