Monthly Archives: July 2008

Seeking Dancers and Crew for a Videodance Shoot

In August I am shooting a new videodance entitled Fünf ‘n’ Twist, an abstract narrative short about a teenage couple at the prom. The prom scenes will be shot Thursday Aug 14th and Friday Aug 15th all day from approximately 8am-6pm in Washington Heights. Currently I am looking for male dancers as well as several crew positions both paid and non-paid.
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Artist-driven Curating and How it Could Help Galvanize a Screendance Movement

At the Screendance conference at ADF two weeks ago, I presented a paper that put forth an argument for the value of “artist-driven” curating in developing and galvanizing an art form. I wanted to propose a way of raising awareness about screendance among dance communities that would help dancers to feel like they can enter this art form that is new to them with a set of useable skills and knowledge already in place.
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New Dance Films at Galapagos this Saturday (FRAMEWORKS July 26)

FRAMEWORKS:
a program of new innovation and talent in choreography for the camera

Saturday July 26th at 8 pm

at the NEW
Galapagos Art Space

16 main st
dumbo, brooklyn
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Ballet Films at Lincoln Center by Dominique Delouche

An announcement from Deirdre Towers at the Dance Films Association:

The Film Society is offering the affiliate price for DFA members at this week’s series of

Ballet Cineaste: Dominique Delouche (July 23-27)
Walter Reade Theater, Upper Plaza, 65th Street
(btw Broadway and Amsterdam Aves)
tix and info: http://filmlinc.org/
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Report on Screendance:State of the Art 2 at ADF

Last weekend I attended the second Screendance: State of the Art conference at the American Dance Festival at Duke University in Durham, NC. The topic for this year’s conference was CURATING THE PRACTICE/CURATING AS PRACTICE. There were about 20 registered participants, coming from all over the US and Europe, and we were a good mix of artist/makers, teacher/scholars, and curators. While some of the old topics came up (like what is the definition of screendance?) the presence of the over-arching theme of curating helped guide many of the discussions into new territory, and keep us on topic.
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