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VLEK (meaning both 'stain' and 'flaw' in Dutch) is a short, poetic dance film about the search for a sense of belonging, with one’s kin, and in one’s own skin. A portrait of something elusive. The film shows the struggle between the body and the gaze, the dancer and the frame, laying bare the paradox of hiding the self - and wanting to find it. 

Special Jury Mention at WildDogs International Screendance Festival and kNOwBOX Dance Short Series. 

Dancer & voice: Doke Pauwels Video & edit: Oscar O'Ryan
Music: Gustavo Fasani Art direction: Louise Coetzer


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