U.Dance on Screen
Screen your film at U.Dance!
Each year, One Dance UK looks for short-films featuring young dancers, or dance films directed by young filmmakers to present at U.Dance, the national youth dance festival. Selected films are added to the One Dance UK YouTube Channel. They will also feature on our website for one year following the national festival and be promoted to the One Dance UK members and followers.
So, if selected, your film will be showcased to U.Dance participants and audience members at the national festival and shared with One Dance UK followers, that’s over 100,000 people across the One Dance UK platforms!
How to enter
U.Dance on Screen 2018 has closed. Films were screened at Ipswich DanceHouse during the U.Dance 2018 weekend. You can check out the selected films on our YouTube Channel.
Watch this space for U.Dance on Screen 2019 call for entries!
Meet the 2018 selection panel
Omari has been practicing the art of screendance with screendance production company, The Motion Dance Collective, of which he founded in 2011. His work revolves around combining hip-hop dance influences with contemporary choreographic processes to result in the purposeful orchestration of: the movement of the camera, the movement in front of the camera and the movement of the edit, bringing fresh new screendance work to fruition. Omari’s award-winning short dance-narratives have screened both in the UK and Internationally, as Omari continues to further his practice, through education, production and collaboration with other interdisciplinary artists.
Rosie Gunn leads the BA (Hons) Digital Film & Screen Arts course at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey. Her visual practice uses photography and moving image for single screen, multi-screen, projection and print. Throughout her career she has frequently collaborated with dancers. In summer 2016 she choreographed a dance performance ‘In Our Minds’ for the Arts Council funded project Everyday People produced by The Dance Movement. The piece evolved from a research project at the National Archive and video documentation of the performance toured UCA galleries and was screened with a panel discussion at National Archive in Kew in January. In 2013 Rosie collaborated on The Birth Of Stars, an interdisciplinary Arts Council funded dance project, to create and light the performances with a digital video projection that interacts with the music and choreography.
David is a practicing artist working in the fields of Dance and Video art. He has worked for a number of the Uk’s leading choreographers including DV8 Physical Theatre, Richard Alston Dance Company, Siobhan Davies Dance and Random Dance Company. He has contributed to a wide range of practice based research projects leading to performance and screened outcomes shown in the UK and abroad. He has conducted research projects for METAL culture on collaborative approaches for artists and art forms, and presented his findings and outcomes to Arts Council England Annual Conference.
Jemma is a filmmaker, dancer and choreographer working in London and the South East. She is Choreography Assistant for Beyond Repair Dance and has participated in workshops for The Young Vic and Shawbrook (Ireland), creating the piece AirBound for Brook Dance. Jemma choreographed and directed the short film Ground-Mending for Channel 4 Random Acts in 2016; other choreography credits include Eldarin Yeong Studio (Normal Love, Lilian Baylis), the London Studio Centre and the Tabard Theatre.