DFA Digest: August 29

Dance Film Association  

August 29, 2012


Solar Powered Film Series: Films That Move

solar 1DFA returns to Stuyvesant Cove Park to partner with Solar 1 for the second annual Solar Powered Film Series: Films That Move made possible by Rooftop Films.

September 13-15 Stuyvesant Cove Park 24-20 FDR Drive New York, NY 10010 FREE  Open to the public at no admission, stop by for a bite from a local food truck and perhaps the last chance of the season to catch a solar powered dance film evening. Solar Powered Film Series: Films That Move: Water September 13, 2012 8:00pm-10:00pm Entitled Water, this program is comprised of 5 short dance films which were screened throughout the month of July with ArtsBrookfield as a part of CultureStream at the World Financial Center’s Big TV in the Winter Garden. Solar Powered Film Series: Films That Move: The Dancer Films September 14, 2012 8:00pm-10:00pm The Dancer Films, is a rapturous short film directed by Judy Dennis and inspired by cartoons by Jules Feiffer. With Andrea Weber of Merce Cunningham Dance Company as the Dancer and Jennifer Dundas  as her voice. The evening opens with Jane Ira Bloom Trio, featuring 2012 Jazz Journalists Association Award winner Jane Ira Bloom on soprano sax, with Mark Helias on bass and Bobby Previte on drums. Original artwork by Jules Feiffer provides the background on our riverside big screen. Solar Powered Film Series: Films That Move: Moviehouse September 15, 2012 8:00pm-10:00pm Moviehouse presents The Other (manque à être) by fictionale. The program is a dynamic integration of two channel videos and a live performance that explores the ideas of discontinuities and the impossibility of mending them. Choreographed by Mayuna Shimizu, Performed by Mayuna Shimizu & Hazuki Homma, Video by Hyunsuk Kim & Kyoungin Jung, Directed by Hyunsuk Kim

Show Boat Cruise

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

September 13, 2012 6:00pm-6:30pm Boarding 6:30pm-8:30pm Cruise Marco Polo Cruise 2430 FDR Drive Service Road East $35.00 for Members of DFA or Solar 1 $50.00 for Non-Members (Members email brighid@dancefilms.org for discount code) Click here to purchase This event kicks off the 2nd annual Solar Powered Film Series: Films That Move with Solar 1.

Moderated Screening Tonight!

Dance filmmakers will present raw footage, works-in-progress, and newly finished films to their peers for artist-centered, constructive feedback led by moderator Zach Morris.

dfl logo 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  


SXSWSXSW PanelPicker 2013

At the Crossroads of Cinema and Dance!

We need your vote! Sign up, Login, and give us a Thumbs Up! Voting Deadline: August 31 Vote for DFA’s Panel 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.

Dances Made to Order

Dances Made to Order is an online, dance film festival. We feature talented artists who rise to the challenge of creating five-minute dance films in just two weeks inspired by ideas you choose!

Each month in 2012, Dances Made showcases a different American city and its unique dance culture. We are proud to present our San Francisco edition in partnership with ODC Theater. Featuring:
  • Michelle Fletcher
  • Claudia Anata Hubiak
  • Rajendra Serber
August 22, 2012- August 30, 2012 Select the ideas that will inspire their dance films  A ticket is required to view the full-length films. From August 22 – August 30, get 20% off single-month tickets and Season Passes. Offer expires on August 30. Use discount code: ODC12 65% of all revenue goes back to the participating artists. Watch the films exclusively online at http://dancesmadetoorder.com/ when they premiere on September 19.

DFA Friends

“Choreography by Jack Cole” on Turner Classic Movies

Dance critic Debra Levine to co-host with TCM Host Robert Osborne September 10, 2012 

Jack Cole with Marilyn Monroe Los Angeles–based dance critic and arts journalist Debra Levine (Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, artsmeme.com) will co–host a special tribute to the influential dance maker Jack Cole (1911–1974) on Turner Classic Movies. The four–film tribute will be broadcast on September 10, 2012 starting at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). Ms. Levine joins TCM’s veteran host Robert Osborne to provide commentary.

From 1941 to 1962, Cole pioneered American jazz dance as an art form in Hollywood films. He contributed dance sequences to 30 movies at Columbia Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, and Metro Goldwyn Mayer, some credited, some not. Cole left behind a celluloid track record of outstanding filmed dance sequences with highly diverse themes, all with a recognizable Cole brand that is uncannily contemporary.

TCM Schedule

Tonight & Every Night (1945) 8 pm (ET), 5 pm (PT) Columbia Studios, dir Victor Saville Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman, Janet Blair, Marc Platt

On the Riviera (1951) 10 pm (ET), 7 pm (PT) Twentieth Century Fox, dir Walter Lang Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Gwen Verdon

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1952) 11:45 pm (ET), 8:45 pm (PT) Twentieth Century Fox, dir Howard Hawks Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell

Les Girls (1957) 1:30 am (ET), 11:30 pm (PT) Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, dir George Cukor Kay Kendall, Taina Elg, Mitzi Gaynor, Gene Kelly

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