Dance Films Association Announces Films That Move at Solar 1 featuring David Fishel

Dance Films Association Announces

Films That Move at Solar 1 featuring David Fishel


NEW YORK (September 2013) Dance Films Association (DFA) announces Films That Move at the Solar 1 Green Energy, Art, and Education Center (Solar 1) on Friday September 13, 2013 featuring the video work of David Fishel with additional performances from CheckIt!Dance Company. An evening of exploration between dance and filmmaking, this marks the third collaboration between DFA and Solar 1 to present live performance in conjunction with dance film. Friday, September 13, 2013 8:00pm-11:00pm Solar 1 Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center 24-20 FDR Drive Service Road East New York, NY 10010 David Fishel is a filmmaker/ video-artist based in New York, NY who dabbles as an absurdist poet,  animated storyteller, experimental sound artist, and obnoxious performance artist.  Mr. Fishel is a graduate of University of Iowa where he focused his studies in Cinema and Comparative Literature and Intermedia / Performance Art. Fishel has worked and collaborated with Hans Breder, Phil Niblock, Jill Sigman/Thinkdance, Luke Murphy, Jason Batemen, John Kolvenbach, and The Hatch-Billops Collection. In 2007, Fishel developed an ongoing performance / video art series that lives on the internet entitled DaveyDanceBlog. The project has featured appearances from Laura Peterson Choreography, Eckert+Sorensen-Jolink, Celia Rowlson-Hall, and Indelible Dance among others. DaveyDanceBlog spans over 6 years and currently includes over 150 distinct performance videos. His film work has screened at festivals internationally, while his music videos, promos and shorts are routinely broadcast globally. ChEckiT!Dance is an all female modern dance company focusing on gender issues, female identity, objectification and the exploration of traditional gender roles. We seek to create a crack in the stereotypical infrastructure of female standards and archetypes. In doing this, we wish to bring awareness and gender equality while walking the line of dance, dance theater and performance art. Founded in 2010 by Allison Brzezinski and Christina D’Arrigo, ChEckiT!Dance has continued to push boundaries incorporating original text, music and props within our work. We have presented pieces throughout Manhattan and New Jersey in notable venues such as Dixon Place, STEPS, The Works Studio, Central Park, the Ailey Studios, FigmentNYC, Sukha Arts Center, The Kraft Center at Columbia University, Dance New Amsterdam, The Gershwin Hotel and more. We also produce the Annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers in Central Park, each July. For more information about ChEckiT!Dance and our past performances, please visit ***************************************************************************************************************************   Dance Films Association Dance Films Association (DFA), a non profit membership organization, builds upon founder Susan Braun’s vision by encouraging choreographers to enter the world of filmmaking, for filmmakers to discover the rich history of dance, and for audiences to engage with the broad spectrum of these films. Today, DFA serves the global dance film community by providing membership opportunities, connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources. Its constituency includes dance and film artists, academics and critics, as well as students and established professionals. Dance Films Association is the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance on camera.   Solar 1 Solar 1 the City’s first solar-powered “Green Energy, Arts, and Education Center,” inspires New Yorkers to become environmentally responsible city dwellers.  The organization teaches environmental consciousness through a variety of unique programs that connect people to the urban environment around them.  Solar One provides in-school, education, job training, outreach and cultural programs while also maintaining one of New York’s most unique public spaces at Stuyvesant Cove Park.  
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