CODAfilm opens at the end of November with Gilles Delmas’ & Damien Jalets' latest film The Ferryman, a cinematic and choreographic exploration of the animistic roots of rituals, dance and sculpture and their contemporary relevance. The relationship between man and nature is portrayed through a series of striking ceremonies, narrated by performance artist Marina Abramovic.

Experience the well known French artist Jean-Paul Goude in on the last day of the film program. Gain insight into Jean-Pauls remarkable life and body of work, as art director for Esquire Magazine, many iconic photographs, events and more. Dance and movement has been a driving force throughout Goudes’ life.
The artist will speak about his life and there will also
be screening of the documentary So Far So Goude.

Read more about CODAfilm.

Why dance films?

"Dance is a sensual, volatile and momentary art form. Yet, through the film's language, the same performance can be experienced again and again by new and old viewers and future generations. Collecting archives is a way of saving a whole chapter of our cultural heritage and identity. Those film treasures will continue to move audiences, build bridges of knowledge and joy across language barriers and cultural boundaries."

- Magne Antonsen, artistic advisor CODAfilm

From the introduction to The issue of collecting dance films. Read the whole text here

An efternoon with Jean-Paul Goude 27/11 will open with a conversation between Antonsen and Patrick Bensard, who founded Cinémathèque de la Danse in Paris where he was director for 30 years, on themes connected with the collecting of dance films.

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