London Met lecturer's dance film Twine selected for International Film Festival

Dr Jane Turner’s film nominated for Best Musical Video Film at the L’HIFF festival.

Date: 5 September 2022

Twine, a new music video from Jane Turner has been selected to be a part of the prestigious Love & Hope International Film Festival (L’HIFF) and the Exeter Dance International Film Festival.

Twine was originally choreographed as part of Turning Worlds’ touring productions and it has been performed in multiple venues across the UK. Turner reasoned that “as it resonated meaningfully with many, capturing it on film for the future felt fitting”. It was filmed on the unique stage of London's historic Conway Hall where Turner was co-curator of the Conway Collective workshop and performance programme 2012-18, underneath Conway’s banner ‘To Thine Own Self Be True’. 

Twine draws on contemporary contact improvisation and argentine tango techniques and the exceptional artistry of the dancers Ann Pidcock and David Ogle, who worked with Jane and Turning Worlds over many years.

A senior lecturer and researcher working with the School of Art, Architecture and Design, Jane Turner is a renowned choreographer and dance practitioner leading the Movement, Dance, Devising and Choreographic modules within the University whose live and film works, writings and talks are presented internationally at/in festivals, conferences, arts venues and publications.

The L’HIFF award winners will be announced on 10 September, at the Gala Night celebration that concludes the five-day festival in Barcelona. The Exeter Dance International Film Festival is a new international dance film festival that offers industry events, masterclasses, workshops, guest speakers, and film premieres.

Poster for dance film TWINE showing a pair of dancers