Betwixt and Between Trailer
Dance Film created by Ania Straczyńska & Vesa Loikas
Choreography & Lead Dancer: Ania Straczyńska
Director, Video & Photography: Vesa Loikas
Soundtrack: November
Dancers: Kamila Maik & Kacper Matuszewski
additional cast: people of Gdańsk


The project takes its departure from the concept of being in between. While exploring the dynamics of city film seeks to combine social choreography with moves of performers in non-invasive, almost invisible way. Dancers focus on undisturbing action that often starts from pedestrianism. Putting narrative aside minimal movements film travel between spaces and draws upon an idea of fitting into the place and urge to belonging while looking for human connections.

URBAN DREAM | dancers / Corine Englander - Shanghai, China| Nangnang Su - Shanghai, China | Sarah Bateman - London, UK

Locations /
URBAN CANYON | View from the Switch House at Tate Modern, London 
SHAPES IN RUINS | Zhabei District, Shanghai China
FACETIME | View from the balcony in Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
SHADOW | Zendai Himalayas Center, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China
TUNNEL VISIONS | King's Cross tunnel, London

Exchanging Horizons | dancer: Megan Curet | Film & Edit: Vesa Loikas | September, 2015 UNESCO world heritage site Suomenlinna, Helsinki Finland

DRY WATER | Movement Experimentalist: Leyya Mona Tawil | Film & Sound: Vesa Loikas

BA+X - Brooklyn Arts Exchange - modern dance duet photo shoot with A/X - video from stills