Manifest Dance-Film Festival 2023

Dance-films are liquid. They flow between the media of ‘dance’ and ‘film’. Film can reveal the body, rhythm and movement anew to dancers. And dance expands the meaning of ‘performance’ in film

Dance-films are liquid. They flow between the categories of ‘dance’ and ‘film’. The camera reveals new aspects of the body, rhythm and movement to dancers. On the other hand, dance expands the meaning of ‘performance’ in film. The tensions in the hyphenation of the two have resulted in a new language capable of complex articulations.

Created by AuroApaar – an artist-run, non-profit arts centre in rural South India, this pioneering event aims to catalyse the explosion of the dance-film genre in India and intensify trans-national artistic dialogue.

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