Become a Dance Filmmaker

A monthly series of moderated screenings and master classes led by industry professionals. Dance Film Lab welcomes everyone from seasoned dance filmmakers to those just curious about the process and how to start. The sessions offer a fun, creative space to gather and share information on methods, and tools; and address technical, practical and artistic challenges. All sessions take place at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center.

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Interested in showing your work? Submit your footage to our rolling application!

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Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

280 Broadway Entrance at 53A Chambers New York, NY 10007 (646) 837-6809

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Master Classes

Develop, Question, and Expand Your Creative Process.

Led by top professionals focusing on the process of genesis, production, post-production and distribution of a dance film through hands-on workshops and panel discussions.

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Moderated Screenings

Raw Footage – Works In Progress -First Drafts – Just Finished.

These sessions are informal showings centered on discussion about the footage being shown, primarily for the artists to get reactions, constructive criticism, and process-related feedback. Dance Film Lab culminates with an end of the year screening in December with works by filmmakers who have attended the lab. Anyone who has a attended a Dance Film Lab Session in the past or is a DFA Member can submit footage to be screened.

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Testimonials

Moderated Screening Participants

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Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of a woman who quietly struggled for over 75 years to establish Modern Dance as a legitimate art form. From the early pioneering days of the 1920's to the power struggle over control of Lincoln Center, the...

When I was in Italy in December 2014 I improvised at the same location every day for 2 weeks at all different times of day while thinking about the future. Now all of these days are just flashes of memory. I am experimenting with abrupt edits to communicate this...

"Here, Now and Then" is a 9 minute animated dance film that follows 3 distinct characters through frustrated moments of dullness in their daily lives to their inevitable clash on a busy New York City sidewalk. A young urban dreamer and a restless architect are brought together by an...

Adapts themes of transformation, communication, and desire from mermaid folklore and expresses them as never before. Through Dancinema, we see Dance’s transformation when met with cinematic machines parallel to Ondine’s experience coming to land and meeting a Human Artist. From Anderson, the desire for a soul and some afterlife...

A dance-on-camera explosion 10 months in the making. This film is about what you think its about.

Carol's Angel is a Dance on Camera film shot at Untermeyer Park in Yonkers, NY. The featured song is an instrumental composition by Angela Falco written for a dearly departed friend. In collaboration with the choreographer, they developed themes based upon teamwork, friendship and support. The movement has roots...

Haunted by recurrent dreams about her years as a professional dancer in Europe, Ana – a former ballerina turned filmmaker – decided to explore her new path as a filmmaker to find liberation from her past life as a professional dancer.

A quirky dance documentary about why dancers use turn out.

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