Short dance film Walking to Birth 2022
Walking to Birth is a short dance film in which a heavily pregnant woman searches for a place to bring her baby into the world.
The film is set in a forest with large trees.
She is directed by nature from one place to another.
By moving she is helping the child in her womb to find the way to earth.
She walks and dances with roots, trunks and branches of the trees.
They serve as a foothold, as resistance and support.
When her water breaks, it starts to rain.
The time has come.
Mother/ dancing: Satya Roosens
Baby in belly: Aaron
Father/ filming: Kurt Demey
Editing: Anaïs Dyckmans
Music composition and production: Ananta Roosens
Production: Studio Eclipse
Thanks to Sil van der Woerd and Peter Whiterose
DANCE FILM FESTIVALS
-Finalist The Outlet Dance Project 20st of October 2022 Hamilton, NJ
Short dance film Two sink, three float 2011
DANCE FILM FESTIVALS
Mostra Itinerante MIVSC
8th of November 2014
Sao Carlos – Brasil
– EXPOSITION ‘ Out of Balance’
Opening 5th of November 2014
Best Dance Short Coveted Coyote Award
18th of July 2014
Topanga CA, US
Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos – UFSCar
17th – 19th July 2014
–Festival DANCE@30FPS at Ohio State University
20st of March 2014
– Ikono Pool (video) dance special
19th of October 2013.
– Tenth Annual Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
20st and 21st of September, 4th of December 2013
–Dance for Camera programme from DANCE:FILM 11 at dance festival
19th of May 2013
-12th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival,
Los Angeles, CA
May 2nd-5th, 2013
– World Arts Film Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art
April 11-13, 2013
Action Christine, 4 Rue Christine 75006 Paris
Sunday March 31st from 10:00 – 14:00
– 20th Quinzena de Dança de Almada – Contemporary Dance Festival
the 22nd September and 5th October, 2012
– REELDANCE presents Dance on Screen
16th of August
Cinéma Le Morvan au Creusot, Bourgogne, France
11th of May
– Festival Conderdance – inextricably linked – Tempe Center for the Arts
700 West Rio Salado Parkway , Tempe, Arizona, USA
14th of April 2012 @ 2:00p + 8:00pm
– Festival International du Film sur l’Art (FIFA) Québec, Canada
24th of March 2012
–LOIKKA dance film festival, Helsinki, Finland
24th and 25th of March 2012
– 2012 San Francisco Dance Film Festival, San Francisco, United-States
– 17th of March 2012
– VIDEO MOVIMIENTO Bogotá, Colombia
24th and 25th of November 2011
– DANCE: FILM 11 Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
19th of November 2011
– Pool Festival Eden Berlin, Germany
15th untill 17th of September 2011
In 2010 Studio Eclipse was established to create performances like this.
In 2009/2010 she created the piece ‘Two sink, three float’, where the dancers become creatures that move in water in the middle of the nature. The only way to experience this performance is from the banks of the water, which means the audience misses the entire underwater dance.
This brought Satya to the idea to make a film in which the different underwater scenes are shown and bring a different perspective.
This is how the short film ‘Two sink, three float’ arose. It can be played at filmfestivals or can be shown after the performance.
Mirte Courtens, Simon Thomas-Train, Satya Roosens
Giovanni di Domenico
Underwater film works :
Frans De Backer
Swa Desmet Aquasport Deurne
Geert Mangelschots TREZART, Recreatiedomein Zilvermeer
Kurt Demey, Sil van der Woerd and Fabien Gruau