DFA Digest: August 15

Dance Film Association  

August 15, 2012


Show Boat Cruise

Show BoatA Celebration of Marge Champion’s 93rd Birthday Join us for a Cruise around Manhattan

September 13, 2012 6:00pm-8:30pm Marco Polo Cruise 2430 FDR Drive Service Road East Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase $35.00 for Members of DFA or Solar 1 $50.00 for Non-Members (Members email brighid@dancefilms.org for discount code) Clips from Show Boat Dancing with DJ Alberto Denis Light refreshments Open bar Show Boat Cruise kicks off the second annual: Solar Powered Film Series: Films That Move September 13-15

Dance Film Lab

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Moderated Screening led by Zach Morris

Interested in feedback? Email brighid@dancefilms.org to screen. August 29, 2012 7:30pm-10:00pm Dance New Amsterdam, Studio 5 280 Broadway (entrance on 35 Chambers) FREE for DFA or DNA Members; $10 for Non-Members Dance filmmakers are encouraged to present raw footage, drafts, works-in-progress and newly finished films to their peers for artist-centered, constructive feedback. Screening opportunities are only open to DFA/DNA members, although others are encouraged to attend the lab. RSVP to brighid@dancefilms.org with Dance Film Lab in the subject line to reserve your place.  


SXSWSXSW PanelPicker 2013

At the Crossroads of Cinema and Dance!

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DFA at SXSW in 2013 Presented by Dance Films Association, this solo presentation will discuss storytelling approaches to making films with and about dance-makers and performance artists. The film director and interdisciplinary artist Alla Kovgan will focus on such topics as translating choreographic ideas into cinema, adapting choreography for the camera, negotiating formal languages of film and dance, challenges of dance film collaborations as well as the use of technology.  Dance film at SXSW Dance film continuously graces the annual South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Nine dance films (see them here) screened at SXSW in 2012 including a SXEncore of NY Export: Opus Jazzbrought back by popular demand. Other appearances include Dance on Camera Festival alum Keep Dancing, directed by DFA’s newest board member Greg Vander Veer screened in 2010 followed by DFA collaborator Celia Rowlson-Hall’s Prom Night in 2011. About SXSW PanelPicker “The PanelPicker is an online process that allows the SXSW community to have a significant voice in programming SXSW conference activities (presentations, panels, discussions, demonstrations, etc.) It allows the community to browse all of these ideas, leave comments, and vote for what they think are the best fit for the March event.” FAQ 

DFA Friends

Chicago Dancing Festival

PinaDancing Movies A day of screenings of dance on film highlights innovative collaborations between contemporary dance artists, filmmakers and musicians. 

August 21, 2012 12:00pm-8:00pm Museum of Contemporary Art, MCA Stage 220 East Chicago Avenue This day of dance films features four screenings of dance on film that highlight innovative collaborations between contemporary dance artists, filmmakers and musicians. Selections include the Academy Award-nominated PINA (2011); All is Not Lost (2011), a collaboration between the rock band OK Go and Pilobolus; Fanfare for Marching Band (2012), a collaboration between Chicago dance filmmaker Danièle Wilmouth and the punk circus marching band Mucca Pazza; and the documentary First Position (2011). Curated by Sarah Best.  
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