This two-day workshop has been designed for dance teachers and youth dance leaders, to give you the skills and confidence to use your smartphone to film and edit dance, as well as considering how to choreograph for film.

The workshop will be led by The Motion Dance Collective who are a select team of filmmakers (cinematographers, directors, producers, choreographers, editors) all with previous careers in dance/performance and are now working on the development and education of screendance as a genre. They have worked with the likes of the Breaking Convention, Matthew Bourne and One Dance UK, as well as household brands such as GAP and Weetabix.

The first day of the workshop will be led by James Williams who will equip you with the skills to film your own work, exploring accessible techniques to help use your smartphone to film and edit dance. This will include aspects of composition, camera movement and use of natural light and location. Day two is all about how to work with film choreographically and developing best practise for a uniformed screendance process. This day will be delivered by Omari Carter, who is the collective’s director and choreographic consultant and is currently completing his Masters in Screendance at The Place.

Both James and Omari ran the BA Urban Dance – Digital Practises module this year at UEL, developing more than 10 short dance films with the BA students while covering everything from the history of screendance to camera operating and choreographing for the digital site.


Suitable for dance teachers and youth dance leaders.
This workshop has been made possible through Grants for the Arts funding from Arts Council England.


Book your place
Dates and Times

Tuesday 27 – Wednesday 28 August | 10.00am – 4.00pm




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