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Tonight marks the opening of the 10th anniversary of the Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival.  We wish them well - in fact we wish we could be there!  The Co(te)lette Film, directed by Mike Figgis, has its US Premiere at DCW on Saturday. Spend some watching...

                              Third Coast Film Festival - Deadline July 25th Oklahoma Dance Film Festival - Deadline: August 15 Sao Carlos Videodance Festival/2011 - Deadline: July 30th University of Utah Int'l Dance for the Camera Festival - Deadline: July 15th Festival Internacional...

Dance Entrepreneurs and the Digital Revolution: Can Dancers Make Moves and Killer Startups? That's the full title of an Interactive Panel Discussion presented on Thursday, June 9th from 8:00-10:00 Produced in conjunction with Internet Week NYC, the panel hopes to get at the heart of why the dance industry (bubbling over...

DFL Master Class June 11th 2:30-5:30 at Dance New Amsterdam 280 Broadway (enter on Chambers) Chris King teaches a 3-hour class in Editing $10 DFA members $25 non-Members joint DFA/DNA Membership $70.00 For complete info ...

DFA members are busy and engaged from coast to coast! Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival, June 16-19 presents the work of 4 DFA members. Ellen Bromberg, will discuss her doc on Deborah Hay, while planning for the University of Utah's September Dance for the Camera Festival & workshop Chisa Hidaka screens...

A quick glimpse into the busy lives of some DFA members' activities in June. If you are a DFA member,  share your news with us, at: info(at)dancefilms.org Deborah Greenhut is looking for two film production assistants for a documentary shoot: June 15-June 18 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Contact: playwrightdsg(at)hotmail.com Zena Bibler reminds us about...

Starting at the Beginning: Introducing Dance Film to College Students by Sharon Wyrrick When an expressive form integrates multiple mediums, it is difficult to find ways to articulate the diverse creations of its practitioners while preserving what holds it together as a genre. What is dance film? The very fact that...

Airing May 31st at 9:30 on WNET. Directed by Christopher (Kit) Lukas, The Choreographer is a 55-minute documentary profiling choreographer Lisa diRibere, who has danced with both Balanchine and Baryshnikov. In the excerpt below, Ms. diRibere, who has choreographed over 80 ballets, is seen in 2010 training a group...

All DFA members are invited to apply for post-production funding for their dance film projects.  If you are not currently a member, please sign up! Completed applications should be emailed to: member@dancefilms.org DFA Post Production Funding Application...

Mediated Motion, a new showcase for dance film,  as part of LaMama Moves Dance Festival  May 24-29, 2011 Map Curated by Billy Clark and Lindsey Medeiros of Culturehub, Mediated Motion is a dance and media art exhibit which showcases 15 artists from around the world. The diverse works explore how video...

[caption id="attachment_3035" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="BREAK, DOCF 2008"][/caption] DFA was recently buoyed by an award of $15,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support our Dance on Camera Touring Program. Not only will the 2012 Dance on Camera Festival be our 40th, the accompanying Touring Program will...

CALL FOR STUDENT DANCE FILMS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2011 DANCE FOR CAMERA FESTIVAL AND WORKSHOP WITH KATRINA MCPHERSON We are looking for student work to be screened on the opening night of the Dance for Camera Festival and Workshop with KATRINA MCPHERSON, September 15, 2011. Submissions must...

How Did I Get Myself Into This? The gestation of a new festival by Greta Schoenberg It was one week before showtime when Dance Films Association invited me to write about the motivation for starting a new dance film festival in San Francisco. At that time I was definitely questioning...

Screening of work-in-progress documentary film at Dance Theater Workshop  219 West 19th Street, NYC Sunday, May 22, 2011  7:00 p.m. Use code 20101025 to receive the member price of $7! [caption id="attachment_3448" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Meredith Monk's Girlchild, photo: Lois Greenfield"][/caption] This documentary in progress includes rare archival footage from performances of...

The first event of the expanded Dance Film Lab was a great success, as you can see from the testimony of one of the participants, below. When I go to Dance Film Lab, I am sure to have a good experience.  Whether I am showing my...

Many of you visit the DFA website as a resource: for information on the far-flung - and growing! -  international network of dance film festivals.  Don't stress about the deadlines that have recently passed - jump on the upcoming ones! Here's a list for the...

"Re-staging, Re-constructing, Re-visioning, Re-working" Dance Critics Association -  June 9-12, 2011 - Seattle, Washington DCA's annual conference will be focused on reconstruction -- how do we discuss works from the past that are brought forward to the present? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbEU4d0YVS0&feature=related] The conference will be hosted by Pacific Northwest Ballet, whose new production...

You've probably already seen the latest Google Doodle celebrating Martha Graham's birthday. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsPqRKDxDDM] But you may not know that the Graham company member whose dancing was the basis for the animation is Blakely White-McGuire, a DFA member and contributor to the Dance on Camera Journal. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxuuON4C7_Q] Blakely's modest note accompanying the...

Elizabeth Streb's new book, HOW TO BECOME AN EXTREME ACTION HERO, has recently been published by Feminist Press. With an introduction and interview by Anna Deveare Smith, the book pops with provocation, intelligence, humor and energy. Buy the book through the DFA Store and a small portion of the...

Curating an Online Archive: Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive by Norton Owen One of the main goals of any archive is to provide access to its treasures. If any individual item, no matter what its supposed value, can never be viewed or studied or shared, what is its ultimate worth? We all...

Moving with Objects and Architecture Workshop & Screening with Zach Morris Workshop: Choreography for the Camera  Tuesday May 3rd 7-10pm In this workshop, multi-disciplinary artist Zach Morris will lead participants through a process of creating site-specific movement works for the camera. A grab-bag of choreographic tactics focus on working with the architecture...

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="259"] Dance Interactive Photo Credits (left to right): Ted Shawn, photo Shapiro Studios; Drew Jacoby, photo Kristi Pitsch; Shantala Shivalingappa, photo C.P. Satyajit[/caption] Dance for Camera This has one good element going for it: The understood idea here is dance that is made to...

[caption id="attachment_3210" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Dance Interactive Photo Credits (left to right): Ted Shawn, photo Shapiro Studios; Drew Jacoby, photo Kristi Pitsch; Shantala Shivalingappa, photo C.P. Satyajit"][/caption] A Rose is a Rosa is a Hesperrhodos — (re)Naming an Art Form — by Mitchell Rose It’s embarrassing. My art form is...

Below is a video created by the  Dance/NYC Junior Committee as it launches its Dance Workforce Census, whose aim is to count every individual 21-35 years of age who works in any capacity to support professional dance in New York City. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0YvTjMykBY&feature=player_embedded] The Committee's intention is to generate conversation...

Kinetic Cinema @ Greenspace Presents: Moving with Objects and Architecture Workshop & Screening with Zach Morris Workshop: Choreography for the Camera  Tuesday May 3rd 7-10pm In this workshop, multi-disciplinary artist Zach Morris will lead participants through a process of creating site-specific movement works for the camera. A grab-bag of choreographic tactics focus on...

What is wabi sabi? According to Wikipedia, it is a Japanese aesthetic that "acknowledges three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect." In the clip below,  meet Marlon-Barrios Solano,  founder and director of dance-tech.net - and DFA's online strategy advisor - as he interviews choreographer Jill...

Seems that it takes a bit of controversy for a ballerina to make it on TV.  In response to the noise surrounding the removal of the "face replacement" special effects in Darren Aronofsky's BLACK SWAN, below...