Silk Paper and Bruises

Gabriella Engdahl
Mar 26 - Apr 2, 2022
11:00 AM


Silk Paper and Bruises is an experimental stop motion dance film made by Gabriella Engdahl exploring norms and expectations in the dance industry where traditional stereotypes are still impactful. Partly based on her personal experiences and notes, it takes us through a poetic experience of hungry dressing rooms, self-doubt and cracking bones. The film uses barbie dolls to portray a bigger issue within the society of how womxn's bodies are represented, presented and talked about. Photos © Gabriella Engdahl

International Short Film Competition of the DAN.CIN.FEST 2022
Gabriella EngdahlDirector, Writer, Choreographer, Camera, Edit and Designer
Ciara AmasVoice over
Maria Rojas GomezMusic
Robin BerglundGrading
Jida AkilModel Making
Peter Lundhall OrtizCamera Assistant


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.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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