EN - An abstract video about people in motion, about saying goodbye and about the tragedy of what appears to be the total interchangeability of the individual in the grand scheme of things. The title itself refers to migration as an unsteady, rhythmically irregular movement, a balancing act. In the film, the extras all perform a silent and synchronised sequence of extremely simple movements, like a choreography of everyday activities. The banality of each small movement is magnified by the collective effort. This is a video about people leaving everything behind, either because they can or because they have to. In a subtle way, the artist is touching on both voluntary and forced migration; on the refugee in search of a better future, but also on deportation and exile.


Title Dance
Original title Dance
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Experimental
Year 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-10-10


Music Johan Hoogewijs

Technical specs

Running time film 9'30"
Release format Blu-ray
Other available formats SSD master Apple Pro Res
Aspect ratio 1:1,78
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Musea en Erfgoed Antwerpen

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Short info

Director Hans Op de Beeck
Producers Hans Op de Beeck
Writers Hans Op de Beeck

Studio Hans Op de Beeck BVBA
Klaartje De Bonnaire
Birminghamstraat 287
Anderlecht 1070
T +32 2 527 87 18


Website www.hansopdebeeck.com
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