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.
Over the years there have been many notable teachers and alumni of Bromberg’s Dance for the Camera Workshops. Former guest teachers have included Bob Lockyer (former producer at the BBC) and Douglas Rosenberg (video artist). Attendees have included Karen Kaeja (Co-Artistic Director of Kaeja d’Dance in Toronto), Kelly Hargraves (L.A. film-maker), Christopher House (Artistic Director of Toronto Dance Theater), Marta Renzi (New York choreographer and film-maker), Alejandro Valbuena (Filmmaker from Bogotá, Columbia), and Lee Henderson (Visual Artist from Univ. of Regina). Ellen Bromberg, recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship, is a choreographer, media artist, dance film curator and educator. Her choreography and films have been seen throughout the world and she has received numerous awards and grants for her work. Ellen is currently an Associate Professor of Modern Dance at the University of Utah.
Here are all the details:
Wed. January 14, 8pm
Tickets: $10 (pay at door)
304 Boerum St., Buzzer #11
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Trains: L to Morgan Street, exit back of the train. Turn LEFT outside the station. Turn LEFT onto Boerum Street
In addition to curating this screening, Ellen is organizing four workshops in New York during the Dance On Camera Festival from January 6-9, 2009 2-4pm at Dance New Amsterdam. For more information and to sign up for a workshop click here.
Kinetic Cinema explores the intersection of dance and the moving image both on screen and stage. Each month Pentacle’s director of Movement Media, Anna Brady Nuse invites a special guest from the fields of dance and the media arts to share films and videos that have inspired or moved them. These could be works for screen that feature dance, are kinetic-based, or have been influential on their work in some way.
Kinetic Cinema is a co-presentation of Chez Bushwick and Pentacle, and is part of “PRIME MOVER: Dance on Camera From Chez Bushwick” a weekly dance, visual & media arts series each Wednesday at Chez Bushwick in Brooklyn. The series includes Kinetic Cinema on the second Wednesdays of the month, Prime Mover (curated by Jonah Bokaer and other guest artists) in the third Wednesdays, and artist-moderated topical Salons on the fourth Wednesdays.
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For anyone interested in taking Ellen’s Dance for the Camera Workshop this summer in Victoria, BC, there is a special early bird discount for the workshop being offered right now in honor of her Kinetic Cinema program. Check it out here.