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For those of you with whom I haven't had the opportunity to speak - allow me to introduce myself: My name is Marc Kirschner and I am the General Manager of TenduTV, a digital distributor of dance programming.

On July 6th, we're going to be releasing the first edition of our "Essential Dance Film" (EDF) series on iTunes in the US and Canada. This collection will be released in the UK as well as on other platforms - we simply haven't been able to lock down a formal date yet. We are also working on releasing the title in other territories, including France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

We have two main goals for the series:

1.) To provide audiences with easy access to a wide-variety of high quality dance film.
2.) To generate earned income for filmmakers.

The films in the first EDF collection are as follows:

Shake Off (Hans Beenhakker)
Flying Lesson (Chamecki/Lerner/Harder)
Little Ease [outside the box] (Matt Tarr & Ami Ipapo)
Babel (Peter Sparling)
The Fantastic Flowershop (Pawel Partyka)
The Duchess (Eric Koziol and Shinichi Iova-Koga)
Helioscape (Jacob Niedzweicki)
Kino-Eye (Joby Emmons & Elena Demyanenko)
Moment (Katrina McPherson & Simon Fildes)

Some of these films you probably know quite well, others you don't (in fact, one has yet to premiere). Pricing will be inline with standard definition downloads in the appropriate territory, which in the US is $3.99 for a rental, $14.99 for purchase (this compilation will not be available in HD, however HD pricing is $4.99 for a rental, $19.99 for purchase).

We are also seeking submissions for our second and future compilations, which we hope to release on a fairly regular basis (at least 2 per year). We are also actively seeking longer and full-length programs. If you are interested in having one of your films included, please send the following information to my attention at mkirschner@tendu.tv:

Name of film:
Master format available:
Screening history and awards:
Link to clip (if available):

Also, please confirm that you have all subsidiary rights (eg. music) or can obtain subsidiary rights to all of the elements included within the film.

We also have a facebook page for the series at http://www.facebook.com/dancefilm

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.


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Dance Plus

In Short:It is a series of three documentaries about dance and technology bringing to light the current development of movement research, meaning and context. The overall title is “Dance Plus”.THE PROJECT:The 1st Documentary is about Jeannette Ginslov who stems from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is the Founder and Director of Walking Gusto Productions multimedia dance theatre, a choreographer, video dance maker and multimedia artist. Her video dance works are presented locally and internationally. Her current work “Sanctum” is an interactive, multi sensory Screendance work that exposes the heinous crime of FGM or Female Genital Mutilation and attempts to elicit the viewer’s response of empathy to an act of cruelty perpetrated on women. Sanctum emphasises technology serving content and audience reception. The Screendance medium will capture the experience and sensation of the restricted dancing body interacting with sites of interactivity that amplifies the kinesthetic and emotional content in order to shape Screendance reception.The 2nd documentary is about Arthur Elsenaar’s “Artifacial” which is an Algorithmic Facial Choreography. “Artifacial Expression” is an art and research project that investigates the computer controlled human face as a medium for kinetic art and develops algorithms for facial choreography. Besides the Leonardo Award for Excellence Elsenaar received an "Anerkennung" from Prix Ars Electronica for his work into facial choreography. Most recently The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has acquired the algorithmic facial choreography piece entitled "Face Shift" for their permanent collection.The 3rd documentary is about the award winning Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes who have been collaborating on single screen video dance works and web-dances at hyperchoreography.org, for over 10 years, but their latest project MOVE-ME.com combines their individual interests in dance and interactive installations that takes them in a new direction with significant international success. The move-me booth is a special video booth touring to theatre foyers, festival venues, arts centres, galleries, universities and dance agencies. Over 10,000 people have entered the booth to try it out and 2000 completed video clips have been recorded and are on the website. The booth tour visited 35 venues in the UK and Holland to April 2008 including Sadler’s Wells London in September 2006 and it was also in Australia and New Zealand during the summer of 2008.Why I want to document this:The first silent films were often described as early forms of ‘screendance’; a fact that is nearly forgotten. Our physical connection and muscular empathy to movements on screen is vital to our overall perception and wellbeing. There is an immense power and potential in the exploration of this medium and my three documentaries want to capture this. It serves as a purpose to document three of our most interesting contemporary video dance makers and raises awareness of their works.
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