Directed by: Noud Heerkens
Choreography by: Loïc Perela
First Assistent & Costumes: Ennya Larmit
‘An Invitation to DANCE is a dance film installation that has no surroundings, and no notion of time. There are five bodies, five individuals, all existing unto themselves. They cannot stop dancing, that’s what makes them human. They form an autonomous world that follows its own rules where the visitors are invited to join the dance.’
An Invitation to DANCE is a study of the cinematographic experience of dance. The final result is a film installation, a dance arena, where visitors are stimulated to relate to their own moving bodies.
In 2015 filmmaker Noud Heerkens initiates the project by starting the research and development of An Invitation to DANCE, in close collaboration with V2_Lab for the Unstable Media. The project is given a new impulse in 2017, when choreographer Loïc Perela, director of photography Richard van Oosterhout and software designer Rob Duyser become involved with the project. The realisation is started in January 2017. The choreography, cinematography and software gradually come together thanks to the variety of film experiments and test installations in presence of audience.
Concept and Director Noud Heerkens / Choreographer Loïc Perela / Director of Photography Richard van Oosterhout / Software designer Rob Duyser / DancersLisa Kasman – Pauline Briguet – Christiaan De Donder – Fabian Holle – Quentin Roger / Filmmakers Marleine van der Werf – Marieke Wijnen – Rob Willemsen – Jos Meijers – Jeroen Bronckers – Jeroen van ’t Hullenaar – Merijn van den Brand – Matija Pekić – Koen Koopmans / Costumes Ennya Larmit / First assistent Ennya Larmit – Fanny Hagmeier / Still photographer Katarina Jazbec / Catering Vivianne Jorritsma – Lotte Heerkens / Installation construction Noelia Nicolas Caparros – Andela Vidic – Lotte Heerkens – Corine Aalvanger – Eric Patel – Jos Merkx – Daan Muller – Alireza Abbay – Arnold Schalks / Advisors Martine Dekker – Jan Misker – Boris DeBackere – Marnix de Nijs – Michel van Dartel – Kristin de Groot – Lody Meijer – Johan Cuperus / Crowdfunding and website Liza Wolters / Producer Picos de Europa – Noud Heerkens