Regin smiður - une danse ballade

A ’music video’ on chain dancing from 12th century France. The dance was once popular all over Western Europe but has survived only in the Faroe Islands where it still is a part of live tradition.

Director: Katrin Ottarsdóttir. Photographer: Ian Thomkins. Production: Barok Film. 2003.


Regin smiður - une danse ballade. Trailer from Katrin Ottarsdóttir on Vimeo.

Regin smiður is part of:
Moving North - 10 Short Dance Films

Moving North is the result of a unique Nordic project - Nordic Dance for Camera. It aims to combine the talents of Nordic choreographers and film makers to create diverese, innovative, moving shorts. The results is a series of dance films creating their own world; an atmosphere and mood far from a stage, exploring movement and space through the camera's viewfinder rather than a proscenium arch. This selection of nordic short dance films presents a wide variety of visual manifestations within the genre.

Films on Moving North:

Concept and Project Managers: Magne Antonsen and Vibeke Vogel

DVD of Moving North can be purchased at Barok Film
and at Norsk Filmstitutt.

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