On the Big Screen: 27 May – 9 June

Collective Rhythm

dance, moves and rhythmic experiments on the Big Screen

1 June 2006 – Rob Vale’s new oneplace Tatton Park & Arts UK commission, live premiere screening from Exchange Square, Manchester

Collective Rhythm is The Bigger Picture’s new programme strand established to showcase a range of dance and movement inspired film & video. Although launching this month the programme’s ‘big launch’ will be at Big Dance 2006 on the 22 July, Exchange Square. As a first in the series May and June’s selection experiments with what is formally understood to fall under the category of dance and moves on screen. Big Screen Manchester is welcoming dynamic video pieces by Janet Griffiths and Julia Griffin. Griffiths’ Red Shoes (my version) is a homage to her alter ego (the housewife) practicing for an imaginary role in a Hollywood musical, whilst Griffin presents two works, Ran Out of Credit and The Binsons.

Also making up Collective Rhythm, Nomad Cultural Forum’s Kooch Cinema Project, a community initiative working with members of the Middle Eastern diaspora living in the North East of England, will be showing Your redness is Mine, Your Yellowness is Yours, a film made on Super-8 about the dichotomy of Iranian traditions and Islamic dress. Other works include Game, Daniel Belton, and Pod, Shelley Love, both of which have already visited the screen this year as part of The Bigger Picture’s 5th ComFest selection.

In marking the Royal Opera House’ live relay of The Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty, on the evening of the 1 June don’t miss the premiere of Rob Vale’s new oneplace commission. oneplace is a landscape-based contemporary arts programme spanning three years, during which time Andy Goldsworthy, among others, will explore and interpret aspects of the historic Tatton estate, Cheshire

Capturing magical moments in the park, Vale has created a single dance that moves through the grounds, through the seasons and through the different periods of time that the estate has witnessed.

Oneplace is curated for Tatton Park by Arts UK. Thanks to Tatton Park, Arts UK, Arts Council England, Manchester Airport, Cheshire County Council, The National Trust, Cheshire Warrington and Halton Rural Enterprise. The Exhibition at Tatton estate will take place 10th -25 June 2006, Mansion Stewards Room, Tuesday to Sunday 1.00pm-5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)

The Bigger Picture screens on the Big Screen in Exchange Square, Manchester, Monday – Friday at 9.00am, 12noon, 2.05pm, 5pm, 10.35pm, and at various times throughout the weekend. This schedule is subject to change.