Loikka Dance Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Helsinki on 5th-8th of April, 2018. Loikka warmly welcomes everyone to enjoy the unique dance film programme which also highlights glimpses of the festival’s ten-year-old history. In addition to this, for the first time Loikka will also be presenting an extensive programme of virtual reality works curated for a wide audience. Physical expression, dance and immersive experiences are intertwined in the virtual reality programme.
Loikka is happy to announce one of the virtual reality works presented in the programme is VR_I by the Swiss dance artist Gilles Jobin, created in collaboration with Artanim Foundation developing Real Virtual technology. VR_I was selected at the Sundance Film Festival and it also won the innovation and people’s choice award for best performance at the 49th edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montréal. In VR_I a group of five viewers will enter as avatars into a world of virtual reality which is commonly shared and converts in real time. The viewers interact with each other as well as the virtual dancer they encounter in different landscapes.
In addition to the festival Loikka also organises an international Future Screens of Dance conference on 5th-7th of April. The programme of the conference will focus on the future of dance film and the roles of art and artists in the production of virtual reality. The conference gathers film makers, artists and representatives of new technologies to discuss from different aspects the possibilities of merging dance, film and technology.
The ticket sales start with pre-sale of series tickets at Loikka website on February 19th.
The festival programme will be announced on March 1st.
You may use the codes given with the series tickets to book a ticket for a screening after March 1st.
Loikka Dance Film Festival 5th – 8th April 2018
Dance film programme, Kino Andorra (Eerikinkatu 11) and Orion Cinema (Eerikinkatu 15)
Virtual reality programme, Annantalo (Annankatu 30)
Future Screens of Dance conference 5th – 7th April 2018, Annantalo (Annankatu 30) and Kino Andorra (Eerikinkatu 11)