To some, dance is an act of resistance; to others, it’s a form of art. Join us for an evening of screenings exploring modes of resistance on the dancefloor, selected by artist Bogomir Doringer.
For Bogomir Doringer, the line between the two is blurred: For “I Dance Alone”, he collected aerial footage of clubs as the crowds danced together and alone. The result is a stunning survey of clubbing as a movement: How do people come together, and how do they fall apart? Equal parts sociological and a study in choreography, “I Dance Alone” is an exploration of bodies, their patterns, and why they move in the ways that they do.
DANCE OR DIE
By Naja Orashvila, founder of BASSIANI
The experimental film 'Dance or Die' by Naja Orashvili and Giorgi Kikonishvili (BASSIANI) pursues the political importance of dance and shows how club spaces paved the way for a completely new youth culture in Georgia. The events in Tbilisi inspired other movements worldwide: not long afterward, 70,000 people met in Berlin to protest against fascism. The protest was instigated by 'Reclaim Club Culture', a network of party organisers, cultural activists and researchers.
THE POLITICS OF ECSTASY
by Chiara Baldini and Rafael Kozdron
Chiara Baldini and Rafael Kozdron worked on the translation of Chiara’s essay The Politics of Ecstasy into a video work narrating the history of the “Bacchanalia Affair”, the name given to the repression of the Bacchanalia in 186 BCE in ancient Rome. The video consists of sensual and subliminal moving images collected from various video archives’ stock of footage. Sounds merge with a voice-over, inspiring the viewer’s imagination.
Join us for at the NIGHT EMBASSY for a screening of these films followed by a Q&A with Bogomir Doringer as part of MOVE.UNLTD’s two-week residency. This event is free to the public; get your tickets below for guaranteed admission.
All Events & Tickets