What’s Online (Alberta): Mile Zero Dance presents REELING: Dance on Screen

Brave Girl – Lunchbox Theatre
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What’s Online (Alberta): Mile Zero Dance presents REELING: Dance on Screen

REELING: Dance on Screen is a series of film screenings presented by Mile Zero Dance, every second year. Each time the breadth, scope, and quality improves greatly along with technical knowhow, as the form expands and more filmmakers become aware of dance as a viable medium.

Dancers across the planet have been working within constraints as they make work, alone at home or in vast locations. This year’s curation has a strong theme of cultural representation, and many of the selected pieces carry support for Black Lives Matter or involve dancers existing and occupying city spaces, and are from countries including Brazil, Cuba, Tokyo, Nigeria and more!

With over 1,000 international submissions received in 2021, our judges and curators are very excited to share their favorite selection of dance films that celebrate diverse bodies and abilities, dances that take over buildings and environments, and dances that take minimalism and the body to new artistic levels.

Also as part of the festival, local film maker Shawn Tse will host two open panel discussions on Facebook to discuss the evolving medium of dance on film. Everyone is welcome!

Schedule of Events

MAY 13 at 12PM Panel Discussion
Dance Film Organizer Panel
What is Dance Film and where do organizers think it is going? A discussion about making space with Dance Film.
Join the Event on Facebook.

MAY 20 at 6PM Panel Discussion
Dynamite screening and Conversation
With Creators (Leila Jarman & Maceo Paisley) and Edmonton/Canadian Artists
Join the Event on Facebook.

MAY 14, 21 at 7PM
Screenings | CO-PRESENTED BY METRO CINEMA
Online
Different screenings each day!
Free or by donation

MAY 29 at 10 PM
Finale | CO-PRESENTED BY BONNIE DOON MALL
A socially distanced drive-in movie screening
$25 per car

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE