CRS in association with Pentacle’s Movement Media and the Dance Films Association present:
Kinetic Cinema: “Dance on Camera Extended”
Saturday Feb 4th, 7pm
Every year, Dance Films Association’s Dance on Camera Festival showcases films that highlight the relationship between movement and cinema. Hundreds of submissions are received, but only a few can be screened. For this special program we have selected some of our favorites that were submitted to Dance on Camera this year, and we will screen them as part of the first Kinetic Cinema event of 2012.
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
123 4th Avenue, 2nd FL
New York, NY 10003
SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING, dir. Natalie Metzger
Grit and noise. Heels and ash. Inhale.
LET’S DANCE, dir. Malia Bruker & Oscar Mollina
Let’s Dance is a sensual black and white film that captures the relief that art provides in everyday life. The couple’s physicality changes, senses are heightened, and passion aroused when leaving the mundane and joining one another in dance.
HEAD FIRST, dir. & chor. Jody Oberfelder
Jody Oberfelder uses physical imagination and wit in Head First, showcasing a playful, colorful and acrobatic crash helmet brigade under the Manhattan Bridge.
FOR WATER, dir. Natalie Metzger
A collaboration between dancers from Indonesia and America, For Water is inspired by the importance of water to the islands of Indonesia and to water-starved California. The film follows a pilgrimage of five spirits to a sacred place to perform their ritual for water.
CHROMATIC REVELRY, dir. Evann Siebens
Chromatic Revelry juxtaposes the harmonic scale of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier with the chaos of rave culture. Shot on Super 8 film in clubs and at raves, the piece is transhistorical, suggesting a timelessness to parties, celebration and dance.
COUNTRY CLUB, dir. Noa Shadur
Israeli choreographer Noa Shadur creates a modern musical parody in Country Club, capturing the possibility of adventure on what could be the most ordinary of days.