Author: Brighid Greene

Thoughts on the Dance Film Genre

Since the earliest experiments of Thomas Edison and the Lumière brothers, dance and the moving image have evolved side by side, both as distinct art forms, and as a highly contested, unruly and thrilling hybrid: the dance film. “Dance film” may not even exist as a...

Brief Encounters with the 2015 Dance on Camera Shorts!

The short film is a largely misunderstood, under-seen and difficult genre— or, rather, it used to be. Before the advent of streaming video on the Internet, shorts were rarely screened outside of film schools, festivals and art house cinemas. Now that many shorts are increasingly...

Gus Reed Writing on Dance on Camera!

As Director of Communications and Programming, I introduce Gus Reed, contributing writer for the Dance on Camera Festival. In the next week, we'll feature programs you don't want to miss in the 2015 festival, just a little over a week away!  Check back here, under this category...

Join the Excitement!

Dance Films Association is delighted to honor Lois Greenfield with a 2015 Dance In Focus award at the Dance on Camera Festival Kickoff Gala on Wednesday January 28th Lois Greenfield is the creator of thousands of iconic dance photographs, many of which are indelibly etched in our...

DFA and FSLC Announce 43rd Edition of Dance on Camera

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER AND DANCE FILMS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE THE 43rd EDITION OF DANCE ON CAMERA JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 3, 2015   The opening-night selection is the U.S. Premiere of Girlchild Diary, spotlighting visionary artist Meredith Monk (who will appear in person), and the closing-night film is...

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Extended Profiles Are Live!

Community Profiles, Groups, and Updates We launched a new phase of our improved membership system. It allows members to connect more easily; to share immediate information about their projects and expertise as dance filmmakers through groups. See the top level menu for new groups. While you're visiting,...

Upcoming Restructuring at Dance Films Association

Dance Films Association is instituting some changes in order to remain relevant for the coming decades. After our best-attended Dance On Camera held annually at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which was followed by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, DFA finds it necessary to...

Dance Films Builds an Archive!

An archive that will change the history of dance on film, making nearly 60 years of ground breaking footage accessible. What We Have! Currently, our archive is accessible by visiting our office in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, plugging in a VHS player, and rewinding once you’ve finished watching. Here is...

First Run Features Special Offer!

THE ART OF BALLET The Art of Ballet, a special edition box set, features four of our most popular dance films on four discs:Ballerina, The Dancer, Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet and Prima Ballerina. BALLERINA In the grand tradition of the Ballets Russes comes this portrait of five Russian...

Volunteer for Dance on Camera 2014!

Interested in volunteering? Fill out the form below!  Designer- Help with design projects like badges for filmmakers and information slates before each screening. Experience in photoshop is a plus. Tech Savvy- Help with any technical questions that arise, work the room with mic during panels and Q&A,...

Fall Internships with Dance Films Association

Internships for Fall 2013 Please email brighid@dancefilms.org your resume and cover letter with "Internship" as the subject. Standard Requirements Recent college graduate or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Interest in dance film and desire to see many hours of film archive footage. The ability...

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3D Underwater Dance Film

Dancers who swim and swimmers who dance! Looking for 7 Female & 3 Male Dancers who swim or Swimmers who dance to dance in new 3D Underwater Dance Film to be shot in 3D on June 30th. Dancers must be able to swim and be...

dance: made in canada/fait au canada

Call for Entries! Deadline (postmarked by) June 5, 2013 Submission Form Information PDF dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) is the only Toronto-based biennial summer festival of contemporary dance. The not-for-profit festival was founded in 2000 by Yvonne Ng under the umbrella of princess productions and since that...

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Globe Trot, the Crowd-Sourced Way!

Globe Trot, the Crowd-Sourced Way from Mitchell Rose and Bebe Miller Filmmakers! Dancers! Here's a video message from filmmaker Mitchell Rose and choreographer Bebe Miller: They're making a crowd-sourced dance-film and are looking for collaborators around the world to participate. Visit their website to learn how to...

