DFA Digest: September 12

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September 12, 2012


Show Boat Cruise


Join us for a Cruise around Manhattan in celebration with Marge Champion for her birthday!

Show BoatSeptember 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) There will be clips from Show Boat and other films staring Marge, birthday cupcakes, light refreshments with an open bar, and time to dance thanks to DJ Alberto Denis! And we’re thrilled to share the company of dance filmmakers and DFA members Chisa Hidaka, Greg Vander Veer, Gabrielle Lansner, and Arthur Aviles in our celebration. Come one, come all and join the many NYC dance film lovers for this special evening!

Solar Powered Film Series: Films That Move


DFA 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.

solar 1September 13-15, 2012 Stuyvesant Cove Park 2420 FDR Drive New York, NY 10010 Solar Powered Film Series: Films That Move: Water September 13, 2012 8:00pm-10:00pm Solar Powered Film Series: Films That Move: The Dancer Films September 14, 2012 8:00pm-10:00pm Solar Powered Film Series: Films That Move: Moviehouse September 15, 2012 8:00pm-10:00pm

Dance Film Lab Masterclass

Two Case Studies featuring Gabrielle Lansner and Greg Vander Veer

dfl logo September 26, 2012 7:30pm-10:00pm Dance New Amsterdam, Studio 6 280 Broadway (entrance on 35 Chambers) FREE for DFA or DNA Members; $10 for Non-Members Email brighid@dancefilms.org with DFL in the subject line to RSVP. A panel discussion looking at two distinct case studies featuring Gabrielle Lansner and Greg Vander Veer, focusing on creating projects from beginning to end. Two expert panelists give a step-by-step overview of their respective processes from conception to creation to distribution. Topics will include: conception, strategizing, fundraising, will touch on both “non-commercial” and “for hire” models, Kickstarter, marketing and distribution.  


Jacob Burns Film Center: Dance on Film

“Our annul celebration pliés, leaps, and runs the gamut from up-close looks at the next generation of ballet stars to a Latin ballroom champion attempting a comeback. We kick it off with Singin’ in the Rain, now marking its 60th anniversary.”

Jacob Burn Dance on FilmSeptember 20-27, 2012 Jacob Burns Film Center 364 Manville Rd. Pleasantville, NY 10570

Screendance Journal

Vol 2: Scaffolding the Medium- now available to order.

The International Journal of Screendance is produced by The Centre for Screendance at the University of Brighton and published by Parallel Press at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Screendance JournalScaffolding the Medium brings together a number of historical texts within the context of screendance as part of an endeavor to build a variable scaffolding, one that begins to both create a common knowledge base and also to support a kind of cantilevered interdisciplinarity. This issue opens with an edited transcript of a presentation by Professor Ian Christie originally delivered at the first seminar of the Screendance Network at the University of Brighton in September 2009, in which Christie surveys a history of cinema under the title The Cinema Has Not Yet Been Invented. This transcript is followed by five curated discussions which each take as their initial premise a key text that speaks to concerns relevant to the discourse of contemporary screendance.

Iterative texts by writers including, Martin Heidegger, Amelia Jones, Laura Mulvey, Rosalind Krauss and Pia Ednie-Brown inspire reflections by Ann Cooper Albright, Ann Dils, Kent de Spain, Lisa Naugle and John Crawford, Tom Lopez, Harmony Bench, Hannah Kosstrin, Jason Farman, Melissa Blanco Borelli, Douglas Rosenberg, Virginia Piper, Terry Sprague, Rodrigo Alonso, Claudia Rosiny, Kyra Norman, Miranda Pennell, Augusto Corrieri, Simon Ellis, Dianne Reid and Lucy Cash. Artist’s pages by Adam Roberts, reviews by Scott deLahunta and Claudia Rosiny and a section on Maya Deren by Elinor Cleghorn.  Finally, the issue features a report on the recent Screendance Symposium in Brighton by Claudia Kappenberg and Sarah Whatley. This issue is edited by Douglas Rosenberg and Claudia Kappenberg.

Information for ordering, visit the website.

DFA Friends

MOVE TO MOVE: Ballet in Cinema presented by Emerging Pictures

“If you see one live performance this year… Nederlands Dans Theater is the one to see.”-New York Times


“Move to Move” opens nationally on September 23rd and in New York at 

BIG Cinemas – 239 East 59th Street Chelsea Clearview – 260 West 23rd Street

For other locations nationwide and to find the closest theatre near you, enter your zipcode here.

MOVE TO MOVE | September 23 and 25, 2012 Nederlands Dans Theater 168 minutes including one intermission Contemporary Ballet genre

Dance lovers, take note: The Nederlands Dans Theater, “[one] of the most exciting and sleekly glamorous ensembles” (The Independent) comes to the big screen for the first time with Move to Move, an evening of four contemporary dance masterpieces: “Left Right Left Right” (choreography by Alexander Ekman), “Silent Screen” (Sol Léon & Paul Lightfoot), “Secus” (Ohad Naharin), and the world premiere of “Shine A Light,” a new work by Leon and Lightfoot. Don’t miss this “retina-shredding spectacle of passion and power” by “the world’s most magnificent dancers”. (Sunday Herald)

Tribute to the Montreal FIFA

Double Feature at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Jiri KylianJiří Kylián: Forgotten Memories Don Kent (France / 52 min. / 2012) At the Edge of the Scene Guillaume Paquin (Canada / 52 min. / 2012)

September 21 and 22, 2012 6:15pm both nights Film Society of Lincoln Center Howard Gillman Theater 144 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 Tickets here.

This brief survey of films shown at the 30th edition of the festival offers an intriguing overview of the many ways that contemporary filmmakers attempt to create a dialogue between cinema and the other arts. Presented in collaboration with MUSE Film and Television, and with the generous support of the Québec Government Office in New York. Special thanks to René Rozon, founder/director of the FIFA and Nadine Covert, New York Delegate, FIFA.

Choreography for Audiences- Take One

A live film conceived and choreographed by Noemie Lafrance

Noemie LaFranceSaturday, September 15th 2:00pm Irondale Theater 85 S. Oxford Street Fort Green, Brooklyn Tickets here. Entirely performed by a participating audience, this choreographic/social experiment gathers teams of hundreds of people in a live human game. Participants will follow algorithmic instructions to generate evolving patterns and formations captured on film in a bird’s eye view.
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