Dance/Video/Improvisation screening and talk
Date: 25 & 26 June 2010
Location: Picture This Studio, Bristol, UK

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Derriere Elle, 2009. Natalia Sardi & Laida Aldaz


Coinciding with Unexpected Encounters – two evenings of artists’ films looking at the relationships between dance, video and improvisation and the context of this work.

Dance/Video/Improvisation screening

Friday 25th June
Time: 7pm
Price: free
Venue: Picture This, Bristol
A programme of film works contextualising current practices in dance for camera.Curated by Kyra Norman (The Light Fantastic) and Beth Alden (Picture This).

Programme (TBC)
Ewr Dinmael - Shortest Day, Juan Gabriel Gutierreze& Denise Rowe
Movement Signatures, Elaine Kordys
Derriere Elle, Natalia Sardi & Laida Aldaz
Aria: never has there been a shade, Mel Shearsmith
Three's a Crowd, Andy Wood
Habitat, Kyra Norman & Brenda Waite

Kyra Norman is a choreographer and video maker. Her practice is informed by her background and training in contemporary dance, improvisation and visual art.

Katrina McPherson and Kirstie Simson talk

Saturday 26th June
Time: 7pm
Price: free
Venue: Picture This, Bristol
Katrina McPherson and Kirstie Simson will present excerpts from their screendance work and share their experiences and thoughts on the processes of filming improvised dance.

Kirstie Simson & Katrina McPherson have been working together for four years. With Simon Fildes, they have made the short documentary ‘Energy Sculpting' which has had many screenings across the world. They are now editing a new film, ‘Force of Nature' which is due to be completed in Summer 2010.

Kirstie is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has "immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance." TimeOut Magazine. "Sensuous dancing that seems to come from some simple force of nature". New York Times. She has collaborated with Julyen Hamilton, Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Andrew Harwood, Simone Forti, Russell Malliphant and Le Quan Ninh.

Katrina trained as a dancer at the Laban Centre, London, before completing a post-graduate in video production. With her long-term collaborator Simon Fildes, she is responsible for award-winning works including single screen, installation and on-line video dance such as www.hyperchoreography and Katrina's book ‘Making Video Dance - a step by step guide to creating dance for the screen' (Routledge, 2006) is available through Amazon.


Programmed by Lisa May Thomas. Lisa May Thomas and Picture This are working together during 2009-10 through the Bristol dance associates scheme, which is supported by Bristol City and the Arts Council England.

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Associate Dance Artist
2009 - 2011

The Associate Artists scheme was initiated by Bristol Dance Development in order to encourage a city-wide vision for dance programming and to improve

Unexpected Encounters Dance/Video/Improvisation
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June 2010.

A two-day workshop for those interested in exploring the creative interface between improvised dance & video dance practice lead by Kirstie

Opportunities for Dance to Camera artists

Dance/Video/Improvisation - A two-day workshop

Submission of work for screening event - Dance/Video/Improvisation