There’s Something You Should Know

Dance for camera film by Goat with Clarendon Support Services, West Lothian, Scotland

A compelling portrait of how we are. Demanding, fragile, playful…here is something we should all know and understand about each other.

Performers: Chris Murray, Robin Pritchard, Nenny Rollo, Adrian Ross, James Scott.
Dance Artists: Janice Parker, Karen Anderson
Camera: Katrina McPherson
Video Assistant: Eveline Nicolette
Editor: Simon Fildes
Soundtrack: John Cobban
Production Co-ordinator: Joanna van den Berg

Commissioned by Lung Ha’s Theatre Company, June 2004.

There’s Something You Should Know has been recognized as an innovative and challenging example of its genre and has been selected for screening as part of a number of high-profile international curated screen dance and video art programmes.

International screenings: Traverse Theatre as part of ‘In Transit’, a Scottish Arts Council study-day on Arts and Disabilities (21/06/05) and as part of curated programmes: at the Rotation 2005 Festival at the Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki, Finland (18/10/05); New Territories Festival at Tramway, Glasgow (8-12/02/06) as part of the CRATE ‘Captured: Performance to Camera’ programme (curators: Lei Cox and Pernille Spence) also at Threshold Space, Perth, Scotland (27/10/06); at the Opensource: (videodance) conference (18/06/06); the Ultima Film – Dance for the Camera Festival in Oslo, Norway (01/10/ 2006) and the Video Danza Festival International Festival de Buenos Aires, Argentina, (28/11/2006); Reelmoves Dance on Screen Festival, Sydney, Australia, (16/05/2008), as part of international artists screening; Dance Camera West ‘Screendance: a new visual language’ programme, Los Angeles, USA, (5 & 6/06/2008), ‘Screendance: State of the Art’ Festival, as part of the American Dance Festival, North Carolina, USA.

Also features in Katrina McPhersons Making Video Dance: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dance for the Screen is the first workbook to follow the entire process of video dance production: from having an idea, through to choreographing for the screen, filming and editing, and distribution. In doing so, it explores and analyses the creative, practical, technical, and aesthetic issues that arise when making screen dance. Published by Routledge on the 11th September 2018, the second edition of Making Video Dance is rigorously revised and brings the book fully up to date from a technical and aesthetic point of view.

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