Happy New Year! What better way to start 2008 than by seeing some wicked cool dance films and videos? On Monday January 7th at 7:30pm I will present a special program of of international dance film shorts in conjunction with the Dance Films Association’s 36th Dance On Camera Festival. This program is part of Kinetic Cinema, a videodance screening series happening on the first Monday of each month at Collective:Unconscious in Tribeca. After the Jan 7th kick-off event I will invite a special guest from the dance community each month to show films and videos that have inspired their work in dance. Come see why dance and film go together as well as chocolate and peanut butter (or champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries)!
Monday January 7th 7:30pm (and the first Monday of every month thereafter)
279 Church Street (just south of White Street)
New York, NY 10013
For the Dance On Camera Festival program I have selected seven shorts from among 200+ festival entries that represent some of the freshest new visions by leading dance filmmakers today. The program includes “1234” – an award-winning music video by Feist directed by Patrick Daughters with choreography by Noemi LaFrance (who will be in attendance); “BLUE” – a suspended moment before a pianist begins to play by Elif Isikozlu; “PANORAMA ROMA” – a rotating timelapse film shot over 24 hours in the center of Rome by Italian choreographer Anna de Manincor; “RAVEN STUDY” – a sleek duet between a beautiful Louise Brooks-like dancer and a Rock drummer by Charlotte Griffin; “ANIMALZ” – a crew of urban b-boys from Brighton that go feral by Sergio Cruz; “PLANT” – a haunting exploration of a decaying bomb factory by The Body Cartography Project and Olive Beiringa; and “NOT ABOUT IRAQ” – a dance film that questions the relationship of words and experience, government rhetoric and reality by choreographer Victoria Marks with dancer Taisha Paggett.
Click here for a video preview of Feist’s “1234”.
Kinetic Cinema explores the intersection of dance and the moving image both on screen and stage. Each month I will invite a special guest from the dance community to share the films and videos that have inspired or moved them. These could be films that feature dance, are kinetic-based, or have been influencial on their work in some way. The guest curators will come from a range of backgrounds as performers, choreographers, critics, and filmmakers. Upcoming guests include Brian McCormick (Feb 4th), Jonah Bokaer (April 7th), Levi Gonzalez (May 5th), and Kriota Willberg (June 2nd).
DFA’s 36th, annual internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival & Symposium January 2-19, 2008
DFA’s 36th annual Dance On Camera Festival is the oldest dance film/video festival in the world that sparked an explosion of activity amongst artists, curators, writers and a curious audience. The Festival has been co-sponsored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center since 1996 and has toured to over 70 venues internationally.
For festival schedule, tickets and info: www.dancefilms.org