then/now is a one minute dance film.

It was originally developed for ReelDance One Minute Reels in July 2007 using two imposed constraints: no edits, and 1 minute or less in duration (excluding credits).

The project was seeded from the solo performance project, Four Acts of Violence Leading Up to Now, featuring performer Paea Leach, and premièred at Electrofringe 2007 in Newcastle, Australia on 28 September 2007.

Other screenings include: Where’s the Choreography?, Yorkshire Dance, December 2011; Cinedans in the Netherlands, December 2011; Dutch Dance Days (Nederlandse Dansdagen), December 2011; Teatro Puccini in Bari, Italy on 26 September 2009; an installation (on loop) at The Beetroot Tree Gallery in Derbyshire UK in November 2009 as a Choreographic Lab event; Performance Space (Carriageworks) (Sydney) as part of the One Min Reels Cinemoves programme which also toured to Perth, Darwin, Hobart and Country South Australia; The Picturedrome, Northampton, UK; as part of Video Dance Italy 08 (5 December 2008) curated by Gitta Wigro) in Bassano del Grappa, Ferrara, Ravenna & Civitanova Marché; at the Basel International Film Festival for Dance and Performance in Switzerland (19 September 2008); EDIT2008 4th International Dance Film Festival, Budapest (October 16-19, 2008); ADFs Dancing for the Camera: International Festival of Film and Video Dance at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (July 11-13, 2008); After Urban — Video Art & Architecture events in Baia Mare, Romania (November 16-17, 2007), Brooklyn, New York (December 7-23, 2007); and at moves08 in Manchester UK (22-26 April 2008).

Performance: Paea Leach

Production & post-production: Simon Ellis

Image: Guy Willoughbuy

Image by Guy Willoughbuy

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