DFA Digest: March 28

Dance Film Association  

March 28, 2012


dfl logoTONIGHT! Dance Film Lab March 28th, 7:30pm-10:00pm Dance New Amsterdam (entrance on 35 Chambers) Studio 1

RSVP to brighid@dancefilms.org with Dance Film Lab in the subject line to reserve your place.
Acclaimed Panelists:  Jason Orans- Producer of NIGHT CATCHES US, premiered in the Dramatic Competition at Sundance Anita Tovich- Emmy Award winning, Peabody Award winning producer, director and writer Caterina Bartha- Producer of Bessie award winner Underground River and Landing/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.



Mikhail Baryshnikov in: PLACE Debuts on DVD from kultur.com– March 27 25% Discount Code for DFA Members- March 28

PlaceKultur 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.

Legal Issues in Dance and Choreography

VLA 1 East 53rd Street, NY, NY 10022 (Auditorium) April 19, 2012 4:00pm – 6:00pm

vlaThis class will provide an overview of the legal and business issues that affect non-profit and for-profit dance companies, individual creators, choreographers, and performers, such as dancers. Topics discussed include: business entity formation, intellectual property protection, rights of publicity, contracts, licensing, and labor and employment. This class will be taught by Elena M. Paul, Esq., VLA’s Executive Director. To register, please complete and fax this registration formAll registration fees are non-refundable. For more information, please call Joni Todd at 212.319.2787 x10, or e-mail her at jtodd@vlany.org  


Barbes 376 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 April 12, 2012 7:00pm

About Soma Songs soma live set 2012 graphicThe Soma Songs project brings together a group of acclaimed artists and designers from performance, visual, sound, textile and film genres. Fusing digital dance, choreographic screen processes with architectural cinema and sound, the project develops an electro-shamanic ethos. We trace our stories of architecture from the first attempts to capture and hold space with stone. The skeletons of stone structures have sat with us for millennia. Light is both wave and particle. Light has consciousness. In Soma Songs we conduct this energy and its resulting memory.  


Dance Magazine- “When the Camera is Your Partner

labyrinth withinOne of the featured articles in Dance Magazine’s April edition covers various dance filmmakers. Ranging from Hollywood, to music videos, to an interview with our 2012 Dance on Camera Jury Prize Winner for Best Picture Pontus Lidberg, this is not an article to miss. It is now available online!  
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