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1st Edition of the Dance Films Catalogue

"Nous venons de trop loin pour oublier qui nous sommes" © Jocelyn Cottencin / "L'urgence d'agir" © Didier Grappe / "Never Twenty One" © Smaïl Kanouté / "Cultes" © (LA)HORDE

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is pleased to announce the first edition of the Dance Films Catalogue.

Dance and cinema have a long shared history thanks to their common interest: the motion of bodies and energies. With today’s enhanced digital video technologies and the current restrictions on international exchange, dance is reimagining itself in many different spaces, diving into archival material and creating new forms.  

In the context of the current global pandemic, this Dance Films Catalogue aims to promote the work of choreographers, dancers and directors, while the encounter with the public remains limited. It is a resource for Dance film festivals, Arts centers and Universities so that they can discover these works and schedule their diffusion. 

It features films and documentaries by and with artists of various backgrounds. Films and documentaries included in the catalogue are of all lengths and cover all genres and dance forms.  

Download the catalogue below for the details such as synopsis, price range, and contact, and do not hesitate to email us at dancefilms@frenchculture.org 

The online catalogue will be updated regularly with new features all along the year. Stay tuned! 

Below the list of the films presented in the first edition of the catalogue 2021: (Title, artist, and film director if different) 

Iya tundé, la Mère est revenue / Germaine Acogny / Film by Laure Malecot

Véronique Doisneau / Jérôme Bel

Disabled Theater / Jérôme Bel

Le cri / Nacera Belaza /  Film by Béatrice Verhnes

Good Boy, Histoire d'un solo / Alain Buffard / Film by Marie-Hélène Rebois

Levée / Boris Charmatz / Film by César Vayssié

Les Disparates, Boris Charmatz / Film by César Vayssié

Monumental + Faire Feu / Films by Jocelyn Cottencin

L'appel à la danse /  Film by Diane Fardoun

A Taxi Driver, An Architect and the High Line /  Emmanuelle Huyhn & Jocelyn Cottencin

Nous venons de trop loin pour oublier qui nous sommes /  Emmanuelle Huyhn & Jocelyn Cottencin 

Never Twenty One /  Smaïl Kanouté

Yasuke Kurusan /  Smaïl Kanouté

Cultes /  (LA)HORDE

To da bone / (LA)HORDE

Lettres du continent / Film by Faustin Linyekula-Virginie Dupray

Maguy Marin, l'urgence d'agir / Maguy Marin / Film by David Mambouch

L'âge d'or /  Eric Minh Cuong Castaing

À mon bel amour - Dans un miroir À mon bel amour / Anne Nguyen / 1st Film by Anne Nguyen and Greg Kozo / 2nd Film by Anne Nguyen and Eric Leguay

Noir BLUE / Ana Pi


This project is developed in partnership with Institut français, French Ministry of Culture, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in collaboration with several French institutions such as Centre National de la Danse (CND), Maison de la Danse as well as organizations based in African countries such as Studio Kabako, Kisangani, RD Congo.  

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