Big Dance Shorts
Vida Longa, Swim, The Holloway Laundrette, Double Take and The Click are short films made by rising young choreographers and film-makers to be broadcast on Channel 4 between 9 & 13 July.
The Holloway Laundrette
Channel 4. Mon 9 July, 11.40pm
In a sleepy laundrette a curious girl follows a mysterious young man through the door of a washing machine… Directed by Felix Harrison & Kate Prince and Choreographed by Kate Prince.
Produced by Tom Booth for Contented Productions.
Channel 4. Tues 10 July 12.10am
Visually rich and culturally loaded, Vida Longa is an intimate journey, a simple game, between one of the oldest and youngest Capoeira Masters in history. Directed by Bertie and Choreographed by Ponciano Almeida.
Produced by Vicki Banwell for Bertie Films.
Channel 4. Wed 11 July, 11.05pm
Two men embark on an epic physical journey evolving before your eyes. They seek to define and express the symbiotic relationship between rhythm and movement…or do they? A witty and lighthearted wink at contemporary dance! Directed by Heather Eddington and Choreographed by Pete Shenton & Tom Roden of New Art Club.
Produced by Donna Harry & Nikki Parrott for Tigerlily Films.
Channel 4. Thurs 12 July, 12.10am
Inspired by real-life events, Double Take is a story of family rivalry and reconciliation along a trail of forgotten memories. Directed by Sam Hodges and Choreographed by Ben Duke.
Produced by Sophie Vickers for Greene Light Films.
Channel 4. Fri 13 July, 11.40pm
The ebb and flow of a journey to work. An animated film Directed by The Brothers McLeod and Choreographed by Struan Leslie.
Produced by The Brothers McLeod.
Big Dance and Channel 4 in association with BAFTA released Big Dance Shorts, five specially commissioned short films made by young choreographers and film-makers, chosen by competition and made with the support of leading film luminaries.
The films will be broadcast as part of the Random Acts strand on Channel 4 and also screened to live audiences across the country during Big Dance Week, which will run from 7-15 July 2012, as part of the London 2012 Festival.
Live audience screenings as part of the Big Dance Pop Up Cinema Tour:
11 July – Riverfront, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
14 & 15 July – Latitude Festival 2012, Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk