Platform of Contemporary Dance 2022 - Playfulness


pre-premiere of a dance-documentary film

AEROWAVES AT 25 <em>Photo: Maja Malus Azhdari</em>
Photo: Maja Malus Azhdari

Springback Production, Aerowaves, 2022

In cooperation with the DOKUDOC International Documentary Film Festival.

Running time 57 minutes without intermission.

Director: Enya Belak
Montažerka: María Alonso Araujo
Cinematographers: Ioanna Tsoucala, Nicola Galbusera, Blaž Ocvirk, Igor Crnković
Sound Designer: Sebastian Dressel

Producers: Enya Belak, Dany Mitzman, Eva Posedel, Clàudia Brufau Bonet
Executive Producer: Aerowaves
Produced by Springback Production
In association with Springback Magazine and Springback Ringside
With the support and participation of Aerowaves Partners and Artists
Co-funded by the European Union

Featuring: John Ashford, Anna Arthur, Betsy Gregory, Yvona Kreuzmannová, Victoria Marangopoulou, Frosso Trousa, Iztok Kovač, Edvin Liverić, Roberto Casarotto, Liz King, Elisabetta Bisaro, Oonagh Duckworth, Sanjoy Roy, Ka Bradley, Donald Hutera, Beatrix Joyce, Patricia Apergi, Csaba Molnár, Igor Urzelai Hernando, Moreno Solinas, Christos Papadopoulos, Oona Doherty, Jesús Rubio Gamo, Pietro Marullo, Viktor Černický, Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Cécile Da Costa, Alexandros Stavropoulos and others

To celebrate Aerowaves’ 25 years in making, director Enya Belak tackles the past, present, and future of one of the largest dance European networks in the documentary Aerowaves at 25. Aerowaves prides itself on its unique role as a connector between choreographers, dance programmers, and dance enthusiasts across Europe. Through the documentary, we also learn about the founders of the platform and the activities Aerowaves devised to connect various dance enthusiasts around the globe. Amongst others, the film features founding director John Ashford, Administrative director Anna Arthur, board member Betsy Gregory, Aerowaves artists Patricia Arpeggi, Viktor Černický or Christos Papadopoulos, dance writers Sanjoy Roy and Donald Hutera, and Aerowaves partners like Frosso Trousa and Yvona Kreuzmannová.

Enya Belak is a filmmaker, choreographer and artist. After graduating from the Goldsmiths University London with an MA in Directing Fiction films, Enya participated in many film and dance-focused projects. In the last years, Enya has been collaborating with Aerowaves, devising Springback Production, the media and digital initiative of the platform, as well as developing a new branch, Springback Ringside, for filming dance performances in VR.

Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe. The organization identifies the most promising new work by emerging dance artists and then promotes it through cross-border performances. Aerowaves’ network of partners in 33 countries enables these younger choreographers to bring brand new dance to brand new audiences.


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