Malakta Dance Film Lab with Helena Jónsdóttir 24.-27.8.2017

Malakta Dance film Lab (MDFL) is an established international gathering of dance film makers, choreographers and dancers at Art Factory Malakta. The MDFL gives participants the opportunity to explore the dance film genre both hands-on and in-depth, through collaborative experimentation and creation in an open and inspiring atmosphere opening up new ways of working with dance and film. Art Factory Malakta, in collaboration with the Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia has been arranging intensive dance film labs since 2012.


The renowned and respected Icelandic choreographer, film maker, artist and educator Helena Jónsdóttir returns to lead the intensive laboratory. Helena is a highly experienced, qualified and inspiring artist and pedagogue, and an innovator in the field of Physical Cinema and Dance on Screen.

The theme for the Lab 2017 is GO FIGURE – the Lab delves into how to develop an idea in terms of location and character, working with layers and other aspect of structure.

All participants are asked to bring an idea that they would like to work with during the Lab – this can be something that is in progress already or a new undeveloped idea.

At the end of the Lab there will be a public sharing of the outcome of the workshop.

WHO:            Choreographers/dancers and film-makers

WHEN:          Thursday 24.8 at 16:00 –Sunday 27.8. 16:00

WHERE:         Art Factory MALAKTA, Malax, 25km South of Vaasa

COST:              Fee 100€ Accommodation 15€ per night in cosy shared accommodation in the residency apartment     and spaces of Art Factory MALAKTA

FOOD:            Meals are not included however a hospitality-style kitchen is available for use by residents.

HOW TO APPLY:                                                                                                                                                              

When applying please include:

  • Your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and website
  • A statement on your interest in this workshop (1/2 page maximum)
  • Your bio (½ a page maximum) or CV (2 pages maximum)
  • A link to online video of your artistic work – if available


Send applications to:

All applicants will be notified no later than 30.6.2017.

If possible participants are asked to bring their own equipment including: Cameras, editing equipment, and an external hard drive.

Participants must attend the whole workshop. The workshop will be in English.

Additional information:  Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia, Annika Sillander: or +358 45 1364372.


The Dance Film Workshop is realized by Art Factory MALAKTA and the Regional Dance Centre of Ostrobothnia.