In light of the current situation, Dance on Screen: Dance and Film in Transformation on 7 April (Tuesday) has been cancelled. Programme Enquiries: learning@wkcda.hk.


Traditionally performed live, capturing dance on camera has been gaining prominence in recent decades. Dance films and videos are currently developing beyond collaborative process between the two different mediums, in which how each art form is challenged and transformed to offer new ways of communicating and experiencing for performers and audiences.

In this talk, dance film curator and artist Elysa Wendi shares about the spectrum of possibilities of this hybrid art form and traces back to the early history of dance on screen.

Date:
7 April 2020 (Tuesday)

Time:
7:30pm–9:00pm

Venue:
Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

Language:
English

Speaker:
Elysa Wendi

Fee:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register online in advance.

Enquiries:
Please contact Ms Chan at (852) 2200 0812 during office hours or email learning@wkcda.hk.

Accessibility Services:
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice. Wheelchair accessible seats and companion seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Please request at least four days in advance.

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, it will be cancelled.

About the Speaker:

Elysa Wendi

Elysa WendiElysa Wendi is a Singaporean artist and filmmaker based in Hong Kong. In 2008, after dancing for ten years professionally, she began experimenting on choreographic ideas with the medium of film, performances and curatorial projects. She is a co-founder of Cinemovement, a platform facilitating the creation of dance films through a laboratory setting and cultural exchanges. Since 2018, Wendi has been working as an independent curator for dance and film programmes, including the Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival. Interested in the abstraction of memory from place, time and biographical traces, Wendi explores these themes in her live and filmic works. Her short film 1958 Delivery has been lauded for its artful juxtaposition of photography, history and performative rituals, and won her the best experimental film award at the 2018 South Taiwan Film Festival.

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