The performing arts streaming service Marquee TV has partnered with the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Screen.dance Festival, Scottish Ballet, and others, for a month-long festival from 3 August.
During its Summer Shorts Festival, the service will debut a curated selection of 28 short films from around the world each day, focused on dance and music, that will be free for all viewers on its platform.
“Bunny” – the 2020 UK Audience Choice Award winner at the Screen.dance festival in Scotland.
“Making Men” – an artistic collaboration across Belgium and Zimbabwe, examining the cultural concept of masculinity – the myth and the paradox.
“O Abraço Logo Vem” – a fully animated dance short made with contributions from more than 60 animation artists in Brazil, carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Ekman's Concise Guide to Natural Movement” – a commissioned short by Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman and his favourite filmmaker, T.M. Rives for San Francisco Dance Film Festival's Co-Laboratory program.
The festival includes content from artists in the US, Australia, Spain, Sweden, Argentina, and Italy as well as a special series from Scottish Ballet.
Kathleya Afanador, Head of Content for Marquee TV, said,
The very best short films tell compelling stories in an accessible way – they can make you laugh, cry, or leave you awestruck all within the span of 5 minutes. Like poems, they are concise, subtle and they lend themselves to experimentation. Marquee TV is genuinely excited to share these beautiful works of art during our first ever Summer Shorts Festival.
New subscribers can enjoy a 14-day free trial when signing up to Marquee TV. For the full programme visit www.marquee.tv
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.