Thule-Beyond the borders of the known world

Heike Salzer, Ana Baer, Ingi Jensson (Other)

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Captured during an excursion through one of the last untouched nature environments of Europe, Thule- Beyond the border of the known world presents mystery and precariousness as well as the reminiscence of past generations. This multisensory journey explores the embodied accounts of a Nordic environment by a dancer and camera in movement. The triadic relationship between dance, camera and landscapes are shared with the audience in the form of kinesthetic poetry and visual/aural metaphors of lived experiences.THULE is guided by Salzer’s themes of Romanticism and Wanderlust and Baer’s notion of liminal spaces. The work sheds light to current environmental concerns by confronting the female body with the expansive environment, using scale and proportion as metaphors of harmony and domination.Filmed on several locations in Iceland, 2015.Direction: Ana Baer & Heike SalzerDance: Heike SalzerCamera and Editing: Ana Baer & Heike SalzerMusic: Richard D. Hall​, Luke Bramford & James Ryan, Brendan Pillay Environmental Sounds: Fieldrecording.netCostume Design: Ana Baer & Heike Salzer Locations and Logistics: Ingi JenssonProduction: WECreate ProductionsLength: 10.11 minutesDimensions 1920 × 1080iIn 2020.

Thule - Beyond the borders of the known world (Screendance) won Best Original Scoreat the Frostbite International Online Film Festival, Colorado Springs, CO (US) and Best Documentary Short at the 9th Athens International Digital Film Festival AIDFF (Greece).

Thule - Beyond the borders of the known world was selected by national and international screendance festivals and has been presented as part of invited presentations.


27-31 December 2021

Semi-finalist International Moving Film Festival, Abadan (Iran)


11-12 December 2021

Official selection Haiku Festival, Den Haag (Netherlands)


24 October 2021

Official selection Mostra Internacional de Videodança de São Carlos- São Carlos Videodance Festival, (Brazil)


3 September 2021

Official selection PIFF Parana Internacional Films Festival 4 Edición, Festival internacional de Cine Independiente-Parana-Entre Ríos-Argentina, (Argentina)


17 July – 8 August 2021

Filimin Llatino, one of the biggest streaming platforms in all of Latin America, supported by IMCINE (Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, one of the most important film institution in Mexico) and linked to the secretariat of culture in Mexico, (Mexico)


7 May 2021

Official selection Kinam, International Film Festival, Ciudad (Mexico)


2 December-13 December 2020

Official selection In Shadow 12th Edition Screendance Festival, Galeria de Arquitetura, Lisbon (Portugal)


5 December 2020

Official selection  Cortomontagna - Premio Leggimontagna 2020 – 6^ edizione, Udine (Italy)


28 November 2020

Semi-finalist V C(H)orta - Festival de Curtas do Faial (Portugal)


10 September – 10 October, 2020

Official selection Festival Internacional de Videodanza CDMX-Mexico City Videodance Festival, online edition, Mexico City (Mexico) Awarded Honourable Mention


August 2020

Finalist, 9th Athens International Digital Film Festival (AIDFF), Athens (Greece)


27-29 July 2020

Official selection video dance section at Dance Days Chania 10, “Kipos” Open air municipality cinema, Chania (Crete)


23-26 July, 2020

Official selection EXCHANGE Choreography Festival | MORE THAN MOVEMENT. The Bell House, Oklahoma (United States)


15-21 June 2020

Official selection American Dance Festival's Movies by Movers. Online edition (United States)


February 2020

Screened at the Official selection of the Frostbite International Online Film Festival, Colorado Springs, CO (United States)


12 - 27 October 2019

Screened at the Official selection of Corpo e Câmera: Composição Coreográfica na Viodedança at SESC Campinas (Brazil)


September 2019

Screened at the Official selection of the Geofilm Festival 3rd Edition, Cittadella (Italy)


May 6-8, 2019

Screened as part of an Artist Presentation at Screen.Dance, Scotland's Festival of Dance on Screen 2019, Perth Dance Festival (United Kingdom)



A section of Thule, Hnjúkalúr - Sleeping summit has been presented as part of invited international research presentations:


June 18, 2020

Screened during keynote, Baer A. & Salzer H. (2019) WECreate Productions - The Subject of Landscape, at the 1st edition of the Encuentro Internacional de Artes Escénicas - Alternativas para la Enseñanza y la Creacipon en el Ambiente Universitario / International Congress of Performing Arts - Alternatives for Teaching and Creation in the University Environment.

Taking place at Popular School of Fine Arts (FPBA), Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Morelia (Mexico) in collaboration with Texas State University (United States); the University of Roehampton (United Kingdom); National University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica); the company La Tempestad (Mexico); Hope College Hollanvd (United States); Stanford University (United States).


February 27, 2019

Screened during International lecture series research presentation, Salzer H. (2019)

Romanticism in Screendance - the Body in Landscape, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC (United States)


April 16, 2018

Screened during keynote, Salzer H. (2018) Screendance as an embodied research method, as part of Screendance Landscapes  Symposium, Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice (Italy)

February 21 + 22, 2018

Screened during public guest lecture, Salzer H. (2018) Aestheticizing Environments through Arts and Technology, Texas State University Department of Dance and Theatre, San Marcos (United States).


September 23, 2017

Screened during presentation, Salzer H. (2017) The Wanderlust methods-Screendance in Landscapes, [UN]W.R.A.P.: Dance Cinema Panel - Screendance from around the globe, a symposium at Colorado University, Boulder (United States); in collaboration with the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.

Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2019
Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen 2019: Artist presentation - Film screenings and presentations by significant international and UK screendance artists followed by a panel discussion
- Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross, Perth, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 May 20198 May 2019


  • Thule, Screendance, Nordic, landscape, emotions geography, festival

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