About the piece
An invitation to DANCE is both a video installation and a short movie made by Noud Heerkens and Loïc Perela. It is a study of the cinematographic experience of dance. Inviting the viewers to relate to their own moving bodies.
Concept and Director: Noud Heerkens
Choreography: Loïc Perela
Director of Photography: Richard van Oosterhout
Software designer: Rob Duyser
Performers: Lisa Kasman, Pauline Briguet, Christiaan De Donder, Fabian Holle, Quentin Roger
Filmmakers: Marleine van der Werf, Marieke Wijnen, Rob Willemsen, Jos Meijers, Jeroen Bronckers, Jeroen van ’t Hullenaar, Merijn van den Brand, Matija Pekić, Koen Koopmans
Costumes: Ennya Larmit
First assistant: Ennya Larmit, Fanny Hagmeier
Still photographer: Katarina Jazbec
Production: Picos de Europa, Noud Heerkens
An Invitation to DANCE is a special collaboration between various organisations in art and education: Dansateliers and Cinedans offer their network and expertise in performative dance, publicity and the distribution of the installation. V2_Lab for the Unstable Media are involved with software development, testing, and design. The research group “Mensgericht Creëren” (“user-based creation”) of the Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology at Avans University of Applied Sciences is partner in studying the way visitors viewing the installation behave and experience it.