Dancing on the Edge

Title: Dancing on the Edge: Documenting Dance in the 5th Dadao Live Art Festival China (U.K./China/Ireland/France, HDV, 2009)
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 26 minutes
Production: Linked Productions (Kuwait) and Leeds Metropolitan University in cooperation with Daghdha Dance Company (Ireland), Compagnie Eolipile (France) & Dadao Live Art Festival (China).
Producer & Director: Talal Al-Muhanna
Camera: Talal Al-Muhanna, Giacomo Calabrese & Andrea Baker
Editor: Tamsin Spivey
Online Editor/Colourist: Omar Al-Masab

Synopsis: The camera follows a group of Asian and Western performance artists as they travel through China as part of the 5th international Dadao Live Art Festival.

Cast: Giacomo Calabrese, Fong Chau Ng, Elena Giannotti, Jongky Goei, Laura Graham, Claire Harsany, Hua Feng, Bernadette Iglich, Michael Klien, Lin Yuan Shang, Wu Minghui, Fearghus O'Conchuir, Shu Yang, Zhu Lu Ming, Xu Jin & artists of the National Ballet of China and Li Yuan Peking Opera.

Video stills: Giacomo Calabrese, Andrea Baker & Talal Al-Muhanna

This film was made possible in part through the support of Culture Ireland.

World Premiere: 23rd Leeds International Film Festival 2009 (U.K.)
Middle East Premiere: 
3rd Gulf Film Festival 2010 (Dubai, U.A.E.)
North American Premiere:
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2010 (USA)
European Premiere:
Coreografo Elettronico 2010 (Naples, Italy)

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