Monthly Archives: September 2008

Kinetic Cinema with Elizabeth Zimmer

Next Monday, Oct 6th you won’t want to miss veteran dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer at Kinetic Cinema. As the editor of the seminal book “Envisioning Dance On Film and Video” (Routledge, 2002), Elizabeth Zimmer has researched and grappled with issues of mediatized dance extensively. For her Oct 6th program she will show two documentaries that offer very different approaches to movement for screen.
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Move the Frame Turns 1 year old!

To celebrate a year’s worth of late nights putting off much-needed sleep to pursue a very bizarre obsession about a very bizarre subject, here are few of my “Greatest Hits”, one for each month of this year.
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Queens Council on the Arts Offers Online Marketing Workshop for Performing Artists

This week, on Sept. 25th, QCA is offering another great workshop for today’s dance-maker:
STAGE PRESENCE ONLINE, a dynamic workshop for performing artists on how to best use the internet to capture and promote your work. Once again they have put together a fabulous panel of esteemed experts including Jaki Levy of Misnomer Dance, Meghan Sprenger of Dance Theater Workshop and Tom Pearson and Zach Morris of Third Rail Projects. (Yours truly was invited, but I have my Media Sales class that night…) This is an opportunity to have your website reviewed by your peers and gain insight from professionals into the myriad options of developing a presence on the web.
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“PRIME MOVER” Screening Raises Questions of Merit & Worth of Dance Films

On Monday night, Kinetic Cinema kicked off it’s fall season with a program of films at Chez Bushwick called “Prime Mover: Dance on Camera From Chez Bushwick.” After the screening, a lively discussion ensued among the audience about what we had just seen. Because the program was so varied in its scope and content, the discussion immediately headed into, what is dance film, and can all of these works fit under this one heading?
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Kinetic Cinema is Back! Monday Sept 8th

I’m very pleased to announce the start of a new season of Kinetic Cinema, with the first screening happening at 8pm on Monday Sept 8th at Chez Bushwick. As you might of heard, our original presenting partner, Collective:Unconscious unexpected lost their space in Tribeca this July when their basement was flooded and they were forced out by their landlord. It is a sad and all too familiar story of endangered affordable art spaces in Manhattan. Luckily Chez Bushwick has stepped in and saved the day for this program, and their director, Jonah Bokaer has curated a fabulous selection of films drawing from Chez Bushwick’s constituency of dancers and choreographers.
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