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Can’t Miss Films!

OPENING NIGHT OF DANCE ON CAMERA
AND TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THESE CAN’T-MISS FILMS!
With the installations kicking off last night, the first screenings of the 2013 Dance on Camera Film Festival are just a few short hours away! If you have not yet had the opportunity to secure your tickets for the best of [...]

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Who is Shirley Clarke?

 
THE DANCING CAMERA OF SHIRLEY CLARKE

Shirley Clarke is a dancer’s dancer and a filmmaker’s filmmaker, the rare bird that can not only successfully transition from one challenging art to another, but see the line between the two as indistinct, allowing one to freely inform the other. After studying modern dance in the method of Martha [...]

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I Got Rhythm: the Music Videos of Alma Har’el

I Got Rhythm: the Music Videos of Alma Har’el

There is a cadre of filmmakers who have cut their teeth directing music videos (consider, for example, Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry, whose music video work was so compelling it inspired a series of DVDs in the early aughts), and whose subsequent work seems rooted in, or [...]

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Busby Berkeley’s Enduring Influence: Five Berkeley-Style Numbers in Contemporary Film

Busby Berkeley’s Enduring Influence:
Five Berkeley-Style Numbers in Contemporary Film
Busby Berkeley is not just not just a pioneer and an icon, he is a highly evocative verb. The mere mention of a “Busby Berkeley number,” conjures images of row upon row of impeccable dancers, lavishly dressed and impressively arranged, creating something larger than themselves. Berkeley not [...]

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and What 3D means for Dance on Camera

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and What 3D means for Dance on Camera:
 

Although 3D technology is hardly a new phenomenon, cyclically waxing and waning in popularity for over a century now, in recent years its application has greatly widened, used not only for the big box office action movies, novelty sci-fi experiences, and children’s animated films [...]

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Farihah Zaman on Dance on Camera

Farihah Zaman on Dance on Camera
As Communications Associate, I am thrilled to introduce Farihah Zaman, contributing writer for the Dance on Camera Festival. Growing up in Bangladesh she is now an established writer for publications like Filmmaker Magazine and Huffington Post (see full bio below!). Her interest in dance film started with Bollywood’s UMRAO JAAN and was rekindled [...]

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Review of Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer

Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer 
Screening at Dance on Camera Festival
Buy Tickets: Sunday February 3, 1:30 pm
Buy Tickets: Tuesday February 5, 1:15 pm
 
Review of Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer 
By Timothy Cowart, M.F.A.
Bonnie Oda Homsey, has created a remarkable film about an overlooked but extremely important modern dance pioneer. You may have not ever heard about Michio Ito, he has often been overlooked in [...]

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Interview with director Bonnie Oda Homsey

Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer 
Screening at Dance on Camera Festival
Buy Tickets: Sunday February 3, 1:30 pm
Buy Tickets: Tuesday February 5, 1:15 pm
An Interview by Timothy Cowart with Director Bonnie Oda Homsey on her Film
Michio Ito: Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer
October 27, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA
Tim Cowart: What was the motivation for making this film?
Bonnie Oda Homsey: The background I guess started in 1978 when I [...]

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A conversation with Suzon Fuks

A conversation with Suzon Fuks- told by Brighid Greene
“Welcome to Waterwheel-an interactive, collaborative platform for sharing media and ideas, performance and presentation.”And hello. I’m Brighid Greene, Communications Assocaite of Dance Films Assocaition, And this is John Hoobyar, Program Administrator at Pentacle, and we like to welcome you to our untapped  conversation with Suzon Fuks.
“Suzon is an [...]

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Review of The Dumb Girl of Portici

Review of The Dumb Girl of Portici 
By Melissa Silvestri

As part of MoMA’s Tenth Annual To Save and Project Festival, the silent film, The Dumb Girl of Portici, was screened. This film, an historical epic directed by pioneer feminist filmmaker Lois Weber and starring the legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova in her only feature film appearance, was an [...]

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