ΚONSTANTINA
BOUSMBOURA

WORKING
DANCERS:
SCREENING +
TALK

Friday 5/07
20:30, AKROPODITI DANCE CENTRE

Working Dancers | Direction: Konstantina Bousmpoura & Julia Martinez Heimann | GR/AR | 76’
 + After talk with Konstantina Bousmpoura

In Buenos Aires a group of acclaimed dancers stands for their labor rights and founds the first Contemporary National Dance Company under their collective leadership. This is the story of four talented dancers, Ernesto, Bettina, Victoria and Pablo, over a six-year period. They expose their dreams and contradictions as dancers, workers and members of a company that is founded on collective decision-making. We follow their lives, we attend the group’s rehearsals and performances in the emblematic National Library building as well as its premiere and backstage life in the historical National Theatre of Cervantes. We observe the fulfillment of the entire dance community’s greatest dream: the public demand for a National Dance Law. Original folklore songs, Latin American contemporary music and stunning choreographies reveal the beauty and strength of dance through the life and struggle of a group of dancers.

Duration: 76 minutes
Screenwriters, Directors: Konstantina Bousmpoura & Julia Martinez Heimann
Director of Cinematography: José Pigu Gómez
Editing: Victoria Lastiri
Music: Analía Rosenberg
Sound: Nicolás Volonté
Producers: Julia Martinez Heimann & Konstantina Bousmpoura
Executive Producers: Νάνσυ Κοκολάκη & Νίκος Μουστάκας
Assistant Producer: Panos Bisdas
Still Photography: Marcelo Ragone, Nadia Villanueva & Fuentes2Fernandez
Production Managers: Ariana Aisenberg & Roxy Ruzzante
Cast: Angélica Berdini, Agustina Sario, Bettina Quintá, Cristian Setién, Cristina Gómez Comini, Daniel Payero Zaragoza, Darío Rodríguez, Diego Franco, Enrique Martín Gil, Ernesto Chacón Oribe, Juan Guillermo Velázquez Cardona, Juan Cid, Julieta Gros, Luciana Benosilio, Leonardo Ressia, Magalí Del Hoyo, María del Mar Codazzi, María Kuhmichel, Mariela Queraltó, Martín Rebello, Pablo Fermani, Rafael Peralta, Ramiro Soñez, Victoria Hidalgo, Victoria Viberti, Virginia López, Yamila Guillermo, Yésica Alonso

Sponsors – Co-producers (Greece – Argentina):
INCAA (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales)
Κinisi & BadCrowd (Co-producers)
Authorwave (Post-production)

Konstantina Bousmboura
Konstantina Bousmboura is an independent researcher, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She has been researching, directing and producing ethnographic documentaries on the subject of dance and activism in Buenos Aires, Seville and Athens since 2007. The documentary Feeling from Outside (2008, 18 ”) won 1st prize at the Certamen de Creación Joven Sevilla 2009 (ESP) and was featured in many international festivals such as: XIV Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (SKP, 2009), Habana Videodance Festival (CU), La Alternativa Hall (BCN-ESP). Her latest documentary Working Dancers (2016, 76´´), funded in part by the Argentine Film National Board (INCAA), has been featured in international and Greek festivals as well as academic and non-academic workshops and conferences such as: Political Imagination Laboratory (University of Perugia / IT ), Everyday Revolutions (ENG), Movement for the National Dance Law (ARG), Working Bodies Workshop, The Nest (s) -International Museum Day 2018 (GR), Athens Video Dance Project 2019 (GR), and Dance Studies Association International Conference (University of Malta-Performing Arts). She collaborates with artists in research and production and is a member of the ACA educational and artistic organization based in Buenos Aires. From 2016 she is a member of the advisory committee of the Ethnographic Film Festival of Athens.
www.workingdancers.com

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