Making moves on screen – Jump Cut Dance Film Festival makes its debut.

As part of their ongoing mission to further enrich Dundee’s cultural vibrancy, the team at Hannah Maclure Centre are very pleased to present the first ever festival of dance and film in Dundee – ‘Jump Cut’, launching this Friday 20th April and continuing for a week with a packed programme of screenings, performances and talks for all.

The launch event features talks from Scottish Dance Theatre and Smallpetitklein who will provide a fascinating insight into their choreographic processes by showing how film has influenced their work and ideas. This is a wonderful opportunity to see how two of Scotland’s premier dance companies devise their performances and is not to be missed! Also appearing on the night will be Scottish Dance Theatre Youth Dance Company with a special performance and an intriguing solo piece incorporating video projections from one of The Space’s talented young dancers, Jessica Todd.

Saturday is devoted to an afternoon of leading national and international dance films from the likes of Sasha Waltz, DV8 and more while the evening event takes in the magic of the musicals with performances from Dundee Schools Music Theatre followed by Leonard Bernstein’s timeless classic “West Side Story’ – a unique opportunity to see this game-changing film on the big screen.

Monday sees the centre being given over to emerging and established artists to showcase their latest work and promises to be a very special evening of short dance films and innovative live performances, while Wednesday is set aside for an intriguing workshop exploring shadows and shapes, led by Rachael Haughton from Central St Martins and Agne Auzelyte from The Space.

Finally on Friday there will be a celebration of community dance with specially-commissioned films from Dundee’s JAM Collective, performances from Bharatiyara Ashram Dance Group and much more.

All in all, this looks like a fabulous week of dance – related events and will hopefully become a regular feature on Dundee’s cultural calendar!

All events are free, however space is extremely limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Pre-booking is only required for the dance workshop on Wednesday 25th April.

Full programme details: http://hannahmaclurecentre.abertay.ac.uk/jump_cut.html

For enquires email exhibitions@abertay.ac.uk or call 01382 308324