According to Movement (A story in 10 chapters)

In 2017, Thierry Thieû Niang, an important french choreographer, toured in eastern Canada with Cinédanse to offer intergenerational workshops to non-dancers.

According to movement is a cinematic journey where the thoughtful gesture merges into this great human choreography. Subdivided into 10 chapters, the feature film is a poetic and playful reflection on the beauty of the everyday gestures that define us as living beings. It also presents a portrait of Thierry Thieû Niang through is choreographies.

  • Beatriz Mediavilla
    Dance with Them, 3 Movements of outtakes
  • Beatriz Mediavilla
    Dance with Them, 3 Movements of outtakes
  • Beatriz Mediavilla
    Dance with Them, 3 Movements of outtakes
  • Thierry Thieû Niang
    Key Cast
    "Thierry Thieû Niang"
    Une jeune fille de 90 ans, Danser le printemps à l'automne
  • Dominic Leclerc
    Director of photography
    Dance with them, Alex marche à l'amour
  • Antoine Bédard (Montag)
    sound conception and original score
    Nighlight, L'Origine des espèces
  • Mélissa Major
    Production coordination
    Ma 117
  • Thierry Thieû Niang
    Une jeune fille de 90 ans. Danser le printemps à l'automne
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Habiter le mouvement (un récit en 10 chapitres)
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    59 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, French, Other, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
    October 29, 2019
    World premier
    Official selection
  • Cinédanse Ottawa
    September 20, 2019
    Avant premier (2 chapters)
    Official selection by curator
  • Impact Doc Awards
    La Jolla
    United States
    January 29, 2020
    Award of Merit, documentary feature
  • Festival International des films sur l'art
    March 21, 2020
    Official selection feature documentary
  • Festival International des film sur l'art
    March 28, 2020
  • New dance horizon
    April 24, 2020
  • FAFF Fine Art Film Festival
    Venice, California
    United States
    June 5, 2020
    USA Première
    Best dance documentary
    United Kingdom
    June 12, 2020
    United kingdom premiere
    Official selection
  • Portland dance film festival
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
  • Festival Les Percéïdes
    Gaspé, Québec
  • Utah dance film festival
    United States
    May 28, 2021
    Official selection
  • Contact Dance International Film Festival
    October 10, 2020
    Official selection
  • Esto es para Esto
    September 1, 2020
    Official selection
  • Festival International des films sur l'art
    March 17, 2021
    Best Canadien Feature Film (Meilleure oeuvre canadienne)
  • London International Monthly Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 31, 2021
    UK Premier
    Mention of honor
  • Idaho Screendance festival
    Boise, ID
    United States
    May 14, 2021
    Official selection
  • Utah dance film festival
    United States
    May 29, 2021
    First place documentary feature
  • Dancentric Film Festival
    Altamonte Springs,
    United States
    August 21, 2021
    Official selection
  • InShadow Lisbon Screendance festival
    November 27, 2021
    Official selection
Distribution Information
  • Beatriz Mediavilla
    Country: Canada
Director Biography - Beatriz Mediavilla

Multidisciplinary artist, Béatriz Mediavilla was born in 1972, in Rouyn-Noranda, where she still lives today. Both parents are immigrants who left behind Franco"s Spain. Holder of a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in film studies, she teaches cinema at the Abitibi-Témiscamingue College. In parallel to her teaching, Ms Mediavilla has accomplished other works, including the multidisciplinary collective work Ce qu’il en reste : dialogue artistique sur la mort (2009). She published Des Espagnols à Palmarolle found in Nouvelles Explorations (2010) and Contes, légendes et récits de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue (2011), and she also published Entre les heures in Rouyn-Noranda Littéraire (2013). Danse avec elles, her first full-length documentary, was given great praise, and was presented in many festivals such as Montréal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver, but also in Havana and New York City. Her second feature film traveled in numerous festivals around the world. It won an award of mention at the Monthly London Film Festival, an Impact Doc Award, the Best dance documentary film at the Fine Art Film Festival in California and the best Canadien Feature Film at the Festival International du Film sur l'Art of Montreal.

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Director Statement

Working with Thierry Thieû Niang was an incredible opportunity to dig further into the concepts of movement and presence, body and how dance can create a better world.