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Welcome to DANCE:FILM’s second outing since its hugely successful debut in 2007 as DANCE:FILM 07. Oh how we laughed, danced, enjoyed films and watched in awe at the displays of breakdancing in 2007. Now Scotland’s dance film festival is back for more in a bigger and bolder form! Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance and Filmhouse, Scotland’s leading independent cinema, have come together again with the support of Scottish Screen to bring you DANCE:FILM 09.


DANCE:FILM 09 is full of musicals, documentaries, shorts and films just featuring dance for the sake of it. Keeping to the DANCE:FILM format, we open with a Hollywood musical, the Fred and Ginger classic Swing Time and end it all with classic 80s dance film cheese, Flashdance with a myriad of dance on-screen gems in between, including a Scottish premiere of Perhaps Love (Ai Ru Guo), the multi-award winning Chinese musical from 2005 in only its second UK screening. There will also be talks about dance in Bollywood films, dance in Hollywood musicals and, of course, lots of dance workshops.


You can learn 80s Jazz, Fred Astaire Tap, Burlesque and Cabaret, Cuban Rumba, Rocking, Bollywood and Fosse, all in the name of dance on screen. To top it all off, Diamond Circles Jam returns in association with our screening of b-boy documentary Inside the Circle in its Scottish premiere, with Omar from the film featuring in the main exhibition battle.


So come along and celebrate the wonders of dance on screen with us in all its many glorious forms. As they say, What a Feeling!