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Clermont-Ferrand Screenings Discount

Clermont-Ferrand Short Films For the second year, 92YTribeca welcomes the LAB's curator Calmin Borel who put together two exceptional programs from the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Over the course of two programs this Saturday, Tribeca will screen a diverse mix of this year festival's favorites...

BODYART seeking Dance Film Maker for collaboration

BODYART seeking Dance Film Maker for collaboration Freelance Position now- June 2013 NYC based Dance Company BODYART is seeking a film maker collaboration for their first film project in a 5 part series. These films are part of the 'Decay Project' and are all set in abandoned...

DFA Seeks Interns for Summer 2013

DFA is growing like the Fibonacci Sequence- 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34- as in taking big, but incremental steps in both programming and organization development. DFA is happy to offer course credit if the applicant is a student at an accredited college/university or...

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DFA Members on Kickstarter

See our Dance Films Association Curated Page Did you know? Dance Films Association has a Curated Page on Kickstarter. We find projects from the West Coast to the East Coast, from dance on camera to dance media performances, and curate them on our page to bring together the greater...

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Fractured Atlas Associate Membership

Fractured Atlas Associate Membership As a member of Dance Films Association, you can join Fractured Atlas as an Associate Member FREE OF CHARGE! Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Our programs and services facilitate the creation of...

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Dance Film Lab Coupon Code

Dance Film Lab Coupon Codes For Master Classes: MASTERCLASS For Moderated Screenings: SCREENING Sign Up to Attend Here  We use Artful.ly, Fractured Atlas' online event system to manage Dance Film Lab advance sign up and payment. You can also pay at the door with check, cash, or credit card. https://www.artful.ly/store/events/184 Use Dance Film Lab Coupon Code MASTERCLASS...

Dance Films Association Survey

We'd like to hear from you! DFA Survery Finishing the Dance on Camera Festival, we're launching a new membership system next week. To help us improve your membership and reflect on Dance on Camera, we'd like to ask that you take 15 minutes to complete this survey....

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Numeridanse.TV hosts videos from Dance on Camera

Focus Dance on Camera: Visit Numeridanse.tv to Watch Online Until March 6th On the occasion of its 41st edition, focus on ten video dances selected by the festival DANCE ON CAMERAorganized every year by the very dynamic New York Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Short...

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Closing Day for Dance on Camera is Here!

  February 5, 2013 Dance on Camera February 1-5, 2013 Closing Night Films Buy Tickets TO DANCE LIKE A MAN Capturing Motion NYC Winner, EN AVANT, and DOUBLE TAKE February 5, 6:00pm Francesca Beale Theater Closing Night Reception at the Furman Gallery February 5, 7:00pm Furman Gallery TRASH DANCE AMERICAN OVERTURE and SPARKLE February 5, 8:00pm Francesca Beale Theater   Gallery Exhibits Last...

Meet-Ups Today at Dance on Camera

  February 3, 2013 Dance on Camera February 1-5 We're half way there! DFA Member Meet-Up Today at noon, just 2 hours away!  Member Meet-Up Sunday, February 3 12:00p FREE 25CPW Gallery Come meet Dance Films Association staff, Board of Directors, and fellow members! We'll demo the NEW Online Membership System, with Arrow Root Media walking us through the...

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Dance on Camera in Action!

  February 1, 2013 Dance on Camera February 1-5, 2013 OPENING NIGHT! To see the full list of films with advance and standby availability  visit the Film Society of Lincoln Center website.   CAN’T MISS FILMS! by Farihah Zaman With the installations kicking off last night, the first screenings of the 2013 Dance on Camera Film Festival...

Dance on Camera Is Upon Us!

  January 31st, 2013 Dance on Camera Festival February 1-5, 2013 It's Upon Us!    25CPW Gallery Exhibit: Opening Tonight A preview of the Dance On Paper Exhibit  Opening Exhibit Thursday, January 31 6:00p-8:00p FREE 25CPW Gallery *Central Park West and 62nd Street Diego Aguda Pinilla: Meet the Artist Monday, February 4 7:00p FREE 25CPW Gallery Dance on Paper trailer on our Vimeo Channel!   Remember to visit...