1. List: ReelDance, International Dance on Screen Festival (2000 - )
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    In 2000 One Extra Dance launched the inaugural ReelDance, International Dance on Screen Festival. The festival, an initiative of One Extra Dance, presented short dance films from around the world and held a competition for new Australian work. The inaugural festival showcased the work of film makers Philippe Decouflé, Pascal Magnin, and Stephen Burstow, choreographers Wim Vandekeybus, Douglas Wright, and Graeme Watson, and companies such as William Forsythe's Ballet Frankfurt and Les Ballets C. de la B.

    In 2001 One Extra Dance, in collaboration with the Theatre, Film and Dance Department of the University of NSW, presented the first ReelDance Workshop. The second ReelDance International Dance on Screen Festival, held in 2002, was presented by One Extra Dance and the Studio at the Sydney Opera House. In this same year ReelDance toured nationally to Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Lismore. In 2003 ReelDance, in conjunction with the British Council, presented screenings of short films by British film makers Miranda Pennell and John Smith. Both Smith and Pennell also showed recent installation work as part of the December 2003 One Extra performance season.

    The Festival is now a biennial event which aims to present and promote both local and international dance screen work from a broad variety of dance genres. It encompasses interactive installations, participatory events and workshops in addition to film screenings, and each Festival tours Australia and New Zealand. In 2008, after eight years of being a project of One Extra and then the Performance Space, ReelDance became an Incorporated Association. This year also marked the departure of Erin Brannigan, director of Reeldance since its inception, and the appointment of Tracie Mitchell as the incoming director.

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  1. One Extra Dance. (1978-2006)
  2. ReelDance : International Dance on Screen Festival '04
    One Extra Company
    [ Video : 2004 ]
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  3. [Dancehouse : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
    [ Published : 1900 ]
    At National Library

    2010-11-17 15:13:45.0

    An extensive collection of programs, flyers, newsletters, and calendars covering the performance activities at Dancehouse from 1993. Much of the material relates to the curated performance seasons Bodyworks (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003), Great Escapes (1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002), Mixed Metaphor (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), Cracking it Open (2002), The Dance Card (2003, 2004), Log in as a Guest (2004), and Fringe Showcase (2004). Other material represents work by companies and organisations (Tracks Dance Theatre, Garry Rowe Co., Dance Exchange, BalletLab, Rusden Dance, Little Asia Dance, Reel Dance, Ausdance Victoria), individuals (Frances Becker, Lisa Nelson, Deborah Hay, Phillip Adams), and festivals (Green Mill Dance Festival, Melbourne Festival).

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  4. Michelle Heaven interviewed by Shirley McKechnie in the Conceiving connections oral history project
    Heaven, Michelle, 1972-
    [ Sound : 2003 ]
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    Michelle Heaven interviewed by Shirley McKechnie in the Conceiving connections oral history project

    2010-11-17 15:17:44.0

    Michelle Heaven begins this interview by speaking about her early dance training in Adelaide with Joanna Priest, and about the influence on her of her aunt, dancer Lisa Heaven. She continues with a discussion of the beginnings of her interest in imagery as a creative tool and of the importance of her work with Sue Healey and Vis-a-Vis Dance Canberra as a catalyst for further development in this area. She talks especially about the film material used in Healey's work Fugue - in pursuit of flight. She then discusses the benefits of making dance for film and her first experiences of working with film. She speaks in particular about the making of her dance film Interior, which won an Award at the Inaugural Reel Dance Festival, and her interest in working within confined spaces. In relation to her interest in detail and confined movement she goes on to talk about her recent work Disagreeable Object and her collaborations with Phillip Adams on his work Upholster. She also talks about the various elements of the installation that formed part of her Masters degree from the Victorian College of the Arts, including the input from film maker Louise Curham and visual artist Carlo Golin and the influence on her of American installation artist Bill Viola. She talks about her future and the potential for her further creative development, and concludes the interview by reading from her Masters thesis a section about the use and effects of distortion in film and video recordings.

    For more about Disagreeable Object see Shirley McKechnie, 'Disagreeable object: a work devised and performed by Michelle Heaven', Brolga 18 (June, 2003).

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