NEWS & EVENTS
Watch • • HKD: VR Screenings
MAY 10 – 15, 2023
PORT OF DANCE FESTIVAL
Three VR films that I directed and collaborated on with international artists are being presented at the Port of Dance Festival in Rijeka. The films include:
“Body Monologue” by Anastasia Valsamaki (GR)
“Gli amanti” by Adriano Bolognino / Anghiari Dance Hub (IT)
“Francis Footwork” by CoisCéim Dance Theatre (IE)
This year’s Port of Dance brings a selection of recent performances from the European and domestic dance scene: five dance performances, one dance laboratory, two dance videos, and three virtual reality shows, one of which is intended for children and includes an interactive dance workshop.
Collaboration • • STHLM DANS: Festival Trailer
APRIL 24, 2023
STHLM DANS FESTIVAL TRAILER
The gorgeous trailer of STHLM DANS is now live!
Edited by Enya Belak. Soundtrack by Nicol Parkinson, from Moa Johansson and an*dre neely’s with echoes filling up the orbit, but damaged.
Collaboration • • Tanec Praha: Czech Dance Platform 2023
APRIL 3, 2023
Czech Dance Platform 2023 Festival Trailer & IG Interviews
The 29th edition of the Czech Dance Platform showcased the most innovative works of contemporary dance, featuring stunning performances, engaging brunch discussions, and exciting artist trips. Enya Belak conducted interviews with festival guests, and viewers could catch behind-the-scenes footage on their Instagram.
Award • • CoisCéim: Go To Blazes
MARCH 26, 2023
The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2022
BEST MOVEMENT – DAVID BOLGER
FOR GO TO BLAZES AND ORFEO ED EURIDICE
Huge congratulations to all the winners of the 2022 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. After receiving 6 nominations we were delighted for David Bolger’s win for Best Movement for GO TO BLAZES, part of Ulysses2.2 and Blackwater Valley Opera Festival’s ORFEO ED EURIDICE, a partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra.
VR film for the performance Go to Blazes was created by Enya Belak & Igor Crnković.
Collaboration • • Chilli Space: Chilli Space 17 CD Artwork
MARCH 4, 2023
CD ARTWORK FOR CHILLI SPACE COMPILATION
Happy release day everyone! I am thrilled to announce that my design has been featured on the Chilli Space 17 Compilation! It was an absolute pleasure to work on this project.
Mastered at NSK STUDIO By Iztok Turk
Compiled by Marjan Crnković A.K.A. Dojaja
Design by Enya Belak
Lable ŠKUC Ventilator
With the support of the Municipality of Ljubljana, the Department for Culture and the Ministry of Culture
Collaboration • • YOVA: Feel Your Fear
APRIL 14, 2023
Music video Release
We are very excited to share our new track and music video for “Feel Your Fear”!!
The song addresses the human’s fallible nature to form addictions in order to alleviate pain.
Video Director: Philip Reinking
Movement Choreographer: Enya Belak
Make-up: Caitlin Ross
Collaboration • • CoisCéim: Go To Blazes
NOVEMBER 9 – 20, 2022
I have directed a VR film for the original dance performance installation Go To Blazes by David Bolger, produced by CoisCéim and commissioned in collaboration with Ulysses2.2. The project received nominations for Best Movement, Best Costume, Best Video Design, and Audience-Choice at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2022. It was funded through an OPEN CALL award from Arts Council Ireland. Learn more at www.ulysses22.ie
“you don’t walk away from the experience so much as float…Go To Blazes honours its inspiration by searching for new possibilities. Creating a work of staggering beauty. Not to be missed.” – The Arts Review
Article • • Springback Magazine: Future phygital
NOVEMBER 23, 2021
Digital video, live and on-demand streaming and virtual realities are merging ever closer with the physical world of live performance.
Aerowaves at 25 is an anniversary publication reflecting on how Aerowaves arrived at this moment and where we may go next. Rather than revisit the past, we marked the occasion with a special printed edition featuring new texts by contemporary Springback writers, intercut with snapshots from history, which we have started sharing online.
Written by Suzanne Frost / Springback Magazine
Interview • • WomenCinemakers: Enya Belak
MARCH 26, 2021
Interview with Enya Belak / WomenCinemakers, Special Edition
A must-read for indie filmmakers since 2012, Independent’s Women Cinema is an annual anthology featuring the most outstanding women filmmakers on the current scene.
Review • • UK Film Review: “You’re the Mirror”
FEBRUARY 20, 2021
Taking a minimalist approach to the production of a music video can be highly effective, providing that the mise-en-scene, cinematography, and editing are all used effectively. Enya Belak Gupta seems to recognise this, as her video for YOVA’s single ‘You’re the Mirror’ (released in June 2020) is a perfect example of this kind of attention to detail.
Review by Huw Buckley / UK Film Review
Interview • • DELO: Film or dance was never a question, I always knew it would be both
JANUARY 3, 2021
Enya Belak is one of the rare representatives of the young generation of artists who is constantly ‘touring’, even during the covid-19 pandemic. In November she was in Eleusis and Athens (both in Greece), where she was filming a documentary film celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the international network of contemporary dance Aerowaves. From there she also led a dance video e-workshop organised by Dance Theatre Ljubljana, where she presented her astonishingly diverse video production, which spans from music spots to dance videos and films.
Interview by Andreja Kopač / DELO
Interview • • New Edge: FROM DANCE TO FILMS WITH ENYA BELAK GUPTA
APRIL 6, 2019
Who are you and what is it that you do?
I’m Enya. I like the colours pink and green. I’m known for different things in different circles. Some people know me as a director and creative, others as a choreographer and dancer while for some I’m a graphic designer and a photographer.
Interview with Enya Belak Gupta / New Edge
New Edge Magazine highlights the new edges and risks. / New Edge symbolizes the people’s interests and new innovative view of the world. / Draws attention to the fact that it is often necessary to look at life from another perspective.
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