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Notes from the March 25th Artist Salon: Dance for Web-an Emerging Genre

At the last Artist Salon on March 25th at Chez Bushwick, Jaki Levy, a media artist and new media consultant, discussed dance work created specifically for the web. The question of the evening was: Why should artists make dance films specifically for the web? Continue reading

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A.O.’s Production Blog: Business model/SIDE project.

As i touched on briefly during my “Epic” program at chez bushwick, and am now publishing to my blog, this piece (in terms of the overall film and dance project) is equally an artistic and a marketing exploration. Don’t let it dissuade you or turn you off – i’m not saying that it’s commercial or that it compromises artistic integrity to be marketable – quite the opposite! What i’m doing here is engineering the best system with which to a) make my work, b) showcase said work, and c) gain some profit (or at least don’t go into debt) from said showcasing, which will d) allow me to attack the process cycle all over again. Continue reading

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A.O.’s Production Blog: the project starts

I’m back, and ready to dive in with you and bring you up to date on this new project/piece/film/thing that i’ve been working on. I’ve been working with my company, the A.O. Movement Collective, since the beginning of September on a new piece. At first, we weren’t sure whether we wanted to be making a piece for the stage, or for film, but we decided that we’d make the film version first (which i’m hoping will be feature-length when all’s said and done) and at the same time be thinking/making about how it would work on stage. Continue reading

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Well it’s lovely to meet you too. (Sarah A.O. joins Move the Frame)

Hello there!

I’m Sarah A.O. – Anna has been kind enough to invite me to blog on Move the Frame on a regular basis. So, yes, i’m thrilled to be here! I guess you could say i’m a dance blogger. You could also say that i’m a choreographer, and dancefilm-maker, as well as newmedia lover/developer. You could also say that I am a lumberjack, but you, my friend, would be wrong on that last one. Since Anna approached me about writing for her blog, i’ve been thinking about how to structure my time and space here. Do i blog theory, or about performances and screenings, or maybe turn my attention to the economics of dancefilm versus performance? I find them all vast and interesting, but luckily there’s a fairly easy answer already in place. Continue reading

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Preview of Doug Fox’s Kinetic Cinema Program on Dance and Animation Feb. 11th

I’m really excited to share with you a preview of Doug Fox’s up-coming screening program at Kinetic Cinema. Doug Fox is a blogger and publishes the dance blog, Great Dance (where Move the Frame started!). This past summer he began studying all forms of animation, especially as they relate to dance and movement. For his screening on Wednesday February 11th at Chez Bushwick he’ll be showing over fifteen clips from video and film animations, that show how directors, artists, choreographers and dancers have used different animation and video editing techniques to capture, illustrate and transform human movement. Continue reading

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Artist Salon at Chez Bushwick Jan 28th: Video and Performance

On Wednesday, Jan 28th I will be co-hosting the first Artist Salon at Chez Bushwick with choreographer and media artist Jonah Bokaer about the influence of video art on live performance. Starting with Nam June Paik’s first known video, made in 1965 the day he bought the first Sony Portapak, from there we’ll focus on how performance artists have used video ever since. Continue reading

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Amy Greenfield’s CLUB MIDNIGHT: FLESH INTO LIGHT

Amy Greenfield is an award-winning film-maker and cinedance pioneer. In her latest project, CLUB MIDNIGHT: FLESH INTO LIGHT she combines her films about erotic dancers with Leonard Nimoy’s photography about the divine female presence and re-imagines it all for the stage with a cast of live dancers. The result is a true multi-media feast for the senses. Continue reading

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Dispatches from EMPAC’s Grand Opening Weekend

After two years of construction, on October 3rd EMPAC officially opened the doors of their new magnificent state-of-the-art media and performing arts center, and celebrated with two weekends of non-stop performances, screenings, installations and special events. I was lucky enough to be able spend the day on Saturday Oct 4th, seeing this amazing facility for myself. Continue reading

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Kenneth Anger and Amy Greenfield Heat Up Anthology Film Archives this Weekend (June 20 & 21)

Two renown experimental filmmakers, Kenneth Anger and Amy Greenfield, are being featured at Anthology Film Archives in New York this weekend. The event, called “Cinema Dance Eros” will will be comprised of two programs of shorts that examine the erotic and sensual movement themes in both filmmakers’ work.
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Three Yvonne Rainer Films Screening at Chez Bushwick

Chez Bushwick in Brooklyn is screening three films by Yvonne Rainer over three weeks this month. Yvonne Rainer was a member of Judson Dance Theater in the 1960’s, and is renown for her experimental innovations in dance, performance, and film. Unfortunately I’m late in announcing this, and the first one, “Lives of Performers” took place last Wednesday, June 4th. There is still time to catch “Murder and Murder”, this Wednesday, June 11th, and “Privilege” next Wednesday, June 18th.
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