Level: All Levels Workshop Workshops Instructor: Katrina McPherson
Dancing Through the Frame: An introduction to the history and theory of screendance
Designed and presented by Katrina McPherson, this brand new course explores the creative interface between dance and the moving image. Over four evenings, Katrina will present a rich journey through this flourishing art-form, which brings together dance, performance, film and video, visual art and music to create unique, movement-based works for the screen. Each session will include watching and facilitated discussions of specially selected works to illustrate different thematic ideas and contexts. Whilst participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions, each class will work as a stand-alone experience. Katrina McPherson is a director and screendance artist whose creative, scholarly and educational work is at the forefront of the international field. Her prize-winning collaborative short dance films have been presented at festivals worldwide. She is currently working as a freelance producer/ director and is a Dance Base Associate Artist and a Dance North Associate Artist. Katrina is a much sought after teacher and the author of Making Video Dance – a step by step guide to creating dance for the screen, first published by Routledge in 2006, with a second edition released in 2018.She is a Visiting Lecturer in Screendance at Bath Spa University and the Academy of World Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and Visiting Professor of Screendance at the University of Utah, USA.