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Bodies in Motion (15*)

Underwire Film Festival 2019

girl in darkness flying through the air

This selection of visually stunning dance films put the body and the soul in motion

Dance films are going through a resurgence, as evidenced by this vibrant selection of shorts that interweave narrative drama with dance. Portraits of places and people, layered dramas, soul-searching quests and love stories all have their place in this programme.

The aesthetics of dance, and how to present it on film, are fascinating to watch, and each of the filmmakers has a distinctive approach.

The Ocean 3min
Ghost Dance 4min 
Five Letters to the Stranger Who Will Dissect My Brain 25min
Last Dance 8min
Frontiers 4min 
Tremble 4min 
The lyrics that took me home 5min
Flight 2min 
Julia Conway: My Life as a Dancer 6min

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