Animation and Dance Retrospective
Animation in coloured salt. Music composed by Johann Strauss performed by Strauss Festival Orchestra.
The lovemaking between man and woman is the overture to the conception of a new life.
Tango is... tango.
Based on the dance routines of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
In the tradition of early Hollywood musicals, the film creates an abstract world consisting of hands which continuously form choreographed patterns.
This short animated film examines the roles of peer pressure, accountability and power struggles in bullying – a pervasive phenomenon.
When a bully picks on a smaller member of his group, the whole community becomes involved. The bully, they learn, is himself a victim at home.
An August Sunday in the South of France. Little by little, the village square is coming to life, musicians tune their instruments, children shout, the festivities are starting …
A bronze statue of the Hindu deity, Shiva, the personification of calm, is irritated by a pesky fly and comes to life in order to rid himself of it. But in his increasingly frustrated attempts, Shiva causes himself more and more problems until...
A parasitic presence has completely taken over the body of its host while allowing its movements and mannerisms to remain intact; a pas de deux from classical ballet has been restaged frame by frame with the two original dancers replaced by four new dancers. The movement remains continuous, but in each frame a different person occupies the dancers’ body spaces.
Belgija, 2004, 35mm, 10:00
One night, near a cliff, a young woman receives a marvellous and unhoped for invitation of life.
Awarded for Best Animated Short at the Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in 2005, "Signs of Life" is the first part of a trilogy of movement, where dance becomes, through some amazing black and white graphics, a conveyer of hope and freedom...
Belgija, 2006, 35mm, 9:13
Two muslim women, a mother and her daughter, go to a demonstration against the prohibition on wearing the veil at school. Back home the mother invites her daughter to remove this veil through a distraught and disturbing dance. In a sober aesthetics, with rough and impulsive graphics, the choreography is a call to the essential fight for equality and freedom.
Belgija, Francija, 2007, 35mm, 10:00
A man is in prison. His companion in the cell is tortured to death. When the guards come for him, he manages to escape. In this desperate attempt, he reaches the roof of the building. From the watchtowers, a soldier threatens him: then the prisoner expresses the full measure of his freedom.