Dance on Camera Festival remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works. Each February, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Throughout the Festival, we will present talks with filmmakers and artists, culminating in a two-day summit on emerging movement education and production. Topics include: dance film training and education, live technologies, archiving, inclusion and disability, and virtual and augmented reality.
Opening the festival is the world premiere of David Barba and James Pellerito’s Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer, an intimate look at the life and career of Brazilian ballet dancer and partner extraordinaire Marcelo Gomes, celebrating his 20th year with American Ballet Theatre in 2017. Dance on Camera Festival closes with the North American Premiere of Marie-Hélène Rebois’s In the Steps of Trisha Brown, a tribute to the retired postmodern dance icon that follows her original company restagers as they set one of the choreographer’s seminal works. Additional highlights include Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme’s Justin Timberlake & The Tennessee Kids, an immersive concert film capturing the final two shows of the pop star’s 20/20 Experience World Tour; a tribute to a seminal postmodernist, David Gordon with two made-for-television films shown as part of the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts’s ongoing installation ‘David Gordon: Archiveography – Under Construction’; a double bill of landmark dance film Martha Graham: A Dancer’s World, celebrating its 60th anniversary, and a new restoration of Crises, the only filmed document of Merce Cunningham dancing with his original cast; and much more.
Tickets are on sale now! See more and save with a 3+ Film Package or $99 All Access Pass! Tickets to movies playing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center can be purchased online or at our box offices. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the Film Society of Lincoln Center theaters are situated along 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. Dance on Camera Festival showcases programs at Walter Reade Theater, which has reopened after a summer of upgrades in honor of its 25th anniversary, and at The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, a multi-screen theater and cultural venue opened in 2011.
Dance on Camera Festival is New York City’s premier dance film event. Dance Films Association and the Dance on Camera Festival receive generous support from CORE™, MINDBODY, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Arnhold Foundation, Dance and New Media Foundation, and Funders For LGBTQ Issues.
Dance on Camera Festival showcases the best of dance film with a focus on creative and technical talent from all over the world. The 5-day Festival (February 3 – 7, 2017) offers an abundance of opportunities to promote your brand to an audience of not only dance but film lovers and influencers. By supporting Dance on Camera Festival, you join an excellent group of brands that support independent filmmaking, the international dance community, and the arts.
Support DFA by becoming a member! Whether you are a filmmaker or a choreographer, teacher, or curator, your membership is vital to our community. Sign up for any membership level at any time and receive a year full year of DFA benefits: discounts on Dance on Camera Festival submission fees, access to DFA’s Production Grant, discounted year round film screenings and special events, and much more.
Dance on Camera Festival remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works. Each February in New York City, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have co-presented the Festival since 1996, hosting screenings and special events at the Walter Reade Theater, with the addition of the Film Society’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in 2012.
``It’s equivalent to a semester-long course in dance history or dance media.``
Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine, on the 2016 Dance on Camera Festival
Dance on Camera Festival serves the interests and needs of filmmakers, choreographers, and dancers by:
• Connecting artists with knowledgeable audiences through workshops, panel discussions, Q&As, and special programming throughout the five-day Festival
Inviting press to the Festival, increasing media opportunities for filmmakers
• Hosting receptions and after parties where artists can connect with industry leaders
• Offering Festival filmmakers free admission to all screenings to enjoy the full range of films and programming at Dance on Camera Festival
• Providing additional opportunities to screen filmmakers’ work through the Dance on Camera Tour, a program that has brought Festival films to venues across the United States as well as Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, England, France, Hungary, Iceland, India, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey
Dance on Camera Festival films are readily available for future screenings. The tour is a unique opportunity for customized screenings or online access to our Dance On Camera Festival collection. Partnering film festival presenters, arts venues, and interested educators can curate from our collection to bring films, specifically relevant to their audiences and mission, to any location, any time.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film. Via year-round programming and discussions; its annual New York Film Festival; and its publications, including Film Comment, the U.S.’s premier magazine about films and film culture, the Film Society endeavors to make the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broader audience, as well as to ensure that it will remain an essential art form for years to come.
The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from The New York Times, Variety, Loews Regency Hotel, Row NYC Hotel, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. For more information, visit www.filmlinc.org and follow @filmlinc on Twitter.
Dance Films Association, Inc. (DFA), a New York-based nonprofit since 1956, is dedicated to furthering the art of dance film. Connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources, DFA is a catalyst for innovation in and preservation of dance on camera. DFA is broadening its audience via new media initiatives and membership drives, to support cutting edge approaches to dance documentation, and to expand partnerships with schools, arts partners, media sites, and other institutions. Alongside the Dance on Camera Festival, DFA offers year-round programming such as Dance Film Lab, Dance Films Presents, and Capturing Motion NYC, and provides fiscal sponsorship and offers production grants for its members.
Dance Films Association receives generous support from its members, CORE™, MINDBODY, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, The Office of the Mayor Bill De Blasio, and Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, as well as The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Jody and John Arnhold, Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Dance and New Media Foundation, Funders For LGBTQ Issues, Gibney Dance Center, and Materials for the Arts. For more information visit www.dancefilms.org and follow @dancefilms on Twitter.