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moves07 International Conference

12th and 13th June 2007

MIRIAD and the School of History of Art and Design are proud to host the first Moves International Screen Choreography Conference. As part of the moves07 Festival this conference brings together a host of International guests and delegates to discuss and debate choreographed movement on screen, covering topics from dance to martial arts to new technologies.

Keynote Speakers Confirmed are Xavier Baert and Chris Ziegler.

A full itinerary can be found on this page, including links to abstracts.

To book tickets to for conference and all the other moves07 festival events please contact Pascale Moyse at the moves07 office at

PLEASE NOTE - If you are from a University or College please contact directly to discuss any subsidies.

More details of the moves07 Festival taking part in the city between the 12th and 1th June can be found at


Day 1 – Tuesday 12th June 2007
13.00Registration (until 15.00)
Foyer of Geoffrey Manton Building
14.15 – 14.30Introduction to moves07 Conference
14.30 – 15.30Keynote Lecture 1 – Xavier Baert
Geoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 4

French experimental filmmaker and programmer Xavier Baert has been curating dance film Programmes for the Cinematheque de la Danse for several years. He will discuss his experiences within international curation and production.

15.30 – 16.00Tea and Coffee
Served in Geoffrey Manton Building, Room 222
16.00 – 17.30Panel 1 – The Recorded Art of Dance
Geoffrey Manton Building, Lecture Theatre 4
Panel Chair: Patricia Allmer

Turid Schjψnsby - University of Trondheim Gestic structures in early modern stage-dance: Possibilities and problems in using video-recorded material

Simon Fildes - University of Dundee Repetition, revelation and transformation, the loop in video dance structure.

Steve Hawley - Manchester Metropolitan University Surfing on the Short Waves; Dance and camera.

19.00Drinks/Reception at Sandbar and Launch of the Screendance Journal.

Day 2 – Wednesday 13th June 2007
09.00Registration (open until 11.30)
Foyer of Geoffrey Manton
09.30 – 11.00Panel 2 - Choreography, Cinema and the Body
Geoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 4
Panel Chair: Joan Ormrod

Alan Beattie - Lancaster University
Expanded cinema as a model for experimental choreography?

Chirstinn Whyte
An inquiry into the identification of discernible choreographic sensibility in the creation of screen based dance work

Kirk Woolford - Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Art
Moving an Audience: Biological Motion and Will.0.w1sp

09.30 – 11.15Roundtable Panel Discussion 1 – Monica Elkelv and Gabriela Daris
Geoffrey Manton Building Room 222
Panel Chair: Sue Fox

Filmmaker Monica Elkelv and choreographer Gabriela Daris in conversation about production of dance film, using the example of their collaborative work on the film Kaos.

11.00 – 11.30Tea and Coffee
Served in Geoffrey Manton Building, Room 222
11.30 – 13.00Panel 3 – International Readings of Choreographed Cinema
Geoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 4
Panel Chair: Robert Hamilton

Elinor Pearson - The London Consortium
Ballets of the Night: 'Choreocinema' and Maya Deren's The Very Eye of the Night.

Claudia Kappenberg
Entre' Acte, by Rene Clair (1924), in the context of Choreography for the Camera.

Anne Margrete Fiskvik - University of Trondheim
Norwegian dance film and "Veslefrikk"

11.30 – 13.00Panel 4 – Violence as Choreographed Spectacle
Geoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 5 (Ground Floor)
Panel Chair: Paul Booth

Beth Johnson
Dancing with Death: Choreographed Violence in Art Film

Alison Peirse - Leeds Metropolitan University
Are We Gonna Find When She Wakes Up? The Girl or the Weapon?": Choreographing Female Violence in Cult Film and Television'

Helen List - Manchester Metropolitan University

13.00 – 14.00Lunch
Served in the Sandbar
14.00 – 14.15Pascale Moyse Introduces moves07 Festival
Geoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 4

Pascale Moyse, Festival Director of moves07 introduces the screen events which will be taking part around the city over the proceeding week

14.30 – 15.30Keynote Lecture 2 – Chris Ziegler
Geoffrey Manton Building, Lecture Theatre 4 (Ground Floor)

Chris Ziegler is currently artist in residence at ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany). Chris will be addressing 'merging media and performing arts'. For more information on Chris please visit

15.15 – 15.45Tea and Coffee
Served in Geoffrey Manton Building, Room 222
15.45 – 17.15Panel 5 – Live/Screen Performance Boundaries
Manton Building Lecture Theatre 4
Panel Chair: Pascale Moyse

Pauline Brooks - Liverpool John Moores University
Melding live and screen performance: so is it dance?

Marion Traenkle - Brunel University West London, Amsterdam School of the Arts
Tactile Dependencies, or: How a flat image gets a body

Kate Sicchio - University Centre Doncaster
The Stage and the Screen: Choreographing the Balance

15.45 – 17.15Roundtable Panel Discussion 1 - Johannes Birringer
Panel Chair: Sue Fox

Johannes Birringer debates new developments in dance technology and live performance/screen dance

17.15 - 17.30Closing Remarks
Geoffrey Manton Building Lecture Theatre 4
19.00 - Drinks/Networking at the Sandbar


The Geoffrey Manton building is located on the Manchester Metropolitan University's All Saints Campus, near the city centre.

Further Information

Please contact Paul Booth