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The Filmmaking Performance, <Roll and Action>

<The Filmmaking Performance, ‘Roll and Action’> is a documentary based on the performance of <Roll and Action>, which was selected as the ‘Arts and Creativity Support Project’ in the ‘Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture’ Division of Dance in 2021. <Roll and Action> illustrates the process of film production into a performance. The choreographer who is also the director of film uses various camerawork and step sequences to naturally assimilate into the movements and music of the performance.
How the current generation enjoys the film as a medium is expressed by two dancers who are separated into the real world and the digital world, in order to unravel the relationship between the two parallel worlds.
In the second half of the documentary, the dance film is screened by real-time recording using multi-cam switching, and the audience roams the stage following the requests of the director. The performance is composed of the situations that happen in a filming site, as well as the structural features of a dance film. These characteristics allow the audience to doubt to what extent the performance is staged, while capturing themselves through the screen with the final result. In this way, it provides the opportunity to rethink about the essential similarities and differences between dance as a performing art and dance film as a medium.

  • Seungjung Seong
    Choreographer/Director/Sound Design
    ZZZ, Choreographer/Director
  • Heera Jeong
  • Chorom Ham
  • Sanghwan Shin
    Assistant Camera/Lighting
  • Gyengtae Kang
    Focus Puller
  • Kiho Song
    Assistant Camera2, 3
  • Kyeongyoon Lee
    Assistant Camera2, 3
  • Bonjun Koo
    Stage Manager
  • Jisoo Choi
    Stage Designer/PR Designer
  • Jeongseob Lee
  • Wonseok Han
    Documentary Filming
  • Jeongwoo Park
    Project Manager
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Experimental, dance film, screendance
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    16,544 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Seoul Dance Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    November 6, 2021
    Audience's Best Award
  • streamdigitaldance.com
    Korea, Republic of
    March 18, 2022
    Invitation on screening
  • Arko Dance Film A to Z
    Korea, Republic of
    June 8, 2022
  • All That Dancefilm
    Korea, Republic of
    December 15, 2021
    The Best 4
  • Screen Dance Internatioal
    Degroit, Michigan
    United States
    September 9, 2022
    Best of Documentary
  • Exeter Dance International Film Festival
    Stepcote Hill, England EX1 1BD
    United Kingdom
    October 15, 2022
    nominee in Documentary
Director Biography

Seong Seungjung is the artist who is seeking for another possibility by combining dance and video media. While working as a choreographer and video director, he mainly focuses on dancefilm works. The representative works of him are dancefilm ’zzz’, filmmaking performance ‘Roll and Action’, the video installation/performance series ‘Basic Dance language’ that studies the dance as language. He won the Best director prize from the 3rd Seoul Dancefilm Festival2019 with ‘Zzz’, and was invited from London The Place Korean Dancefilm edition, 2020 Rethink Dancefilm Festival Official Selection(US), 2021 Spring Dancefilm Festival Official Selection(Spain).

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