Above the light

Heike Salzer (Other), Jack Laidlaw (Composer), Robert Burton (Other)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


Above the light is a screendance set on a rooftopto the backdrop of sun set and city lights.

The film was initiated by the GiftProject. A collaborative exhibition of UK and international artists. Each artist was asked to respond to an object or a piece of artwork gifted by another artist. This exhibition shows the outcomes of this unique collaborativeproject. The exhibition includes work by artists from Japan, USA, Ukraine,Austria and the UK and includes works from a wide range of disciplinesincluding screen dance, performing arts, installation, textile art andsculpture, among others.

Directors: Heike Salzer & Jack Laidlaw
Dance: Jennifer Essex
Camera: Andy Harrison
Editing: Heike Salzer
Sound: Jack Laidlaw
Colour: Andy Harrison
Production: Salts, Heike Salzer & Jack Laidlaw
Country of production: 2016, United Kingdom
Length: 5.38 Min


15th November 2018

Invited for screening at the Fashion & Dance Films Program of the Bogota Music Video Festival 2018, Aula Máxima Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá (Columbia) (int.)

March 26,2018

Invited for Screening, Sans Souci of Dance Cinema at ADCA week

Co-Hosted by University of Colorado at Boulder Theatre & Dance Department, Irey Theater,  University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO (USA) (int.)

March 21-25, 2018

Invited for Screening, Sans Souci of Dance Cinema at ADCA week

Co-Hosted by University of Wisconsin at Madison Dance Department.

University of Wisconsin at Madison (USA) (int.)

March 20-25, 2018

Invited for screening at Dances with Camera Competition at Short Waves Festival 2018, Poznań (Poland) (int.)

March 7 + 21, 2018

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, TX (USA) (int.)

Sept 28, 2017
Invited for screening at The Screen Dance Meeting in Venice and London, SET.mefreefestival, Michaelis theatre, Roehampton University, London. (UnitedKingdom) 

May 13/20/27

June 3/10/14, 2017
Invited forscreening at the tour of the D'Olhar Festival Itinerante de Dança eVídeo,  six editions in Goiânia: Parque Vaca Brava, Amendoeiras Park,Sabiá Park, Beija Flor Park, Flamboyant Park and Praça do Sol, Goiânia (Brazil)(int.)

April 27-30, 2017 

7th Athens Video Dance Project, Athens School of Fine Arts,Athens, (Greece) (int.)

April, 26-30, 2017

Invited for screening at theD'Olhar Festival Itinerante deDança e Vídeo, Centro Cultural UFG Praça Universitária Goiânia -Goiás (Brazil)(int.) Prize: Awarded Honorable Mention

December 2-4, 2016

Invited for screening at the FIVA06- FIVA06-FestivalInternacional de Videoarte, National Library, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires(Argentina) (int.)

November 5-6, 2016

Dance Lab Nicosia, Moving Images International videodancefestival #2, Nicosia (Cyprus) (int.)

November 4-6, 2016

Invited for screening at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival - a BAFTA recognised short film festival. 4th Nov. York Theatre Royal(Studio) 6th Nov. Friargate Theatre, York (United Kingdom)

October 22+23, 2016

Invited for screening at  Sans Souci Festival at Coco Dance Festival,Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago) (int.)

September 29, 2016

Invited for screening at the Festival Internacional deVideodanza Columbia. Videomovimiento,  Universidad Javeriana(Columbia) (int.)

September 24, 2016

Invited for screening at the Dancefilmfestival Brussels- l'art difficile de filmer la danse, Danscemtrum Jette,  Brussels(Belgium) (int.)

August 17th-19th 2016

Invited for screening at the 10ª MIVSC, São CarlosVideodance Festival/Mostra Internacional de Videodança de São Carlos, in SãoCarlos city, state of São Paulo (Brazil)

July 31st July 2016

As part of the presentation  TheGive_Gift Project: A collaborative co-creative experiment in collective creation by Rob Burton, Textile Talks at the Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, Guimarãres(Portugal) (int.)

June 15-26, 2016

As part of The Gift Project, a collaborative exhibitionincluding work by artists from Austria, Japan, United Kingdom, United States,and Ukraine

The 11th International Biennial Contemporary Textile Art exhibition& Conference, Scythia 11, Kherson, (Ukraine) (int.)

May 10, 2016

Perth Screendance Awards, as part of Perth Dance Festival,Norie-Miller Studio - Perth Concert Hall, (Scotland-United Kingdom)

April 01-31, 2016

As part of The Gift Project, a collaborative exhibition includingwork by artists from Austria, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, and Ukraine

Constantine Gallery, Teesside University, Middlesbrough (UnitedKingdom)

Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 2016
  • Above the Light

    Heike Salzer (Presenter) & Jack Laidlaw (Presenter)

    14 Nov 2023

    Activity: Public engagement and outreachPerformance Arts/Exhibitions/Festival outside Roehampton

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