About

Gitta Wigro is a freelance dance film programmer based in London, UK.

She has worked as guest programmer, speaker and jury member for, among others, American Dance Festival (USA), La Danza in 1 Minuto (Italy), BFI FLARE (UK), Big Dance Shorts (UK), and Light Moves (Ireland).

She is a programmer for the Screendance Competition at Leeds International Film Festival. She will be a lecturer on the Screendance MA at London Contemporary Dance School from 2018/19.

Her work in dance film started at The Place, where Gitta was part of Videoworks, The Place’s resource for dance film makers, from 2000 to 2007. Videoworks comprised a video library, production facilities and the annual Dance on Screen film festival, and Gitta took over its management in 2004.

She curated the annual Video Dance project for Anticorpi XL (Italy) from 2006-2014, and was co-curator of the 2010 edition of Moves International Festival of Movement on Screen (UK). She created a programme the inaugural edition of Movers and Makers, a new dance film initiative for Screendance Scotland in 2016.

She worked for Arts Council England, the national funding body for the arts, as a relationship manager, managing project and organisational grants, with a remit for dance and digital media.

Gitta maintains a free online resource for dance film makers at Video Dance (Facebook) and @dance_film (Twitter).

Gitta is also co-director of Independent Dance, an artist-led organisation providing a responsive, stimulating space for artists in their ongoing development as professionals.

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