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Aerowaves at 25
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A performance space, something litters the floor, two dancers are silhouetted in movement against a pale blue backdrop
Aerowaves at 25, dir. Enya Belak, UK 2022, 57 min.

For the last 25 years, Aerowaves has been at the forefront of innovative contemporary dance in Europe through supporting the work of emerging creators, shaping the art form and connecting the continent's dance world in the process. This documentary dives into the rich history of Aerowaves, the artists they have identified and supported, and the many offshoots that have grown up around this game-changing organisation, including experiments in VR. The film contains archive footage of past festivals, in-depth interviews with the founders and artists, and beautifully shot dance made specially for film.
Enya Belak is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans film directing, choreography, and beyond. With a background in contemporary dance, her research focuses on the body as primary subject. As a choreographer, Enya recently presented the live dance duet ‘BLUFF’; and the multi-genre project ‘Blue Ink’, which encompasses dance, VR 360° film, and hybrid performance. 

Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe. The organisation identifies the most promising new work by emerging dance artists and then promotes it through cross-border performances. Aerowaves’ network of partners in 34 countries enables these younger choreographers to bring brand new dance to brand new audiences.

The Place is the UK's premier centre for contemporary dance, leading the way in the development of dance training, creation and performance for over 50 years. The Place was also the founding home to Aerowaves and continues to be the network’s UK partner, playing a vital role in its further development and success.

Dance Umbrella is London's international dance festival celebrating contemporary dance, bringing some of the world's most exciting talent, as well as featuring Aerowaves artists to stages across London and online.
12:20 pm
Sat, 16 Sep 2023
Cinema 1
12:15 pm
Sun, 17 Sep 2023
Cinema 2
02:00 pm
Sat, 23 Sep 2023
Cinema 2
02:35 pm
Sun, 24 Sep 2023
Cinema 2

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