Dance film is a term often used for films where dance is used as a theme or a read thread for the narration. In some dance films, choreography is created through cinematic techniques like editing as well as the plotting of camera angle and movement. Cinematic techniques are also used to shape the plot and create both emotion and depth of the content. The debate about dance film still continues until now because of an assumption that a documentary of dance can also be called a dance film. Thus, another term appears: dance for camera. If a staged dance work is recorded using cinematic techniques such as editing and so on, in a way that they add some choreography to the work, then it is called a dance for camera film. Like other films in general, dance film is always presented in a dark room or in movie theatre with the screen facing the audience.
This year, JAFF is collaborating with Papermoon Puppet Theatre to show its consistency in interacting with other forms of art. The collaboration between these two will give birth to video bumper as well as dance and puppet performance. The video and performance will be presented during the course of this year’s Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival and Pesta Boneka. This project involves several artists such as: Kana Ote, Bayu Prihantoro, Loeloe Hendra, and Doni Maulistya.
It became a wall. A pretty big wall. When I came to Yogyakarta I had no idea what and how I would contribute with my drawings to the festival. That was part of the idea of the project. I would come for a longer time, when I arrived it was still October, and would take the time to figure it out. I was thinking of making an exhibition and making the drawings on the spot. I thought one or two drawings would be enough for an exhibition in the end.