AEROWAVES AT 25
A backstage insight into the people and artists of the pioneering dance organisation Aerowaves, and their influence on contemporary dance across Europe since 1996.
Director: Enya Belak
Editor: María Alonso Araujo
Cinematographers: Ioanna Tsoucala, Nicola Galbusera, Blaž Ocvirk, Igor Crnković
Sound Designer: Sebastian Dressel
Producers: Enya Belak, Dany Mitzman, Eva Posedel, Clàudia Brufau Bonet
Executive Producer: Aerowaves
Produced by Springback Production
In association with Springback Magazine and Springback Ringside
With the support and participation of Aerowaves Partners and Artists
Co-funded by the European Union
Country: Greece, Slovenia, United Kingdom. Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Luxembourg
John Ashford, Anna Arthur, Betsy Gregory, Yvona Kreuzmannová, Victoria Marangopoulou, Frosso Trousa, Iztok Kovač, Edvin Liverić, Roberto Casarotto, Liz King, Elisabetta Bisaro, Oonagh Duckworth, Sanjoy Roy, Ka Bradley, Donald Hutera, Beatrix Joyce, Patricia Apergi, Csaba Molnár, Igor Urzelai Hernando, Moreno Solinas, Christos Papadopoulos, Oona Doherty, Jesús Rubio Gamo, Pietro Marullo, Viktor Černický, Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Cécile Da Costa, Alexandros Stavropoulos and others
Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe. The organisation identifies the most promising new work by emerging dance artists and then promotes it through cross-border performances. Aerowaves’ network of partners in 34 countries enables these younger choreographers to bring brand new dance to brand new audiences.
For the last 25 years, Aerowaves has been leading contemporary dance in Europe through supporting the work of emerging creators, shaping the artform and connecting the continent’s dance scene in the process. This documentary dives into the history of Aerowaves, the artists they have identified and supported, and the many offshoots that have grown up around this game-changing organisation, including experiments in VR. The film contains archive footage of past festivals, interviews with the founders and artists and beautifully shot dance made specially for film.
The film features interviews with: Founding Director John Ashford (previously of ICA & The Place) and Administrative Director Anna Arthur; prominent Aerowaves artists from across Europe, including Patricia Apergi (GR), Igor & Moreno (IT), and Oona Doherty (UK); esteemed dance writers Sanjoy Roy (the Guardian) and Donald Hutera (The Times); and connected dance professionals and partners.
- Spring Forward Festival / European Capital of Culture Elefsina, Greece, 2022
- Dance and Non-Verbal Theatre Festival San Vincenti, Croatia, 2022
- DOKUDOC & Platforma Festival, Maribor, Slovenia, 2022
- ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK, 15 September 2023 / UK Premiere + Q&A
- ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK, 2023 / four additional cinema screenings
- Istanbul Fringe Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2023 / Q&A