Dance Swine Dance

  • 2'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2011
Stokes often collaborates with people or groups who are part of subcultures. 'My interest in music comes from looking at the communities that surround certain music scenes,' he explains. 'I feel there is something really important in the way that music subcultures, particularly those away from the mainstream, shape people's lives, beliefs and outlooks.'
Often a work focuses on their interests, knowledge or skills, sometimes bringing these together in combination with outwardly conflicting groups, to create outcomes that reframe or invert perceptions about specific ‘scenes’.
Stokes designed a graphic character and also provided the animator with video clips of each dance style. The animated character energetically goes through a cycle of moves, subtly highlighting threads between each one. The film is silent, which highlights the dancer’s shifts in movement and enjoyment of his own actions. Thu 24-Sat 2, 17:00-18:00, free admission, Kleine Zaal Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Matt Stokes
Country of production
United Kingdom
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2013
Matt Stokes
Production Company
Animate Projects Limited
Animate Projects Limited