An Egyptian man and woman stand on a rooftop in Down Town Cairo. Teargas from riots in the streets below rise up to the roof and gives an extreme physical memory of Cairo. One physical movement is repeated from beginning to end. Repeatedly. The two characters are seen distinctively. Their reactions and processes become magnified. CHEST was created for an Egyptian man and woman during the riots and demonstrations in Cairo, Egypt 2013, and was shoot on a rooftop in Down Town Cairo. Teargas from riots in the streets below drew up to the roof and gave the shooting an extreme physical memory of Cairo.
DAN.CIN.LAB is an artistic platform created by STÉLA non-profit organization, engaged in the creation, production, commissioning and distribution of projects combining dance and image around societal issues. DAN.CIN.LAB now gathers 4 activities developed around strong skills: DAN.CIN.FEST (formerly DESARTS//DESCINES Festival), DAN.CIN.FILMS, DAN.CIN.PASS, DAN.CIN.PROD. DAN.CIN.LAB is also co-founder of Studiotrade and the Mediterranean Screendance Network. In 2019, DAN.CIN.LAB launches mAPs – migrating Artists Project with 4 European partners [ Coorpi – Italy, Tanzrauschen e.V. – Germany, Malakta Films – Finland and MØZ – Greece ] for the development of an innovative creation process aiming for a collection of 5 dance films about Power, with the support of the Creative Europe programme. **Photo ©Sonia Clarke in Traverse by Marlene Millar and Sandy Silva. Photo by Marie M.**
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