14 Mar DFA Digest: March 14
March 14, 2012
Dance Film Lab March 28th, 7:30pm-10:00pm Dance New Amsterdam (entrance on 35 Chambers) Studio 1
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with Dance Film Lab in the subject line to reserve your place.
A moderated panel focused on the brass tacks of producing a film project. Topics include budgeting, scheduling, fundraising, organizational strategies and an overview of concepts. Through presentations and discussion, experts in the field give attendees a solid picture of the needs, issues, challenges, and tactics to effectively plan and produce a small film project.
Mikhail Baryshnikov in: PLACE Debuts on DVD from kultur.com– March 27 25% Discount Code for DFA Members- March 28Kultur is proud to announce the release of PLACE starring Mikhail Baryshnikov available on DVD for the first time on March 27, 2012. PLACE is a sensational dance film, especially created for world-famous dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov & Ana Laguna by an outstanding international team of artists. Staged by Mats Ek, considered to be one of the world’s best choreographers. Directed by Grammy®, MTV & Cannes, Grand Prix award-winning director, Jonas Åkerlund –famed for collaborations, with Lady Gaga, Madonna, U2, Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams & Christina Aguilera. In PLACE watch four icons of art combine forces to create a new type of dance for camera. Touching and exciting the body’s fragile beauty is interpreted by these super-star virtuosos of dance, choreography & film. Keeping ballet’s inherent form while adding another culture, PLACE becomes a modern but dynamic balance of two different worlds.
DFA FRIENDSDANCE FILMS Life In Security by Keith Johnson & Gregory R.R. Crosby An Ostrich Proudly by Xan Burley + Alex Springer (alex|xan: the Median Movement) Emergences by Shantala Pèpe Surgeon General’s Warning by Natalie Metzger Brothers Keeper by Marta Renzi Tree by Pyeunghun Baik
Thursday, March 22nd at 7pm Gibney Dance Center 890 Broadway, Fifth Floor New York, NY 10003
$5 suggested donation
Screening and discussion with Marta RenziMarta Renzi, an acclaimed choreographer and filmmaker, curates a provocative program of Kinetic Cinema that reveals the real inspiration behind her work, and reminds us of why art matters: “Asked to share something about why I make dance films, I find myself showing excerpts from feature films that include a prison gang, a drunken orgy, and run the gamut from Greek tragedy to Saturday morning cartoons. To accompany these, I’ve chosen bits from my own dance films featuring characters with everyday lives and actual jobs – nursing aide, garbage collector, fast food worker, bartender – and who dance like it.”