Det Skal Danses Væk

A boy walks through his school seeing visions of his classmates dancing in hallways, staircases, and in restrooms. He starts to doubt what is real, but when the girl he likes invites him to dance, he too starts to move.

‘Det Skal Danses Væk’ was made for Dansens Dag 2014 with the purpose of promoting the ‘Dance of the year 2014’ choreographed by Norwegian folk dancer and choreographer Sigurd Johan Heide, as well as promoting dance in general: how dance moves people and relationships between us.

In stead of showcasing the steps, we decided to write a narrative story about a boy getting visions of his school mates dancing in different rooms at his school. The choreography was set under tables, in toilet booths, on a staircase, hallways and a big gym.

The film won New Creator/Innovation Prize at IDILL’s international online dance film competition 2014.

Commissioned by Dansens Dag/Dansehallerne

Supported by:

InShadow, Lisbon 2014
IDILL international online dance film competition, online 2014
Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival, Amsterdam 2015
Loikka Dance Film Festival, Helsinki 2015
SESIFF, Seoul 2015
Dance on Camera, New York 2015
San Francisco Dance Film Festival, 2015
SinemaDans Ankara, Ankara 2015
Athens Video Dance Project, Athens 2016
Reel Women, UK 2016
Migrations Dance Film, UK 2016
and more…

Dancers: Patrick Andreas Lindegaard, Abel Dyrløv, Albertine Hougaard Gliese, Amalie Therese Peronard, Anne Greve, Daniel Milo Ventzel, Dina Fie Lorentzen, Lukas David Sonne Lunøe, Marco Paulse, Mark Hougaard Meihlen, Markus Johann Bryn, Marthe Christin Nesheim-Olsen, Pernille Hougaard Pedersen, Signe Elisabeth Thorheim, Thea Åretun Svensson and Sigurd Johan Heide
Choreographer: Sigurd Johan Heide
Director of Photography: Kristoffer Engholm Aabo
Composer: Ragnhild Furebotten
Sound design Toke Gelardi
Costumes: Line Frank
Make-up: Bettina Møller
Production manager: Sofie Luise Mønster
Producer: Maia Elisabeth Sørensen, Anna Marie Krarup
Script Maia Elisabeth Sørensen and Kristoffer Engholm Aabo
Directed and edited by: Maia Elisabeth Sørensen