Memories of the Future
Memories of the Future (2020)
Danscollectief Arnhemse Meisjes wants to overcome the distance in the corona pandemic by bringing dance closer to the public. After a succesful crowdfunding campaign of 125% they had enough support to bring their idea to life: the dance film Memories of the Future.
In this film they play with time, while turning and lingering, until the present is the only thing that remains. That is what you can hold onto: here, now. The images and movements tell the story of one human and of all humans at the same time. A recurring cycle of surrender, freedom, perseverance and strength, where experiences from the past and memories of the future blend together. With music composed by Wout Kemkens (De Niemanders, Donnerwetter) and filmed by Floris Verweij.
The film had its world premiere at Cinedans 2021 and screened at several international filmfestivals, such as Utah Dance Film Festival (US), ScreenDance Festival (Sweden), Dance Film Festival Prague (Czech Republic) and RIFF Festival (Norway).
In 2021, Memories of the Future won the second jury award for best film at BodyScope Film Festival (Russia), the audience award of Blois Danse Festival (France), the award for Standout Ensemble Performance at Portland Dance Film Fest (US), the Best Film Award at Imajitari International Dance Film Festival (Indonesia) and received the special mention of the jury of Go Short Arnhem (NL) in the Gouden Hert competition.
Memories of the Future is supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds en Gemeente Nijmegen.
Length: 12 min.
Concept, creation & performance: Danscollectief Arnhemse Meisjes
Cinematographer: Floris Verweij
Composer: Wout Kemkens
Cast: Henny de Wit & Mia Savi
Music mixed by: Sebastiaan van Bijlevelt, Galloway Recording Studio
Edit: Floris Verweij & Anna Fransen
Mixage: Sam Huisman
Colorist: Luuk van Stegeren
Title design: Rianne Haak
With thanks to: Lumo Postproductie, Hans Kok Studios, Luciola Dumont, De Vasim, Waalhalla
Sponsors: Tim Rouschop, Erik van Dam, Voordekunst sponsors