Monthly Archives: January 2008
Kinetic Cinema kicked off last month with a great program during the Dance On Camera Festival. Please join us for our second screening on Monday February 4th at 7:30pm at Collective:Unconscious in Tribeca. This time I have invited dance writer and educator, Brian McCormick to guest curate a program of films and videos that have inspired his work with dance. Brian’s program evolves from his interest in video art, including early performance-based video, choreographies that exploit film’s surrealistic potential, and the latest 3D virtual dance from the Second Life Ballet.
I’m tired. It’s the end of January and everything seems too much to me right now. After three weeks of the Dance On Camera Festival, Kinetic Cinema, APAP, grant deadlines looming, school starting, work going overtime, relentless presidential campaigns, and a never-ending war I’m just tired…
So, here is something that gave me a lift at 10:42pm on a Thursday night. Time to get up out of your chair, push it aside, and give in to an inscrutably optimistic force of nature…
January should be declared Dance Film Month here in New York City. The events just keep on coming! Here’s a new announcement from Zach Morris, coordinator of the Dance Film Lab.
This weekend I was involved in a couple of showcase events for the APAP conference (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) here in New York. We organized two showcases this year for two groups of artists we represent, and I was happy to see that there were several companies: Bridgman/Packer Dance, Kinodance, Jonah Bokaer, and Troika Ranch that are integrating media in highly effective ways in their work. A couple of them I had known for a long time but never seen live, so this was a great opportunity to look at intermedia performance again with fresh eyes.
We’re now into week two of the Dance On Camera Festival, and there are still many more great events to catch! I highly recommend tonight’s shorts program at BAAD curated by the fabulous Arthur Aviles. I’ve heard that it will also include some live dancing, so come and boogie-down in the Bronx!
Thanks to all who attended the first Kinetic Cinema screening on Monday. If you weren’t there, a large wonderful crowd turned out at Collective:Unconscious in Tribeca to watch seven fabulous short dance films from the Dance On Camera Festival. Two filmmakers attended: Noemie LaFrance, choreographer of two Feist videos (1234 and My Man My Moon both directed by Patrick Daughters) and Charlotte Griffin, director of the film Raven Study. They shared great stories and insights about making films with dance, and a good time was had by all.
Just a friendly reminder about the Dance On Camera Festival screening tonight curated by yours truly for Kinetic Cinema at Collective:Unconscious at 7:30pm.
Featuring seven fantastic international shorts including Feist’s music video “1234” choreographed by Noémie LaFrance, Charlotte Griffin’s sexy “Raven Study”, and Victoria Marks’ political duet “Not About Iraq,” you’re sure to find something to get excited about in this program.