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66 | #EmmaCianchi

On our first episode of ‘dance film’ month, your co-host Reyna interviews Italian dance artist and filmmaker, Emma Cianchi. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about her dance film HIC ET NUNC (Here and Now). HIC ET NUNC was an official selected for the kNOwBOX dance Film Festival in 2019. Emma’s film was audience voted the #NBFFAttentionGrabber in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. Special thanks to Emma’s translator.


[0:28] Reyna introduces Emma Cianchi


[1:57] Reyna asks: “First, I would love to congratulate you on being the Audience Selected Film for kNOwBOX film festival 2019 premier in Puebla, Mexico. With that said, could you tell our audience a little bit about who you are, your career, and how your passion for dance film and physical cinema came about?”

[5:29] Reyna asks: “Can you talk more about collaboration?”

[7:40] Reyna asks: “After watching HIC ET NUNC “Here and Now” I was mesmerized by the story being told, the space, choreography, music, the choreographed spatial patterns, costumes, and the beginning and end picture. Could you tell our audience what the process of developing this film was like?”

[11:56] Reyna asks: “You are collaborating with people you have met not from the dance scene? You are collaborating with choreographers to create the work.”

[13:33] Reyna asks: “How did you find the space you want to film in?”

[14:48] Reyna asks: “What part of the process did you start looking for the space?”

[17:11] Reyna asks: “I’m going back to what we see at the beginning and what we see at the end.”

[23:40] Reyna asks: “How do you see dance film evolving in the time of COVID?”

[25:36] Reyna asks: “Did you stream through social media network?”

[26:18] Reyna asks: “What advice do you have for the younger generation as they continue exploring and creating dance films?”

[27:12] Reyna asks: ”Do you see social media having an influence in your works?”

[35:18] Reyna asks: ”Is there anything you would like to share with our audience?”

[34:08] Reyna asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

  • Book, “Read!”

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • “Parsons Dance Company”

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • “Yes”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram”

#EmmaCianchi Recommended Resources

Connect with #EmmaCianchi

Instagram- @emmacianchi

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