Film night at the Mercury Cinema

FLOW: Dance on Film

Over two nights, take the opportunity to be swept away by inventive, daring, witty and enthralling dance films at the Mercury Cinema. The Adelaide Dance Festival has partnered with one of Europe’s most important dance film festivals – Cinedans.

Based in Amsterdam, Cinedans is now in its 11th year. We are proud to include some of their recent films in our program as well as other short dance films from around the globe.

The World Program
– Thursday 19 July, 7:30pm
This program is a series of short dance films from around the globe, hand-picked by co-curators Erin Fowler and Garry Stewart. This selection exemplifies the enormous diversity of approaches we are seeing in the representation of dance for this medium. From physics and nature to comedy and abstraction, our World Program has something for everyone.

Cinedans Program – Friday 20 July, 7:30pm
This program is presented in partnership with Cinedans – a leading European dance film festival based in Amsterdam. Cinedans was established over 30 years ago and we are proud to present a range of their commissioned short films from their Point Taken initiative. For Point Taken, Dutch based choreographers and film directors are teamed together to create a new dance films. Our Cinedans Program also features Symmetry, a film described as a ‘dance-opera’, shot inside CERN, the largest experimental particle physics facility in the world.

We hope you enjoy this selection of outstanding dance films from the Netherlands.


Session ended



  • Thu 19
  • Fri 20


The Mercury Cinema

13 Morphett Street




All ages






  • Accessible for people with limited mobility and wheelchair users
  • Accessible Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Companion Card

Presented in association with
Cinedans – Dance on Screen.