BOLD

11 March
9:30am - 5:30pm
Location informationArc Cinema and NFSA Theatrette
Event cost$10 (for each screening)

BOLD is a festival of dance, film and workshops exploring professional and community dance. Presented in association with the National Library of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, QL2 and Ausdance ACT.

 

NFSA program

 

9:30am

Das Modell, The Dancer and Lola (Arc cinema / MA15+ / 80mins / D: Darshan Singh Bhuller / 2016 / UK / Tickets $10)

Patrick Harding-Irmer (from the London Contemporary Dance Theatre) uncovers his mother’s secret about the identity of his father, a German Olympic athlete she met on the eve of the Second World War. NB: Session includes Patrick Harding-Irmer in conversation.

 

11:45am

The Search for Identity: Australian Dance in the 1950s (NFSA Theatrette /  G / 60mins / FREE)

Noted dance writer and historian Michelle Potter in discussion.  

 

1:30pm

From Corroboree to Ella - Indigenous Dance and the Ballet (Arc cinema / PG / 120mins / Tickets $10)

Noted Indigenous dancer and academic Vicki Van Hout in conversation with Garry Lester looks at footage of the 1951 National Ballet Theatre production of Corroboree – and the 70-year gap between this work and the appointment of the Australian Ballet’s first Indigenous dancer. Screens with Ella (2016 | 80mins | M | D: Douglas Watkins), Douglas Watkin’s 2016 documentary about that very dancer, Ella Havelka.

 

4:00pm

Meryl Tankard and Michelle’s Story (Arc cinema / G / 90mins / Tickets $10)

Internationally acclaimed artist Meryl Tankard presents a screening of her 2015 documentary Michelle’s Story, which follows the story of Michelle Ryan’s return to dance after a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, to start a company for young people with disabilities.  

 

For the full BOLD program visit BOLD Festival.