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Contemporary dance fans are in for a treat this month, as Newcastle’s Dance City welcomes a weekend of short dance films, in partnership with Durham’s TIN Arts.

Taking place from Friday 23rd-Sunday 25th April, screening on Friday and Saturday evening from 7pm and on Sunday afternoon from 3pm, the 90-minute programme of shorts will each end with a live Q&A with filmmakers and dancers, who will talk about their work and give an insight into their practice.

The programme is vibrant and eclectic, spanning themes which will resonate with many. Julie Cleves and Robbie Synge’s Forest Floor was shot in Abernethy Forest in the Cairngorms and considers physical access challenges in rural locations; filmmaker Simon Carlgreen, choreographer Peter Svenzon (Art of Spectra) and Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts collaborate on their work, Adjacent Movement; Aakash Odedra Company’s Samsara draws upon the diverse disciplines of ballet, contemporary dance, Chinese folk dance and classical Indian dance form kathak; made in the empty galleries of the Tate Britain, Corali Dance Company’s Dancing To Art sees four dancers create individual responses to art works within the gallery; and in what’s certain to be a fascinating piece, Seeta Patel’s A Very bR*T*SH Museum uses movement, projections and animations to challenge institutions like the British Museum in their role in looted history, exploring complex questions about colonialism and imperialism.

Dance City Film Festival takes place online from Friday 23rd-Sunday 25th April

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