After quarantine: The future of screendance, Saturday, March 13 / 9am LA / 12pm NYC / 5pm London / 4am (14/3) Sydney

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Moderator bio:

Omari ‘Motion’ Carter is a screendance practitioner and lecturer based in London and, for the past decade, has been choreographing and performing for music videos, film, television and theatre. He is the founder and creative director of award-winning screendance production company, The Motion Dance Collective, associate lecturer in screendance at London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS), Lincoln University and University of East London, and is graduate of the world’s first MA in Screendance at LCDS.

Presenter bios:

Sandra Maduoma is 19 years old and based in London, UK. She originally grew up in Essex but moved into the big city when she began her journey in the BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice at the University of East London. There are three thing she holds close to her heart and that is her love for Christ, Family and Dance! From a young age she fell in love with dance and its variety of skills and techniques. Since then she’s trained with choreographers such as Botis Seva, Kloe Dean and Seeta Patel. Sandra was introduced to screendance through lecturers Omari Carter MA and Dr. Claudia Brazzale in 2020 and is currently studying on the Hip Hop and the Choreography of Digital Activism module this year. Since then it has sparked her interest of learning more about the field in its entirety. She says, “Dance on screen has been a knowledgeable journey for me already. The transfer from stage to screen creates a whole new language and process. I am hoping to keep growing, and impact lives through the two mediums merging together.”

Antoine Marc: Multi Award Winning director and choreographer working on live shows and films to bring cutting edge Technology and logistics consultancy from production’s development to its completion.
In 2015, received the Van Gogh Award by the Amsterdam Film Festival Jury and the Beoordelen van Comité.
In 2016, awarded the Cannes Global Film Awards at the Red Carpet and Fashion event for Best Dance Film.
In 2017, honoured by Limelight Award for best Visual content.
In 2019, was awarded the ARFF award for Best experimental film.
Additionally, he was nominated for Best Choreographer at the International Achievement Recognition Award.
Through 18 years of creative experience, Antoine had the privilege to work with established brands and organizations such as BBC, Royal Opera House, Olympic Ceremonies, Canadian Opera Company, Ferrari, Virgin Active, Sony.
Engaged in both live performances and films, developed work that prides itself by being rich in collaborations between Creatives and Performers.
His credits includes Israr Award ceremony, Award winning Fashion film Paroha, Swatch Global launch, David Guetta live performance, Volvo National Launch, Olympics Opening Ceremony, Award winning film Descent.
In collaboration with film production, Arts & Movements Ltd, produce films and technological performances.

Vilma Tihilä (b. 1991) is Finnish film director specializing in dance film. She combines contemporary dance and physical theatre to visual storytelling and poetry of film in her work. In her current dance film productions Tihilä explores the influence of different cultures in the stories told through the movement and the camera; the process of adapting a stage piece into a film; and surrealistic experiences in one’s reality. Working at the edges of different artistic disciplines and techniques, Tihilä asks: How an image can touch? How physical experience translates into moving image? How to visually communicate what is after, before, or behind the words? Tihilä holds Master of Arts in Screendance from London Contemporary Dance School and a degree in contemporary dance from Turku Conservatory. She has also studied physical cinema at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Tihilä’s films have been screened at various festivals internationally including Loikka Dance Film Festival in Finland, Quinzena de Dança de Almada in Portugal, F-O-R-M Festival in Canada, and Video-poetry Festival in Argentina, among others.

Alice Underwood transitioned into filmmaking after initially training in dance, thus developing a unique style due to her specialist understanding of movement. For the past 7 years she has been making films with a range of choreographers, dance companies, and artists across the creative arts industry. She has collaborated with renowned organisations and festivals, such as East London Dance, Dance Umbrella, Akademi, Gandini Juggling, Crying Out Loud and Far From The Norm, making films that increase supporter following and attract new audiences to dance and the performing arts.

James Williams started working as a Cinematographer after a career as a professional dancer and circus artist. His connection to the Performing Arts scene meant he could combine these experiences and has, as a result, found a firm foothold in the Screendance genre. Aside from his work in the world of dance James has worked on a range of projects from documentaries to commercials, and alongside household names including GAP, BMW and Skoda.


Please note that this video is currently unlisted; it will be made public once the closed captioning is updated at the conclusion of the conference. An edited version of this roundtable will appear in the special issue of The International Journal of Screendance, This Is Where We Dance Now: Covid-19 and the New and Next in Dance Onscreen, guest-edited by Harmony Bench and Alexandra Harlig.