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Screendance: Garry Stewart's Films

Films by Australian choreographer Garry Stewart Catch the screening of highly-acclaimed films on dance The Circadian Cycle, South and Supernature directed by Garry Stewart, Australian choreographer and former artistic director of Australian Dance Theatre, Adelaide

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Screendance: Garry Stewart's Films

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22 Jan, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm IST

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ABOUT THE EVENT

As a choreographer with over three decades of experience, Garry Stewart has created seminal works that have broken rules and set new standards. He is just as brilliant as a filmmaker as the awards his films have won will attest. We are excited to be screening three of his most acclaimed films - The Circadian Cycle, South and Supernature at the Attakkalari India Biennial.

The Circadian Cycle was Winner of Best Experimental Film at the Brooklyn Film Festival in 2020. The short film, directed by Garry Stewart with cinematography by Cordelia Beresford uses the dancing body as a metaphor to examine morphology, biological rhythm and animal behaviour.   South is an intense yet meditative and deeply moving reflection on the treacherous journey across the wilds of eastern Antarctica undertaken by South Australian explorer Sir Douglas Mawson and his ill-fated team in 1913. South won the Outstanding Achievement in Choreography award in 2019 at the Australian Dance Awards, presented by AusDance.

Supernature references ideas on transhumanism as a springboard into new mythologies on the potential future of our species. The work raises questions about fundamental aspects of our existence – our artificiality, our ‘animalness’, and our relationship with the environment.