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Film Info
Country Listing:Belgium
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Artscapes
Film Subjects:Gender & Sexuality
Performance & Performers
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Aleksandr M. Vinogradov
Producer(s):Aleksandr M. Vinogradov
Thierry Smits
Fabien Defendini
Executive Producer(s):Aleksandr M. Vinogradov
Editor(s):Aleksandr M. Vinogradov
Cinematography:Aleksandr M. Vinogradov
Thomas Szacka-Marier
Jean Counet
Benjamin Wolf
Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Composer:Francisco Lo´pez
Aleksandr Vasilenko
Sound:Freek Vrijhof


In between breathtaking dance sequences, Bare reveals the artistic collaboration and conflict between choreographer and company as they build an avant-garde piece steeped in dark, primal energy and ritual with 11 male dancers who perform fully naked on stage. In a unique collaboration, director Aleksandr M. Vinogradov and provocative Belgian choreographer Thierry Smits address questions of body politics, gender, censorship and aesthetics as they explore difficult—and often taboo—subjects through contemporary dance. A creative exploration of the underrepresentation of the naked male form in performing arts, the film documents the arduous process of auditioning, rehearsing and opening the dance piece Anima Ardens (Burning Soul).

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.

Co-presented with SummerWorks


  • POV - "Strange and exciting"

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