'Global Shorts #1: This Dancing Life' - ReelDance Festival

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  • Location: The J, Noosa Junction, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland


Celebrating the art of dance on film

Experience some of the best new dance films and videos made around the world - exploring diverse dance forms from the popular through to the cutting edge experimental, including works by today's greatest choreographers.

The 5th biennial ReelDance Festival travels to Noosa for the first time with an innovative program focused on dance and movement in everyday life with films including ballroom dancing, mambo, hip-hop and burlesque - dance films for every age group and taste.


The ReelDance Awards finalists (15+)

A showcase celebration of the finalists in the 2008 ReelDance Awards. See all ten of the best new shorts by Australian and New Zealand dance and film makers. 110 mins

Global Shorts #1: This Dancing Life (15+)

A stunning, sharp sequence of short films that finds dance in everyday situations.

Two Norwegian films gently focus on social dancing, love and life. Films from Russia, Greece, the Netherlands, the UK and Australia celebrate swing, ballroom dancing, Elvis in Wales and Hip hop in India. 60 mins

Global Shorts #3: The Art of Moving (15+)

Editing techniques, projection, choreographed cameras and unlikely subjects combine to create poetic and challenging cinema. Imagine - high board divers that never hit the water; parking attendants caught in headlights and teenagers locked into the camera's gaze.

In these 15 short films, it's all credible when the creative camera rearranges reality. 60 mins

Dance Documentaries (15+)

Two documentaries that examine cases where artistry survives despite the odds - Josephine Baker: Black diva in a White Man's World follows the career of the first female African-American star of the European stage. And From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale, a panoramic view of the music that blossomed in the Latino community of the South Bronx from the 1940's to the birth of Hip Hop in the 1970's. 100mins

Contemporary Dance on Screen (15+)

Three films, representing the best of international contemporary dance - see the acclaimed work of three of Europe's best: William Forsythe, Pina Bausch and Les Ballets C De La B. 125 mins

KidsReels (G)

A free program of enchanting international cinema for 3 -12 year old children - and their minders. This truly engaging session, screens children from diverse cultural settings, dancing - in films from India, The Netherlands, UK, Norway and New Zealand.  Children are encouraged to join in live dance activities. 60 mins

Contemporary Dance on Screen* Tuesday 8 6.30pm $12 The J
Kidsreels Wednesday 9 10.00am Free The J
ReelDance Awards* Thursday 10 6.00pm $12 The J
Global Shorts #3* Thursday 10 8.15pm $12 The J
Global Shorts #1* Friday 11 3.00pm $12 The J
Documentaries* Saturday 12 1.00pm $12 The J

* ReelDance Festival Pass - attend all 5 ticketed sessions for just $40 and SAVE $20.

Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme

Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Email: info@noosalongweekend.com

Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations.  The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events.  The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa.   Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.  

The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer.  Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.

Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul.   A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.


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