Life in Movement

“Life In Movement has become much more
than a biography or even a tribute to
Liedtke’s unique character and talent...
this film is a moment of triumph”

5 Stars - Patrick McDonald The Advertiser


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Dancer/choreographer Tanja Liedtke was on the brink of artistic stardom. Her work was acclaimed across the world culminating in her appointment as the new Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company, only the second director in its 30-year history. But before officially taking up the position she was struck and killed by a truck during a midnight walk. The dance world had lost Tanja’s voice before she had told her full story. Tanja’s short life gives an inspiring insight into living creatively. As her work tours internationally, her collaborators reveal their memories and process their grief over her sudden death while Tanja continues to inspire through previously unseen interviews and footage of her compelling process.


Winner - Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize 2011, Sydney Film Festival

Winner - Dioraphte Jury Prize, Cinedans 2011

Winner - Audience Award, Cinedans 2011

Winner - Best Work, Ruby Awards 2011

Producers: Bryan Mason & Sophie Hyde

Executive Producer: Susan MacKinnon

Directors: Bryan Mason & Sophie Hyde

Director of Photography: Bryan Mason

Editor: Bryan Mason

Composer: DJ TR!P