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Dance Films Association & BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance Co-Present ADF’s Movies by Movers in NYC

July 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chisa Hidaka and Benjamin Harley's DOLPHIN DREAMS

Dance Films Presents

American Dance Festival’s Movies by Movers

co-presented by Dance Films Association and BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Doors at 8:00PM Screening at sundown

BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
2474 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

*The event will take place in the yard on the campus of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church right beside BAAD! If there is inclement weather, the screening will move inside BAAD!*


From the rattle of the subway at the Zerega Avenue 6 train stop, it’s just a 3-minute walk to a bucolic and verdant oasis of quiet. Be sure to bring a blanket to sit on during the screening in BAAD!’s yard.

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Dance Films Association and BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance are proud to co-present a free outdoor screening of eight short dance films selected by ADF’s Movies by Movers curator Cara Hagan: BLACK BOX (Shamel Pitts) is an enigmatic performance/installation featuring Shamel Pitts, a former member of Batsheva Dance Company. Buoyed by his trademark expressive movement, Pitts employs spoken word, evocative lighting, and video to construct a personal, poetic narrative about search for identity and the struggle for survival amidst impermanence.

CEILING (Katherine Helen Fisher) focuses on a dancer’s repetitive leap as a physical allegory for striving. Shot in the Angeles Forest on the Phantom Camera, the film weaves gender and landscape into the body’s potential for movement in the tradition of Eadweard Muybridge.

Woman Versus (Justina Grayman) is a dance film about a woman’s awakening to the systems that she is forced to participate in, and her choice to stay within those machines and accept their dominance, or to challenge their power.

Lone Signal (Bat-Sheva Guez) is a short film in which nostalgia nuzzles the futuristic, as a dancer reaches out to connect with loved ones left behind. In a paper moon universe, our dancer attempts to send a message back home through an unusual and mystifying method of communication.

Dolphin Dreams (Chisa Hidaka and Benjamin Harley) follows two New York City dancers who dive into an unprecedented interspecies collaboration, creating underwater dances with a charismatic pod of wild Atlantic Spotted dolphins in the open ocean. Weaving together elements of dance film, natural history documentary, and behind-the-scenes storytelling, Dolphin Dreams reveals the desire for mutual understanding and trust in the hearts of human and dolphin alike.

F I E L D T R I P (Kira Blazek) follows a group of dancing figures who become curious about the world above them. Inspired by the ideals behind the Standing Rock protest and “Century of the Self” by Adam Curtis, this film dreamily twists the importance of individualism, self-expression, and our connection to the natural world.

Body Language Zone (Kim Saarinen) is a humorous dance film about how body language is affected by a controlling office environment.

Intrinsic Moral Evil (Harm Weistra) is a tale of identity and coming of age that invites the audience to reflect and form its own interpretation, as the three dancers play with viewers’ expectations and perceptions.


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Presented by:
BAAD Logo Crowned “a funky and welcoming performance space” by The New York Times, BAAD! is a performance and workshop space that presents cutting-edge works in dance and all creative disciplines empowering to women, Latinos and people of color and the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community. BAAD! is home to Arthur Avilés Typical Theatre (AATT) and the Bronx Dance Coalition which produces The Bronx Dance Magazine and was founded by Arthur Avilés and Charles Rice-González in 1998 in Hunts Point. BAAD! moved to Westchester Square in October 2013 to a gothic revivalist building on the grounds of St. Peter’s Church.
dfa_logo_no_bg-copyDance Films Association, Inc. (DFA) is dedicated to furthering the art of dance film. Connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources, DFA seeks to be a catalyst for innovation in and preservation of dance on camera. Currently, DFA is actively seeking to broaden 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 conducts year round programming such as the Dance Film Lab, Dance Films Presents, and Capturing Motion NYC and additionally acts as a Fiscal Sponsor and offers a Production Grant.
NYCulture_no bg This program is made possible in part with support from 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.

Beer and snacks at BAAD! are courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company and CheeseSticks.


July 22, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2474 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461 United States
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