Making Screendance: History and Theory
Better understand the ramifications of screendance and source stimulating ideas through a collection of interdisciplinary theories!
Offered in French only
Going back to the origins of film at the end of the 19th century, this module retraces the history of interactions between dance and image-based technologies.
We shall also interrogate theories elaborated over the past 20 years in this field that is gradually becoming institutionalized (film editing, antigravitational dance, microchoreography for the screen, feminist and anti-racist perspectives, decolonization of screendance, etc.).
You can register for other course modules and attend all or some of them! Click on the links for a detailed description of each module.
Theory (12 hours, online)
- Summary – Making Screendance
- Theory Module 1 (3h) – Screendance History and Theory (October 12, 2022)
- Theory Module 2 (3h) – Contracts, Rights and Management (January 23, 2023)
- Theory Module 3 (3h) – Networks and Presentation Platforms (January 30, 2023)
- Theory Module 4 (3h) – Screendance Curatorial Practices (February 6, 2023)
Practice (50 hours, live in studio)
- Practice Module 1 (10h) – Screendance with Analog and Digital Domestic Tools (October 8 to 9, 2022)
- Practice Module 2 (10h) – Video Mapping, VJing and Choreography (January 14 to 15, 2023)
- Practice Module 3 (10h) – Moving Cameras, from Drones to GoPros (November 12 to 13, 2022)
- Practice Module 4 (10h) – Professional HD Cameras and Choreographic Possibilities (December 3 to 4, 2022)
- Practice Module 5 (10h) – Analog Cameras: Bolex and Film (January 21 to 22, 2023)
- Know the history and leading figures of screendance.
- Learn about certain useful theories in the field.
- Imagine productive connections between theory and practice in screendance.
Who should attend this training?
Dance artists and their production teams, beginners or advanced practitioners.
Priscilla Guy is a performer, choreographer, filmmaker, curator, and arts researcher based in Marsoui (Gaspésie). In 2012, she founded Regards Hybrides, now a worldwide reference in screendance through its online platform, an international biennale and several screenings every year. Her academic research is published regularly, notably with The International Journal of Screendance and The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies. She has a doctorate in Feminist Studies and Screendance from the University of Lille (France).
- Fill out our registration form. Select the Making Screendance modules you wish to attend.
- Fill out your Services Québec participant profile. This will be valid for all Making Screendance modules.
- Pay via Interac before attending any module you are registered for.
This module is offered by le Regroupement québécois de la danse and developed by Regards Hybrides. It is made possible through the financial support from the Gouvernement du Québec and Compétence Culture, comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre en culture.