Diamond Dancers

A film by Quirine Racké, Helena Muskens, Nicole Beutler and the Diamond Dancers/2010

The film

A large group of line dancers travels to Amsterdam in a white tour bus to perform a flash mob on Dam Square. A flash mob is usually a surprise performance by young people, but now it is a group of elderly dancers who enjoy showing themselves to the passers-by. The dancers literally and figuratively occupied the space and therefore stretched the boundaries of our expectations. Diamond Dancers is made in the frame of Point Taken, a Cross-disciplinary dance film project, in collaboration with the Media Fund, the Arts Fund, NTR and Cinedans.

credits

Idea, concept
Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens, Nicole Beutler
Choreography
Nicole Beutler
Directors
Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens
With
Adriana Stomphorst and 40 linedancers
Music composition
Gary Shepherd (piano Aleksandar Grujic)
Camera
Richard van Oosterhout
Editors
Herman P. Koerts & Quirine Racké
Choreographic assistance
Hester van Hasselt
Voice
Hillary Blake Firestone
Piano
Aleksandar Gruijc
Production
Key Film, Hans de Wolf & Hanneke Niens
Executive producer
José van Doorn
Editor in chief NTR
Joost van Krieken

This film was made under the project POINT TAKEN; an initiative by the Dutch Mediafonds, Performing Arts Fund NL and Cinedans.

premiere 12 December 2010
▲ previous dates
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2010
Dec12
Diamond Dancers
Cinedans Festival Cinedans Festival, Amsterdam (NL)
Premiere (NL)
2011
Feb17
Diamond Dancers
Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
Sep25
Diamond Dancers
Nederlands Filmfestival Nederlands Filmfestival, Utrecht (NL)
Sep28
Diamond Dancers
Nederlands Filmfestival Nederlands Filmfestival, Utrecht (NL)
2012
Jul20
Diamond Dancers
Guanajuato Film Festival Guanajuato Film Festival, San Miguel de Allende (MX)
2013
Aug22
Diamond Dancers
Festival Why Not Festival Why Not, Amsterdam (NL)
Aug23
Diamond Dancers
Festival Why Not Festival Why Not, Amsterdam (NL)
2015
Mar13
Diamond Dancers
PACT Zollverein PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)
Mar14
Diamond Dancers
PACT Zollverein PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)
2017
Mar12
Diamond Dancers
Eye Eye, Amsterdam (NL) Cinedans Festival