Monthly Archives: January 2009

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 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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Dance Film Lab Tonight!

I know that we are all still in rapture from the Presidential inauguration today, but if you want to start doing some community service, get out to the Dance Film Lab tonight at Dance Theater Workshop (219 West 19th Street, btw 7th & 8th Aves). This is a free event, and you will provide several dance film-makers very valuable insight and feedback for their works-in-process. Zach Morris is a most gracious moderator and the conversation is always positive and lively! Continue reading

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Participate in DFA’s Town Hall Meeting and Artist Survey!

Calling all dance film-makers:

To close out this year’s Dance On Camera Festival, the Dance Films Association is holding a Town Hall Meeting for the Dance on Camera Community on Saturday January 17th from 4-7pm taking place in the Gallery at Walter Reade Theater (Lincoln Center Plaza on 65th Street btw Broadway and Amsterdam).

If you are unable to attend, we would still like to get your input to help us improve our services and programs for you. Whether you are currently making dance for screen, or thinking about doing so, we want to hear from you about what your needs and interests are. Please take a moment to participate in this brief online survey:
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Pioneer Dance Film Educator, Ellen Bromberg at Kinetic Cinema

On Wednesday January 14th, Kinetic Cinema will kick off it’s new season at Chez Bushwick with special guest curator Ellen Bromberg, a professor of dance at University of Utah and a pioneer educator of dance for the camera.

Bromberg will show dance films created by choreographers and filmmakers who have attended her workshops in Victoria, BC and Regina, Saskatchewan over the past five years. These workshops have attracted experienced artists in many genres providing them with the opportunity to explore dance film as a new way of seeing and framing the moving body. Continue reading

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A Guide to the 2009 Dance On Camera Festival

It’s already that time of year again, when the Dance On Camera Festival rolls into Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. Over two weeks (Jan 6-Jan 17th) there will be screenings, panels, workshops, a Round Table, and a Town Meeting. Here are some of the highlights to put on your new 2009 calendar! Continue reading

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